Senior Firmware Developer


Rms Ap Bldg, AZ

Date Posted:



United States of America


AZ805: RMS AP Bldg 805 1151 East Hermans Road Building 805, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Job Summary:

In search of a Senior FPGA developer with experience developing technical solutions to complex problems. The FPGA development engineer is expected to analyze what is needed, write low level requirements, develop and simulate code, and integrate their FPGA design into a larger system. This role is a mix of coding and hands on integration and troubleshooting involving both real time stations and missile hardware. The developer will work with software and hardware engineers to ensure the larger system operates as designed. Opportunities exist for FPGA developers to get exposure and training for writing their own FPGA software drivers under supervision from a software team. Developers are encouraged to learn about radar systems and to grow into a multi-disciplined real time systems developer.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don't hold back. Your qualifications could add tremendous value to our team. Our customers come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you're passionate about what you could accomplish here, we'd love to hear from you.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Developers expected to participate in systems architecture activities to ensure system level solutions compatible with embedded hardware capabilities
  • Developing with System Verilog, Verilog or VHDL languages, Xilinx, Altera, Lattice or Microsemi devices and tool sets
  • Working with timing closure and clock domain crossing techniques for devices with multiple clock domains
  • Working on a fast-paced team that supports multiple products
  • Working with Azure Devops to develop burn down plans using Agile planning methods

The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance prior to the start date. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications You Must have:

  • Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of (5) five or more years of prior relevant experience developing firmware
  • Requires previous work experience using hardware description language (HDL) simulation tools such as: Mentor ModelSim/Questa or NCSim
  • Requires previous work experience in Xilinx, Altera, Lattice or Microsemi programmable devices

Qualifications We Value:

  • Familiarity with Linux and a scripting language such as tcl, python, bash, or equivalent is desired, as well as experience maintaining source code using git or equivalent source control tool
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
  • Xilinx 7 series, Ultra, or Ultrascale+ devices
  • Source control tool such as git or similar
  • Use of Gigabit interface cores such as PCIe, SATA or Aurora
  • JESD-204a/b/c for DACs or ADCs
  • DDR and flash memories
  • IBERT tools
  • Digital signal processing
  • Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)
  • Mixed VHDL and Verilog designs
  • Ethernet
  • Electrical standards such as LVDS, CML, RS-422, RS-485
  • Real time systems
  • Board designs with FPGA devices
  • SoC software development using C, C++ or C#
  • Radar systems
  • RF related design, integration or test

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and family backup care.

Additional Details:

This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of America’s 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature’s best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson’s fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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