Senior Engineer - FPGA Design

Dayton, Ohio
Apr 14, 2024
Apr 20, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description Summary As a Senior FPGA Design Engineer, you will provide leadership and support to the development of commercial and military projects for the Aerospace Power business. This role will focus on advancing digital design and FPGA capabilities to create innovative solutions to meet customer requirements and expectation during NPI execution.

At GE Aerospace in Dayton, OH the EPISCenter is the headquarters for all of Aerospace Power Engineering. At this facility you have an opportunity to put your engineering training and skills to use. Our Engineers are focused and challenged on developing new technologies and delivering state of the art products such as Hybrid Electric aircraft, the latest military platforms, and SiC technology to name a few. If you like hands-on work, there is a 155,000 sq ft lab that includes 6 high power test cells totaling 15 MW, an EMI chamber, an electronics lab, a rapid build prototype lab, and a real time simulator lab with all the latest equipment.

Job Description
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Lead the design, development, analysis, evaluation, simulation, verification, integration/test of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
  • Lead the planning and execution of DO-254 objectives for custom logic lifecycle projects.
  • Lead the design, analysis, or evaluation of both electrical sub-systems and power conversion systems using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements.
  • Develop and test algorithms for signal processing and control of power systems and power electronics components including high frequency switching components.
  • Work closely with embedded software and controls teams to develop architectures, interfaces, and designs for custom logic devices.
  • Perform the analysis and decomposition of systems, software, and hardware requirements to custom logic device level requirements, architecture, and detailed design.
  • Support the development of embedded software and firmware.
  • Design, test, and troubleshoot analog and digital electronics circuits.
  • Analog circuits designs include analog filters, transistor and op-amp circuits, interface circuits, signal conditioning, AD and DA converters, Power supplies.
  • Digital circuits designs include micro controllers, FPGA, communication interface circuits, logic families and digital memory.
  • Create EMI compliant designs and follow EMC best practices as they apply to analog and digital designs.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced team members.
  • Effectively and timely communicate with project team and leadership to enable quick issue resolution.
  • Facilitate reuse strategies and Product Line Engineering (PLE) practices.
  • Assure proper documentation of technical data generated for the assigned projects and or tasks consistent with engineering policies and procedures.
  • Work in a lab environment and follow all site policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Master's Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 15 years of experience of relevant electrical design experience).
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in electrical hardware design, digital design, and FPGA development.
  • This role requires use of technical data subject to U.S. Government contract restrictions and this posting is only for U.S. Citizens. GE will require proof of status.

Desired Characteristics
  • Demonstrated experience with Xilinx and Intel FPGAs with VHDL firmware language
  • Demonstrated DO-254 lifecycle experience with custom logic devices.
  • Demonstrated experience with FPGA simulation tools.
  • Experience with embedded software development and programming in C.
  • Experience with high reliability electronic systems design
  • Magnetic components knowledge
  • Lab hands-on experience
  • Experience with Mathworks suite of tools such as MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, HDL Coder, System Composer, and Requirements Toolbox
  • Experience with ARP-4754, RTCA DO-178, DO-331, and DO-254
  • PTC Windchill experience
  • IBM DOORS experience
  • Experience with Power Systems architecture and design, including power generation, power conversion, and power distribution on aircraft and aerospace platforms.
  • Effective communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of accountability to program deliverables, including quality, reliability, performance, and cost.
  • Clear thinker and ability to work with limited information and ambiguous problem definitions.
  • Proven ability to manage risk and uncertainty for self and team within a dynamic priority-setting environment.
  • Strong technical acumen paired with the ability to understand a wide range of technology domains.
  • Ability to drive innovation across organizations and influence indirect teams.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that begins on the first day of employment
  • Permissive time off policy for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • And more!

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes