Senior Digital Hardware Design Engineer with Security Clearance

HII Mission Technologies
Roanoke, Virginia
May 26, 2024
May 30, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Requisition Number: 17458 Required Travel: 0 - 10% Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain Level of Experience: Senior This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII's Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation's intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners. Meet HII's Mission Technologies Division Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense - the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that's right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you. Job Description Do you enjoy challenging digital FPGA/ASIC design problems? HII Mission Technologies is seeking out-of-the-box thinkers who have a track record of successfully deploying designs and IP-targeting FPGAs or ASICs. Candidates should have a deep understanding of how their high-level RTL designs are realized at the gate-level of the device. Candidates for this position will help lead teams of digital designers to utilize industry-standard FPGA design tools (e.g., Vivado, Quartus, ISE, Synplify, etc.) and proprietary software tools to not only implement new designs and IP, but reverse engineer the features and functions of those designs. Common functions of interest include embedded microprocessors, DSPs, filters, transceivers, data links, systems-on-chip, network switches, and decoders. Candidates will be expected to utilize experience in the cybersecurity, electronic warfare, encryption, radar, and/or satellite communications domains to provide perspective on digital design approaches. Positions are available with our teams in Roanoke, VA or Huntsville, AL. Essential Job Responsibilities Candidates will develop IP cores and designs that help uncover common implementation features at the gate level and stress test proprietary hardware reverse-engineering software. They will also utilize past design and verification experience to develop new algorithms and processes for hardware reverse-engineering. Candidates will be expected to produce clear documentation on the methodology and assumptions made in uncovering the features, functions, and limitations of FPGA designs and their IP cores. Effective collaboration with teammates to produce cohesive results and create improved processes is required. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and be willing and able to obtain a DoD security clearance (if not already cleared). Minimum Qualifications 9 years relevant experience with a Bachelor's in a related field; 7 years relevant experience with a Master's in a related field; 4 years relevant experience with a PhD or Juris Doctorate in a related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.
• US Citizenship
• Willingness to obtain a Top-Secret security clearance
• Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
• Experience with modern digital design and modeling languages: Verilog, SystemVerilog, VHDL, Matlab, etc.
• Proven ability to synthesize, implement, and close timing on FPGA or ASIC designs and understand form/fit/function trade-offs
• Experience with modern, commercial-grade, FPGA/ASIC implementation tools (e.g., ISE, Quartus, Synplify, Vivado, Design Compiler, Innovus, etc.)
• Writing scripts for batched verification tasks: Python, Bash, Tcl, make files.
• Revision control systems for maintaining, sharing, and deploying IP: Perforce, git, SVN, etc.
• Familiarity with debugging and isolating issues with designs at the gate level (i.e, post layout and routing) Preferred Requirements
• Familiarity with EDA algorithms for synthesizing, mapping, placing/layout, routing, and timing closure for FPGAs or ASICs
• Software reverse-engineering (e.g., IDA Pro, Ghidra) • Digital hardware reverse-engineering
• Directed testing or ABV of your design IP in a simulator
• Active Secret or Top Secret security clearance
• Familiarity with FPGA/ASIC security features and concepts
• Experience with logical equivalence checkers (e.g., OneSpin 360-EC, ESP, Conformal EC) Why HII We build the world's most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals. Recognized as one of America's top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people's safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you'll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career. Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive. Today's challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It's why we're focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. Do You Need Assistance? If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1- for assistance. Press for HII Technical Solutions.