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FPGA/SoC Engineer

Home Office, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date: 30 December 2022

Job Description:

Belong with Purpose!

Regardless of whether you are building a surface movement radar, marketing a fighter jet or engineering cyber security solutions, everyone at Saab makes a positive contribution. In a complex, unpredictable world, we all work to keep people and society safe.

Saab serves the U.S. government, industry, and commercial customers with world-leading products, services and solutions including defense and civil security.

Saab, Inc is seeking a FPGA/SoC Engineer specializing in leading edge digital design for military and commercial radar systems. The preferred location of this position is onsite in the East Syracuse, NY office. However, there is flexibility for a strong candidate to work remotely from MA.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Application of engineering principles and techniques to develop the architecture and detailed design of complex digital systems/subsystems for ground, shipboard and airborne radars.

  • Design and implementation of algorithms in leading edge technologies (including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), System on Chip (SoC), microcontrollers, high bandwidth memories and high-speed communication interfaces).

  • Provide effective communication between functional management, functional teams, customers, contractors and suppliers.

  • Assist in the planning of tasks and collection/reporting of execution metrics.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related degree program.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in all areas of VHDL/Verilog development including but not limited to selection of host programmable devices (FPGA or other), simulation/modeling, implementation, testing and debugging.

  • FPGA architecture, design and implementation.

  • Experience with various I/O (USB/Ethernet/I2C/SPI/SRIO/PCI/PCIe) protocols.

  • Experience with high speed, high density DRAM, SRAM and Flash memories.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills are a must.

  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.


  • SoC and RFSoC architectures, design and implementation.

  • High-speed ADC, DAC and power conversion.

  • Experience with multilayer, high speed, high density analog/mixed signal PCB layout.

  • Experience with PCB EMI mitigation and signal integrity techniques.

  • Experience with FPGA-based Digital Signal Processing

  • Developing and testing multi-core and real-time multi-threaded systems.

  • Familiarity with BSP and embedded firmware development including embedded firmware debugging and analysis tools (e.g. JTAG, CoreSight, etc.).

  • Good understanding of various microprocessor architectures (e.g. PPC, ARM, x86, etc.).

  • Ability to design for test, manufacturing and reliability.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.