Senior FPGA Design Engineer (R35870)

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Huntsville, AL, United States

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

This role is a part of New Shepard, a reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary of space. Through operational reusability, New Shepard supports our mission of lowering the cost of access to space.

As part of the New Shepard Avionics FPGA development team, you will design and develop, high-performance avionics' hardware for various flight vehicles. You will be integrated with our rocket program and technical leads to drive requirements definition, modeling, analysis, design, test, and production release of on-vehicle systems. Your responsibilities will encompass electronic requirements, architecture concepts, detailed design, development, and test. In addition, you will participate in flight support activities.

Our New Shepard Avionics FPGA team is responsible for FPGA architecture, design, verification, and qualification. In addition to the general qualifications above, we are looking for dedicated individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • FPGA design and verification to produce safety critical spacecraft hardware
  • Implement HDL designs using Verilog / System Verilog / VHDL
  • Proven ability to author technical documentation for complex electronics
  • Familiarity with DO-178, DO-254 and/or other development assurance guidelines
  • Experience with launch vehicle Avionics systems
  • Experience / exposure to IBM DOORS for requirements management

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and dedication to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • 7+ years of proven experience with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)/ASIC design, and FPGA tool flow in a Linux environment
  • Experience designing and developing high-performance FPGA solutions for use in highly integrated (SW and HW) systems
  • Full Product Life Cycle development experience — from requirements development through final release
  • Experience with Modelsim, or Questasim simulators and Synopsys tools for design. Vendors: Microchip, Xilinx (AMD), Altera (Intel)
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion


Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.


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