Principal Electrical Engineer – ASIC/FPGA (Hybrid)

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Principal Electrical Engineer – ASIC/FPGA (Hybrid)

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

This position is for a motivated Principal Electrical or Computer engineering candidate to be involved in the design, implementation, verification, and integration of a wide variety of high-performance digital ASICs and FPGAs applied to signal processing and information assurance products across Mission Systems on the Embedded Platforms & Advanced Packaging Solutions team. 

Role Responsibilities:

Requirements capture, ASIC / FPGA digital architecture and design using RTL, timing closure, verification, and system integration 
Recommend new tools and practices for continuous improvement in the group’s ASIC / FPGA design flow
Contribute to engineering estimates for new program pursuits.
Provide technical leadership for project design teams by breaking down work, planning activities, and reporting status

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience OR 
Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience OR 
In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required 
Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance.  Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements
RTL coding and simulation in VHDL or Verilog
Digital circuit architecture, design, resource tradeoffs, timing analysis and timing closure

Preferred Qualifications:

Testbench development for the verification of RTL blocks using VHDL or System Verilog
Proficiency using ASIC and/or FPGA simulation and synthesis tools. (e.g. Modelsim, Synplify, Quartus, Vivado, or other FPGA-specific tools)
Familiarity with revision control concepts and tools (e.g. Git, Subversion)
Ability to work with minimal supervision, team with engineers of a variety of skills and backgrounds, and matrix into projects with aggressive schedules and frequent milestones
Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to document and present one’s work and status
Familiarity with best practice chip-level verification techniques and languages (e.g. constrained random, functional coverage, SystemVerilog)
ASIC / FPGA lab validation with advanced lab equipment
Experience with Unix, scripting, C/C++, and/or Perl

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility. 

Some of our competitive benefits package includes: 

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

Tuition reimbursement

Life insurance and disability coverage

Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You

Autism Benefit

Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

Adoption Assistance

Best Doctors, second opinion program

 And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other — propel us all higher, again and again. 

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day. 

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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Principal Electrical Engineer – ASIC/FPGA (Hybrid)