FPGA Firmware Engineer

Title: FPGA Firmware Engineer

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Description:


  • Responsible for the design, test, and integration of complex, high-speed FPGAs (mostly Xilinx)
  • Develop architectures compatible with embedded Linux environments.
  • Design and support top-level system simulations.
  • Fully document design details and hold a design review prior to implementation
  • Work in a fast-paced development team, collaborating closely with hardware and software engineers during test and integration
  • Translate system requirements into FPGA architectures.
  • Develop FPGA designs using HDL (VHDL, System Verilog, etc.).
  • Support systems integration and Test Engineering to produce functional designs.
  • Implement and contribute to the architecture of current and next-generation multi-megapixel camera systems, interfacing with the Camera Link and SpaceWire standards.
  • Design systems capable of handling Imager data and Image processing (Embedded Camera Development).
  • Create and document test plans to assure integrated performance meets specification.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience in the design, test, and integration of complex, high-speed FPGAs
  • Experience with lab equipment
  • Ability to read, understand, and review schematic drawings
  • Experience with technical documentation
  • Ability to multitask and handle a dynamic work environment

ITAR REQUIREMENT To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Senior Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer
San Diego, CA

Our client are an exciting Space company focused on technology advancement for high-reliability space subsystems. They Develop high-performance communications, digital and electro-optic systems.


  • Derive and document circuit board requirements from system/top-level requirements.
  • Create schematic drawings for complex Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs).
  • Layout and/or guide the layout of printed complex Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).
  • When/where needed, assist with manufacturing of complex PCBAs.
  • Develop printed circuit board assembly test procedures to assure that performance meets specifications.
  • Validate the design; troubleshoot and test complex circuit boards.
  • Provide system integration and test troubleshooting support
  • Be able to meet aggressive/accelerated schedule deadlines.
  • Support internal and external design and development gate reviews with related documentation.
  • Support customer meetings.
  • Participate in proposals and trade studies, including evaluating contractor and subcontractor proposals for technical feasibility.


  • Minimum Education / Experience: 2-6 Years with Bachelor’s in Science in Electrical or Electronics Engineering and/or Master
  • Hardware/schematic design, analysis/simulations, layout and test experience.
  • Capable of multi-tasking; working on multiple projects & supporting production activities
  • Strong technical background; capable of coming up-to-speed quickly on new technologies.


  • Preferred experience with space design, development and manufacturing standards
  • Preferred knowledge of space environmental conditions including EMI/EMC, temperature, humidity, altitude, shock, vibration, acoustics, and decompression.

If you are interested in this role then please apply today.

Staff Lead EW/SIGINT Systems Engineer

My client is searching for a Lead Systems Engineer to work specifically on their EW, SIGINT and RF Systems. This will include areas such as electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection.

You will become an important member of their EW/SIGINT team, who are responsible for requirements, architectures, and performance for all EW and RF systems integrated onto their UAVs.

This company is truly one of the most reputable aerospace companies across the Globe and perfectly sit in a sweet-spot between a start-up and a large prime organization. This gives you a high-level of impact and broadness of experience, along with the financial stability and necessary backing.

They require someone who has:

  • Extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles
  • Experience in signal processing approaches including triangulation and trilateration, matched filters, digital filter design, radar signal processing approaches, array processing
  • RF and EW system and sensor architectures experience
  • Developed and built in existing sensor and algorithm models written in Matlab and/or C

Please get in touch with your Resume if you are interested!

*Must be a US Citizen to apply*

Senior Staff Mission Architect Engineer

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Staff Mission Architect Engineer to join the payloads team in the San Diego area!

This role will be responsible for the essential architecture and payload description for all new air and ground systems.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develops architectures using radar, EW/EA, EOIR, Multi-Int, communications, radios, and broadband RF sensors to satisfy ConOp and Mission needs.
  • Serves as Chief Engineer for Mission Architectures and Technical Proposal lead for complex Integrated Systems.
  • Will work closely with aircraft and mission Business Development and stakeholders
  • Establish essential scope coverage in proposal efforts.
  • Interface with customers during program shaping, ConOps development, Mission Architecture definition, and requirements derivation activities.
  • Interface with other System Engineers to collaborate on trade studies, flow down System Architecture, Payload Selection, make/buy decisions, and requirements synthesis/allocation.


  • Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or PhD in Engineering and engineering experience as follows; 18+ years of experience with a Bachelors Degree, 16+ years of experience with a Masters Degree, or 13+ years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have demonstrated experience developing mission architecture for airborne systems.
  • Must have hands-on experience with several of the following systems: Radar, ESM, EA, Counter Measures, RWR, EOIR, Maritime Operations, Military Radios, Communications Systems, Survivability Concepts, Airborne self-protection, PED, Software Exploitation Tools.
  • Must have very strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to build strong networks and be influential across functional boundaries.
  • Must have experience working with customers to shape requirements and influence procurements.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time to engage as technical lead in business development/capture activities.
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is desired.

If you would like more information regarding this position, please contact Yasmin Hamdy at y.hamdy@evona.com

Staff Project Engineer – RF Sensors

Would you like the opportunity to work for one of the most reputable Aerospace companies in the US?

My client are looking for a Senior RF Project Engineer to join their team, based out of California. This position would perfectly suit someone who wants to sit in a sweet-spot between a large prime aerospace company and a start-up.

You will become a critical member of their Aircraft Systems team, supporting multiple RF Systems which are vital to their programs. The ideal candidate would be someone with over 10 years hands-on RF experience, who has moved into leadership, but has remained passionate and excited by staying close to the technologies.

They require someone who has:

  • Extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles
  • Contributed to the development of new concepts and principles
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Being in a customer focused position

*You must be able to obtain US Secret Security Clearance*