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Staff FPGA / ASIC Engineer

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01421935 Most Recent Date Posted 04/06/2021 City Windsor Locks State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

The Staff FPGA / ASIC Engineer works with a global team of engineers on electronic control units for aerospace applications to complete CPLD and FPGA designs, simulations, synthesis, and lab integration.  Examples include processor card interfaces for digital and analog input/output (I/O), digital and analog control of off system sensors and electromechanical interface devices (EMIDs), I/O card FPGA controllers, specialty test FPGA controllers for cards and designs supporting vertical lift helicopter, fixed wing, engine, weapons, cargo, missile, & special test equipment controllers.

The Staff FPGA / ASIC Engineer supports the entire design life cycle from proposals and project planning efforts to entry into service and production transition support, including requirements definition using DOORS, detailed design, validation of requirements and verification of implementation. The Staff FPGA / ASIC Engineer supports investigation into problem reports from manufacturing and customers on fielded units.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow DO-254 Level A program planning documentation, and ensure CPLD/FPGA design adheres to the plans

  • Capture and document the customer flowed down functional requirements, develop and document the derived requirements for FPGAs

  • Design FPGA architectural diagrams, develop VHDL to implement the design critical functionality

  • Develop sub-functions and test benches

  • Perform engineering timing simulations and functional analysis

  • Interface with the V&V team and Quality Engineers to support the creation of the DO-254

  • Support project planning efforts and ensure execution to schedule and budget

  • Create and review engineering documentation

  • Research, develop, design and test electrical components, equipment, systems and networks to ensure business objectives and required specifications are met.

  • Prepare documentation including confidential descriptions or specifications of proprietary hardware or software, information on product development, introduction schedules, product costs, performance weaknesses to track progress and analyze performance.

  • Perform engineering work and applied research, development and design of new products to ensure quality standards and business objectives are met.

  • Design electrical equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial and domestic purposes.

  • Produce products according to specifications, using the most cost effective and efficient means.

  • Analyze and evaluate new or improved electronic components, including circuit theory, computer design and development, instrumentation, radio communications, semiconductor devices, solid state devices and television systems.

  • Work with a global team of engineers, on electronic control units for aerospace applications to complete CPLD and FPGA designs, simulations, synthesis and lab integration.

  • Supports the entire design life cycle from project planning efforts to entry into service and production transition support.

  • Requirements definition using DOORS, detailed design, validation of requirements and verification of implementation

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering

  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Experience simulating HDL and using Mentor Modelsim

  • Experience with Actel, Xilinx, FPGAs and development tools

  • Experience with FPGA lab integration and troubleshooting knowledge

  • Experience with Hardware Verification including, test procedure development, robustness testing and debugging

  • Experience with hardware configuration management and problem reporting tools

  • Experience learning new programs/software

  • Experience working under pressure and within time constraints

  • Aerospace experience

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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 coverage 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.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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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