FPGA Design Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

What if you could use your engineering skills to transform real-time digital signal processing (DSP) systems? As an electrical engineer, you understand the power behind complex systems. That knowledge is key when it comes to deploying real-time DSP applications. We’re looking for an electrical engineer who can use their skills to rapidly design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions in support of a multitude of critical mission domains.

Our team delivers hardware accelerated signal processing solutions. That’s why we need you, an electrical engineer, who specializes in both DSP and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) development to help us apply innovative design and development techniques to develop these critical systems. This includes leveraging both the embedded processing and FPGA fabric of Xilinx SoCs, and applying leading edge development approaches to realize these innovations. You will directly impact mission critical domains such as Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signals' Intelligence (SIGINT) by developing and applying rapid prototyping workflows. We’ll look to you to share your electrical engineering expertise through leadership and mentoring junior staff. This is a chance to use your experience-based knowledge in DSP while broadening your skillsets. Join us and take on exciting challenges in advancing the state of the art as we support our Warfighter partners.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience designing, developing, implementing, and verifying signal processing algorithms targeting FPGA-based development platforms
  • Experience with behavioral, register transfer level (RTL), and gate level development
  • Experience with Hardware Description Language (HDL), including Verilog or VHDL
  • Experience developing DSP algorithms, including channel emulation, waveform generation, phased array processing, for real-time applications
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • Experience applying Xilinx ISE and Vivado workflow
  • Knowledge of digital communication theory, including modulation, demodulation, radio-frequency principles
  • Knowledge of digital signal processing (DSP) theory, including sampling theory, filter design, fixed-point design considerations
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in electrical engineering or a Master’s degree and 3+ years of experience in electrical engineering

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience utilizing radio-frequency (RF) daughter cards
  • Experience developing integrated solutions that leverage both the embedded processor and FPGA fabric of Xilinx SoC/RFSoC devices
  • Knowledge of non-traditional HDL development, including SpinalHDL, and Chisel
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 90,000 to 110,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

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