Principal Electrical Engineer – FPGA Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Greenbelt, MD, US - 20768

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: BDH20162010-36999

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


FPGA design engineer concentrating on the development, performance modeling, end-to-end simulation and implementation of digital data acquisition and control circuits for flight and ground support systems. Will work on a variety of platforms including Microsemi (Actel) and Xilinx FPGAs, and high performance computing systems. Candidate should have experience with VHDL coding, microprocessors, analog to digital converters, analog multiplexers and digital subsystems.

Candidate will work at Orbital ATK’s Technical Services Division in Greenbelt, Md supporting various flight and ground systems programs. Candidates may be required to work on-site at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC and/or the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.

Experience Requirements:

• Four to ten years’ experience with strong FPGA design (Verilog/VHDL code) skills needed to implement and lead designs for flight and GSE hardware.
• Candidates with the skills to lead a hardware design task is a plus but not required.
• Experience with DSPs and/or high speed PWB designs a plus but not required.
• Must be familiar with logic verification and simulations tools.
• Must be familiar with Windows and Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
• Excellent written, verbal communication and customer interface skills required.
• Must be a team player able to work closely with support personnel during the design and verification process.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Experience with NASA specifications for the development of electromechanical hardware is a plus but not required.


BS Electrical Engineering.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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