Senior FPGA Design Engineer

Los Angeles
Engineering – FPGA Engineering /
Full-Time /

Silvus Technologies is dedicated to one mission: connecting those who keep us safe. We do so by delivering the most advanced Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) radios powered by our custom and ever evolving Mobile-Networked MIMO waveform. Together, our radios and waveform provide the vital communications for mission critical applications in the harshest environments from underground tunnels to high altitude balloons.

Silvus StreamCaster radios are being rapidly adopted by customers all over the world ranging from the U.S. and Allied Nations Departments of Defense, to International, Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies, all the way to the Superbowl, Grammys and industry-leading drone, robot, and other unmanned systems manufacturers.

Would you like to join an incredibly talented group of people, doing very challenging work, with the prime directive of “Keeping Our Heroes Connected”?

Silvus’ rapid growth is fueled by a focus on research and innovation and a team of the most passionate, skilled and creative thinking individuals. If you are looking for a fulfilling experience, you owe it to yourself to learn how Silvus can be the next chapter of your career.

Silvus is seeking a full-time Senior FPGA Design Engineer reporting to the Director of FPGA Engineering on the FPGA Engineering team. The successful individual in this role actively participates in all aspects of the research and development process from concept to field deployment.
FPGA Design Engineers are responsible for the efficient implementation of novel signal processing algorithms for Silvus' MIMO wireless networking products. In addition, they also participate in the support and development of FPGA-based designs for our advanced wireless systems R&D.  These are exciting projects targeted to address challenging real world communication needs.  This position is on a hybrid schedule, a minimum of 3 days onsite per week is expected. On-site days are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The location for this role is Silvus’ HQ in the heart of West Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a list of at least some of the current essential job functions of the position. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time at its discretion. 


    • Digital design architecting for wireless communication projects
    • Fixed point design of signal processing blocks while working with systems engineers
    • RTL coding, simulation, and test bench development
    • FPGA synthesis and timing closure
    • Hardware verification and troubleshooting; familiarity with logic analyzers
    • Provide support to the RF and Software Engineering Teams
    • Perform other tasks, as necessary, which the above are representative.


    • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant field.
    • Minimum 8 years of demonstrated experience in FPGA design or 4 years of FPGA design experience with an MS or advanced degree. 
    • Demonstrated experience with fixed point binary arithmetic, and digital signal processing designs.
    • Proven experience with multiple clock-domain, high-utilization FPGA designs.
    • Experience with Xilinx FPGAs, SoCs, and the Vivado IDE.


    • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE).
    • Basic MATLAB skill.
    • Experience with communication systems on FPGA or ASIC designs.
$135,000 - $175,000 a year
The pay range is NOT a guarantee, is based on market research and peer data, and will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.
NOTE - As a US Federal Contractor, Silvus Technologies requires that ALL candidates being considered for employment for any position (regardless of level) MUST be a U.S. Person (permanent resident or citizen).  Stricter U.S. Citizen ONLY requirements (needed for some Engineering or R&D roles) will be included in the Required Qualifications section of the posted position.  Employment is contingent upon the successful clearance of a background check. This does NOT apply to International positions; only job postings for positions located in the US.

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