FPGA Firmware Engineer

Company Details

Intellian is a leading global provider of stabilized satellite antenna systems. Built upon our patented RF, stabilization and tracking technologies, our products support a wide range of industries, including Commercial Maritime, Offshore Energy, Defense & Intelligence and Luxury Yachting. Our comprehensive range of antenna systems includes Satellite TV, VSAT, Global Xpress, FleetBroadband and Iridium Certus solutions.

Prime Purpose

As a firmware engineer (7+ years experience), you will participate in the definition, design, development, and testing of FPGA firmware in our next-generation active phased-array antennas and satellite user terminals. You will collaborate with our hardware, software, and manufacturing teams as well as external vendors to help provide best-in-class solutions for our customers.

  • Define, design, develop, and test FPGA firmware for active phased-array antennas and satellite user terminals.
  • Work closely with hardware and software teams to implement real-time algorithms for beamforming operations across a variety of antenna subsystem architectures.
  • Significant ownership in technical activities related to new product and feature prototyping and board bring-up.
  • Develop algorithms and software to provide efficient manufacturing, calibration, and factory testing of active phased-array antennas and satellite user terminals.
  • Create comprehensive test plans to ensure that product requirements are satisfied or exceeded.
  • Assist in various aspects of product testing, including unit tests, automated testing, and manual test execution.
  • Assist in troubleshooting of issues in development, manufacturing, and operational environments.
  • 10% Travel required.
  • BSEE/BSCE/BSCS with 7+ years of related industry experience or MSEE/MSCE/MSCS with 5+ years of related industry experience.
  • Advanced experience in Verilog/VHDL (or comparable) programming on FPGA systems.
  • Experience with design and development of subsystems in a complex wireless communication system.
  • Effective debugging, analysis, and testing on embedded platforms with real-time considerations.
  • Strong experience with various standard interfaces/protocols, including RS222, RS422, Ethernet, SPI, UART, I2C, FSK, etc.
  • Good working knowledge of software version control systems, Git in particular.
  • Experience with bench test equipment, including multimeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, etc.
  • Project experience with unit testing and automated functional & performance testing.
Preferred Skills & Experience
  • Experience with circuit schematic and PCB layout.
  • Knowledge of digital wireless communication systems and modern satellite communication systems.
  • Knowledge of phased array antenna operation.
  • Experience with design and implementation of real-time software for antenna tracking and digital communications.
  • Experience with Python or other high-level languages.
  • Experience with Agile software methodologies (e.g. Kanban, Scrum) and associated tools (e.g. Jira)
How to Apply

Please send your resume with a cover letter


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