Senior Electrical Engineer-FPGA

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To lead innovation, manufacturing and operations

Be more than just an employee number! Join Terran Orbital, the leader in innovation, manufacturing and operations in the small satellite industry. We are a pioneer in the miniaturization of space technologies and the delivery of responsive space solutions. We are a unique, fast growing, and trusted team focused on quickly and economically designing, building, launching, and operating state-of-the-art satellites for advanced mission constellations.


  • Terran Orbital is seeking an experienced FPGA design engineer to develop key elements of mission and communications subsystems for innovative, high-capability small satellites. Exciting product development activities will include phased array antennas, high data rate radios, and radar systems.
  • This engineer will be responsible for full lifecycle ownership of the FPGA development process and implementation from concept through design, manufacturing, and test.Close collaboration with systems, digital, and RF engineering to develop mission architectures and optimal solutions to complex problems
  • Developing and testing high-reliability firmware for a space-based, low-power environment
  • Participating in firmware requirements generation, design, implementation and testing
  • Integrating FPGA implementations with concurrently developed software and hardware
  • Maintaining new and preexisting solutions to enhance feature sets and to consistently improve overall performance.
  • Cooperative test, debug, and requirements verification activities.
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary, including support of other program or integrated product teams when subject matter expertise, review, or input is required.



  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent degree
  • 5+ years relevant experience.
  • FPGA hardware development experience with high degree of proficiency in VHDL programming
  • Digital system architecture, test, and troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with Xilinx or similar commercial FPGA development environments and tools
  • Knowledge of common data bus peripherals such as I2C, SPI, UART, and Ethernet.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in design and documentation.
  • Additional preferred experience:MSEE or other relevant graduate degree
  • Digital circuit hardware design experience
  • Experience with oscilloscope, power supply, multi-meter, logic analyzer, and similar standard test equipment.
  • Phased array system design experience
  • Experience with LabView or similar test automation software development.


  • 401(K)
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • PTO and Holidays during the calendar year
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Access to Gradifi Refi tuition refinancing assistance
  • Cross-training and professional development opportunities

Tagged as: FPGA, C++, linux, hdl design

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