Embedded Design Engineer - FPGA/SoC Developer

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics is seeking an Embedded Design Engineer to join a diverse team to create solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber, and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Product Engineering Department is a design-focused group of engineers specializing in advanced hardware products. The individual selected for this position will be a design engineer with varied technical interests and demonstrated engineering skills. The individual must be a self-starter with experience working with inter-disciplinary teams to solve challenging technical problems. The engineer will work closely with embedded systems integrated into a diverse range of aerospace and military systems including manned/unmanned ground/air vehicles, missiles, defensive radars, and space systems.

The Embedded Design Engineer will be expected to execute in a fast-paced, small team environment through all phases of the product life cycle from conceptual development and detailed design through manufacturing, qualification testing, and post-delivery support. The engineer will be responsible for architecting, implementing, and testing embedded firmware on a variety of platforms, including FPGAs, microcontrollers, microprocessors, and mixed signal designs.  Additional skills such as communications data-link design, digital-signal processing (DSP) design, printed circuit board (PCB) design, experience with technical trade studies, and evaluation of technology improvements are a plus. 

With a product focus, the individual is also expected to actively partner with other engineers, project managers, technicians and the customer to develop solutions that adhere to a diverse set of requirements. Additionally, the engineer will support resolution of technical issues that are discovered during the manufacture and test of deliverable hardware. This will include troubleshooting board-level issues, assessing failures for root cause, and identifying corrective actions.


Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university

Candidate must have at least five (5) years of relevant experience

Candidate must have knowledge of microprocessor, FPGA and/or SoC development

Candidate must have experience with programming and/or hardware description languages such as: C, C++, VHDL, Verilog, assembly

Candidate must have experience with communication protocols such as: UART, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, CAN

Candidate must have hands-on laboratory experience with instrumentation, test equipment, and debug/test methods for both software and hardware

Candidates must be comfortable performing in a collaborative engineering environment working on multi-disciplinary teams

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also meet some of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Experience developing overall firmware/software architecture of embedded systems, including FPGA/SoCs
  • Experience managing design teams including technical leadership, budgeting, and scheduling
  • Modern Xilinx FPGA and SoC families and design tools (Xilinx IP Cores, AXI4, AXI-Stream) 
  • RISC microprocessors architectures (ARM Cortex, Microblaze, PowerPC, RISC-V)
  • Memory architectures, types, and caching
  • GNU/Linux and developing kernel drivers
  • Firmware testing (unit testing, HWIL) 
  • Electronics and PCBA design


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.



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