Polaris Alpha

  • Digital Design Engineer

    Location Fort Meade, MD
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Engineering - Developer
    Security Clearance
    TS\SCI Full Scope Poly
  • Benefits

    In addition to competitive compensation, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits:

    • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
    • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
    • 401k plan, 4% gifted contributions for all eligible employees - 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
    • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Relocation programs

    Job Description

    You are considered an expert in your industry You are plugged in to industry trends and news; you wisely apply what you hear and learn from your competitors to your role at an organization. At our organization, we will give you the infrastructural support to be able to do so. Our organization will give you the leeway you want and need to be your best. Your ability to search out best practices in an ever changing environment will make you an essential part of our team.

    Polaris Alpha develops innovative solutions to the most significant challenges affecting our Nation's ability to collect, utilize, and defend digital information. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

    Polaris Alpha is looking for a customer-focused team player to join the team working on-site in a mission-oriented environment. The candidate must be a self-starter, possess good communication skills, and willing to interface with multiple teams throughout the design process.

    We are currently seeking a Digital Design Engineer with emphasis on ASIC/FPGA design and verification using SystemVerilog, Verilog or VHDL. The design engineer will conceptualize, document, design, code, verify and lab-debug ASIC, FPGA and embedded firmware-based designs. The ideal candidate will be adaptable, motivated, customer oriented, willing to learn new technologies.

    Required Skills

    • 3-5 years of related experience
    • Specification generation
    • RTL development
    • RTL simulation
    • Functional self-checking testbench generation
    • Lab debug experience
    • Research experience
    • B.S. degree in Engineering or related field
    • Government Security Clearance w Poly required

    Desired Skills

    • Encryption techniques
    • Tamper resistant design techniques
    • FPGA design development
    • Embedded firmware development
    • Scripting languages (Python, TCL, etc.)
    • Side Channel Analysis techniques

    The most efficient way to create better outcomes is for employees to share differing ideas and to put forward various options. And then, for them to discuss, challenge and determine what makes the most sense for the organization. Our success is dependent on such interactions. If you are comfortable in sharing your ideas and listening and participating with others, you will find our organization a very comfortable fit.

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