Polaris Alpha

  • Embedded Firmware Design Engineer

    Location Fort Meade, MD
    Req #
    Position Type
    Full Time
    FLSA Status
    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

    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, a Parsons Company is looking for an individual who is 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 an Embedded Firmware Design Engineer with emphasis on embedded C code development for FPGA based microprocessors. The design engineer will conceptualize, document, design, code, verify and lab-debug 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
    • C coding
    • Experience with FPGA based micro-processors such as Micro-Blaze, Nios, etc.
    • Knowledge of Xilinx Embedded Developers Kit (EDK) or equivalent
    • Knowledge of Xilinx Software Developers Kit (SDK) or equivalent
    • RTL development using Verilog or VHDL
    • Lab based hardware debug experience
    • B.S. degree in Engineering or related field
    • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain or currently possess Top Secret SCI Poly clearance

    Desired Skills

    • Cryptographic algorithm development
    • Type-1 SV testing
    • Python scripting
    • Design-For-Test

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
    Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

    EOE M/F/D/V Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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