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Lockheed Martin ASIC & FPGA Design Engineer - R&D in Boulder, Colorado

Description: The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing people are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Our world is a dynamic place, more so today than ever before. Come join us at Lockheed Martin Space as we design and build vital satellites, develop new technologies and craft new capabilities that protect our nation. If you love all things space and have the commitment to tackle some of the nation's most important security challenges, then Space Systems is the place for you to make a difference. Do what matters.

Lockheed Martin Space is seeking a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Design Engineer for a position in Boulder, CO. The goal of the position is to help our team evolve R&D mission processing and machine learning applications for processing onboard hardware in a prototype setting.

As such, as the FPGA Design Engineer you will be responsible for:

-Developing an understanding of R&D mission processing and machine learning algorithms and help implement for hardware processing

- Development, integration and test of processor subsystem features and interfaces in FPGA hardware

- Requirements, FPGA code, and test bench development

- Verification

- Synthesis

- Timing analysis

- Unit test

- Support of debug and system integration activities”

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance required for this role.

Typically has 5 - 10 years of professional experience.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical

• Dental

• 401k

• Paid time off

• Work/life balance

• Career

• Mentorship opportunities

• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package. (

Basic Qualifications:

-Experience with VHDL, Verilog, or System Verilog languages

-Bachelor of Science or higher from an accredited college in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education.

-Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, including US Citizenship.

Ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance required for this role.

Desired Skills:

Preferred Technical Skills:

1) HDL skills (Verilog/VHDL)

2) Matlab skills

3) C/C++ skills

4) FPGA knowledge (Xilinx & Microchip/Microsemi)

5) Rad-Tolerant/Rad-Hard experience (TMR, safeFSM, etc)

6) UVM (verification/testing) skills

7) HLS skills (Vivado-HLS, Vitis-HLS)

• Demonstrated experience in ASIC / FPGA life cycle (architecture, design, simulation, verification, validation, integration & test).

• Knowledge of space-grade/qualified FPGAs and ASICs.

• Knowledge of digital design, development, and simulation.

• FPGA engineering process improvement activities.

• Model Based Engineering (MBE) and or Model Based Systems design (MBSD).

• Metrics collection, analysis, and reporting to senior leadership.

Preferred Softskills:

Strong Team Player

Flexibility to Learn new things and adapt when required

Highly Energetic

Strong Communication including public speaking and customer interaction

Strong communication skills a results oriented team player, creative thinker and problem-solver and follow all ethical standards of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.



Lockheed Martin 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, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.


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