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CACI International FPGA Engineer in Rochester, New York

FPGA Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

Job Description

CACI's Mastodon Design team in Rochester, NY specializes in designing and building hardware and software to meet our customers’ next requirement. We focus on offering devices that can be fielded immediately to meet the mission needs that lie directly ahead. Size, weight, power, and packaging are of paramount importance in everything we design and build. Our expertise allows us to rapidly provide these solutions in specialized electronic/mechanical design, embedded & application-level software, reverse engineering & protocol analysis, and RF signals and communications systems. U.S. Citizenship required. Successful candidates must be willing and able to obtain a security clearance and pass a pre-employment drug screen.

We are seeking a FPGA Engineer to work on the development of our wireless product line. This role requires understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of designing FPGA solutions for RF products. An ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience designing such solutions in a commercial environment with aggressive time-scales.

Are you seeking a truly creative, challenging technical opportunity? This role requires the ability to effectively collaborate with a cross functional design team. Candidates must possess solid interpersonal as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • BS in EE or similar field and experience in designing DSP/FPGA solutions

  • 3-10+ years of relevant experience

  • There is no clearance requirement to begin employment. As a requirement of continued employment you will be required to obtain Secret clearance.

  • HDL coding in VHDL or Verilog

  • Pin and Timing Constraints management

  • Demonstrated ability to debug FPGA designs in the system

  • Communications systems, associated algorithms and their design. This includes an understanding of RF filters, signal modulation/demodulation, channel equalization/channel estimation, channel coding (FEC), RF signal acquisition, RF frequency control (AFC), RF gain control (AGC)

  • DSP baseband signal processing and task scheduling

  • DSP Peripheral programming and control

  • Programming DSP and FPGA devices using C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink and VHDL

Any of These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Interpreting and implementing wireless standards such as 3GPP (LTE, WCDMA, GSM), IEEE 802.11 (WIFI) and IEEE 802.15 (UWB, Zigbee)

  • Mixed signal requirements including quantization bits, dynamic range (SFDR), power consumption and the design of baseband equivalent models. Experience designing solutions to overcome imperfections in the RF signal path

  • Demonstrated ability in bringing up custom hardware with FPGAs or SoCs

  • Experience with SoC’s such as Ultrascale +, Zynq 7000, Agilex, etc.

  • Experience with softcore processors such as Picoblaze, Microblaze, NIOS

  • Experience with DMA and AMBA Buses such as AXI/AXIS and ACP

  • Simulation experience – block level as well as system level

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Pay Range: There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. Employment benefits include health and wellness programs, income protection, paid leave and, life insurance, retirement and savings.

The proposed salary range for this position is:

$62,800.00 - $128,600.00