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The Boeing Company Experienced FPGA Firmware Design Engineer (Electro-Optical Systems) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

At Boeing, we are all innovators on a mission to connect, protect, explore and inspire. From the seabed to outer space , you’ll learn and grow, contributing to work that shapes the world.

Boeing Laser and Electro-Optical Systems (LEOS) is looking for an Experienced FPGA Firmware Design Engineer (Field Programmable Gate Array) to support cutting edge programs at our Albuquerque, New Mexico location. This experienced firmware engineer will be working with a multi-disciplinary team supporting the development of systems for a variety of domains (ground, air and space) to support the development of high-performance electro-optical/infrared (EOIR) sensing systems and laser directed energy weapon systems.

The Laser & Electro-Optical Systems (LEOS) team develops cutting edge Directed Energy Weapons Systems for the US Department of Defense as well as state of the art electro-optical sensors and processing for various customers including NASA, DHS and other organizations operating worldwide. LEOS has established itself as the Electro-Optical Center of Excellence within the Boeing Company.

We are located in Albuquerque, NM, which boasts many world-class technology organizations including Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Facebook, Intel, Boeing and many others. Albuquerque is located in central New Mexico and offers an outstanding southwest culture with an affordable cost of living and world-class ski resorts, hiking, camping, fly fishing and unique festivals in nearly every small town. Albuquerque is also only a few hours’ drive from Texas, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, all with their own world-class outdoor activity options.

Join us and Build the Future!

Boeing offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous Paid Time Off (PTO), flexible work environment , paid parental leave, 401k matching, extremely generous tuition assistance for earning advanced degrees, and paid medical leave programs. For more information, click here (https://boeingbenefits.com/candidate/candidate.html) .

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops, documents and maintains architectures, requirements, algorithms, interfaces and designs for firmware systems.

  • Develops and maintains code and integrates software components into a fully functional firmware system.

  • Develops firmware verification plans, test procedures and test environments, performing the test procedures and documenting test results to ensure firmware system requirements are met.

  • Performs firmware project management and firmware supplier management functions.

  • Develops, selects, tailors and deploys firmware processes, tools and metrics.

  • Executes and documents firmware research and development projects.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert for firmware domains, system-specific issues, processes and regulations.

  • Tracks and evaluates firmware team and supplier performance to ensure product and process conformance to project plans and industry standards.

This position allows telecommuting. (Hybrid) The selected candidate will be required to perform some work onsite at one of the listed location options. (Albuquerque, NM)

This position requires the ability to obtain U.S. Security Clearances, for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret Clearance Post-Start is required.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or other technical degree

  • 4+ years’ experience in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) based Firmware design engineering

  • U.S. Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Demonstrate experience with digital signal processing (DSP), image processing – Proficiency with MATLAB, Simulink, System Generator

  • Demonstrated experience in developing software for embedded systems in C, C++, Rust, or another relevant software language

  • Development of FPGA VHDL code

  • Review of digital electronics designs

  • Interfacing FPGAs and General-Purpose processors

  • Familiarity with common electronic components, reading circuit design schematics, and the ability to contribute to hardware designs

  • Familiarity with Git revision control

  • Familiarity with digital design concepts targeting FPGA HW, Coding proficiency in VHDL/Verilog

  • Implement algorithms on advanced processing platforms

  • U.S. DoD Top Secret Clearance, Secret Clearance or DoE Q Clearance

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Note: Basic relocation will be offered for eligible internal candidates. (Albuquerque, NM)

Drug Free Workplace

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

“At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only . Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.”

Summary pay range: $104,550 - $141,450

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required.

“U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.