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Kearfott Corporation Senior Engineering Specialist - FPGA/ASIC Design & Verification in Pine Brook, New Jersey

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Founded in 1918, Kearfott Corporation, a global Aerospace and Defense supplier for over 100 years, is a leader in the design and manufacture of precision motion control products and inertial navigation components. Kearfott has a very long history of innovation and excellence, and is the go-to brand for many of our global clients. Kearfott is trusted, respected and plays a vital role in the success of America's aerospace and defense industries. With over a century of expertise & experience, Kearfott is dedicated to providing quality, reliability, and cutting-edge technology to customers worldwide to meet their sea, land, air, and space navigation and guidance requirements.

Kearfott offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 401K, and Tuition Reimbursement. We offer a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off, and flexible work options for most positions.

We are looking for talented individuals who want to be part of a world class work force. Join Kearfott and become part of a company that is recognized for technical expertise and respected world-wide as a 'full service' provider. For more information visit our website at .

Kearfott Corporation's Guidance & Navigation Division located in Pine Brook, NJ has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Engineering Specialist - FPGA/ASIC Design & Verification to work in our Guidance & Navigation Division located in Pine Brook, NJ. In this role, you will be a key member of a technical team responsible for the specification, design, verification and integration of FPGA and/or ASIC based solutions in support of inertial measurement (IMU) and navigation (INS) products/solutions for use in aircraft, UAV's, missiles, land vehicles, and sea platforms.

The candidate will be a member of a project-integrated team supporting both IRAD and customer funded contracts for the development of IMU and INS systems for both commercial and military market spaces.

Essential Functions

Candidate must be proficient in the associated simulation and implementation tools associated with the FPGA/ASIC development/design process. Must be able to execute in all phases of development: conception, requirements, design, implementation, hardware integration, verification to requirements and product lifecycle support.

Candidate must be familiar with state-of-the-art Multiprocessor System on Chip (MPSoC) technologies and be able to research and establish best fit and functionality per application.

Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to work alongside electrical and mechanical teams.

Candidate must be capable of working with little technical oversight to meet the needs of the project and associated end products within a certified quality management environment.

Critical Competencies

  • Able to conceptualize, design, develop, and verify HDL designs that support system requirements
  • Able to generate designs that meet/exceed strict timing and reliability constraints over temperature
  • Complete knowledge of VHDL language maximizing efficient use of device resources
  • Able to leverage vendor-supplied soft and hard Intellectual Property (IP) where applicable

Knowledge of DO-254 level of lifecycle documentation/data development including requirements generation and formal validation

Able to specify, develop and perform verification testing on end-item hardware

Knowledge and experience within version control environments

Excellent interpersonal communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills

Required Experience

Minimum of BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering required, MS preferred

HDL design and verification (8-10 years of experience)


Experience with tools from vendors such as Xilinx, MicroChip (MicroSemi/Actel), Synopsys, and Mentor Graphics

Knowledge (proficiency preferred) Microsoft Office tools

Bonus: System Verilog for Verification (UVM), scripting

Bonus: C-language based software familiarity

Employment Requirements:

Must be able to work on-site daily

Must be legally authorized to work in the US, visa sponsorship is not available

Must be able to work on U.S. government programs and/or obtain security clearance in the future

* Available to travel within US

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

Job Location
Pine Brook, New Jersey, United States
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Kearfott takes affirmative action as to all of the above to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to protected veterans, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Kearfott’s EEO/AA Policy is supported by all levels of Company management