FPGA Verification Engineer II (668839)
Ball Corporation
 Westminster, CO

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FPGA Verification Engineer II

Candidate will be responsible for FPGA/ASIC verification of space-based electronic systems using simulation and verification environments to prove the functional correctness of FPGA/ASIC designs.

This position may be eligible for a Hiring Incentive up to $20,000 for external hires only.

What You'll Do

  • Verify designs (including SOC architectures utilizing soft-core processors, digital filters, image processing algorithms, and communication interfaces/protocols), design and implement test benches and test plans for both chip-level and system level environments, and create reusable verification environments that can be used across multiple projects.
  • Work in System Verilog/UVM environment and be responsible for generating FPGA verification plan, verification matrix and developing verification environments for test and verification of flight FPGA code/modules.
  • Work collaboratively and in tandem with system architects, FPGA design engineers and embedded software engineers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You'll Need

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Strong FPGA/ASIC Verification development methodology.
  • Experience with System Verilog and UVM, and familiarity with electronic circuit design and electronic systems.
  • A solid understanding of object-oriented concepts and experience designing class-based constrained random test benches.
  • Experience with coverage writing (including coverpoints, crosses), coverage collection and improving coverage of the design under test.
  • Experience with VHDL Modelsim/Questa simulator is a plus.
  • Experience in C+

    • object-oriented programming is a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Linux and scripting languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, TCL) is a plus.
  • Experience in documentation and verification of high-speed digital electronics, FPGAs, and embedded processor systems is desired.
  • Ability to develop specifications, cost, schedule, and resource requirements for FPGA or ASIC verification plans.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.