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Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.


The avionics hardware design group is responsible for the design of high-reliability avionics systems for Firefly launch vehicles and spacecraft As an FPGA Engineer you will be responsible for the design of new FPGA systems as well as the integration and test of FPGA firmware found on all of Firefly๏ฟฝs existing Avionics and Avionics sub-systems.


  • Design of new FPGA systems
  • Integrating and testing FPGA firmware targeting Xilinx, Intel, and Microsemi FPGA devices.
  • Creating test benches and regression testing for simulating FPGA designs.
  • Testing designs on target hardware to ensure it performs as per project requirements.
  • Providing reports for testing results and coordinating with other FPGA designers.
  • Diagnosing and debugging FPGA interfaces on a variety of products.
  • Collaborating with a firmware design team in an Agile project management workflow.
  • Participate in the manufacturing test process starting with requirements and ending with firmware used in a station to verify functionality.
  • Development of C/C++ and Python code for troubleshooting systems
  • Implement design blocks using VHDL
  • Bring-up and validate ASICs and FPGAs in the lab



  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Minimum 2 years of FPGA/SoC based software development experience
  • Proficiency in embedded C/C++ programming
  • Hands-on experience with embedded systems in a lab-based environment
  • Solid digital design fundamentals
  • Experience in VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog. VHDL a strong plus
  • Ability to work as a test lead coordinating tasks with subject matter experts
  • Experience with source control (Git)


  • 5 years of FPGA/SoC based software development experience
  • Experience with SoC systems running embedded Linux
  • Experience building Linux from scratch to operate on SoC platforms
  • Design experience with CAN, Serial, Ethernet communication protocols
  • Understanding of data path pipelines, state machines, and arithmetic operations
  • Exposure to static timing analysis
  • ASIC/FPGA/SoC system integration experience
  • Experience with high reliability design and implementations
  • Software design and development skills
  • Comfortable with scripts and command line (csh/bash, Perl, Python etc.)
  • Experience with EDA tools such as HDL simulators (e.g. VCS, Questa, IES), HDL Lint tools (e.g. Spyglass), FPGA tools (e.g. Xilinx Vivado, Altera Quartus II)
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with changing needs and requirements
  • Team-player, can-do attitude, and ability to work well in a group environment while still contributing on an individual basis
  • Enjoys being challenged and learning new skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Firefly offers outstanding benefits for our employees, including generous health, dental and vision plans with low plan deductibles, parental leave, educational reimbursement, short term disability, pet Insurance, and flexible PTO options.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


United States, Cedar Park, TX

Posted 11d ago

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