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Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC Sierra Nevada Corporation | SNC

Electrical Engineer III

  •  Posted 7 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Folsom, CA
  •  R0008483

FPGA Sizing and Estimating; Porting ELINT Firmware; I&T Support

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5 Years’ experience in design and development engineering          
  • 5 Years’ experience in HDL programming        
  • Proficient in VHDL, Experience in large scale simulations for debugging and validation (in Questa preferred)  
  • Experience with FPGA architecture (Xilinx AXI bus, IP cores, ...) along with associated tools (Vivado, ISE, ...)
  • Xilinx RFMPSoC Design
  • Radio Embedded Processing
  • ELINT Signal Processing
  • COMINT Signal Processing
  • Knowledge of interface and design documentation such as Functional block diagrams
  • PCB design, layout, and fabrication documentation skills
  • Initiate problem solving for new product designs and as well as existing products
  • Understand, plan, and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, and work instructions and specific Customer requirements
  • Originate specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, and other documentation in support of design and development activities
  • Prepare material for, and conduct, periodic design reviews
  • Execute engineering design and development activities consistent with Customer quality, cost and schedule requirements
  • Participate in design integration with customer requirements and industry standards
  • Maintains logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals and knowledge of electronics
  • Responsible for the design and development of units from concept through qualification


  • Python
  • Matlab
  • Familiarity of implementing digital signal processing (DSP) in programmable logic      
  • Experience with Zynq and MicroBlaze processor core interface with programmable logic is desired           
  • Ability to perform setup and testing of signal processing in RF environments      
  • Familiarity using test equipment such as; Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers, Arbitrary Waveform Generators, Signal Generators, etc.        
  • Understanding of modern RF communication is desired     


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)
  • Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Performance Evaluations, Salary Reviews, Succession Planning, etc.
  • Responsible for leadership oversight and for ensuring Department/Team training


This position requires current active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement