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Senior Hardware Design Engineer - Field Programmable Gate Array

Pleasanton, California; Huntington Beach, California; Berkeley, Missouri Job ID 00000400990 Category Engineering - Electronic and Electrical Post Date Feb. 18, 2024
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Job Description

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.

Boeing’s Secure Computing Solutions group is currently looking for an outstanding Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) engineer to be part of a team that develops industry leading cyber resilient ARM-based SoC processor solutions. As an FPGA Engineer you will be part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team. This position is available in Pleasanton, CA; Huntington Beach, CA; or Berkeley, MO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Keep abreast of FPGA intellectual property, standards, trends, tools & methodology and support strategies

  • Resolve complex issues related to architectural approaches, requirements, specifications and design

  • Drive FPGA through documentation for cyber applications

  • Support of Supplier Management with make-buy recommendations and other technical services

  • Serve as a mentor and trainer growing the capability of the team

This position is expected to be 100% onsite.  The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

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

Special Program Access or other Government Access Requirements are mandatory for this position.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skill/Experience):

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

  • 5+ years of experience with FPGA design processes (design, implementation, simulation, timing closure and validation)

  • 5+ years of experience using FPGA design tools (such as: Modelsim, Xilinx Vivado or ISE, Altera Quartus, Microsemi, or similar)

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with multiple FPGA vendors, components and tools

  • Experience with FPGA validation and test processes and methodologies

  • Experience with programming (C, C++, or pthon)

  • Presentation skills

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 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 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.

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.


This position is for 1st shift.

“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 information shown below is a general guideline only.** Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.  

Summary pay range: $118,150 - $171,350

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.

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