Firmware Engineer

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Company: Space Micro, Inc.
Location: San Diego, CA


About Space Micro:

Space Micro, powered by Voyager Space, is an engineering-driven business focused on technology advancement for high-reliability space subsystems. Our hard-earned reputation is based on innovative, cost-effective, high-performance communications, digital, and electro-optic systems, as well as our ability to leverage commercial technologies to meet military and space requirements.

About the Position:


  • Responsible for the design, test, and integration of complex, high speed FPGAs (mostly Xilinx).
  • Develop architectures compatible with embedded Linux environments.
  • Design and support top-level system simulations.
  • Fully document design details and hold a design review prior to implementation.
  • Work in a fast-paced development team, working closely with hardware and software engineers during test and integration.
  • Translate system requirements into FPGA architectures.
  • Develop FPGA designs using HDL (VHDL, System Verilog, etc.).
  • Support systems integration and Test Engineering to produce functional designs.
  • Implement and contribute to the architecture of current and next generation multi-megapixel camera systems, interfacing with the Camera Link and SpaceWire standards.
  • Design systems capable of handling Imager data and Image processing (Embedded Camera Development).
  • Create and document test plans to assure integrated performance meets specification.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 5 or more years of experience in design, test, and integration of complex, high speed FPGAs.
  • Experience with lab equipment.
  • Ability to read, understand, and review schematic drawings.
  • Experience with technical documentation.
  • Ability to multitask and handle a dynamic work environment.


Salary: $75,000 – $100,000


ITAR Requirement:

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.


EEO Statement:

Space Micro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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