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FPGA Developer

companyIdaho Scientific
locationSalt Lake City, UT, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

FPGA Developer 

Life is Short. Solve Hard Problems with Cool People. 

Idaho Scientific is the Goldilocks of the spirit and growth of a startup, with a financial footing and safety of a stable corporation. The perks of working at Idaho Scientific include all the benefits you’d expect from an employer who prioritizes a balanced human experience: 

  • Competitive Pay 

  • Flexible Work Schedule  

  • Health Benefits and Insurance  

  • Retirement fund contributions 

  • Profit Sharing 

  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy 

Solve the Problem, Not the Symptom. 

Idaho Scientific designs and deploys secure system solutions through novel CPU design, crypto cores, purpose-built system-on-a-chip architectures and hardened operating systems.  Our solutions are the foundation for how military systems will remain safe and secure in the conflicts of the future.  We need smart people like you to join us in solving hard problems that matter. 

What You’ll Get to Do: 

  • Develop specifications for FPGA IP Cores 

  • Develop FPGA IP cores using VHDL 

  • Develop embedded software using C for FPGA SoC designs 

  • Develop simulation test benches 

  • Participate in all aspects of the product design life cycle including system architecture, design, development, and verification 

  • Document design and results 

  • Work individually and with a team to complete tasks 

Required Qualifications & Experience 

  • US Citizenship 

  • Ability to get a security clearance 

  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field 

  • Ability to clearly capture complex technical concepts in writing for both technical and general audiences 

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 

  • More than 3 years of relevant professional experience 

  • Proven FPGA RTL development experience with a strong body of work in VHDL or Verilog development 

  • Fluent in VHDL or Verilog hardware description languages 

  • Fluent in embedded C or C++ programming 

  • Experience developing test bench simulations 

  • Experience with Xilinx Vivado and/or Altera Quartus software 

  • Strong understanding of computer architecture 

Preferred Qualifications & Experience 

  • Active US Security Clearance 

  • Working knowledge of applied cryptography 

  • Experience applying principles of cyber security to operational technology and embedded systems 

  • Experience reverse engineering hardware and software 

  • Knowledge of secure boot process 

  • Experience developing RISC-V or other CPU microarchitectures 

  • Experience developing PCI express or DDR controllers 


  • The preferred work location is at Idaho Scientific headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Commitment to Diversity. 

Idaho Scientific is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against due to race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition including pregnancy, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. 

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