Electronics Hardware Engineer - FPGA

Job Description

Position Overview

Siemens Rail Infrastructure is seeking to hire an Electronics Hardware FPGA Engineer for the R&D team in the domain of embedded systems for rail signaling and onboard equipment. This role is responsible for crafting and developing new products and troubleshooting and enhancing existing products.

The ideal candidate possesses a proven understanding of electrical engineering, digital and analog design practices, background knowledge in network communications, has experience implementing signal processing and communications algorithms (e.g. RS-232, Echelon, ethernet) in FPGA environments, and is capable of translating functional requirements into efficient working designs.

This role requires a good communicator who can work independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. A successful candidate must be capable of applying technical theories and concepts in developmental environments and have broad knowledge of printed circuit board design and limitations, system engineering, and digital/analog circuit design. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an environment with strict milestone deadlines and balancing multiple priorities to ensure projects are completed on time.

We are looking for someone who can utilize high level critical thinking to bring high-impact, sophisticated, cross-functional problems to successful resolution. The ideal candidate will develop innovative solutions to realize cost savings, improve reliability, and increase customer value.

  • Generate design documents, block diagrams, BOMs, prototype test plans, training manuals, and other documentation
  • Develop VHDL code based on integrated circuit hardware designs.
  • Troubleshoot application problems and identify the root cause of hardware/software/field issues.
  • Identify and propose solutions to mitigate anomalies through hardware and/or software changes.
  • Develop maintenance, enhancement, and testing plans.
  • Guide the quality process by detailed execution of module, sub-system, and system test procedures.
  • Drive the completion of all engineering documentation to support design efforts.
  • Develop accurate estimates for task duration, supporting the process for developing and maintaining schedules, cost, and quality.
  • Guide reviews of specifications and creation of hardware engineering requirements.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - advanced degree preferred.
  • 6+ years of successful experience developing VHDL for complex mixed-signal hardware featuring FPGAs, Processors, Microcontrollers, ADCs/DACs, DC/DC converters, etc.
  • Familiarity with high-level FPGA HDL code generation tool flows (Matlab, Simulink, Modelsim, C/C++).
  • Strong comprehension of FPGA development environments (Xilinx Vivado, Quartus Prime, and Lattice Diamond) and tool flows with proven ability to design, implement, sustain and document FPGA designs from specifications.
  • Ability to perform hardware/FPGA check-out and debug in a hands-on lab environment.
  • Background in digital signal processing and/or network processing FPGA applications.
  • Demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge of electronics design to successful completion of assignments.
  • Leadership and role model qualities, including respect, initiative, execution, trust, honesty, and collaboration, are demonstrated.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Experience with safety critical/vital systems.
  • Knowledge of FCC guidelines for emissions and susceptibility.
  • Knowledge of RF.
  • Understanding of design principles (FMEA Analysis, Reliability Analysis).
  • Review circuits/schematics, understand functionality, identify critical components/circuitry and recommend suitable replacements.


  • Competitive salary based on qualifications
  • Health, dental, and vision plans with options
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Competitive paid time off plan, holidays, and floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Extensive product training and professional career development
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs available
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Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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