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FPGA Systems Engineer

FPGA Systems Engineer

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US-MI-Ann Arbor
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Radiant Solutions is looking for an FPGA Systems Engineer to join our team at our Ann Arbor, MI area location. 


The Company:


Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit


Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  



Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and be eligible to receive an active TS/SCI Clearance.




  • Provide system engineering leadership for projects using FPGA hardware and embedded software.
  • Responsible for all aspects of FPGA hardware/software development and programming, including orchestration with a real-time host-processor.
  • Architect systems that use embedded real-time software involving FPGAs.
  • Lead hardware/software development team.
  • Guide integration and test activities, verification and validation of functional and performance requirements.
  • Provide excellent leadership communications with customer, partners, and team.
  • Support business development efforts.



  • Experience and expertise architecting and developing embedded systems that use FPGAs.
  • Strong ability in all aspects of FPGA hardware/software development and programming, including orchestration with a real-time host-processor.
  • Expert analytical skills and ability to create robust FPGA hardware and software for novel signal processing applications.
  • Ability to code algorithms developed on paper and in Matlab, Python, and C++.
  • A Bachelor's degree  in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience and/or education.
  • Excellent communications and writing skills.
  •  Ability to inspire customer confidence and satisfaction.
  • Familiarity with GPU programming is a plus but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with signal processing associated with radio-frequency (RF), synthetic-aperture-radar, and electro-optics is a plus but not necessary.