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AVISTA Inc Senior Engineer - FPGA/EE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Position Summary:

We are seeking a talented Senior Engineering professional with expertise in FPGA programming and Electrical/HW engineering to join our exciting team with focus on Avionics Systems and Defense Products. This position is currently available at Belcan in Platteville, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA. This is a direct, full-time position with benefits. To be considered for this role, you will need a Bachelor of Science degree in the engineering field, and a minimum of 8 years of experience within the aerospace industry, specifically with avionics experience or other highly regulated industry experience.

Job duties:

  • Candidates will be involved in leading and providing oversight for various engineering tasks including:

  • Program requirements decomposition, analysis, definition, and traceability

  • Program requirements verification (acceptance test plans, test reports, analysis reports, inspection reports) and validation for Avionic Certification

  • Lead FPGA programming/development in Verilog/VHDL/System Verilog

  • Assist in electrical design and development, PCB Design and layout, wiring/harnesses, performance, risk, safety, operation and design reviews

  • Electrical Hardware in loop test, EMI/EMC standards

  • Development of engineering processes & policies

  • Candidates are expected to mentor younger engineers, help grow teams, coordinate new business with customers, assist in aligning manpower resources to accomplish key objectives, and report status to technical leads and project managers


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related engineering degree from an accredited institution.

  • 8+ years focused FPGA development or Electrical/Hardware development/integration experience - preferably with aerospace software/systems, power systems, or complicated technical systems.

  • Required experience in FPGA development, Verilog/VHDL/System Verilog

  • Regulatory experience preferred: Aerospace, Automotive, DO-254, DO-160, Mil 704, 461, 464

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, to be adaptable, to work across multi-discipline teams, and to drive results

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required

    If you are interested in this job opportunity in Platteville, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA, please apply via the 'apply now' link provided. As an employee with Belcan Engineering, you will be part of one of the largest engineering firms in the United States. We maintain a small-company atmosphere as well as open communication at all levels of our organization, allowing for much more dynamic decision-making processes. We offer flexible schedules as well as an excellent mentoring system to ensure that you have all of the knowledge and tools you need to meet a diverse range of engineering challenges. You will also have opportunities to advance to positions of greater responsibility, including management roles. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

    Build a challenging and rewarding career with an industry leader!

*To comply with U.S. export laws and regulations, AVISTA Inc. operations in the U.S. may only employ "U.S. Persons" as defined by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

**Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AAP) Employer

AVISTA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, marital status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, childbirth, genetic information, or military and veteran status.

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