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Lead Engineer (m/f) - FPGA/Firmware

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/25/2017 2:55:11 AM
  • 2807555
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Automation & Controls
Location(s): Germany ; Augsburg

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
Join a dynamic and highly motivated product development team focused on developing GE Automation & Controls leading edge industrial computer platforms. In this position, you will be responsible for architecture, implementation and maintenance of FPGA solutions and firmware for embedded computer products.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Development of HW related firmware like FPGA, PLD, and micro-controller code for embedded computer platforms, mainly based on x86 architecture
  • Validation of FPGA code using offline simulation and in-situ validation tools
  • Work with platform and program teams to optimize designs for customer satisfaction, cost effectiveness, and re-usability
  • Devise and execute cross-functional (VHDL, HW, SW, Mechanical) experiments to alleviate high risk portions of designs, thereby enabling programs to launch on time
  • Close co-operation with other engineering teams globally during product development
  • Document products and technical data generated consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Participate actively in technical and program reviews
  • Investigate and evaluate new technologies

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar (Bachelor of Science/FH Degree, Master/University Degree)
  • Demonstrated experience in FPGA-synthesis, static timing analysis and simulation
  • Proficient in VHDL or Verilog hierarchical development including test benches
  • Experience with state of the art development and simulation tools
  • Working knowledge of FPGAs and toolchains from vendors like Altera, Lattice, Xilinx, etc.
  • Proficiency in board-level, high-speed microprocessor platforms
  • Interest and capability of hardware related programming
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Effective problem identification and solution skills. Proven analytical and organizational ability.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Team player with professional/positive personal presence
  • Good self-management skills

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics design tools
  • Proficiency in design of high reliability systems
  • Experience in interfacing with customers and field engineers
  • Expertise in Industrial regulatory standards
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Locations: Germany ; Augsburg

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE 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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