Application Engineer

Job Description

Conceive, design, develop, and test a wide range of applications leveraging our patented CoreFire FPGA Design Suite and targeting our industry-leading COTS FPGA computing products. Your responsibilities will often span from application conception through application deployment, including working with the sales team to win programs, working with customers to enumerate and understand requirements, architecting a robust system based on requirements, designing and implementing customer algorithms using our CoreFire FPGA Design Suite and C/Java/Matlab, testing implementations and systems using COTS FPGA computing products, and aiding with integration of deployed systems.  You will have the opportunity to work on a wide-ranging set of exciting customer and internal applications, implementing cutting-edge algorithms using industry-leading FPGA products with analog and digital acquisition / transmission technologies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Architect FPGA-based parallel processing computing systems using AMS Products
  • Architect OpenVPX DSP systems using AMS products for applications such as Electronic Warfare (EW), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Software Defined Radio (SDR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Digital Beamforming (DBF)
  • Program FPGAs for real-time DSP functions utilizing Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) front-ends, Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) back-ends, and High-Speed-Serial (HSS) IO
  • May be involved in working with high-performance Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) using C / C++ / Java and graphics libraries
  • Design for FPGAs using VHDL or CoreFire Next Design Suite
  • Develop and implement Digital Signal Processing (DSP), communications, imaging, and other algorithms
  • Interact with customers regarding application development and application support tasks


  • Masters Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or other relevant field
  • Knowledge of digital design practices and methodology
  • Experience with Xilinx and Altera FPGAs and Design Tools
  • Proficient in C/C++ and Java, with experience with graphics a plus
  • Experience with VHDL or Verilog
  • Experience in OpenVPX, PCIe, VME/VXS
  • Experience with various communication protocols including Ethernet / Infiniband
  • Experience with DSP, processing data from ADCs, generating data to DACs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Independent, Self-Motivated Worker


  • Experience with Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Knowledge or experience with Digital Beamforming Theory
  • Knowledge of or experience with Software Defined Radio (SDR), such as REDHAWK
  • Knowledge of or experience with Digital RF Memories (DRFMs)
  • Knowledge of or experience with VITA 49.2
  • Security Clearance (any level) is a plus