General Electric Senior FPGA/Firmware Design Engineer in Springfield, Illinois

Role Summary:

  • Lead the FPGA/Firmware development efforts at GE Transportation.

  • Develop FPGA based control, processing and communications solutions in an embedded real-time control environment utilizing the latest Xilinx/Znyq/Artix technology and Vivado development tools.

  • Work with electronics hardware, software, system teams to define product requirements and develop FPGA vision and roadmap for innovation.

Essential Responsibilities:

Develop distributed digital CPU core technology involving Freescale microprocessors and Xilinx FPGA’s/CPLD’s. Partition processing, communication and control tasks for optimized core efficiency and real-time software/firmware task management simplification. Develop and articulate FPGA/digital core vision and work with internal and external teams to establish FPGA based platform technology and culture.

Establish performance and robustness in terms of sensor and peripheral sampling, stimulation and control using Nyquist, sampling methods, state machine control, data control, microprocessor interfacing and interrupt design and management.

Establish design and quality methods, specifications, documentation, verification, test benches, best practices and VHDL coding standards. Design for lifetime support, intellectual property management and obsolescence mitigation.


Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

10+ years of experience designing digital logic, microprocessor based system design, low level software/firmware development in real-time embedded environment, and FPGA based system design. Demonstrated experience in full life-cycle of firmware (FPGA or ASIC) development, verification and validation in locomotive, vehicle or engine control unit

Experience in VHDL coding for FPGA & CPLDs preferably for Xilinx devices. Excellent digital design skills including design of state machines, soft cores, clock domain management, I/O interfaces, use of lookup tables, and ability to design reusable modules. Firm understanding of electronic schematics, printed circuit board design and test. Hands on experience on simulation/design validation tools preferably ModelSim

Desired Characteristics:

Masters of Science in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

15+ years of working experience on analog and digital hardware design, digital signal processing, and FPGA design. Excellent software/firmware experience, device drivers, QNX experience. Experience with Xilinx Zynq programmable ARM-based SOC, and FPGA design Suite including Vivado and ModelSIm.

Aware of DFSS tools, such as DFMEA

Strong technical leadership skills to lead the design project

About Us:

At GE Transportation at , we move the world. We

are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling

industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using

our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a

century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives.

That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of

transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that

keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago,

Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

Locations: United States; Pennsylvania, Texas; Erie, Fort Worth

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.