Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Alion is seeking Sr. Hardware Engineer’s with experience in Xilinx, Altera, Lattice or other devices. This individual will be responsible for the development of standalone and integrated FPGA systems. These systems use FPGAs to collect data from and control hardware. Candidates must have solid experience with FPGAs and embedded processors. The FPGAs external communications will be via PCI or PCI Express, Ethernet or high speed serial.  It is desired that the candidate have experience working with FPGA's for data acquisition and digital signal processing. Experience with digital signal processing, software defined radios, DRFM technologies and RF receiver and transmitter designs are highly desired.  Other unique engineering skillsets may be desirable for this and other potential positions. 

Candidates must work well with mixed disciplined teams and must be able to lead projects when required.   


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • 10+ years’ experience
  • Ability to work with a team or alone as the projects dictate
  • Good time management and leadership skills
  • Good analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Good verbal communication skills


  • Implementation of control systems using FPGAs
  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Software defined radio
  • DRFM designs
  • RF receiver and transmitter design (Communication and Radar systems)
  • Electronic Warfare and Radar concepts
  • FPGA data collection
  • FPGA communication via Ethernet
  • FPGA interface with PCI and PCI Express
  • FPGA communication via high speed serial
  • Experience with both VHDL and Verilog, ISE and Vivado
  • PCB design and layouts
  • Lab view/Lab windows experience


  • C++,C,C#
  • Assembly language
  • Java, Visual Basic, QT, Python

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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