Senior or Staff Hardware Engineer

Employer: Luna Innovations Incorporated
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: Engineering/Electrical/Mechanical, IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 6/19/2019
Closing Date: 7/30/2019
Luna Innovations Incorporated
Luna Innovations Incorporated ( is a leader in optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high speed optoelectronics and high performance fiber optic test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries. Luna is organized into two business segments, which work closely together to turn ideas into products: a Technology Development segment and a Products and Licensing segment.
Job Description

Luna Innovations requires a talented Senior or Staff Hardware Engineer to assist in the development of leading edge fiber optic test & measurement equipment with unique technology and capabilities.  Our products enable companies to develop, manufacture, and maintain the most advanced fiber optic communication equipment, and advanced lightweight vehicular and civil structures

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with other scientists and engineers to determine optimal system architecture
  • Design and implement high performance embedded numerical computing products
  • Develop and adapt hardware to interface and control system components including lasers, optical components, data acquisition and data transfer
  • Coordinate with third-party digital design / production house
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in EE or CE
  • Familiarity with advanced lab instruments for debugging boards (high-speed scopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, etc)
  • Familiarity with embedded software systems utilizing SoC’s (Systems-on-Chip) a plus.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • 10+ years complex multilayer PCB development with experience in multiple of the following areas:
    • Demonstrated experience with systematic approach to PCB design with emphasis on documentation and reviews, and design verification and validation.
    • Gigabit communications (SATA, PCIe, Ethernet)
    • DDR3 memory interfacing
    • High-speed data acquisition (100 Msps +)
    • Power supply design (linear and switching)
    • Analog and/or RF circuit design
    • Digital and Analog simulation (Spice, Modelsim, etc)
    • One or more high-end schematic and layout CAD systems (Altium preferred; Cadence Allegro and/or OrCAD acceptable.)
    • Understanding of PCB signal integrity concepts
Desired Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in EE or CE
  • Both FPGA and PCB development experience
  • Xilinx FPGA design
    • Vivado
    • VHDL
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