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General Electric Senior FPGA Engineer - Energy Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Senior FPGA Engineer, you will have the opportunity to architect and develop state-of-the-art embedded systems for real-time controls and industrial communication applications. You will lead and contribute to R&D projects that are aligned with GE Vernova’s energy businesses such as Renewables, Gas Power, Power Conversion, Hydro, and Grid Solutions. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to shape, pursue, and execute R&D efforts in partnership with U.S. Government Agencies such as the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DOD), universities, and national labs. Technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products. Are you ready to join our team of technology enthusiasts to drive the energy transition for a more sustainable future?

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop FPGA solutions for embedded systems and industrial control systems (ICS).

  • Leverage FPGA design tools to develop, simulate, test, and optimize real-time embedded systems.

  • Shape and pursue external opportunities with U.S. government agencies such as the DOE and DOD.

  • Work with GE businesses to help transition real-time embedded controls and communication systems from early-stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

  • Collaborate with universities, industrial consortiums, commercial partners, and others to advance the state of the art in embedded systems.

  • Publish technical papers, file patents, and contribute to open-source communities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience OR Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 8 years of industry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience.

  • Strong FPGA design and development experience with Verilog and VHDL.

  • Knowledge of Xilinx and/or Altera devices, tools, and ecosystem (e.g., ModelSim, Intel Quartus, Xilinx Vivado, etc.).

  • Experience with the development of real-time embedded applications and systems on microcontrollers, FPGAs, x86, and/or ARM processors.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at ($165509/ to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Embedded software experience such as C/C++, Python, etc.

  • Experience with writing proposals in response to government solicitations.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes