Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal FPGA Verification Engineer (661337) in Boulder, Colorado

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


Principal FPGA Verification Engineer

Responsible for FPGA/ASIC verification of tactical electronic systems, as well as supporting embedded software development and bench-level debug/testing of these systems.

What You'll Do:

  • Verify designs (including SOC architectures utilizing soft-core processors, digital filters, image processing algorithms, and communication interfaces/protocols), design and implement test benches and test plans for both chip-level and system level environments, and create reusable verification environments that can be used across multiple projects.
  • Work in System Verilog/UVM environment platform and be responsible for generating FPGA verification plan, verification matrix and coming up with verification environments for test and verification of flight FPGA code/modules.
  • Work collaboratively and in tandem with FPGA design engineers and embedded software engineers.
  • Span the gap between FPGA system verification and embedded software development.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You'll Need:

  • BS in Engineering or related technical field and 12+ years of related experience.
  • Strong Verification development methodology and test-benching for FPGAs.
  • Strong software engineering skills, experience with System Verilog and OVM/UVM, C/C++, object-oriented design, and familiarity with electronic circuit design and electronic systems.
  • A solid understanding of object-oriented concepts and experience designing class-based constrained random testbenches.
  • Expertise in VHDL/Verilog, Perl, and Modelsim/Questa simulator is a plus.
  • Experience with Xilinx Vivado is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Unix and scripting languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, TCL) is a plus.
  • Experience in documentation and verification of high-speed digital electronics, FPGAs, and embedded processor systems is desired.
  • Ability to develop specifications, cost, schedule, and resource requirements for FPGA or ASIC verification plans.
  • Military experience and/or ability to get a TS/SCI clearance is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Primary location is at Ball’s Broomfield campus.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Job Title: Principal FPGA Verification Engineer (661337)

Job ID: 661337

Location: CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular