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L-3 Canada Operations
Location: Burlington
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers

L3 WESCAM Burlington, ON


We are an exceptional company...

We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Border Protection agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms.

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About Joining Our FPGA DESIGN Talent Community

We are constantly looking for phenomenal people to join our team – but we also understand that timing is everything.

You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We’re planning on growing steadily over the next several years – so whether you’re looking now or later – we’ll probably have something interesting for you to consider at some point...

Joining our talent community for FPGA Design and Development means we’ll stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with some new positions we believe you’ll want to hear about.

Just click APPLY and we'll take care of the rest

FPGA Design at a Glance

This team is a little different – as any FPGA Designer can attest to.

Unlike those ASIC guys We think differently, we see things differently, and we know what we do is what drives pretty much everything around here....

We carefully design our applications in such a way as to exploit the absolute most value from our high-speed pixel-based digital imaging. Our block-level simulations and in-system testing prove our Xilinx-based designs and VHDL code and synthetization works perfectly, and our integration with our controller devices and subsystems for our optical sensors is seamless.

We also happen to be experts at running tests....

We work closely with our Design Engineering teams and Manufacturing so that we can verify and implement any design corrections as it relates to advances in design with our opto-mechanical or electro-optical subsystems.

We also work closely with our PCB designers, provide some technical guidance to them and of course, mentor our junior designers We track and report design progress (or technical risks) to our leadership tea and we play a large role in the project planning / how best to resource the team for upcoming projects.

The most significant element of our team is that we offer true dimensionality to the role of an FPGA designer - you aren't put into career-purgatory by doing one thing. We also do a bit of verification, we've started writing some other code in the likes of Python and C++, we take part in design and new product launches too.

Domain Expertise We Look For

Admittedly, expectations on this team are high – for a reason. FPGA design and coding is at the core of what we do at L3 WESCAM and how our complex systems operate. While there are varying degrees of subject matter expertise attached to FPGA architecture and VHDL coding/synthesis and simulation, if you have between 5-10 years of experience in some of following, you should definitely join our FPGA Design Talent Community for immediate and future opportunities

* Digital signal processing techniques

* Analog and Digital Video standards (HD and 3G Video)

* Xilinx design tools

* ModelSim simulation tools

* Matlab for algorithm development

* Temporal or Spatial filtering, colour correction, warping and mixing

* Experience with DO254 design standards (military) or other safety-critical processes would be a great asset, but if you don’t have it, that’s ok.

Skills, Experience and Competencies We Look For

While this list is in no particular order - if you are able to identify some of the following within your own inventory of skills and experiences, we would be thrilled if you joined others like you in our talent community.

* An undergraduate degree on either Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

* Between 5-10 years of relevant and evolving experience in FPGA design

* Ability to mentor and coach, but listen and learn at the same time

* Curiosity – it shows us you don’t know something but you want to find out

If you play a musical instrument – even better. We have 7 in-house bands that often compete at our own Rib-Fest every summer and other employee parties and we’re looking for a few more bass players, guitar leads or drummers.

Life at L3 WESCAM

This is the most important part. Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment.

Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.

What else can you expect as an L3 WESCAM employee?

* Every other Friday off (all year long)

* Free on-site gym

* Subsidized gourmet cafeterias

* Free fruit and bagels

* Beach Volleyball courts

* 26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington

* Free wellness programs

* Work/Life balance that is taken seriously

* Real opportunities for growth, development and career progression

* Everyone’s role at L3 WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives


By joining our FPGA Talent Community, we’ll keep you up to date on what L3 WESCAM is working on, new developments in business, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.

You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.

**As L3-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3 employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3 Wescam will manage on your behalf.

CAN Security Clearance Required: NATO Secret

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