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Mercury Systems Firmware Engineering Intern in West Lafayette, Indiana

Mercury Systems seeks students enrolled in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math, Physics or related disciplines to fill intern positions on firmware development project teams. Internships are available during the summer (full-time at 40 hours/week) at Mercury's offices in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana.

In this role you have the opportunity to

Work as part of a small, collaborative product team to design, develop, integrate, and test firmware in embedded and enterprise secure processing solutions.

Potential product team assignments may include:

  • Developing, integrating, and testing functional IP blocks for Intel, Microchip, and AMD (Xilinx) FPGAs

  • Modernizing existing FPGA firmware products for technology updates

  • Performing design verification through simulation, timing analysis, device debug, and performance characterization.

  • Collaborating with engineering teams to develop and modernize test infrastructure

  • Supporting design teams in bring-up and testing of software and firmware products

  • Working with systems engineering and customer support teams to reproduce and resolve issues

  • Collaborating with engineering teams to design and develop system architectures and hardware interfaces

  • Participating in requirements, design, and code reviews

  • Communicating project status and risks to the management team

  • Create training and educational short courses

  • Other duties as may be assigned

This role is part of

Mercury Systems' Secure Processing team. A team which creates sophisticated software, firmware, and hardware security products that protect critical IP on systems and applications from both domestic and international nation-state threats. Given the widespread use of mission critical software and firmware in military systems and industry today, it is essential that these systems be protected against the threats of tampering and reverse engineering by unauthorized entities. We have built a dynamic, team-oriented, and highly creative work environment.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Enrolled in a 4-year technical degree program

  • Knowledge of Verilog, SystemVerilog, or VHDL

  • Familiar with FPGA design tools and workflow (Vivado, Libero, and/or Quartus)

  • Familiar with HDL verification tools (Modelsim and Questa)

  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux environments

  • Ability to write and review technical documentation

  • Troubleshooting and logic skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with lab equipment for data collection and processing

  • Experience with FPGA development boards

  • Experience with Tcl scripting language

  • Experience with Embedded Software Development (C, C++, and or Python)

  • Experience with embedded and real-time systems

Why should you join Mercury Systems?

Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industries. Optimized for customer and mission success, our innovative solutions power more than 300 critical aerospace and defense programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., and with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet the industry's current and emerging high-tech needs. Our employees are committed to Innovation that Matters®.

Our Culture

We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions.

To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs

Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the number below.

(978) 256-1300

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