FPGA Engineer IV

| Longmont, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 133,000-165,000 Annually
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Join the Honeybee Robotics Motion Control team in Longmont, Colorado, and become part of a 40-year legacy as pioneers in space robotics. We specialize in creating advanced motion control solutions for NASA, defense, and commercial programs, and our work has played a critical role in thousands of projects spanning from conceptual design studies to flight missions, including NASA's Artemis I Mission and the Roman Space Telescope. We are seeking technically brilliant individuals who are passionate about their work, thrive in collaborative environments, and have a laser focus on the details that drive excellence.

Honeybee Robotics is looking for FPGA Engineer IVs to support the FPGA scope of development, design, test, and manufacturing of Honeybee Robotics' electronic Motion Control products. This individual will participate in multi-disciplinary project teams to lead the implementation of FPGA-based control systems, including individual design tasks, participating in design reviews, documenting designs, and interfacing with customers in a technical role. This includes reviewing the work and tasks of other team members.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited technical college or university in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in prototype development, debugging, and testing in a lab environment

  • Experience with FPGA design for embedded systems, including:

  • Verilog and VHDL
  • Board-level communication interfaces (I2C, SPI, UART, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, CAN)
  • Documentation (Test Procedures & Reports, Interface Control Documents, ECOs)
  • Source control systems (Git, SVN)

  • Familiarity with: 

  • Additional software languages (C, C++, Python)
  • System and functional requirements generation
  • Brushed/Brushless DC Motor control
  • MATLAB/Simulink

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing motion control and electromechanical systems for space environments

  • Experience with:

  • Radiation hardening and mitigation techniques for FPGAs (SEU, TMR)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Familiarity with:

  • Schematic Capture and PCB Layout
  • Digital, Analog, and Mixed Signal Design
  • Design Analysis and Simulation (WCA/WCCA, Reliability, Radiation)
  • Linear and Switch Mode DC/DC Power Conversion
  • Signal and Power Integrity (SI/PI)
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Employee Benefits include medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401(k) with up to 4.5% company match.
  • Paid Time Off includes up to 3 weeks per year, paid sick leave, and 13 holidays.

We are accepting applications from direct applicants on an ongoing basis.


Applicants for employment at Honeybee Robotics, LLC must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Honeybee Robotics, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Note: This job posting is intended for direct applicants only. We request that outside recruiters do not contact us regarding this position.

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1830 Lefthand Circle, Unit A, Longmont, CO 80501

An Insider's view of Honeybee Robotics

What does your typical day look like?

Every single day at Honeybee is different, but truly its own exciting challenge. We have a lot of customer-facing work with NASA happening here, which creates opportunities for collaboration, both internally and with our expert customers.


Director of Programs EX

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful on my team you will have to carry a positive attitude and a drive to always do better than the day before. We have a slow is fast mentality so that all work is completed correct the first time. I work hard to provide any needed support to drive someone to be able to reach their full potential through training or team collaboration.


Production Supervisor

What is your vision for the company?

We have fantastic talent; every time we hire the right person, it makes us all better. I’m excited to see Honeybee establish teams setting the bar higher, deliver excellence at every level and interact effectively with the other functions to create smooth transitions and allow us to provide excellent hardware in a timely and cost-effective fashion.


Mechanical Engineering Lead

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

To empower team creativity, I’ve found that often the best thing I can do is listen.


Chief Systems Engineer

What are Honeybee Robotics Perks + Benefits

Honeybee Robotics Benefits Overview

Honeybee provides our employees with competitive and robust benefits, including tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with competitive company match, and generous medical benefits. For more information, visit Honeybee Robotics' career page or connect with us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
In-person revenue kickoff
Employee awards
Highly diverse management team
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Mother's room
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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