Battelle Memorial Institute FPGA / ASIC Synthesis Designer in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

Performs work assignments of high complexity relating to the research, requirements, planning design, development, testing and packaging of cyber tools.

Major Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates awareness of deliverables and their role within the project plan. Identifies and executes steps necessary to complete less structured assignments with limited guidance from SMEs.

  • Recognizes issues with assigned tasks as they are developing and actively communicates them with team members and the PM.

  • Contributes to development of strategies to conduct technical risk management and participates in Identification of risks with stakeholder coordination. ;

  • Participates in the development of risk mitigation/contingency action and implementation plans.

  • Analyzes and interprets data. Drafts technical reports and documentation artifacts.

  • Identifies vague requirements and suggests wording and interpretation to provide clarity.

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  • Provides suggestions for development environment and automation and identifies trade-offs between automation and manual steps to derive quantitative decisions.

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  • Leads integrations testing, develops test procedures and develops a Requirements Verification Traceability Matrix (RVTM) with team support.

  • Advanced technical skill in either forward or reverse engineering.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in a variety of life cycle processes. Acts as interface between management, customers, suppliers, and specialty engineers in the systems development process.

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  • Identifies and articulates strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions and problem approaches during technical discussions.

  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to prepare and present technical content tailored to the client;s mission.

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  • Leads technical discussions, demonstrating command of the technology and; adequately fielding questions which arise.

  • Communicates lessons learned through the project life cycle. Provides input into the CM setup and configuration for projects, and suggests quality improvements for software being developed.

  • Seeks out technical experts for collaboration and facilitates technical discussions with lower level staff.

  • Contributes to IR&D studies and may lead small IR&D tasks

  • Demonstrates understanding of; business line product offerings and contributes to marketing / business development by providing technical expertise during marketing engagements as well as supporting business development efforts led by others.

  • Forms technical approach and generates technical volumes for small proposals with minimal guidance and leads Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) creation and labor estimates.

Major Responsibilities

Position Requirements

BS 4-9 years MS 2-6 years PhD 0-2 years Or equivalent experience


Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and understanding of individual impact to budget as it relates to the project and demonstrates fiscal responsibility.;;;


Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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