Senior FPGA Design Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering



The primary role is to design, analyze and develop software and/or digital hardware for the purpose of controlling RF power delivery systems. The person must be able to operate independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly technical environment and work on multiple concurrent cross-functional projects.


  • Design, implement, troubleshoot and support control system electronics/software for RF power delivery systems and/or subsystems (i.e. high-power switching circuits)

  • Develop models for simulations to analyze transient behavior of power delivery systems

  • Interface with customers to determine and develop specifications

  • Produce design documentation when required

  • Participate in firmware design reviews and recommend improvements

  • Develop electrical hardware and software designs that meet various technical, financial, geometric and other design constraints using some combination of modeling, simulation, prototyping, testing, analysis, etc.

  • Support new technology development initiatives and other critical projects

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form, critical technical information regarding electronic and electrical system design and performance

  • Interface with product engineering and other cross-functional teams as required

  • Analyze and troubleshoot application issues in a timely fashion, often at a customer site


  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 4+ years of experience desired (recent graduates may be considered)

  • Experience with High Gate Count FPGAs required

  • VHDL programming experience with FPGAs required

  • Experience with IP Core integration into FPGAs required

  • Experience with FPGA synthesis, mapping to target FPGA devices and timing analysis required

  • Experience in communications and signal processing background desired

  • Experience with high-speed communication interfaces desired

  • Experience with embedded microprocessors within FPGAs desired

  • Experience developing FPGA test benches for test/validation purposes desired

  • Familiar with Xilinx Development Tools (ISE Design Suite, Vivado Design Suite, and System Generator for DSP) desired

  • Hands-on laboratory experience is critical and required.Specifically experience with Logic Analyzers and Oscilloscopes is vital

  • Familiarity with MATLAB and Simulink (HDL Coder) is desired

  • Experience with configuration management tools (Perforce) desired

  • Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence) desired

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required


  • Domestic & international travel (occasional)

  • Occasional work hour flexibility to accommodate international conferencing and deadlines

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