FPGA Design Engineer

05 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Are you looking for FPGA Design Engineer jobs ? This job is with one of the world's leading engineers of visual solutions. Founded in 1982 and now distributing across 5 continents, on top of that they have customers in more than 100 countries worldwide; covering multiple industries such as professional audio, military, education, security and health care. To continue this success, we are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated individual to assist within the Hardware department. The FPGA Engineer will be based in our Derby office and will be involved in the development and validation of a range of innovative products in the computer graphics and digital markets. The successful applicant will report to a Hardware Team Leader, and be involved in the design and verification of FPGA designs that implement high bandwidth video systems. The role will give the satisfaction of seeing designs move smoothly into production within a world leading company in the field of computer graphics and video wall display technology The role would be suitable for a design engineer with at least 5 years of relevant experience. Some expertise in video interfaces or processing would be an advantage. As a Hardware Engineer with our client your jobs will include: - HDL design and verification of video systems primarily in VHDL. - Architecting HDL block designs from scratch considering product, test requirements and design re-use. - HDL integration and system validation to develop high speed digital and mixed signal systems based on FPGAs. - Delivery of FPGA designs for product releases that meet functional requirements, performance goals and coding standards. - Guiding the work of junior engineers and peer review of HDL and FPGA designs. - Debug of embedded software that interacts with FPGA functions. Communication with software engineers to agree APIs and test strategies. - Board debug, using scopes, analysers and embedded software IDE's to verify functionality and performance. - Analysis of failures and feeding solutions back into the design flow. Skills & Experience: - Fluent in HDL design using either VHDL or Verilog. - Fluent in HDL verification using HDL testbenches, skills of using code and functional coverage is desirable. - An extensive knowledge FPGA architecture, operation, and tool flow using either Intel/Altera or Xilinx. - Experience of defining timing constraints and resolving timing closure problems using tool flow, constraints, and design changes. - Embedded 'C' programming. - A working knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Python, Tcl) - A systematic and analytical approach to debug and problem solving, and an ability to communicate with the rest of the team to discuss, agree and document possible solutions. - Practical hardware debug and test skills. - A resilience to time pressure and an ability to work flexibly and proactively to deliver designs to market quickly and efficiently. To apply to this job please forward a detailed cv to Alfen. For more information on design engineer jobs and other jobs available please visit the Alfen website.