Senior FPGA Design Engineer

Full Time

Specify, develop, and verify FPGA designs and associated modules for new embedded systems products developed by Enercon and its customers.

Functions & Responsibilities

  • Design and development for FPGA and FPGA-based SoCs used in new electronic products ranging from simple hardware solutions to highly complex embedded processing systems.
  • Develop detailed specifications based on requirements and implement FPGA designs in accordance with those defined requirements and/or specifications.
  • Collaborate with other members of the design team to evaluate possible alternatives during the development process and determine best approach based on performance, cost, and resources.
  • Perform simulation activities including timing analysis, behavioral, and functional simulations.
  • Develop test benches and other test tools as needed to complete verification of FPGA designs.
  • Participate in the bring-up of new, custom FPGA-based hardware with support from firmware and electrical engineers.
  • Support hardware development through schematic design and in some cases PCBA layout.
  • Document ideas, designs, specifications, and instructions to Enercon’s standards.
  • Mentor junior members of the engineering staff to promote design team abilities and establish good working practices.

Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated skill in developing original designs with VHDL for FPGAs and/or FPGA-based SoCs.
  • Strong understanding of FPGA design and architectural concepts as well as the integration with both hardware and software.
  • Specific experience with common FPGA platforms such as Xilinx or Intel. Experience with Xilinx family of SoCs and associated interfaces (AXI4 bus, transceivers, etc.) is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of tools and methodologies used in the context of FPGA development and integration. Familiarity with source control via established systems such as Git is a plus.
  • Experience developing testbenches and applying simulation techniques including timing analysis, etc.
  • Working knowledge of electronics development including schematic and PCBA layout tools.
  • Demonstrated skill in independently using electronics lab equipment to develop/troubleshoot low-level drivers and hardware integration for interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, USB, etc.
  • Experience designing real-time processing solutions including image/video processing.
  • Be able to work with a minimum of supervision and follow established design procedures during the development cycle, documenting the design to Enercon’s standards.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and have the ability to work between multiple departments in carrying out this position’s duties.

Educational Requirements

  • A 4-year degree or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of FPGA development or equivalent experience.

Benefits

  • Enercon Technologies offers a competitive benefits package.