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Lead FPGA Design Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/01/2021
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Time left:
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    (24/02/21)
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The Role:
This is fully remote role, but client will prefer a candidate from Massachusetts

Lead FPGA Design Engineer

The team at Panametrics, at our client business designs and manufactures a range of sensing instrumentation and sensors that that are utilised in a vast array of market segments. Panametrics is looking for a contract Lead FPGA Engineer to work closely with our Embedded Software and Electrical Engineering teams to design, prototype, validate, and certify next-generation industrial sensing. A successful applicant would work with our DSP engineers to convert C/C++ algorithms in microprocessors and DSPs to HDL, while working with our industrial communication experts to implement robust high-speed communications links to SCADA systems, and with our Electrical Engineers to implement high fidelity signal acquisition pipelines. Additionally a successful applicant would support legacy product lines though their later life cycle stages.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

* Lead the execution of product design, validation, and certification of industrial grade embedded systems
* Evaluate system level requirements by brainstorming with Product Specialists, Product Managers, and other peers throughout the organization
* Develop system architectures for multi-channel data acquisition and signal processing products
* Support sustaining activities across a broad product portfolio
* Support the creation and implementation of process-driven design decisions (CPO; NPI and NTI; Operations, Sales, and Service support)

Qualifications/Skills Requirements

* Bachelor's degree (minimum) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent from an accredited college or university
* 5+ years' experience with design and verification of complex FPGA designs in VHDL or Verilog
* Experience in DSP (data signal processing) in FPGA
* Experience with Zynq, Xilinx, MPSoC
* Demonstrated experience with digital hardware system design, including system architecture and interfaces
* Experience with modelling and debugging HDL systems with Modelsim
* Capable of concise and effective written and verbal communication
* Practical experience with design of industrial products
* Effective communicator within technical and non-technical environments
* Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to perform in a team environment, across functions, and with customer and suppliers


Desired Skills:

* Demonstrated ability to translate signal processing algorithms from C/C++ to HDL
* 5+ years' experience with Xilinx's Vivado FPGA tool chain
* Experience with Altera's Quartus FPGA tool chain
* Experience with the Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC architecture and design workflow
* Experience with the Petalinux/Yocto design workflow
* Experience with the IAR's Embedded Workbench IDE
* Experience implementing high speed communications protocol drivers
* Experience with mixed signal systems design, including low noise, and high voltage applications.
* Familiarity with reading electrical schematic and PCB layout designs
* Familiarity with C/C++ coding languages
* Familiarity with Linux operating system
* Familiarity with hardware debugging at board level using oscilloscope, bus analyzers, digital multimeters, etc.

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