FPGA/Digital Design Engineer


Ref: 1228Sunday 1 August 2021


Do you want to contribute to unique products that have a meaningful impact on biomedical research? This role will suit someone who is keen to collaborate within a small, relaxed but professional multifunctional team with a flat structure and a can-do attitude.  

Our client specialises in the design and manufacture of the only time-resolved photon-counting camera on the market with in-pixel timing electronics, this method enables the time-tagging of incoming photons with an accuracy of 55ps. 

Our client’s mission is to provide innovative, high quality, and accurate sensor technology to facilitate research, with an initial focus on the biomedical field. Until now, single photon detection and timing capabilities have only been available as separate, bulky, and low-throughput pieces of equipment. Our client’s products help to speed up the research process by streamlining these features into a single, simple unit and is designed to be easily integrated into any existing lab setup. 

In this role your responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Translate customer requirements into features 

  • Take full ownership of FPGA firmware development

  • Enhancing FPGA and system design simulation, modelling and test benches

  • Specification and implementation of new features  

  • Work in collaboration with the software and hardware teams

  • Liaise with customers to ensure our deliverables meet or exceed specification and expectation

  • Clean data and filter out signal noise from datasets  

  • Revise and update the existing product  

  • Develop the next generation of products  

  • Management of 3rd party VLSI design services for full-custom silicon design


To be of interest you will be able to demonstrate commercial experience of the following technical Skills:

  • Implementation of FPGA firmware using Verilog

  • Proficiency in Verilog HDL for RTL design and simulation

  • Robust IP design for re-use practice and methodologies for SOC (system-on-chip) reuse

  • RTL specification, design, integration and verification
  • Specification, sourcing and integration of digital and analogue IP from 3rd Parties
  • Solid understanding of FPGA device fabrics and design tools
  • Efficient translation of design or algorithms to available FPGA/system resources in line with cost and performance constraints
  • Target FPGA for pre-silicon sign-off and liaison with ‘back-end’ VLSI design services

Our client is keen to provide an inclusive and collaborative environment where innovation can be fostered through continuous personal and professional development. They are keen to provide training and learning experiences to ensure everyone is ready to push the boundaries of the technology to new heights.