FPGA Engineer

3Brain AG

Pfäffikon SZ
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  • Publication date:

    31 Oktober 2022
  • Workload:

    100%
  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment

FPGA Engineer

3Brain AG
Huobstrasse 16
8808 Pfäffikon SZ
Schwyz,
Switzerland

FPGA Engineer

Job Offer

The Company

3Brain AG is a Swiss deep tech company working on cell-electronic interfaces
that link biological networks to computers via custom-made semiconductor
microchips. Our mission is to empower life scientists to probe intelligent
networks, accelerate biomedical discoveries for the benefit of patients, and
create a future more exciting than the present. Our interdisciplinary team of
scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries of engineering
for life’s complexities. We are ambitious, fast-growing and love to explore. The
company is headquartered in Switzerland nearby Zurich, has a R&D office in
Genova, Italy, and has installed its cutting-edge products in laboratories and
pharma companies worldwide.
More info: http://www.3brain.com/about.html .

Job description

For the next expansion step, 3Brain is looking for a full-time FPGA engineer to
reinforce our R&D team. You will help develop new embedded systems for high-
speed data acquisition devices and improve and maintain the existing product
line. You will be responsible for fetching data from high-speed ADCs or to
stream to high-speed DACs. You will design IP cores for complex signal
processing and hardware accelerators. You will also provide the necessary FPGA
infrastructure to communicate with hardware peripherals (SPI, UART, I2C, etc.).
In particular, your tasks involve:


  • Developing FPGA projects with Intel Quartus and Platform Designer.

  • Creating hardware-accelerators for our embedded systems and
    architectures with self-checking testbenches (VHDL).

  • Integrating FPGA modules for peripheral control (SPI, UART, I2C, etc.).

  • Coding the hardware abstraction layer for custom FPGA Ip cores (C/C++).

  • Maintenance of the existing VHDL code base.

Required Qualifications

Nobody knows it all, if you miss some qualification but you are willing to learn
you should still apply.


  • BSc/MSc in Electrical Engineering or similar.

  • FPGA development tools such as Intel Quartus Prime or Xilinx Vivado.

  • VHDL-2008 proficiency.

  • VUnit: a test framework for HDL.

  • FPGA timing constraints with Synopsys Design Constraints (.sdc).

  • Knowledge of embedded systems/systems on chip.

  • Strong commitment to high coding and design/architecture standards and
    best practices.

  • Basic understanding of electronics.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Initiative and independence.

Additional Qualifications


  • VHDL verification libraries such as OSVVM or UVVM.

  • Proficiency in embedded software programming C/C++.

  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system, especially for embedded devices.

  • Verilog and System Verilog.

  • Proficiency in Python programming.

  • Background in signal processing.

What We Offer


  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment driven by a desire to build
    transformational technologies to help others.

  • A young, fast-growing company with plenty of opportunities for personal
    growth and development.

  • Great challenges and adventures in both technical and economical fields.

  • Working place: Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland .It is a beautiful lakeside village
    just outside of Zurich, the country’s main cultural, financial and business
    center.

To apply send your CV (English only) to hr@3brain.com ,subject: FPGA
Engineer.
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