Digilent, Inc., a National Instruments Company,specializes in the development and manufacture of FPGA-based products foreducation, research, and the design / prototyping of embedded systems aimed at high-performanceautomated measurements systems.
Digilent offers a relaxed and stimulating workenvironment, which includes working in small teams fostering the type ofengineering innovation that leads to our many award-winning products.
The Digilentorganization has an opening for a talented Hardware Digital DesignEngineer . In this position you will enjoy the unique opportunity totake ownership and to be involved in all aspects of the product developmentcycle, including research, design, prototyping, development,testing, sustaining and manufacturing.
Core Job Responsibilities
Development of specific hardware and embedded software products.
Experience in schematic design, layout fundamentals and the interfaces between computer hardware and measurement electronics.
Learn professional techniques and practices for design, simulation, assembly, and test.
Perform research as required to complete your projects.
Work and interact with a wide variety of geographically distributed R&D staff.
Diagnose and debug technical challenges with your project.
Test your design using a hardware prototype.
Develop software for testing your project.
Implement and test your design using CAD and synthesis software tools.
Review and approve product specifications and customer user documentation for the product
B.S. in computer science, computer engineering, electrical / computer engineering, electrical engineering, or electronics engineering technology
Strong understanding of computers and high-level programming languages (including VHDL and / or C / C++)
Thorough understanding of the following concepts and principles :
oDigital circuit design, simulation and validation.
oFinite state machines
oHigh-level synthesis of language representations to various hardware architectures including FPGAs
oComputer system architecture and organization
oIntegration of hardware and software
Passion for learning about and working with test industry technologies
Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
Demonstrated ability to :
Work effectively in a group development environment
Problem-solve effectively - diagnose technical issues and propose reasonable solutions; enjoy problem solving
Take initiative, be a self-starter, and work independently
Persistently drive tasks and projects to successful completion
Take ownership of goals, project schedules
Listen attentively and grasp fast-paced technical conversations
Quickly learn applicable technology, systems, and products
English Language Competency / effective communication skills
Can clearly and concisely communicate in English so that persons you work with can understand you clearly, particularly in technical conversations.
Can actively participact in online conference calls, independently summarize take-aways and task items.
FPGA Design, Xilinx Vivado workflow
Experience with Embedded Software (Linux)
Schematic Capture and Layout
Understanding of transmission lines and Signal Integrity