FPGA Designer



  • Information Technology
  • Job Code: 9D96880481
  • Posted: August 02, 2018
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit a talented FPGA Designer based in Gatineau, QC

Our client is looking for a highly motivated and talented FPGA Design Engineer that can potentially contribute to all phases of FPGA Implementation with strong knowledge of verification. This position requires a strong understanding of FPGA development from concept to an implemented and verified design.

The Role:

  • Full FPGA development cycle involving architecture definition, verification strategy definition, RTL coding, simulation, timing analysis, synthesis, place & route and onboard testing.
  • Ensure the FPGA meets design requirement: Write Design implementation documentation in collaboration with FPGA architects, write test plans for FPGA validation in collaboration with FPGA verification (simulation) team.
  • Work with other members of the team to integrate FPGA designs on projects that include hardware and software design components.
  • Define and run tests, analyze results and scope down problems to a level reproducible in simulation and/or for easier analysis by design teams.
  • Ensure the FPGA has the require DFT (Design for Test) capabilities.
  • Software and SQA (System test) support in their development and for defect analysis.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelors of Science or higher degree in CE/EE/CS or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of pertinent experience.
  • Strong VHDL/Verilog design an coding skills for synthesizable FPGA designs (Xilinx and Altera)
  • Experience in traffic handling and traffic management (traffic filtering, scheduling, queuing)
  • L2/L3/L4 protocols: L2 (Ethernet, VLAN), L3 (IPV4, IPV6), L4 (TCP, UDP)
  • Experience with 3rd-party VHDL/Verilog IP.
  • SystemVerilog and OOP coding skills for verification test branch development, UVM knowledge is an asset.
  • Strong understanding of FPGA design considerations including synchronous/asynchronous/CDC timing requirements and FPGA resource utilization.
  • Knowledge of ASIC development methodology is a plus.
  • A pragmatic approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to take full ownership of his task and project.
  • Embedded programming experience using C or C++ and Linux.
  • Team player capable to interact effectively within a multi-disciplinary engineering team.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Jada Bottomley, Recruiter, Information Technology. Visit our website at www.aplin.com to view our job opportunities, career tips, and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. #LI-DNP


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David Newark

Information Technology



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