058148-Programmer/Developer Lead – FPGA Designerr

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Senior FPGA Developer – contractor position 

Position Summary 

This position is located in Ottawa, Ontario, in the Radio Products Canada FPGA Development team.  The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be RTL design and verification of FPGAs for new multi-standard radio base station products for 5G, LTE, W-CDMA, and GSM networks.  The position may also involve modeling, in-system lab bring up and testing, and other typical aspects of FPGA development.  The Ottawa team works very closely with other Radio development teams located in Sweden and China. 

Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience working in FPGA/ASIC development. 


Responsibilities & Tasks: 

Defining functional specifications for the FPGA. 

FPGA design: writing RTL code, functional simulation, debugging, synthesis, timing closure, and hands-on integration and verification in a lab environment. 

Collaborating with Hardware/Software/Systems/Integration Radio development teams, to understand overall product requirements and drive optimal solutions. 

Documentation and communication. 


Contributing to the continuous improvement of products, tools and processes. 

Supporting the deployment of new Radio products and features into customer networks. 


Position Qualifications: 

Long proven track record of successfully delivering many complex RTL designs targeting large FPGAs/ASICs. 

Deep knowledge of SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL. 

Familiarity with modern FPGA device families and tools. 

Expertise in floorplanning, synthesis and place&route optimization, timing closure, and related design constraints. 

Direct experience implementing high speed serial links and protocols using multi-gigabit transceivers. 

Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing, DSP modeling, and hardware realizations. 

Experience in functional simulation using modern verification techniques such as UVM and Assertion Based Verification. 

Skilled in using scripting languages and tools (TCL, Python, Perl, Make). 

Analytical mindset, high capacity, results oriented and the ability to deliver under pressure. 

Excellent English verbal and written communication skills. 

A highly motivated self-starter, able to work independently, while being a team player. 

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent, with demonstrated experience and knowledge in the above-mentioned required skills areas. 


Additional Assets: 

Knowledge of wireless systems and 3GPP specifications. 

Mathematical analysis experience using Matlab or similar. 

SW OO Programming.


Responsible for programming and software development using various programming languages and related tools and frameworks, reviewing code written by other programmers, requirement gathering, bug fixing, testing, documenting and implementing software systems.  Experienced programmers are also responsible for interpreting architecture and design, code reviews, mentoring, guiding and monitoring programmers, ensuring adherence to programming and documentation policies, software development, testing and release.



Required Skills and Experience:



Write software programs using specific programming languages/platforms such as Java or MS .NET, and related tools, platform and environment. Write, update, and maintain computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment. Consult with managerial, engineering, and technical personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes. Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements. Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic. Write or contribute to instructions or manuals to guide end users. Correct errors by making appropriate changes and then rechecking the program to ensure that the desired results are produced. Conduct trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct. Compile and write documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the program. Investigate whether networks, workstations, the central processing unit of the system, and/or peripheral equipment are responding to a program's instructions. Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language. Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems software as a systems programmer. Consult with and assist computer operators or system analysts to define and resolve problems in running computer programs. Perform unit testing Assist in system and user testing Fix errors and bugs that are identified in the course of testing.



• Qualifications: 3-7 years (2 years min relevant experience in the role) experience; Bachelor’s degree
• Should be proficient in Software Engineering Techniques, Software Engineering Architecture, Software Engineering Lifecycle and Data Management.
• Should have progressing skills on Business Analysis, Business Knowledge, Software Engineering Leadership, Architecture Knowledge and Technical Solution Design.



Candidates should be flexible / willing to work across this delivery landscape which includes and not limited to Agile Applications Development, Support and Deployment.



Posted on:

December 24, 2021

Experience level:

Experienced (Non Manager)

Education level:

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Contract type: