Senior FPGA Engineer at Morse Micro

Digital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney engineering
Posted 6 days ago

Are you a Senior FPGA Engineer with experience developing low power mixed-signal chips? Do you want to play a key role in building next generation Wi-Fi chips that will truly enable the Internet of Things? Keen to make a real difference in a VC-backed startup and work in a dynamic & fun environment? Then join Australia’s fastest growing semiconductor company based in Sydney, Australia! You’ll work with the team that invented Wi-Fi 20 years ago, and help shape the future of Wi-Fi.

Your role will be within the digital team and involve verification of our wireless chipsets on FPGA.

Applicants will need to be experienced leading digital SoC design on FPGA, and porting ASIC designs for verification on FPGA. The role requires developing an understanding of the design such that it can be fully verified on FPGA, including wireless subsystems, and provides an opportunity to learn about wireless SoC design and verification. Additional roles include management of the FPGA flow and related infrastructure, managing regression runs on the FPGA platform, researching future FPGA platform solutions and working with the digital and software teams to understand verification requirements and assisting with development of new hardware.

We are open to sponsoring a work visa for the right candidate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading FPGA porting, image creation, validation and delivery to software team
  • Maintaining a working FPGA port of a chip under development
  • Maintaining and improving the FPGA flow
  • Running and debugging functional regression tests
  • Becoming an expert on the digital architecture and wireless subsystem operation
  • Working with the digital and software teams to validate the hardware with the software prior to tapeout

What we’re looking for:

  • MSc in Electrical / Electronics / Communication Engineering or Computer Science
  • Digital design and verification experience with 6+ years relevant industry experience
  • A solid understanding of digital design fundamentals
  • Excellent understanding of FPGA technologies and tools
  • Experience managing multi-million gate designs on Xilinx Ultrascale FPGAs
  • Experience with the Cadence or Synopsys simulation suites
  • Experience with FPGA regression flows
  • Experience with SystemVerilog designs and testbench infrastructure
  • Experience writing and debugging embedded C
  • Hands-on experience with Linux development environment staples such as make, shell scripts and Python
  • Experience setting up and maintaining continuous integration (CI) flows for regression testing and reporting status
  • Experience with cloud-based FPGA platforms is a plus
  • A good understanding of embedded processor systems, familiarity with RISC-V is a plus
  • Wireless experience is a plus
  • Experience with cocotb is a plus
  • Experience using the git revision control tool
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to document - and keep updated - instructions on running and debugging flows
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A determination to deliver even when subject to time pressures
  • A hands-on, practical attitude

Check out what it is like to work for us:

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary + excellent stock option package
  • Potential to sponsor a work visa for the right candidate
  • Healthy work environment with sit/stand desks and large screens
  • Office perks such as stocked drinks fridge, snack bar and barista coffee
  • Newly fitted-out offices, with a relaxed, friendly work environment

Who we are:

Morse Micro is a fabless semiconductor company building Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) chips for the Internet of Things (IoT). We are a team of wireless experts that love to innovate and invent. Together, we are building the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology that will enable billions of IoT devices to connect securely to the internet. We are a global team with offices in Sydney & Picton (Australia), Irvine & Boston (USA), Bangalore (India), Cambridge (UK) and Hangzhou (China).

How to apply:

To apply submit your CV and cover letter and tell us why you would be a stand-out applicant for the role of Senior FPGA Engineer at Morse Micro.