Senior FPGA Engineer at Advanced Navigation

Research and Development, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

Click below to find out a little more about us:

Advanced Navigation is a global leader in high-accuracy navigation systems with headquarters in Sydney, Australia.  The company has a heavy engineering focus, with substantial R&D capability in Sydney and Perth.  Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and are designed to deliver critical navigation information across sea, land, and air platforms including surface, subsea assets, ground vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles applications.  The Senior FPGA Engineer plays an integral role in developing our next generations of navigation and robotics products, with a particular focus on sensor development. This role's primary responsibility is the configuration of FPGA hardware for our products but also participates in embedded software development.

Role Responsibilities

  • Maintaining a high level of proficiency across all facets related to development with FPGAs, including the hardware description languages, the FPGA hardware, the tools that are used, and all other relevant considerations
  • Maintaining a good level of proficiency in embedded software development, including languages, tools and practices
  • Designing performant, correct configurations for the FPGA that are testable, maintainable and that meet all applicable requirements
  • Developing and testing software for embedded devices that is testable, maintainable and that meets all applicable requirements
  • Documenting designs, requirements, tests and test results, as required
  • Identifying the causes of reported defects quickly and accurately
  • Resolving reported defects in the configuration/software in a time frame consistent with agreed priorities.
  • Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) or equivalent experience & professional training
  • 8+ years FPGA development experience, including large developments, and preferably both Intel and Xilinx devices
  • Timing constraints and timing closure
  • Debug techniques such as ChipScope and SignalTap
  • Safe clock crossing practices for multi-clock systems
  • Control clock frequency and phase via on-chip PLLs
  • Floating and fixed point signal processing techniques
  • High speed interfaces such as DDR and architecture based transceivers
  • Electrical communication layers, including differential signalling
  • Low level communication protocols including SPI and I2C
  • Knowledge of pin layout constraints with respect to signal grouping and differential pair limitations
  • Nice to have

  • Strong level of proficiency in C++
  • Strong level of proficiency in Java
  • Familiarity with Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with Matlab
  • Familiarity with Python
  • A strong background in physics or mathematics
  • An understanding of optics, as it pertains to instruments
  • A strong understanding of digital signal processing (DSP) techniques
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation, with coffee and breakfast provided, to keep you going throughout the day.