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Senior FPGA Design Engineer at Gatan Inc

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Pleasanton, California

Job Description:

Gatan, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of high quality instrumentation and software for imaging and analysis in TEM and SEM applications. The Gatan name is recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and the industry's leading technology.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior FPGA Design Engineer for our imaging and analytical products who will be responsible for designing, developing and evaluating FPGAs for high performance embedded systems.  This individual will be responsible for working closely with the Software and Hardware groups to provide the FPGA designs.  This position will be based out of our Pleasanton, CA office.

The primary function of this role will be as a FPGA designer on complex, digital and mixed signal systems including architecture, FPGA design, hardware design, exploration of technology, system performance and specification to design and test.  The incumbent will also be responsible for defining system requirements and integration.


  • FPGA logic design with Verilog or SV, synthesis and layout

  • Experience with Vivado, Quartus and Questasim and timing closure

  • Ability to architect systems and hardware and map to requirements for FPGAs

  • Knowledge of high-performance board design and layout

  • Ability to architect hardware platforms and high-speed interfaces

  • Experience with DDR4+ and HBM and high-performance memory architectures

  • Experience with SoCs and microprocessor peripherals such as Ethernet, USB, PCIe, UARTS, I2C, SPI, Display, RS485, JESD204b and similar protocols

  • Experience with low noise analog design and ADCs

  • Strong comfort level working in a lab environment using digital embedded system debug tools (ICE, logic analyzers, JTAG, Oscilloscopes)



  • WAN, LAN, Sockets, TCP/IP communications

  • Working knowledge of bootloaders and getting new hardware platforms to run

  • Knowledge of image sensor data processing a plus



  • BS in Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university, MS degree is a plus

  • 10+ years of hardware development experience