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FPGA Design Engineer

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 200053


Company Description:

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Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary function of position:

We are seeking a talented FPGA design engineer to join our FPGA Core design team. The successful candidate will work with a group of dedicated engineers focused on developing the world’s best surgical robotics systems.

As a member of the FPGA Core team, the individual in this position will play a key role in FPGA design - developing and integrating FPGA designs for communications, embedded processing, sensor interfacing and motor control.

In this role you will:

• Work closely on a daily basis with other FPGA team members to build and maintain a world-class FPGA design platform.
• Be provided with the challenge for delivering the highest quality FPGA designs that are critical to the safety and effectiveness of our robotics systems.
• Own entire FPGA designs from concept to production.
• Develop modular FPGA content for highly shared applications.
• Continually be exposed to, evaluate, and implement new technologies, tools, and processes.
• Provide your input on architectural decisions ranging from FPGA designs to electrical system architecture implementation.
• Understand system-level requirements in order to develop FPGA specification documentation.
• Collaborate with our FPGA Verification team to identify and implement essential FPGA functional simulation coverage.
• Have the opportunity to learn from and work with many cross-functional teams – Hardware, Software, Mechanical, Manufacturing – to ensure correct implementation of FPGA designs from concept to system integration.
• Design, implement, and perform critical robotic in-system verification and validation procedures for your FPGA designs to ensure that the overall product meets required specifications.


Basic Skill/Job Requirements: 

• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience with Verilog HDL.
• Experience in implementing FPGAs with Xilinx ISE/Vivado or similar.
• Experience in implementing simulation test benches with ModelSim, QuestaSim or similar.
• Familiar with using lab equipment – oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, power supplies, etc.
• Experience with FPGA bringup, debug, and software/system integration.

Preferred Skill/Job Requirements:

• Minimum 5+ to 7+ years experience in FPGA design.
• Strong foundation in FPGA verification and validation methods.
• Experience with System Verilog.
• Experience with Xilinx MPSoC FPGA designs and Xilinx SDK applications.
• Experience with software programming languages – C, Python, Javascript, etc.
• Experience with Linux OS.

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