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Senior FPGA Engineer

$110k – $165k • 0.0% – 0.2%
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We’re seeking an experienced FPGA Engineer to help us build the world’s most powerful quantum computer. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and able to solve complex problems with limited guidance in fast-paced environment. As an FPGA Engineer at IonQ, you will develop, simulate, test, and document FPGA designs in Verilog using the Vivado toolchain.

Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the design and development of the control system for Ion Q's quantum computer
- Work independently to design and implement FPGA based signal processing and control functions
- Develop functional block specifications based on system level requirements
- Perform logic design and verification using Vivado (Verilog or VHDL and IP Catalog)
- Simulate signal processing and control algorithms in software
- Implement and test firmware for high speed waveform generation and digital control loops
- Write test procedures, perform unit and system level testing and debug, document test results

Required Skills/Education:
- BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
- 2+ years relevant work experience
- Detailed knowledge of FPGA based signal processing (DDC/DUC, DDS, FIR/IIR filters and PID control)
- Prior experience with high speed interface design and verification including ADC/DAC (DDR and JESD204B), DDR3 MIG, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Knowledge of common peripheral interfaces such as SPI, I2C, UART, and USB
- Use of JTAG and Integrated Logic Analyzer for in system debug
- Proficient with signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and other complex lab equipment

Desired Skills:
- Experience implementing Microblaze designs using Vivado IP Integrator
- Developing embedded software in C
- Knowledge of RF/Microwave/Optics (amplifiers, splitters/combiners, photodetectors)
- Low-noise/high-speed analog and digital circuit design (op amps, filters, data converters, FPGAs, and power supplies)

IonQ at a glance

Building the world’s best quantum computers to solve the world’s hardest problems

IonQ focuses on Cloud Computing. Their company has offices in District of Columbia and College Park. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, IonQ has raised $75M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2019.

You can view their website at https://ionq.com or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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