FPGA Engineer Montreal

Deadline: 26 Dec, 2024

Grass Valley

Job Summary:

Grass Valley’s FPGA Engineers develop state-of-the -art solutions for content creation, transmission, and distribution. We are dedicated to redefining the way audiences experience entertainment and information through cutting-edge technology. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior FPGA Engineer specializing in Broadcast Video and Audio to join our team. As a Senior FPGA Engineer, you will be instrumental in the design, development, testing and implementation of FPGA-based solutions specifically tailored for broadcast video and audio applications. Your responsibilities will encompass leading FPGA architecture design, electronic and PCB design and collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate these solutions into our broadcast systems.

Responsibilities – Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the architecture, design, and development of FPGA-based systems for broadcast video and audio applications, focusing on Embedded System hardware and electronic design;
  • Optimize FPGA designs to enhance video processing, audio synchronization and develop electronic systems with FPGA architectures;
  • Conduct thorough simulation, testing, debugging, and verification of FPGA designs to ensure seamless functionality and adherence to industry standards;
  • Maintain and improve FPGA build processes using CI/CD tools like Jenkins;
  • Estimate work effort to establish schedules for design delivery;
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging standards, and technologies related to broadcast video and audio.

Required Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical field;


Minimum of five (5) years experience in FPGA design and development with strong focus on electronic and PCB design;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in FPGA design, power estimation, implementation, optimization, testing, and development using hardware description languages (HDL) such as VHDL or Verilog;
  • Ability to simulate and verify FPGA designs using tools like Questa;
  • Familiarity with FPGA development tools such as Xilinx Vivado, or Altera Quartus;
  • Proficiency in debugging and troubleshooting FPGA designs, including using logic analyzers and other debugging tools;
  • Ability to create clear and concise documentation for FPGA designs, including design specifications;
  • Experience with embedded system integration and real-time operating systems running on inhouse designed hardware;
  • Experience in high-speed digital design, data serialization, media streaming (ST2110) and transmission protocols within the broadcast industry, particularly HD-SDI video;
  • Experience with high-speed serial interfaces like PCIe, DDR, Ethernet, and USB;
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as SPI, I2C, UART, and CAN;
  • Strong understanding of digital logic design principles and ability to create complex digital circuits;
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python and programming languages C/C++ for FPGA programming and automation;
  • Understanding TCP/IP from network programming perspective;
  • Experience in managing code with version control systems like Git to track releases and collaborate with a team through branching and merging;
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional multi-site teams, including hardware engineers, QA engineers, and project managers;
  • Proven experience in hardware design and development, preferably in a similar role;
  • Experience with hardware debug and tests;
  • Strong knowledge of analog and digital electronics, microcontrollers, and FPGA;
  • Familiarity with industry standards, regulations, and compliance related to hardware design;
  • Proficiency in schematic capture and oversight of PCB layout.
  • Fluency in French and English, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of English appropriate to the duties is required, as the incumbent is expected to work in cross-functional research and development teams located in different countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Poland.

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