Firmware/FPGA designer

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10024265
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

VDL ETG T&D is expanding their business, therefore we are looking for a FPGA designer for our Electronics department. Do you have the ambition for a broad personal development in the technology field and do you have industrial experience in VHDL for FPGA design? Then this might be an interesting vacancy for you!

Job description

You will be responsible for defining and realizing new VHDL firmware designs and for modifying existing VHDL firmware, including the hardware/software interface of the machine. Your activities include specifying and documenting requirements, implementing and simulating VHDL code as well as testing the firmware in test setups and in the machine module. 

As a FPGA Designer you are the first point of contact for questions related to this topic. In the projects, you work together with the electronics architect and designers of all disciplines (software, electronics, mechatronics, mechanics). This position is based in the Electronics group of VDL ETG Technology & Development, where you will report to the Group leader Electronics.

Company

VDL Enabling Technologies Group (VDL ETG) is a tier-one design & contract manufacturing partner with worldwide activities, whose customers are 'Original Equipment Manufacturing' companies that play a leading role in high-tech production equipment and users of advanced production lines.

Within VDL ETG, the department of Technology & Development (T&D) is responsible for the specification, design and integration of high tech mechatronic machine modules, professional systems and capital intensive equipment. All this takes place under one roof. The high-tech production facility is equipped with state-of-the- art machinery to produce any designed product. The Technology & Development department consists of a number of competence groups, such as Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Software, Flow & Thermal and Project management. Within VDL's multidisciplinary project teams they specify, design, develop and qualify modules and products for their customers.

Offer description

You will be employed by YER and seconded to VDL ETG. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits (e.g. work-life balance, pension, paid overtime, travel allowance)
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including relocations and Dutch lessons)
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor Degree or master degree in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of industrial experience in VHDL for FPGA design (VHDL RTL, synthesis, compilation and timing closure)
  • Experience with FPGA design flow (Altera Quartus/Xilinx ISE) and functional & gate level simulation using Mentor Modelsim and/or Questa Sim
  • Experience with FPGA debugging tools (ILA ChipScope, Signaltap) and lab equipment
  • Affinity to work and discuss with hardware and software engineers on a technical level
  • Team player, analytical, pragmatic, creative and pro-active
  • Good communication skills and proficient in English and preferably in Dutch
  • Ambition for a broad personal development in the technology field
  • Good in time management and setting priorities
  • Affinity with mechatronics/control systems is a plus!