FPGA Hardware Engineer, National Robotics Engineering Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2019114
The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has a position open for FPGA Hardware Engineer targeted toward robotic systems. We are looking for people with both robotics and non-robotics experience. Our team is looking to demonstrate the power of FPGA's to provide acceleration for image processing, computer vision and machine learning applications. Your day to day work will include debugging SOC FPGA based prototypes, developing interface logic for custom image sensors, writing HDL code to efficiently accelerate computer vision based algorithms, and integrating your work into complex systems.
Our current FPGA design engineers have developed mixed hardware/software systems that work under the hot Arizona sun, in the middle of a dense forest, and on chaotic factory floors.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Implementing FPGA logic on standard FPGAs and SOC based FPGAs
Verifying FPGA applications bus implementing and designing self-checking testbenches
Diagnosing and debugging existing FPGA based designs
Documenting FPGA designs and their integration into larger systems
Coordinating efforts with other FPGA engineers as well as embedded software engineers
Participating in hardware design process: design, code reviews, etc.
Developing new tools to improve hardware code generation, integration and testing
Writing simple C based drivers on SOC based FPGAs for hardware in the loop testing
B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience (Any more is a bonus)
3-5 years of professional experience
Familiar with basic digital logic design concepts (state machine design, pipelining, etc.)
Experience with VHDL, system Verilog or Verilog HDLs
Experience with FPGA Development tools (Vivado,Quartus, etc.)
Experience with logic simulation tools and RTL simulation
Technical communication skills
Ability to perform in a multi-functional team
Python scripting, C, C++ skills.
Embedded or Real Time systems engineering
Familiarity with high level synthesis (HLS)
Experience with software IDE tools such as Xilinx's VITIS
Electrical engineering and custom circuit design
Computer vision, robotics, machine learning, scientific computing, simulation, or graphics
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a rapidly growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with robotics experts, and develop an array of innovative technologies.
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 100 robotics companies, Pittsburgh is recognized as the Robotics Capital of the World. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row; others call it Roboburgh. Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the Best Robotics R&D Group
Join our passionate team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 25+ years of experience developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real-world challenges where automation and robots impact productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of autonomous ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 160 robotics professionals, we solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students, and offers professional development certification courses and training to educators.
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and flourish with it for the benefit of our organization, our employees and our community. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university's current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.
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