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Job Title:  Senior FPGA Design Engineer


Pleasanton, CA, US, 94588

Business Unit:  Gatan
Posting Date:  Nov 29, 2022
Job Description: 

 Electron Microscopy Technologies (EMT) is the world leading manufacturer of high-quality instrumentation and software for imaging and analysis in TEM and SEM applications. The Gatan and EDAX names are recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and the industry’s leading technology.


Position Summary:

This is a permanent position based in Pleasanton, California working on AMETEK’s products for electron microscopy under the Gatan and EDAX brands. 


Sr FPGA Design Engineer Requirements:

  • 10+ years of hardware development experience 

  • FPGA logic design with Verilog or SV, synthesis and layout

  • Experience with Vivado, Quartus and Questasim and timing closure

  • Ability to architect systems and hardware and map to requirements for FPGAs

  • Simulation at device and system level in an UVM environment

  • Knowledge of high-performance board design and layout

  • Ability to architect hardware platforms and high-speed interfaces

  • Experience with DDR4+ and HBM and high-performance memory architectures

  • Experience with SoCs and microprocessor peripherals such as Ethernet, USB, PCIe, UARTS, I2C, SPI, Display, RS485, JESD204b and similar protocols

  • Experience with low noise analog design and ADCs

  • Strong comfort level working in a lab environment using digital embedded system debug tools (ICE, logic analyzers, JTAG, Oscilloscopes)

  • BS in Electrical Engineering from a four-year college or university, MS degree is a plus


Preferred Qualifications:

  • WAN, LAN, Sockets, TCP/IP communications

  • Working knowledge of bootloaders and getting new hardware platforms to run

  • Knowledge of image sensor data processing a plus 

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

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