Building the future of science together with Thermo Fisher

FPGA Engineer

Thermo Fisher Scientific

9077663 | EINDHOVEN | Detachering | HBO | 5.000 p/m | publicatiedatum


Over de functie

The data acquisition subsystem of FEI Electron Microscopes makes extensive use of embedded electronics and FPGA technology. A team of embedded software and FPGA engineers is responsible for developing the required functionality in this domain. We are looking for an FPGA firmware engineer to extend the team.

  Implement image and data processing algorithms in programmable logic.

A major part of the job will consist of actively programming (image) processing algorithms in FPGA. This includes algorithm simulation, high level synthesis, Xilinx Vivado synthesis / analysis tools and hardware testing.

Naturally, documentation is part of the responsibilities. Clear and concise design specifications, software interfaces etc. are expected.

-          Verify algorithm implementations.

Before functions are integrated at system level, extensive verification takes place in the FPGA / embedded domain. We use Python to implement such tests. For regression testing automated verification programs must be created.

-          Contribute to Configuration Management.

All development takes place in a version control environment. Part of the job will be to partake in the setup and maintenance of this environment.

-          Contribute to algorithm development.

Many new processing algorithms are developed by our Advanced Technology group, in close cooperation with the embedded software teams. Contribution is expected in gauging the feasibility of new algorithms in programmable logic and actively performing experiments.


Qualifications include:

·         Education: Bachelors or Maters degree in electrical engineering and/or embedded systems.

·         Specialized knowledge: Candidate must be familiar with FPGA based data processing and have a strong affinity with the (hardware) architecture of FPGAs and other embedded processing architectures. Knowledge of High Level Synthesis is a pre.

·         Skills: Digital systems design; (Xilinx) FPGA design environment; VHDL; C; (C++); Python;

·         Personal characteristics: Teamwork; Ownership (taking full responsibility for assigned work);

·         Professional Certification

·         Experience: >5 years in a similar environment.


Excellent salary and a financial compensation for 13 ADV holidays. Travel allowance is included!

At Yacht, we take an important role in your personal development and make sure the project you work on is going well and fits your wishes.


With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, our company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. We design, manufacture, and support the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.

Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sciences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide team of 3200 people is dedicated to customers pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Check out these video’s to get more insight in what it means to work on our complex High-Tech Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). These high-end tools are being produced and developed in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

·       FEI’s corporate organization

·       Inside the FEI Titan Transmission Electron Microscope

·       How to make a microscope


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Germa Karsmakers-van Wijk via telefoonnummer 06-54794187

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