Senior FPGA Design Engineer (Dublin)

Company Description

Benetel is based in Dublin, Ireland, and was founded in 2001 by a team of highly skilled engineers. Benetel today develops leading-edge hardware platform solutions for 4G/LTE eNodeB Small Cells. Offering off-the-shelf baseband and RF modules in a variety of frequency bands and output powers as well as design and test services, Benetel enables OEMs to radically increase the speed to market of the newest LTE network infrastructure.

In May 2020, we launched our first 5G NR Non-Standalone (NSA) Evaluation System. The 5G NSA system, based on Split 7.2 ORAN interface, is targeted for laboratory, research, and test integration purposes. This innovative system enables interested parties to evaluate, understand, and familiarize themselves with virtualized end-to-end solutions and provides them with a path to deployment grade solution.

Job Description

Benetel is actively seeking to expand its Digital design team with the role of a Senior FPGA Design Engineer who is responsible for the design and development of FPGA/SoC applications for O-RAN compliant RU systems.  This leadership role is part of a rapidly growing radio Unit development team delivering first to market deployment grade products.  The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the product line execution and roadmap development as dictated by the corporate strategy.  The established team working environment provides an opportunity to develop and grow skills and expertise in embedded system hardware development for leading-edge wireless technologies.

The role is based at our headquarters in Dublin.

Role Expertise Requirements

  • You must have experience with tools such as SVN, Git, and familiarity with 1588 and SyncE standards.
  • Systemization of a digital ASIC (FPGA, ARM, SoC, IP Cores).
  • Write, simulate, and verify Verilog/SystemVerilog based FPGA designs.
  • Develop API and Software for FPGA bring-up and system-level validation and operation.
  • Design FPGA systems for radio communication systems including digital front-end DSP such us filters, up and down-conversion, DPD, CFR.
  • Active collaboration with a multidisciplinary team on architecture and design within digital design expertise. Provide inputs to architecture and design reviews.
  • Design documentation including product specifications, design descriptions, and test specifications.
  • SoC performance and power estimation and optimization, clock, and reset distribution optimization.
  • Multi-gigabit interface design (Ethernet, SGMII, RGMII, PCI).
  • Device Evaluation, Schematic Entry, PCB Layout support, and review.
  • Design for Manufacturability, Quality, Cost & Test.
  • Support of New Product Introduction to Manufacture.
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Commitment to Continuous Improvement.

Desired Skills

  • Familiar with Agile Project Management.
  • Electronic Circuit & System Design Fundamentals including analog, digital and power.
  • Knowledge of FPGA/ARM and IP Cores systemization.
  • Knowledge of multi-gigabit interface protocols (Ethernet, SGMII, RGMII), memory technologies (DDR3, DDR4), interconnect protocols (PCIe), digital logics and common communication interfaces (UART, USB, SPI, I2C).
  • O-RAN and C-RAN knowledge is a must.
  • Skilled in digital frontend design (DSP, CFR, DPD, Up and Down Converters, Digital Filters).
  • Circuit and System Simulation (Matlab, PSpice) Competence.
  • Proficient with scripting languages such as Tcl or Python, and programming languages such as C/C++ including low-level programming (firmware) of complex computer systems and mixing HDL with C/C++ for simulation purpose.
  • Strong knowledge of FPGA tool flows; Synthesis, Partitioning, Place & Route: Xilinx Vivado HLx and Intel FPGA Quartus Prime Standard/Pro Edition.
  • Familiarity with logic synthesis, verification, timing closure, and physical design principles.
  • Knowledge of SystemC (IEEE 1666-2011), UVM (IEEE 1800.2-2017) and/or SystemC-AMS (IEEE 1666.1-2016) is a plus.
  • Detailed Knowledge of laboratory measurements using equipment such as Oscilloscope, Signal Generator, Signal Analyser.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should have a minimum of 5 year experience.

The minimum educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree in Electronic / Electrical / Telecommunication Engineering. A Master’s Degree or PhD with relevant emphasis is advantageous

“We do not require the assistance of agencies at this time or accept applications from such agencies”

“We only accept applications from those that are eligible to work in Ireland or have an eligible working visa. We do not provide visa sponsorship at this time”

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