FPGA Engineer 


We are looking for an enthusiastic FPGA engineer. We have ambitious plans for larger and faster cameras for which you will be our essential hire.We strongly believe that FPGAs are awesome and that the firmware can make us stand out above the competition. 


What you will do 

You will be the FPGA expert within a multidisciplinary team of engineers to help build the ultimate cameras for science and industry. As FPGA engineer, you will be working in an R&D environment where you collect requirements and design, develop and test FPGA based firmware for all our products. We mainly work with Xilinx FPGAs and SoCs, so relevant experience with this platform and related tools would be appreciated. You will be responsible for maintenance and development of existing firmware related to Medipix3RX and Timepix3 ASICs as well as new developments on large area detectors and Timepix4. The main technical challenges you will be dealing with are high data rates (up to 160Gb/s) and accurate timing signals ( < 200 ps). You will be pivotal in our intensive collaboration with our partners at Nikhef and CERN in developing state of the art read-out systems. 


About us 

Amsterdam Scientific Instruments is a fast-growing high-tech company based at the Science Park in Amsterdam. We develop imaging detectors for X-rays, electron microscopy and mass spectrometry. Our mission is to propel the progress of science by enabling researchers to measure particles with the highest level of accuracy. We empower them with innovative and evermore powerful tools that spark discoveries and create new insight into the fundamental behaviour of matter, using X-rays, optical photons, electrons, neutrons and ions 


Your profile 

You like to work for a small company, lines are short and responsibilities are broad. You are able to transfer knowledge to software, testing and application engineers. You prefer teamwork and involve others in solving issues you encounter. You are practical and hands-on and documenting your work is your second nature.  


Your profile could look like this:  

  • BSc or MSc degree in electrical engineering or computer science 
  • Design experience with FPGAs (Xilinx) and hardware description language (VHDL) 
  • Experience with embedded software (embedded C/C++ and Linux)  
  • Experience with high data rates 
  • Can tear down and reverse engineer complex electrical assemblies 
  • Knowledge of digital and analogue electronic design 
  • Experience in planning development projects and on time delivery 
  • Affinity with physics is a plus  

We offer: 

  • 32 – 40 hours a week 
  • An opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth of Amsterdam Scientific Instruments 
  • Being part of a young, dynamic and enthusiastic team 
  • Work in a challenging international environment. 


In case you are interested, please send your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@amscins.com attn. Fei An Tjan. 

In case of questions concerning this vacancy, make use of +31 207235200. 

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