FPGA Prototyping Engineer (RE2)

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FPGA Prototyping Engineer (RE2)

Closing Date

Friday, 15 November, 2019
Reference: 211_19_CS_CAOS_RE2
Job title: FPGA Prototyping Engineer (RE2)


About BSC
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 600 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Computer Architecture and Operating System group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center aims at carrying out research on programming models for critical embedded systems in charge of controlling fundamental parts of cars, airplanes, and satellites. Our work is mainly done in the context of bilateral projects with several processor companies as well as several European-funded projects. For a complete list of publications of the group in the last years, please visit: www.bsc.es/caos

The objective of this position is to integrate several components (NoCs, performance monitoring units, accelerators) on a RTL implementation of a multicore processor relevant for the Space and automotive industries, and assess different metrics in a FPGA, mostly concentrating on performance for applications (instructions per cycle), but also paying attention to other relevant metrics such as impact in cycle time, power dissipation, and area requirements.
Key Duties
  • Perform RTL developments of real-time support for shared resources for a Space-grade commercial processor
  • Verification and validation of RTL developments performed
  • Performance assessment of the implementations with benchmarks
  • Coordinate work with Cobham Gaisler developers
  • Education
    • Engineering on Electronics, Computer Sciences or Telecommunications
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Practical experience in RTL developments or good knowledge
    • Knowledge on electronics
    • Experience with FPGA use and debug tools
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge on Processor Architectures is very welcome
    • Experience in implementing core-to-NoC interfaces and/or Performance monitoring units is welcome
  • Competences
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented work attitude
    • Good communication skills including a good command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - until April 2022 renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
Applications Procedure
All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details

The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.


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