Senior FPGA Firmware Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
CSIRO
City: 
Sydney
State/Province: 
NSW
Country: 
Australia
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 
  • Lead the architecture design & development for components of FPGA firmware.
  • Provide engineering leadership and pursue new ideas and technologies for CSIRO.
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

 

The Position
The Technologies for Radio Astronomy program at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) is focussed on maintaining Australia’s globally recognised leadership in radio astronomy technology and infrastructure. We operate several world-class radio astronomy observatories that are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility or ATNF. We design and deliver advanced instrumentation and data-processing systems for our own telescopes, for international facilities, and even for space flight.


As a member of the CASS Engineering team you will be involved in one or more of the current large overarching project focus areas:

  • Extensions and enhancements to Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).
  • Leadership of the SKA low frequency array correlator and beamformer, a multi-national big-science project.
  • Advanced phased-array feed systems for wide-field radio astronomy.
  • Ultra-wide bandwidth receivers for single-dish radio telescopes.
  • Sensor signal processing systems for space-based applications.

 

Your duties will include:

  • Leading the architecture design and development for components of FPGA firmware for systems aimed at radio astronomy and space science applications.
  • Adapting and/or developing new techniques, software and FPGA firmware to support existing and new instruments.
  • Delivering clean, scalable, reliable and high-quality test-driven code.
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.

 

Location:     Marsfield, NSW
Salary:        AU$113k – AU$132k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:       Indefinite
Reference:  67433

 

To be successful you will need:

  1. A tertiary degree in electronic engineering, computer engineering or a related discipline, plus significant post-qualification practical experience in a relevant area.
  2. Significant experience in FPGA firmware development, including familiarity with VHDL, high-speed digital design, multiple clock domains, memory interfaces (eg. DDR, HBM, QDR), hard IP (SerDes, PLLs, DSPs), and related simulation and test-bench design.
  3. Demonstrated experience with firmware and embedded software engineering processes and systems, including firmware toolchains and build systems, revision control, issue tracking and knowledge and/or experience with agile development methodologies.
  4. A proven ability to work effectively as part of a multi-skilled and multidisciplinary team, as well as the ability to harness strong self-motivation to carry out tasks autonomously. 
  5. Well-developed interpersonal skills to contribute actively and effectively to group discussions and team meetings as well as leadership strengths and the ability and initiative to take on ownership of complex tasks.

 

For more information please view the Position Description. 

 

CSIRO’s Commitment to Safety, Sustainability and Diversity
CSIRO is committed to safe work practices, environmental sustainability and ensuring equity and diversity in our recruit processes so all our people feel safe and supported to do their best work and are empowered to let their ideas flourish. D&I Strategy

 

Flexible Working Arrangements
We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

 

About CSIRO
At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

 

Apply Online
To apply online, please provide a CV and letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role. 

 

Applications Close
Sunday, 5th July 2020 at 11:59 AEST 

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Aaron Chippendale
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
67433