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    Wanted: FPGA Guru / HDL Gunslinger

    Is FPGA prototyping/development your jam? Do you enjoy taming complex designs and working outside of your comfort zone? Do you enjoy optimization to the point of melting ICs? PL&H seeks an experienced and brave FPGA programmer who is interested in extremely high performance computing and parallel processes. Experience with numerical analysis and graphics is a major plus, as is good taste in music.


    Successful candidates will preferably have a BS (MS or PhD preferred) in EE or related fields, and will have several years of practical experience in the design and implementation of FPGA projects. Candidates should be ready to learn, to try crazy new ideas, and must be excited to thrive in the company of hard working lunatics.

     

    This position has a lot of freedom and a lot of responsibility on a team that's trying something very advanced -- every member needs to contribute and deliver. Rapid prototyping and short iteration cycles are part of our core beliefs. Can you live on the cutting edge of ambiguity as you figure stuff out? This is not the kind of job where specs are given to you.

    PL&H is a venture-backed startup located in Pasadena, CA that has received surprising levels of funding to do seemingly magical things. We offer the usual benefits: competitive salary and stock options, health insurance, 401k with matching, daily lunches, etc. Extraneous interests in exotic plants, jet engines and curing meats would be kismet.

     

    Requirements:

    •     Adept at using hardware description languages such as Verilog, VHDL, or System Verilog
    •     Strong understanding of high-speed logic design, FPGA timing constraints and timing closure
    •     Experience in building pipeline architectures and very high throughput systems
    •     Talent for simulating and validating designs
    •     Familiarity with C/C++, Tcl, and Python
    •     Knowledge of communications protocols such as I2C, SPI, UART, USB, PCIe, etc.

    Bachelor's degree in EE or related field, Master's or PhD is a plus
       
    Bonus Points:

    •     Proficiency with Xilinx UltraScale chips and Vivado tools
    •     Experience in numerical analysis and implementation of fixed point algorithms
    •     Experience with graphics and video systems

    Key words: FPGA, digital design, Verilog, VHDL, embedded systems, firmware

    Wanted: Transistor Nerd / Sr IC Analog Design Engineer

    We seek an experienced, somewhat foolhardy IC designer for Analog and Digital devices. Someone who has shipped designs and enjoys strange and interesting widgets. Experience with optics and graphics is a plus, as is good taste in music.

     

    Successful candidates will have an MS or BS in EE or related fields, and will have several years of experience across the design and production of real parts. Candidates should be ready to try crazy new ideas, and also ready to thrive in the company of hard working lunatics, whilst working on impossible tasks.

     

    This is a position of responsibility on a team trying something very new, whose every member needs to deliver. Hawaiian wear required for Friday lunches.

     

    PL&H is a venture-backed startup located in Pasadena, CA that has received surprising levels of funding to do seemingly magical things. We offer the usual, a competitive salary and stock options, health insurance, 401k with matching, etc. Don’t live near here? Willing to discuss telecommuting prior to relocation (Pasadena is in a great school district!). Flexible on start date.

     

    Experience:

    • Mixed signals are your jam. You have an intuitive understanding of circuits. You know deeply and have worked on AD or DA, PLL, maybe even some PMIC or RF
    • IC designing CMOS : 5 years+ (Preferred)
    • Worked on one (1) or more of these areas: Including unit cell layout:
      • CMOS image sensor
      • Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC)
      • Memory DRAM, SRAM, eDRAM
      • Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS)

    Education:

    • Master's (Preferred)

    Looking forward to hearing about the time(s) you did your own complete layout.

     

    Key words: IC analog design, IC design, IC mixed signal design, ROIC, memory design, LCOS, image sensor, asic, designer, integrated chip

    Email your cover letter and CV to iwanttowork@lightandhologram.com