Concept Design - FPGA Design Engineer

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Summary

The Facebook Reality Labs team is building products that make it easier for people to connect with the ones they love most. As a FPGA Design Engineer within the multidisciplinary Concept Design Team, you will employ your expertise in problem solving and prototyping to accelerate product development across Facebook's hardware organization. You will collaborate with teams within Hardware Engineering, Research and Development, and Industrial Design. These projects cover a wide variety of technical challenges unique to Facebook's hardware portfolio, including Oculus, Portal, and beyond. The team is responsible for rapidly building and iterating polished high-fidelity prototypes and development platforms that bring new ideas to life by expressing design intent and user experience - using the best and most appropriate tools and techniques for the task. We are seeking a FPGA Design Engineer who has a passion for working across disciplines (EE, FW/SW) to turn early cutting edge concepts and technologies into reality. As an FPGA Design Engineer, you will be responsible for systems architecture, design of new concepts, technologies and product development.You must be able to work with minimal guidance, demonstrate a high attention to detail, be partnership-oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills. You must be a self-starter, well-organized and have excellent communication skills. Our team is constantly growing and you will be relied upon to help define team direction and be motivated to improve the effectiveness of our tools and processes from each project to the next.

Required Skills

  • Partner with Design, Engineering and Research teams to identify and solve complex design and technological challenges
  • Designing, simulating, prototyping, debugging and testing of embedded systems which combine electronics, mechanics, optics and software with end-to-end ownership of product design throughout early product development
  • Collaborating in a team environment with cross-functional teams such system engineering, architecture, product design, NPI and research
  • Ability to execute multiple streams of work simultaneously and independently balance and prioritize project workload to ensure success against timeline constraints
  • RTL development and testing for FPGA targets/platforms to support rapid prototyping
  • Assist with algorithm analysis, verification and improvement
  • Direct contingent/contract design and test resources
  • Develop component and system level performance specifications


Minimum Qualification

  • BS Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering (CE) or Computer Science (CS) or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of end-to-end FPGA design experience (Architecture, Microarchitecture, RTL, Simulation, Implementation, Hands on bring-up and debug)
  • Experience with commercial HDL simulators (ModelSim/Questa)
  • Experience with Verilog and SystemVerilog
  • Experience with processor architecture, digital circuit design and various communications protocols such as I2C, UART, SPI, I2S, USB, MIPI, PCIe, etc.
  • Experience with board level testing (oscilloscope, logic analyzer)
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Demonstrated domain knowledge in compute & systems development, proven track record in building advanced technology & product development


Preferred Qualification

  • Master's degree in EE, CE or CS or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of end-to-end FPGA design experience (Architecture, Microarchitecture, RTL, Simulation, Implementation, Hands on bring-up and debug)
  • Experience with verification environments/methodologies
  • Experience with streaming video protocols (MIPI, AXI-Stream, etc.)
  • Experience with C/C++
  • Experience with scripting in TCL and Python
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary product engineering team, with oversight into mechanical, electrical, and firmware workstreams and integration between disciplines
  • Understanding of Facebook products and technologies
  • Experience with embedded devices
  • Experience with cameras and optical systems


EOE

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.