FPGA Hardware Robotics Engineer, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)-2011695
NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
NREC at CMU has open positions for FPGA designers for robotics applications. We are looking for people with both robotics and non-robotics experience. We are a team looking to develop state-of-the-art FPGA designs to give our robots the ability to perceive and interact autonomously with the world around them. Your day to day work will include: RTL coding for design and verification, debugging prototypes, interfacing custom hardware to commercial hardware, and integrating your work into complex systems.
You will have an impact in crafting the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
You will have the opportunity to positively impact on the following:
Remove waste from farming = more food (link)
Make industrial processes environmentally friendly (link)
Make hazardous jobs safer (link)
Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing (link)
Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals (link)
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row; others call it Roboburgh. Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Your primary responsibilities include:
Developing RTL code using VHDL, Verilog, or C.
Simulating RTL using Modelsim or Vivado Simulator.
Synthesizing RTL using tools like Xilinx Vivado and Altera Quartus.
Integrating custom and COTS hardware components: sensors, controllers, networking, etc. to FPGAs
Bridging custom logic to standard, fixed fabric or soft cores like DMA engines, PCIe logic, or Gigabit Ethernet.
Using the AXI and AXI-S bus protocol.
Documenting, testing, troubleshooting, and verifying logic both in circuit and out of circuit.
Writing basic test code using C or C++ in a bare metal environment to verify synthesized logic.
Development in a Linux or Windows environment
B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience (Any more is a bonus).
Strong understanding of VHDL and/or Verilog hardware description languages.
Successful implementation of relatively complex logic on an FPGA.
Experience with FPGAs with ARM embedded processors (Zynq, Cyclone, etc) and/or using softcore microprocessors on an FPGA (Microblaze, Nios).
Basic experience with scripting (Tcl preferred).
Technical communication and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to participate in a multi-functional team as well as work independently.
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in any of the following areas:
Computer vision, robotics, machine learning, scientific computing, simulation, or graphics.
Experience with HLS in the Xilinx Vivado development environment.
FPGA debugging methodologies using tools like Chipscope.
High speed FPGA design.
Experience developing networking function in FPGA logic.
Advanced RTL verification methodologies.
PCB design using Altium.
Electrical engineering and custom circuit design.
Demonstrated understanding and use of hardware/FPGA logic engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth guide in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity with us? Please apply to join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Internal Number: 2011695
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.