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Rancho Cordova, CA, US

Date:  Jan 14, 2022
Job ID:  484

Expert Hardware FPGA Engineer /System Architect

Barco designs technology that makes everyday life a little better. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). With a team of over 3,300 employees, located all around the globe, we realized sales of 770.01 million euro in 2020. 

Expert Hardware FPGA Engineer /System Architect

General Job Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the design, implementation, and testing/verification of the system is within the constraints: time, cost, specification & quality targets.
  • To ensure that the implementation conforms to the Company's common guidelines and best practices.
  • To evaluate & assure that the market requirements are being understood and become part of the project (specification, verification). Develop System design from marketing requirements into functional specifications and partition the overall product design into realizable sub-modules.
  • To develop component/complex module-level specifications from higher-level specifications.
  • To review test cases developed by the Test team to verify the implementation against the specifications.
  • Find and analyze available information for working out and proposing solutions to the problems; analyze test results and test plans w.r.t. functional coverage;
  • Interact with the R&D team to achieve the consistency of the work with the overall design and to share knowledge; Guide team members w.r.t. engineering practices, processes, tools, and technology to achieve the desired result within a specified budget.
  • To collect/prepare the documents (documentation and reports) of the related design/module/sub-assembly in time as per the project plan.
  • Ensure that the given milestones are being achieved. Review test plans and quality reports, report problems on time if goals cannot be reached.
  • Decide about design alternatives.
  • To be the primary technical domain knowledge owner of a technology or technology platform.


Detail Job Responsibilities

  • System Architecture Design: 
    • Convey architecture ideas using easy-to-understand drawings, block diagrams, flow charts, etc 
    • Remain flexible regarding your architecture ideas and able to listen to other ideas and pivot
    • Come up with realistic estimates regarding the performance and resource usage of an FPGA architecture before a detailed design has begun. 
  • Very Large FPGA design: 
    • HDL design language experience:  System Verilog preferred. 
    • Experience with Xilinx and or Altera design environments. 
    • Ability to break up a complex design into logical modules. 
    • Design and code modules for reuse. 
    • Organize and document modules for ease of use in future designs. 
    • Document memory map and programming instructions for the software team. 
    • Good coding style practices:  formatting, comments, variable names, etc 
    • Identify and address potential synthesis/routing/fitting problems. 
  • Very Large FPGA debug: 
    • Identify/Locate potential timing problems in a large FPGA design. 
    • Debug problems using Chip-Scope or equivalent. 
  • Cross-discipline communication 
    • Communicate well with other disciplines:  software, product management, test... 
  • Simulation 
    • Modelsim experience preferred. 
    • Flexible test bench design that can be adapted to various scenarios encountered in the FPGA. 
  • Scripting 
    • Develop test scripts to assist on FPGA bring up. 
    • Experience with scripting languages like TCL, Python is helpful. 


  • BS or MS in Electronics or Computer Engineering.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience. To include experience in real-time video and image processing.
  • Very large FPGA design is a must
  • Advanced technical skills i.e. Hardware design, FPGA design, System Verilog HDL, Embedded software, Different software, and scripting languages.
  • High level of intellectual affectivity and flexibility.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills. 
  • Takes initiative; is a self-starter
  • Ability to both, work independently, and effectively collaborate and achieve results as part of a team
  • Good time management and Multi-tasking


Barco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process at Barco, please contact our HR department at hramericas@barco.com Please specify the reasonable accommodation you are requesting, along with the job posting number in which you may be interested. A Human Resources representative will review your request and contact you to discuss a reasonable accommodation.


Barco requires new hires to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the date of hire to be considered.  Proof of vaccination is required unless a reasonable accommodation is needed as defined by applicable law. 


Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

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