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Senior FPGA Engineer

DRW is a proprietary trading firm, founded and based in Chicago, IL.

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Senior FPGA Engineer

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

We are currently seeking a Senior FPGA Engineer to join one of our trading teams. While DRW has been leveraging FPGA technology for a number of years, you will have the opportunity to build an FPGA application from scratch for an existing team. We’re seeking a candidate that has a strong understanding of software and hardware interaction. This person will participate in the full development lifecycle, including system and block level testing, of low latency high throughput FPGA design.

Responsibilities: 

  • Architect and implement new FPGA applications (synthesis, place & route, static timing analysis, documentation) from the ground up
  • Research and evaluate a variety of cutting-edge FPGA hardware and technologies
  • Propose creative solutions to overcome FPGA/hardware limitations
  • Liaise directly with software and other design teams
  • Conduct lab debugging and characterization of new hardware

Candidate Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, Computer/Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of experience within the field; (Master’s degree or higher also counts for experience)
  • Solid Hardware Engineering experience, especially with FPGA
  • Highly autonomous with a can-do attitude able to lead an FPGA based project from system requirements to production
  • Strong capacity to quickly evaluate FPGA based project feasibility based on hardware limitation
  • Strong skills in RTL logic design (Verilog) and verification; 2+ years of experience writing Verilog
  • Experience in FPGA design flow including synthesis, place & route , static timing analysis is required
  • Experience with the design of system-on-chip (SOC) architectures, memory & processor subsystems, networking, and peripheral interconnect is required
  • Knowledge of the TCP/IP stack
  • Strong working knowledge of either XILINX or ALTERA FPGA design flow
  • Experience with functional verification utilizing high-level methodologies (e.g. System Verilog) is a plus.
  • Excellent research and data gathering skills

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