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FPGA Engineer

Jump is a technology driven company, pushing on ultra-low-latency real-time systems at large scale globally. Challenges abound, and you should have a desire to learn new technologies, and demonstrate an ability to solve unstructured problems.

Jump’s London office is the hub for managing Jump’s substantial United Kingdom, European and expanding Middle Eastern operations, which includes all aspects of Jump’s robust activities, including quantitative research and development, trading, trading and back office systems development, and venture and strategic investments.  Working in the London office has the feel of a smaller company with the benefits of being an integral part of one of the world’s leading global quantitative trading firms. We are currently looking for talented engineers to join our global FPGA team.

The FPGA team works with technologists and traders to provide hardware solutions in areas such as fast networking, high performance compute, and real-time acceleration. This is a fast-paced area, where taking ideas through to deployment must be fast and accurate. We are looking for FPGA development engineers who can help build the next generation of hardware solutions. You will have excellent knowledge of building reliable, high performance FPGA hardware systems. Ideally you will have a combination of skills in traditional RTL development, and complimentary software skills. This will enable you to fully contribute to co-designing hybrid hardware/software applications.

As a resourceful individual you will make a difference to our growing company and we will recognize, value, and reward your contributions. We will support your career progression in a well-resourced, fast-moving environment. Together we can make a significant impact and help define the future of trading acceleration using FPGA technology.

What You'll Do:

  • Work within the FPGA development team to roll out new hardware to the trading community
  • Interact with development teams at Jump to coordinate technology introduction
  • Develop high performance FPGA systems in SystemVerilog and/or HLS
  • Contribute to the development of productivity tooling that supports the hardware development efforts
  • Stay informed of industry hardware including the latest System on Chip and System in Package
  • Interpret high level requirements to create exceptional solutions for the trading community
  • Build your skills in the finance industry and FPGA development flows
  • Other duties as assigned or needed 

 Skills You’ll Need:

  • Passion for development, strong work ethic, and drive to continually learn and improve
  • Hands-on FPGA development successes, taking ownership of significant systems and subsystems
  • Sound understanding of technology tradeoffs, and a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • At least 5+ years of experience working as a FPGA development engineer in a team environment
  • At least 5+ years of RTL experience (SystemVerilog/Verilog/VHDL)
  • At least 2+ years of experience of software development
  • Quantitative appreciation of low-level hardware/software interaction
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related subject
  • Reliable and predictable availability 

Bonus points:

  • Linux experience
  • Scripting Language proficiency (preferably Python)
  • High Level Synthesis flows
  • Familiarity with some of Jenkins CI, Github, ctypes, SWIG
  • Experience of Automated testing
  • Embedded Processors
  • Networking (Ethernet, TCP/IP, IB)
  • Financial Protocol and Algorithmic Experience
  • High Speed Networking / Serial Protocols / Transceivers / PCIe