HDL Developer

£6560.12 - £9367.41 per month
08 Jan 2018
05 Feb 2018
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
Job Function
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time
As an HDL Developer, you will:

  • Take responsibility for the design, evolution and support of the HDL code (mostly VHDL) in various key components of the accelerator control system.
  • Identify areas for improvement and propose solutions, including the development of new HDL and auxiliary software components, and the adoption of new technologies.
  • Collaborate with controls and data acquisition teams around CERN and support them, for the integration of the hardware and software components, that the Hardware and Timing Section develops, into complete systems.
  • Participate in the operational support of all the deployed solutions in the domain of distributed controls and data acquisition hardware.
  • Document and present your work as appropriate.

The experience required for this post is:

  • Demonstrated experience working with programmable logic design using Hardware Description Languages, VHDL in particular. Experience with the Xilinx design tools would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in automated testing and verification of complex HDL components.
  • Experience in software development in C or Python.
  • Experience in in radiation-tolerant design of electronics and techniques to measure and increase reliability would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the design of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) would be an advantage.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Design of electronics based on field programmable logic-based devices (FPGA).
  • Digital circuit design, modelling and simulation.
  • Programming/Software development: knowledge of embedded LINUX and device driver development would be an advantage.

The language competencies required are:

  • Spoken and written English: ability to understand and speak English in professional contexts. Abilty to draw-up technical specifications and scientific reports and to make oral presentations.
  • The knowledge of the French language or the willingness to acquire this rapidly would be an advantage.

Eligibility conditions

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 30.01.2018.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry.
Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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