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FPGA/RTL Design Engineer



Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024
Your mission

Join us at Qblox as we revolutionize the landscape of quantum computing! Our technology is used around the globe by world-class research teams.

We are seeking passionate FPGA/RTL Design Engineers (at multiple experience levels) to help us build a cutting-edge control stack for industrial scale quantum computers.

The stack Qblox develops is a distributed architecture that allows parallel qubit readout, control, intercommunication and other functions, ultimately interacting with the physical qubits using high frequency analog signals. Imagine what it takes to talk to 1000 qubits, with nanosecond-level synchronization and all-to-all connectivity and will understand the design and verification challenges that we face.

We foster a culture of collaboration where every voice is heard and valued. You will have the opportunity to take ownership of your projects, influence technical decisions at higher levels and gain a broad understanding of what goes into our products. You will likely be working in cross-functional teams including electrical engineers, digital design engineers, application engineers and scientists and also have a chance to learn about the Quantum field from our in-house experts.

Your role:

  • Understand/evaluate requirements, help design solutions and implement them in VHDL

  • Comfortable reading internal and vendor (FPGA, third party ASICs/software) documentation

  • Write self-checking testbenches at the module level and occasionally help expand toplevel UVM testbenches

  • You will have the opportunity to propose changes to architecture and team processes

  • Be a sparring partner to a diverse team of FPGA and embedded software engineers

  • We’re constantly trying to find better ways of doing things - be pro-active with proposing your ideas or relevant new developments from the ASIC/FPGA field

Your profile
  • A driven RTL verification engineer that has been working in a similar role and R&D environment for 5+ years.

  • Good communication

  • Working knowledge of either Xilinx Vivado or Intel FPGA Quartus

  • VHDL

  • Module-level verification

  • High-end simulator tools (e.g. Mentor Graphics QuestaSim)

  • Processor and bus-system architecture (e.g. AMBA AXI, Avalon, etc)

  • Some scripting ability (python, tcl/tk, shell)

  • Git

Optional nice-to-haves:

  • Xilinx Zynq-7000 / Ultrascale+/ RFSoC

  • (System)Verilog

  • Verification frameworks (preferably UVM, but also OVM, OSVVM, Cocotb, etc)

  • Timing closure methods

  • Linux kernel module development

  • DSP

  • C/C++

  • Microarchitecture design

  • Experience in the Quantum field

About us
At Qblox, we operate at the frontier of the quantum revolution delivering advanced technologies needed to build Quantum Computers. This field is rapidly growing and will impact society on a global level. With a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and developers we are pushing quantum technology to support experimentalists worldwide with our scalable qubit control and readout equipment. Since 2019, Qblox has grown into a dynamic company employing 90+ innovative, international minds, all dedicated to the company’s mission. We celebrate equality and diversity. We are growing exponentially and welcome talented individuals who share our enthusiasm to make a difference. We’re striving to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, experiences, and skills. If you are to join us, you can expect:

  • An international, interdisciplinary team of highly-skilled physicists, engineers, designers and scientists with an open working culture
  • A high-curiosity, high-performance and invigorating team dynamic
  • Flexible working hours: hybrid working options and travel allowance for commuting to the office
  • 30 days annual leave and holiday allowance
  • Company-sponsored retreats and Friday lunches
  • A modern, open office
  • Competitive compensation and participation plan
  • Opportunities for international travel for conferences, partnerships and customer visits
* Acquisition in response to our vacancies by recruitment agencies is not appreciated *