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Sr. FPGA Designer

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Montreal, QC, CA

Additional Locations: Canada-ON-Ottawa


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:
We are looking for experienced and highly motivated FPGA Designer to join our R&D team and participate in development activities such as research, design, testing, and documentation to bring medical capital equipment products from concept to market.  


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and test FPGA designs as part of a system, document and troubleshoot issues, and work with instrument and hardware.
  • Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of such engineering applications and wide range of products.
  • Participate in FPGA architecture development and document FPGA design requirements and development plan.
  • Perform detailed design analysis and reviews with hardware engineering team to achieve product performance, cost, reliability, and manufacturability requirements.
  • Implement FPGA designs.
  • Track FPGA RTL related issues and lead resolution of issues with a well-documented and methodical approach.
  • Develop FPGA RTL test and verification plans and protocols and conduct prototype testing and verification testing.
  • Work closely with hardware and software engineering teams to debug/integrate FPGA design with product.
  • Collaborate with program managers to create and manage development plans and project plans related to software development.
  • Contribute to the creation and update of relevant software documentation, risk management documentation, issue tracking, configuration management, test reports, etc.


Required qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience in FPGA design.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or related field.
  • Experience developing FPGA solutions using Verilog and/or VHDL.
  • Experience in technical specification and report writing.
  • Experience with FPGA synthesis tools (Lattice Diamond, Xilinx Vivado, etc).
  • Experience with FPGA simulation tools (ModelSim, Vivado, Active-HDL, etc).
  • Experience with FPGA design verification (simulation, testbenches and test cases, timing analysis, UVM, etc).
  • Experience with softcore processors (Microblaze, RISC-V, ARM, etc), hybrid platforms (Zynq, ARM, MIPS, etc) and internal (wishbone, AXI, AMBA, etc) and external buses (DDR, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, USB, etc).
  • Strong HW / SW bring-up and debugging skills. Must be able to work with hardware lab equipment.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English, and must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Working French is also necessary.
  • Must have the ability to work well with a variety of individuals ranging from various disciplines and backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Medical device development or other highly regulated industries is an asset
  • Familiarity with medical device design control regulations (IEC 60601, IEC 62304, ISO 13485) is an asset
  • Familiarity with SystemVerilog for design verification.
  • Knowledge in signal processing (algorithms, DSP, etc)
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion
  • Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy, and reliability of project status


Requisition ID: 515371


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!

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