Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
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Closes: 30 June 2023
  • June 30, 2023
  • Exascale Supercomputers FPGA Engineers (RE4)

    Context And Mission

    BSC is looking for talented and motivated professionals with expertise in FPGA development and IP integration for a European HPC accelerator. The design is based on a RISC-V architecture. This is a project to build an FPGA-based emulator for an energy efficient Exascale system.


    Key Duties

    Design and develop a high-performance emulation platform targeting a future Exascale Supercomputer.
    Translate/target ASIC RTL for a multi-FPGA environment.
    Design integration, logic synthesis and design optimization for area, timing and power.
    Developing front-end methodologies and tool flows.
    You will collaborate closely with design and verification engineers in active projects and perform hands-on design, writing RTL.
    Participate in system bring-up and testing.




    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Engineering degree or equivalent level of professional experience.

    Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

    – Design, build, test/debug and produce high-quality processor emulation platform.
    – VHDL, Verilog, and Chisel a plus.
    – Xilinx and Intel/Altera FPGA tools and processes (design, synthesis, place and route, timing closure, power analysis), including OpenCL, HLS, Chisel, and SoC tools.
    – Familiar with SystemVerilog/UVM based design verification.
    – High-speed design using advanced techniques and state-of-art devices:
    – High-end FPGAs, SOC FPGAs, memory devices, including HBM
    – IP integration
    – Standard communications and storage protocols
    – High-speed interconnect, including PCIe

    – Familiarity with Linux and device drivers.
    – Agile development and open source development, deployment, and support, including GitHub or equivalent.
    – Proficient in Microsoft Office applications or equivalent.
    – Knowledge of processor and DLP architecture and design.
    – Fluency in English is essential, Spanish is welcome.


    – The candidate must be an effective communicator, multitask, and work well on collaborative designs.
    – Keeps abreast of technology trends.
    – Ability to think creatively.
    – Ability to work independently and make decisions.
    – Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure.



    – The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
    – We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
    – Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
    – Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
    – Starting date: ASAP