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FPGA Design Engineer

Starting date: immediately
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Job type: permanent


At IDQ, we change the world, one photon at a time. We harness light to develop and industrialize the most advanced quantum products and technologies and help to build long-term trust. We offer quantum key distribution systems and quantum random number generators, and with them we provide the highest level of future-proof security. At IDQ, we have an unwavering commitment to quality and integrity with strong corporate governance based on the following values: transparency, respect, long-term trust, accountability, and courage.

As we continue to grow and advance our technological capabilities, we are seeking a talented FPGA Design Engineer to join our R&D department based in Geneva. In this role, you will work on the design and validation of VHDL code to be implemented in FPGAs used in various application such as space project, Time-Tagging or Quantum Safe products, and deployed on various technologies (SoC, Xilinx, Intel, Microsemi radiation tolerant FPGAs). This position provides an exciting opportunity for a candidate willing to make a significant impact on our projects and to learn more about various applications and technologies.

  • You are a FPGA Design Engineer that seeks new challenge.
  • You can work autonomously, in team and with self-driven objectives.
  • You have high sense of ownership and are committed on delivery.
  • You have a strong interest in developing and deploying FPGA design in demanding environment.

Then, you are the right contributor IDQ’s Hardware Team is looking for!

Key functions and responsibilities

  • Develop FPGA solutions ensuring optimal performances and reliability.
  • Test and validate thoroughly FPGA designs to meet project requirements.
  • Understand project requirements and contribute to transform them into technical specifications, as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to FPGA implementations, in close collaboration with other R&D engineers.
  • Collaborate with hardware and software engineers to integrate FPGA solutions into larger systems.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with other technical discipline and other stakeholders to optimize block specification and performance.
  • Rigorous approach focused on delivering high quality results using IDQ’s design process flow.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the latest FPGA development applications and technologies.


Desired skills and experience

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Electronic Engineer, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of proven experience in FPGA design and development.
  • Proficiency in VHDL programming languages.
  • Strong understanding of FPGA architecture and design principles.
  • Experience with FPGA development tools and software from different manufacturer such as Xilinx (Vivado), Intel (Quartus) and Microsemi (Libero).
  • Familiar with Intel, Xilinx and Microsemi development SW suites.
  • Experience in space project development is a plus.
  • Good English spoken and written (C1 level).
  • Ability to communicate and present to internal customers and peers.
  • Self-starter, organized, able to work independently, positive, and eager to learn and deliver.
  • Team-player with a strong interest in working in an Agile environment with a high level of interaction.


We offer

  • Flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life.
  • Optimal support on your career path through regular training opportunities.
  • A dynamic and personal atmosphere, working with a global team of superstars.
  • A company culture that encourages performance and cooperation.
  • Strong ethics, people values, retention Plan (stock option), etc.

At IDQ, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it’s an integral part of our history, culture and identity. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company’s future.

The position is open immediately.

ID Quantique SA is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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