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FPGA Developer

Job Title: FPGA Developer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hyderabad
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Reference: 2_310519
Contact Name: Tanvi Kamdar
Contact Email: tanvikamdar@aquissearch.com
Job Published: May 31, 2019 13:59

Job Description

A high-frequency proprietary trading firm is looking at hiring an FPGA Developer to join our Trading Platform team which is responsible for developing, improving, and governing platforms through which trading teams access markets, and facilitating Risk Technology’s control of market access and trading.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with software developers across divisions to architect low-latency connections to financial exchanges around the world
  • Building advanced Ethernet-based communication stacks direct from chip to SFP
  • Integrating network stacks to connect to various financial exchanges
  • Creating custom logic to manage a constant inflow of data, which will need to be parsed, processed, and passed to the user space in the most efficient manner possible
  • Identifying bottlenecks and measuring latency using logic scopes
  • Working closely with software developers to develop an optimal interface between FPGA hardware and user space software

Qualifications

  • At least 5 to 10  years of experience with FPGA development
  • Vhdl, verilog or systemverilog programming
  • Asic development via vhdl or verilog experience will qualify for the position
  • C or C++ programming
  • Experience with Ethernet protocols, PCI-e, and/or switching and routing in network equipment.
  • Parsing, traffic shaping.
  • Verification skills using cocotb, formal verification and UVM recommended
  • Experience in Linux environment is a plus
  • Experience with Intel x86 is a plus
  • Writing kernel drivers for FPGA a plus
  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, or equivalent professional experience
  • Expert-level knowledge of Altera products, development tools, and related simulators
  • A strong understanding of network PHY interfacing
  • Experience using Logic Scope for wire-to-wire analysis and performance measurement
  • Integration experience with independent third-party cores
  • Able to design and develop signal processing cores from the system and architectural requirements
  • Ability to document design and interface specifications
  • A strong background in mathematics (preferred)
  • Experience with Altera Stratix and Bitware Boards (preferred)
  • A demonstrated background in 100Mbps, 1Gbps, and 10Gbps network interfaces (preferred)
  • An understanding of various network hardware techniques, such as store and forward (preferred)
  • Previous work experience at a high-frequency trading firm (preferred)

Benefits

  • Tower continues to enhance the in-house trading system and strategies that have positioned the firm as a leader in the thriving field of quantitative trading. While Tower offers challenges and rewards rivalling those of any Wall Street firm, Tower’s cubicle-free workplace, jeans-clad workforce, and well-stocked kitchens reflect the premium the firm places on the quality of life. Benefits include:
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on a daily basis
  • International medical insurance
  • Free gym membership
  • Tower Research Capital is an equal opportunity employer.

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