FPGA Designer

Is it in your DNA to make the world a little better, healthier and smarter every day? Are you ready to work on various high-tech projects at the same time? Do you want to be the first to be involved in new Xilinx technologies? Are you passionate about working on the firmware and electronics for medical devices, flight simulators and autonomous vehicles and like to be involved in the complex design of large FPGA's? Join us at TOPIC!


“I can find many challenges in the various projects I contribute to at TOPIC. Their premier partnership with Xilinx allows me to be an early adopter of latest technology.” 
Marc Brakels | Senior Hardware Engineer at TOPIC

Your job as FPGA Designer

As a FPGA Designer you will create complex HDL designs and work with large FPGA's like Zynq Ultrascale+ and Virtex Ultrascale+ on a regular basis. It is up to you to determine how data and algorithms are processed and mapped on the FPGA hardware whilst making sure that timing and resource constraints are met. Together with Hardware Engineers you work on pin placement. You will create modules and subcomponents with VHDL and HLS. Through simulation, you will make sure the design is working as to be expected.

You will be part of a team that consists of Hardware Developers, FPGA Developers and Embedded Software Engineers. You will contribute to tech meetings where you will be sharing your ideas and help the project move forward in the right direction. Depending on your ambitions and desires for personal growth, we will support you in shaping your future and let you take on more responsibilities as you grow in seniority. 

The projects that you will be working on are challenging and diverse.  In our tech stack we use tools such as VHDL, Vivado, HLS, QuestaSim, Petalinux, UVM, Yocto and GIT. TOPIC is one of the 11 selected companies worldwide to be invited to the Premier Alliance Partnership of Xilinx, allowing us to adopt and apply new technologies in an early stage.

As FPGA Designer at TOPIC

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems or Computer Science.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in firmware development, FPGA design & VHDL development on Xilinx and/or Altera FPGA and embedded SW development in C and/or C++.
  • You are familiar with Vivado and HLS and simulation tools such as ModelSim or Questa and have experience with firmware testing and integration.
  • You have an excellent command of English (both oral and written); knowledge of the Dutch language would be a big plus.
  • Embedded, VHDL, Firmware, Xilinx, FPGA design
  • Location Omgeving Eindhoven

Our offer

As part of our TOPIC family, you will benefit from the expertise of over more than 130 smart colleagues. We are known for our quality and expertise because we invest in the development of our professionals. We guide, coach and encourage you to achieve your ambitions. Both on a personal as on a technical level, so that you as a professional can make the most out of challenging and interesting projects.

A good work-life balance is important to us, that is why we offer you the option of hybrid working and flexible working hours. Partially from our inspiring head office in Best, with its own gym and daily fresh fruit, or from customer site and (if possible and desired) partially from home. You can also make use of our home office support package to turn your ''home office'' into an inspiring environment.

We offer an all-in competitive employee benefit package including:

  • A good and competitive gross salary;
  • Net cost allowance; to be used for costs as washing your car, buying books etc.
  • Mobility package; to be used for lease car/bike, subscription for bus or train, as a compensation for use of your own car or other travel expenses;
  • Thirteenth month payment; guaranteed 1 month extra salary a year also possible to be paid out monthly;
  • 8% holiday allowance.

Our job structure model consists of several seniority levels ranging from Programmer to System Architect. For this position, we are looking for a FPGA Designer. The annual all-in benefit package will be between €47.000 and €67.000. 

In addition to a full-time employment, we offer you an employment contract for an indefinite period of time. You will receive 26 vacation days. If you live more than 150 kilometres from Best and you would like to relocate to this region, you can make use of a relocation budget to help you settle in.

On top of this, we offer a good pension scheme and an annual study budget including 5 paid training days. Every year we define a customized training program within our TOPIC Academy, and we organize various (online) events such as Techtalks, knowledge sessions and Town Meetings. We also like to get together for sports activities, celebrations and our weekly Friday afternoon drinks.

Our organization

TOPIC is committed every day to make the world a little better, smarter and healthier. For 25 years, customers have been trusting on TOPIC for the development of embedded systems that are essential for products manufactured by renowned high-tech companies around the world.  We are well known for the knowledge and expertise of our highly skilled engineers. We are able to maintain this by continuously investing in the development of our engineers: internal and external training courses with certifications, personalized meetups and knowledge sharing are part of this. Our projects involve edge to cloud solutions; from PCB design and FPGA to low level embedded software and application software for UI, Web, Mobile and cloud.

Our Consultancy Services add expertise to a team on-site at our clients or offer them advice on a solution to an existing problem, a strategy or a process.  In-house projects (from design and development to production and market introduction) are carried out by our engineers at the TOPIC head office. TOPIC also offers Farm Out projects: a unique service in which a TOPIC team of engineers is engaged for a specific development project of a customer. Our range of TOPIC Products consist of high-quality System-on-Modules that aim to accelerate product development and are scalable in performance and functionality.

The quality of TOPIC's work and development processes is guaranteed and certified according to the ISO-13485, ISO/IEC-27001 and NEN-7510-1 standards. We are also proud to be a Premier Partner of Xilinx; technology leader in the field of System-on-Chips and FPGAs.

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