Archive | March 2021

RTL Verification Engineer- 6 month contract San Francisco, CA

Develop and maintain RTL simulation and regression tests for FPGAs.

Develop BFM’s and simulation test benches, and maintain automatic regression tests.

Responsible for implementing FPGA regression tests, reporting and tracking bugs, and FPGA release tracking.

Help lead the simulation/verification infrastructure.

Support the development of a hardware-based regression/continuous integration setup.

Requirements

5+ years of professional experience.

Familiarity with SystemVerilog, SystemVerilog assertions, and SystemVerilog constrained randomization.

Experience with Python or similar scripting languages such as tcl, bash, csh, or Perl.

Extensive experience in either FPGA or ASIC verification (or both)

Experience with C/C++, SystemVerilog DPI, and related software build tools (GNU gcc/make)

Bonus

Experience in UVM (or OVM/VMM/AVM/Specman)

Experience with existing regression tools, to automatically track bugs (e.g., coverage aggregation tools or similar)

Pay Rate-65-80/hr. DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer-Contract-Medical Device-Santa Clara, CA

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for new product introduction and identifying and implementing continuous process improvements. The position will be responsible for on-demand production line support, define manufacturing driven metrics (cycle times, capacity, bottlenecks etc.), design, duplicate and/or deploy manufacturing fixture and tooling, develop and train on manufacturing processes and perform equipment qualification and process validation activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily support to troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing production issues following GMP and company Quality Management System.
  • Identify root cause of operational failures and support Corrective and Preventative Action plans by provide solutions using problem-solving skills including Fishbone, 5 Whys or Pareto Charts.
  • Define and implement continuous process improvements to existing manufacturing operations including process verification, MFG documentation updates and process validation.
  • Design, document, assemble, qualify and release custom and off the shelf manufacturing and testing tooling, fixtures and equipment. Create and release associated maintenance and calibration procedures.
  • Perform routine equipment preventative maintenance and/or repair and serve as manufacturing liaison for external calibration activities.
  • Author and execute manufacturing documentation, including protocols, reports, manufacturing process instructions, standard operating procedures and equipment/fixture specifications.
  • Generate production metrics including yields, scrap rates, capacity/bottle necks and cycle times and routinely present to management.
  • Other manufacturing engineering duties or support as assigned or requested.
  • This role requires the use of varying levels of personal protective equipment (including, gowns, masks/face shields, gloves, and safety glasses).
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and perform repetitive bending and lifting motions over a period of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ Degree in Engineering: Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Biomedical or related field and 3 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product development or production lines.

OR

  • Master’s Degree Engineering: Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, Biomedical or related field and 1 years experience as design or manufacturing engineer supporting product development or production lines
  • Experience with GMP/GDP
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment design and development
  • Experience with process validation planning/execution, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols and reports.
  • Understanding of statistical methods
  • SolidWorks Experience
  • Proficient with standard business software (MS Office, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Prior experience in medical device, working in regulated environment in compliance to ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820.
  • This is a full-time position – First shift days and hours of work are flexible
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • Ability to travel (10%) to and from headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.

Preferred

  • Advanced Degree
  • Agile PLM experience
  • CAMSTAR experience
  • Understanding of engineered materials and fabrication methods
  • Experience with robotics or large capital equipment assembly

Pay Rate-60-78/hr.

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

FPGA Engineer-Contract-San Francisco, Ca

Role

  • Lead a rapid prototype team to architect design, develop, and test RTL based digital communication system solutions for our Software-Defined Radio system.
  • Work with the system, hardware, and software groups to define, architect, develop, verify, and release RTL based DSP IP logic blocks.
  • Architect, Design, develop, integrate, and debug IP blocks using a mixture of software and hardware languages.
  • Simulation and hardware validation of large design, including lab, debug, and internal user support.
  • Deploy and maintain acceleration solutions to meet significant reliability and service level requirements.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent technical degree
  • Demonstrated experience in ASIC / FPGA life cycle (architecture, design, simulation, verification, validation, integration & test)
  • Strong proficiency with Verilog (preferably SystemVerilog) for both synthesis and verification
  • Hardware debug experience, including familiarity with tools such as the oscilloscope, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer (SPI, CAN, Ethernet or similar)
  • Demonstrated experience in digital communications (spread spectrum modulation, synchronization, fading, doppler, multiple access, channel capacity, and beamforming with mitigation strategies)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of digital design fundamentals.
  • Strong competence of FPGA tooling including synthesis, building, timing analysis and simulation.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to author technical specifications, and procedures.
  • Don’t meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria.

Bonus

  • Knowledge of space-grade/qualified FPGAs and ASICs.
  • Knowledge of Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) design and development processes.
  • Start-up experience. Demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Duration: up to 6 months

Pay-$80-95/hr. DOE

Please send resume to kjohnson@nelsoninteractive.net

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