FPGA Developer (Job Req #2024-077)

Ottawa Campus, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Req #1804
Monday, March 11, 2024

Why Work at Ross Video? We have a great group of people working together to create and deliver cutting edge products that look amazing and are easy to use. We go all out so that our customers can have the best possible experience and achieve quality results. With a product focus, continual learning, results driven processes, and creative thinking, we constantly strive to improve our solutions and to deliver results. If you've ever watched live television, news, sports, or entertainment, you've seen our products in use. All of the major Hollywood award shows, most professional sports teams, and many of the largest broadcasters in the world use Ross Video technology. Get behind the scenes and learn about what it takes to make live events possible. If that resonates, and you’re someone with integrity, commitment, and a strong drive to deliver great products, we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for a senior FPGA/Hardware Designer. The FPGA/Hardware Designer role will utilize the latest FPGA and SoC devices to provide IP and SDI-based transport solutions over leading-edge hardware platforms that power live video production.

As a member of the Hyperconverged Solutions R&D team, you will further advance the Ross industry-leading A/V infrastructure products including Ultrix, the ultimate hyperconverged platform.

Successful candidates will have serious technical chops to pair with a “find a way” attitude to harness the full power of themselves and their teammates in solving unique and challenging technical problems in a supportive, high-energy, and dynamic work environment.


What we offer 

Ross offers competitive salaries and comprehensive health plans, as well as several perks to help you perform at your best.    

Some of these perks include flexible hours, generous paid time off, fitness/wellness allowance, employee share ownership program, professional development support and a ton of fun social activities and events!  

Best of all, you will be part of the Ross Video family/team, and we’ve got an energizing environment here.

What the job is all about:

  • Promote, refine, and develop innovative features that you are passionate about in the most integrated hyperconverged hardware platform in the broadcast industry.
  • Architect, design, implement, and test highly efficient leading-edge professional media transport solutions over SMPTE ST 2110/IP and SDI in high-performance FPGAs for Broadcast Routers, Multiviewers, and Switchers.
  • Implement complex RTL algorithms for video and audio processing.
  • Work closely with the management team to develop high-level design requirements, manage/negotiate key part selection, and support aggressive project scheduling.
  • Generate both specification and design documentation to support cross-functional teams.
  • Develop test features that can be utilized by Product Verification, Manufacturing, and Customer Support.
  • Work with other members of the team to verify the functionality of FPGA and HW designs through simulation and lab tests.
  • Thoroughly self-test all design parts and support Product Verification team throughout development, including test plan review, feedback validation, and logic/hardware issue debugging/fixing as required.
  • Support schematics development and board layout, frequently contributing directly to technical decisions relating to signal integrity, density, fabrication constraints, and thermal considerations.
  • Assist in supporting other staff members as necessary through the entire NPI process flow, from design, documentation, implementation, and test to presales and customer service.

Who you are:

Technical requirements:

  • FPGA/Hardware designer with 5+ years of professional experience developing SMPTE ST 2110 and SDI-based video/audio technologies.
  • Deep knowledge across a broad range of topics including:
  • FPGA building blocks, system architectures, speed/area tradeoffs.
  • High-speed transceivers, physical implementation, clock domain analysis, and timing closure.
  • FPGA compilation, simulation, and hardware testing.
  • Intel and Xilinx FPGA devices.
  • FPGA design, simulation, and debugging tools.
  • External memory interface.
  • Packet processing, switching/routing, scheduling.
  • Fluent in FPGA hardware description and timing constraint languages: SystemVerilog (preferred), High-Level Synthesis (HLS), and VHDL, as well as TCL and SDC.
  • Experience developing large FPGA designs including SoC and high-speed hardware interfaces such as NRZ/PAM4 100Gbps Ethernet, DDR4/5 interfaces and HBM, general-purpose 25G/56G/102G transceivers including reconfiguration, source-synchronous parallel busses, PLLs.
  • Hands-on knowledge in IO ring, power and thermal estimates, floorplanning, timing analysis, and FPGA logic analyzers.
  • Efficient and systematic troubleshooting and debugging skills, and proficiency with typical lab equipment: scopes, JBERTs, network analyzers, WFMs.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Development experience with Ethernet Switches products and chips, unicast/multicast routing protocols, and P4 language a plus.
  • Experience with different broadcasting sync reference systems, including PTP, blackburst, and tri-level, a plus.
  • Ability to work in a Linux-based embedded environment, including command-line, file system, and networking skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of software languages such as C/C++, Bash, Python, and other design languages and scripts a plus.
  • Understanding of digital video, audio, and associated broadcast standards such as SDI, AES, time code, MADI, PTP, and NMOS a plus.
  • Knowledge of broadcast studio applications and workflow, especially router/distribution systems, a plus.
  • Familiarity with development support tools such as Git, Jira, and Jenkins, a plus.
  • Signal Integrity knowledge a plus.


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
At Ross, we embrace diversity, and we want you to bring your authentic self to work. We are committed to building a team that includes a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Inclusivity drives innovation and creativity, and that’s something we’re passionate about at Ross!  We believe everyone should be able to enjoy a rewarding career at Ross, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability. If a disability means that you need any additional support during the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

Other details

  • Job Function R&D
  • Pay Type Salary