Imagine Communications

Senior FPGA Designer

Job Locations CA-ON-North York
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/29/2017 11:02 AM)
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Company Overview

Every day, Imagine Communications is delivering billions of media moments all over the world — anywhere, anytime and on any device.


Imagine Communications delivers innovative, end-to-end media software and networking solutions to over 3,000 customers in more than 185 countries, including the top broadcast facilities and the most technologically advanced sports and live-event venues. Today, we’re driving an industry transformation by investing deeply in a new generation of media enabled by IP, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and software-defined networks.


At Imagine Communications, groundbreaking work is part of our everyday environment.  All our employees play a vital role in our organization, helping the media industry enable instant access to moments that matter.  Wherever your skills fit in our business — from engineering and sales to service and support — you’ll find you gain much more than just a job. At Imagine Communications, you’ll gain the opportunity to contribute to the transformation that’s taking place in the way the world is consuming media.


If you’re looking to join a market leader and take your career to the next level, contact us today!

Specific duties include but are not limited to

Working with cutting edge broadcast technologies, the successful candidate will be working on FPGA/Hardware designs for Imagine Communications R&D.

Responsible for all phases of a project lifecycle, including research, specifications, design, implementation, integration, overall technical project management, testing, documentation, and support.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Research and Specification
    • Research relevant technologies and prepare specifications based on product requirements
  • Design, Implementation, Integration, and Testing
    • Overall FPGA architecture, design, simulation and implementation
    • High level design, hardware/firmware partitioning
    • Development of test firmware for hardware verification
    • Prototype debug and design revision
    • Integration with firmware
    • Overall product and system integration testing
  • Technical Project leadership and management
    • Determine resource requirements
    • Interface with other departments, including Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Customer Service
    • Drive project to completion through all major milestones
    • Provide supervision, mentoring and technical resourcing to junior and allied staff
  • Documentation
    • Provide full documentation of design and implementation
    • Assist Documentation department in preparation of User’s Manual
  • Support
    • Interact with Customer Service providing technical product support


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 3+ years of FPGA design experience with the latest Xilinx and Altera using VHDL
  • Experience with FPGA development tools (Aldec/ModelSim, Vivado, Quartus)
  • Knowledge of broadcast industry applications and standards is an asset
  • Knowledge of Network Protocols is an asset
  • Experience with embedded and application programming is an asset
  • Well developed communication and leadership skills


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