Lead FPGA Engineer

Lead FPGA Engineer

In pursuit of the lowest-latency possible, we started building our FPGA team. In order to strengthen the team, we are now looking for a Team Lead. You will play a role in shaping our FPGA architecture, vision, best practices and at the same time be responsible for the team. This is a high impact field position for a skilled FPGA Engineer who wants to lead a team for one of the fastest growing firms in the trading industry. Do you have an entrepreneurial and result-driven mind-set? Are you eager to make this new mission a success? Then this is the job for you!

Da Vinci offers an exciting and dynamic work environment, where employees are given the freedom to come up with great ideas and the space to push these to completion. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a successful and fast-growing company.


  • Design and implement low latency components in Xilinx FPGAs
  • Understand, design and implement trading algorithms in FPGA in close collaboration with Trading and Research
  • Design, implement, and verify network infrastructure in FPGA
  • Design, implement, and verify high-speed interface with PC


  • 4+ years in a High Frequency Trading environment using FPGA concepts, principles, and structures
  • Experience with RTL design in Verilog/System Verilog or VHD and HLS
  • Experience with FPGA design flow (creating timing constraints, timing analysis, synthesis etc.)
  • Knowledge of PCIe interface, 10Gb ethernet, TCP and UDP protocol in FPGA
  • Experience with simulation, verification, and scripting
  • Experience with a FPGA debugging tool (i.e., ILA)
  • Experience with integrating hardware solutions into existing software solution


  • Compensation in line with trading industry standard
  • Outstanding performance is also rewarded with shareholding in company
  • A relocation package when moving from abroad, including a relocation budget, flight coverage, house-finding service and expat support
  • Meals during work hours
  • Social events and after-work drinks
  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Sponsored gym membership
  • In-house game room (pool table, board games and console games)

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