Firmware Engineer (Data Acquisition)

£6685.26 - £8021.84 per month
02 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
CERN European
Job Type
Firmware Engineer specializing in Data Acquisition in the Experimental Physics Department (EP), LHCb Computing Group (LBC).

The LHCb experiment will enter a new exciting phase of data-taking in 2021.

As a Firmware Engineer in the LBC group, you will play an important role in the development, implementation, commissioning and operation of the LHCb Data Acquisition system.

You will:
  • Be responsible for the common part of the readout system implemented in high-end FPGAs and very high-performance servers connected by a high-speed local area network; this includes an important part of the FPGA firmware (written in VHDL) and the associated Linux kernel drivers.
  • Take a leading role in the integration of sub-detector firmware and in the integration of the readout-modules in the overall data acquisition system for which the LBC group is also the main responsible.
  • Achieve the commissioning of the upgrade of the LHCb data acquisition.
  • Assist users and other developers in the integration of their own data acquisition into LHCb.
The experience required for this post is:
  • Demonstrated experience in high-speed digital design and programming of FPGAs.
  • Experience with data acquisition systems.
  • Experience with working in a distributed development team.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
  • Development and configuration of online software for data acquisition.
  • Use of scientific and engineering software packages: VHDL, C, C++.
  • Digital circuit design, modelling and simulation.
  • Digital circuit testing and measurement techniques.
  • Programming/Software development: Linux systems and kernel (driver) programming.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 24.08.2017.

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