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Firmware Engineer (Data Acquisition)

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Location:
Geneva
Date:
08/03/2017
2017-08-032017-09-02
Job Type:
Contract
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Computer Engineering
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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.

Salary: Swiss Franc8513 - Swiss Franc10215 per month

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