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Senior-Level FPGA/ASIC Engineer

Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Inc.

Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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Vernon Hills, IL



Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Inc. (TMRU) is a multi-modality R&D organization creating next-generation medical imaging systems.  For those who like to develop new technologies and research new ways of using them, Toshiba is a rewarding place to work, due to its focus on innovation as the lifeblood of new products. 

TMRU, awarded the 2016 Seal of Distinction award from WorldatWork®,  is committed to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes work/life balance and celebrates individual and collective achievement.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their experience, education, research and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our organization and the scientific and engineering community at large. 

TMRU offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation and benefits.  We are an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


The Senior-level FPGA/ASIC Engineer is responsible for any/all aspects of FPGA/ASIC development, ranging from requirements analysis and architecture down to integration and debug. The senior-level engineer may also be responsible for technical leadership of the FPGA/ASIC development for a design.


  • Develops digital FPGA/ASIC logic solutions targeting applications such as system communications/control, data movement and processing, and embedded microprocessors.
  • Participates in the engineering life cycle of FPGA/ASIC products including requirements, architecture, design, implementation, verification, integration, and debug following appropriate engineering best practices and department processes.
  • Prepares design documentation and participates-in design reviews.
  • Provides input for project analysis and planning efforts and provides timely status input to engineering management.




  • A Bachelor’s of Science (or above) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience. Or more than 8 years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


  • Strong background in:
    • o   Complex digital FPGA/ASIC architecture and design for embedded systems
    • o   High bandwidth data communications, storage, and manipulation in an FPGA/ASIC
    • o   Writing and reviewing documentation including requirements, design, verification, and interface guides (e.g. User, Software)
    • o   Hardware/Software integration and lab debug using common equipment including internal FPGA logic analyzer tools (e.g. Xilinx ChipScope or Vivado Logic Analyzer)
    • o   Working within or leading a small team of developers in a coordinated and efficient manner to deliver high quality and timely product
    • o   Communicating and coordinating across engineering functional teams to achieve project goals 
  • Proficiency with:
    • o   HDL coding (e.g. VHDL, Verilog, etc.) for FPGA or ASIC development and simulation
    • o   HDL design and coding best practices for purpose (e.g. resource use, clock-rate, latency)
    • o   FPGA/ASIC design tools, simulation tools (e.g. Xilinx Vivado, Mentor QuestaSim)
    • o   Source control tools (e.g. Subversion, ClearCase)
    • o   Standard office software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, etc.) 

Key Competencies

  • Generates creative solutions; welcomes feedback to modify and improve designs
  • Is accurate, thorough and monitors own work quality; constantly looking for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Quickly adapts to changes in priority, approach or method to best fit the situation; manages competing demands; deals well with delays or unexpected events
  • Effectively presents information to a variety of people, including senior management and peers on project teams; ability to translate complex ideas into easy to understand explanation 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication (verbal, written, listening) and time/task management skills
  • Is tactful and professional; treats others with respect and consideration 


  • Ability to complete occasional domestic or international travel is required. 


  • The position is at the Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Inc. headquarters in Vernon Hills, IL, USA. Vernon Hills is a suburb located about 35 miles northwest of Chicago.

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