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R&D Engineer - FPGA Developer

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Imagine waking up every day to develop a system that is essential to create a sustainable and reliable energy system for societies and people around the globe. MACH is the real-time, high-performance control system platform we, in Technology and Solution Development at Hitachi Energy, develop in-house. The MACH platform is needed to connect offshore wind power, create synthetic inertia, connect energy systems over long distances and create a robust electricity grid prepared for the future. The MACH system comprises of hundreds of circuit boards covering measurement, processing, semiconductor controls and the digital signal interface used in our power electronics solutions. For the bespoke hardware, we also develop software, system solutions, engineering tools and configuration tools. To effectively drive innovation, we develop the MACH platform in agile, cross-functional teams. In the Embedded Systems department, we are now looking for enthusiastic FPGA designers who would like to strengthen our team and to grow together on our journey towards a sustainable energy future. This position is located in Ludvika or Västerås.

Your responsibilities

  • As a FPGA Design Engineer, you will work on complex functions where high performance, availability and robustness are key elements. Example designs are proprietary high speed optical communication protocols, high-speed buses, EtherCAT, data collection, filters and functions for HVDC control and protection
  • We work in a modern environment where both rapid prototyping and productification takes place. To our help we have modern tools and labs for the complete development cycle, from early prototype testing to final system verification
  • We have an innovative spirit, and nothing is impossible for us to solve. The team works with challenging tasks in an agile set-up. High level of collaboration is required with all stakeholders where speed of response is the key
  • You will be living Hitachi Energy core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business

Your background

  • You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical engineering, Electronics engineering or another related field, or have equivalent work experience
  • Experience in FPGA design using VHDL, Verilog
  • Using Modelsim for simulation of FPGA designs
  • General knowledge about HW design
  • Experience with tools like Xilinx ISE, Vivado, Lattice Diamond, Intel, MicroSemi or similar
  • Capable of writing technical documentation such as Requirement Specs, Design Specs, Verification Specs etc.
  • Knowledge in ECAT communication
  • Advantageous to have Basic Python knowledge
  • Proficiency in English is a must while Swedish is an added advantage

More about us

Are you ready for a new exciting challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply before April 28! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply today! We are interested to learn more about you and what you can contribute with so don’t hesitate to apply even though you don’t meet all requirements. A team with great cooperation and with diverse backgrounds is waiting for you to join! More information: Recruiting Manager, Prathibha Nagaraj,, will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives – Sveriges Ingenjörer: Mikael Hjort, +46 107-38 29 86; Unionen: Stefan Barkman, +46 107-38 33 04; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12. All other questions can be directed to Talent Acquisition Partner Gustaf Hedström, Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. #LI-NEU1

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Location Västerås, Vaestmanland County, Sweden
Job Type Full-Time
Type of role Professionals ( > 2 years of work experience)
Contract Regular/Permanent

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