Dec 08, 2023

FPGA Engineer

  • Flow Traders
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Information Technology

Job Description

Flow Traders is looking for an experienced FPGA Engineer to join our growing Product Development team in Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities.

As an FPGA Engineer, you will be working with a small team developing Flow Trader's ultra low latency applications. You will be expected to take responsibility for the complete solution, which involves not only design, development and testing, but latency benchmarking, product deployment, and automating processes to improve productivity.


What you will do

  • Work in a team of FPGA hardware and software developers striving to build scalable ultra-low latency trading systems
  • Shape the roadmap and technology adoption of FPGA/ASIC projects
  • Contribute to the development of productivity tools and improvement of the RTL design flow
  • Stay up to date on latest hardware developments and open source projects
  • Build your skills in the finance industry and grow as an FPGA Engineer


What you need to succeed

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related subject
  • 4+ years of experience working as a FPGA/ASIC design engineer
  • 4+ years of experience with SystemVerilog/Verilog
  • Proficiency with scripting languages, preferably Python
  • Experience with networking stack (Ethernet/IP/TCP/UDP)
  • Linux experience
  • An open, collaborative, self-critical attitude and willingness to learn
  • A desire to understand how the systems you build fit into our trading activities
  • Eagerness to learn and broaden one's skill set is a must, also outside your department


Nice to have: 

  • C/C++ Programming experience
  • High Level Synthesis tools (Chisel, Vivado HLS)
  • Open source testbench tooling (verilator, cocotb, etc...)
  • Financial protocols and its hardware implementation
  • Algorithmic trading strategies
  • Some knowledge of Bamboo CI, Ansible, systemd
  • Exposure to jinja2, ctypes, SWIG

Flow Traders does not accept unsolicited resumes from any professional staffing or search firms. All resumes, and any other information identifying potential candidates, submitted to any employee at Flow Traders via-email, the Internet or directly without a valid and signed search agreement will be deemed free to contact by Flow Traders without any restrictions and no placement fee of any kind will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Flow Traders.