Hardware Designer

March 06, 2019

Would you like to be part of an experience Research & Developement team? Join Kontron Canada as a Hardware Designer!

Kontron Canada is at the forefront of hardware and software virtualization technologies that help service providers in the telecom, wireless, cloud and video markets to roll-out exciting new services for both enterprises and every-day consumers.  Being part of our team means investing in exciting and diverse challenges in the most modern international markets.

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- You will undertake the full responsibility of the hardware design aspects of complex and innovative products;

- You will supervise and follow-up all design activities made by Kontron external partners;

- You will lead feasibility studies and supervise preliminary trials;

- You will write-up a detailed product specification;

- You will analyze and select optimal components to meet or exceed desired performance, functionality, manufacturability and reliability criterias, while ensuring cost targets are met;

- You will design complete product schematics;

- You will respect design rules and establish new ones when necessary;

- You will write-up precise CAD instructions in respect to component placement and layout constraints;

- You will verify files/drawings (Gerber output) and related documentation used for printed circuit board manufacturing;

- You will define preliminary test tools required for the bring-up and verification phases;

- You will define test plans needed for hardware design verification testing;

- You will carry out the prototype bring-up phase and supervise functional verification.  You will debug all bugs encountered;

- You will carry out product validation, including signal characterization;

- You will proceed with a seamless and harmonious product transfer to production;

- You will design complete FPGA solution for the Hardware team;

- You will develop high speed signal integrity simulation expertise;


- Education: University degree in Electrical Engineering;

- Specialization: Electronics (preferably);

- Experience:

·       Junior: Between 0 and 3 years of experience;

·       Intermediate: Between 3 and 7 years of experience;

·       Senior: More than 7 years of experience;

- Knowledge: Digital design and C programming, very good knowledge of hardware and software architecture of the PC (PCIe, USB, DDR4) and electrical constraints rules; Python scripting;

- Assets: Carried out significant technical projects and experience with switching power supplies; good knowledge of Mentor Graphics and Cadence/Allegro design tools; knowledge of Agile development process;

- Profile: Contributor to a positive and constructive work atmosphere, excellent team player, creative, resourceful, proactive, great adaptability;

- Languages: French and English (speak and write fluently).

We are proud to offer a motivating work environment as well as various benefits, among others:

- A competitive salary;

- A generous vacation policy and a large number of personal days;

- An advantageous collective insurance program;

- A collective RRSP program in which Kontron Canada contributes;

- A concern of a good balance between work-family-personal life;

- Social and sports activities for all tastes, including access to a volleyball and soccer field;

- Various training for your professional development;

- A stimulating career path with various possibilities of advancement;

- Dedicated days for individual and team innovation projects;

- An annual professional fee reimbursement;

- A modern facility with state of the art equipment;

- And much more…

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