Bausch Health

  • Principal FPGA Electrical Engineer

    Location US-WA-Bothell
    Job ID
    Pos. Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    This individual is responsible for the creating innovative FPGA embedded solutions for Solta’s new products and processes.


    Note: The following are meant to be representative but not necessarily all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities for this position title.

    • Responsible for technical leadership of FPGA architecture and design in Solta embedded products,
    • Define and document FPGA functional requirements,
    • Hold and participate in technical design reviews,
    • Design and implement FPGA solutions such as system communication, control algorithms, data movement and processing,
    • Conduct laboratory test, debug, and integration activities,
    • Perform and document requirement verification,
    • Participate in failure mode, safety, and hazard analysis of new and legacy device designs,
    • Energy modalities include ultrasound, LASER, and/or RF energy,
    • Assure compliance of equipment to IEC medical device standards (60601-1, 60601-1-2, etc.),
    • Mentor junior engineers in best practices in design, debugging, and documentation.


    Experience, Education, Training, Skills, Traits:

    • BS (MS preferred) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience,
    • An expert level working knowledge of electrical engineering concepts/principals,
    • Minimum ten years in FPGA design and development,
    • Hands-on experience with typical electronics laboratory test equipment,
    • A solid working knowledge of analog/digital circuitry, EDA software, design for manufacturability.
    • Outstanding requirements and specification writing skills for regulated products/applications, including design traceability and verification and validation plans.
    • Experience with IEC 60601 or similar regulatory standards or design in a regulated environment (SEMI, MIL-STD, FAA) which requires fulfilling quality systems regulations in the design and development lifecycle.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment including software, optical, RF, and mechanical engineers and project managers.
    • Skilled in problem definition, data collection and analysis, generating solid conclusions and recommendations.
    • Technically creative and motivated to explore design trade-offs in the development of complex electrical and electro-mechanical systems designs.
    • Ability to multi-task, and capable of executing multiple assignments on time.


    Desired technical skills:

    • Solid understanding of FPGA architectures, their hardware/software interfaces, and memory interfaces (DDR, SRAM, Flash),
    • Proficiency with VHDL (some Verilog),
    • Proficiency with Xilinx and Altera FPGA tool flow (ISE, Vivado, Quartus),
    • Proficiency with HDL simulation tools (ModelSim),
    • Proficiency with FPGA timing closure techniques,
    • Proficiency with reading electrical schematics.
    • Experience with OrCad (or similar) schematic capture tool.
    • Experience with source control tools (Perforce),
    • Experience with MatLab programming
    • Background in diagnostic or therapeutic ultrasound;
    • C/C++ programming experience;
    • Control system design and implementation.

    Math Skills
    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to use MS Excel to perform calculations and interpret project results/data.


    Language and Verbal Skills

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering specifications, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, specifications, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers. Ability to clearly and concisely convey project accomplishments, obstacles, issues, and project status.


    Analytical and Reading Skills

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to read technical and clinical literature and documents and extract important concepts.


    Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to perform lifting tasks of up to 30 pounds for short durations. Duties of this job may involve standing and/or walking for extended periods of time. Duties also involve daily keyboard data entry. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


    Work Environment
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some light machining and prototyping activities will involve moderate noise levels (i.e. power drill) and moderate dust or debris exposure.

    Solta Medical is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We expect that all employees will perform their responsibilities while maintaining a safe, cooperative, and productive work environment, thus ensuring the health and safety of themselves and others.


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