Senior Hardware Electronics Designer

Fidus Systems is a front runner in hardware, embedded system, and software design.  We provide a technical advantage to our global clients ranging from tech giants to start-ups. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about designing and working with new technologies, is driven to win, and is excited to apply their creative skills.  We are a growing company that can have a great deal of impact with lots of exciting challenges. 


  • Work collaboratively with the software and FPGA programmers to analyze requirements and develop the system and board level architectural design
  • Perform parts library creation and schematic capture, including embedded layout constraints, using OrCAD Capture CIS
  • Conduct design simulations using LTSpice and prove circuits using prototype bench tests
  • Work with the Signal Integrity team to ensure a detailed analysis of critical nets
  • Participate in design reviews (Signal Integrity, PCB Layout, FPGA coding, Software) to ensure Fidus quality standards are met
  • Develop comprehensive test plans and test procedures
  • Lab bring-up and in-depth verification of hardware prototypes
  • Actively collaborate with the team to address hardware & software integration issues
  • Work with other engineers to design and implement unit and integration tests
  • Lead regulatory certification testing
  • Generate technical and user documentation
  • Provide pre-project technical support to the business and sales teams on project scope, schedule, effort estimates, and deliverables, and post-project technical support to customers

Preferred Skills

  • Strong fundamental knowledge of high-speed circuit and multi-layer PCB design
  • In depth understanding of all aspects of the hardware product development cycle including requirements, architecture, schematic capture, PCB layout, signal integrity, verification, and manufacturing
  • Background in FPGA designs, including 28Gbps diff pairs, power/thermal design
  • Experience with high-speed devices and protocols including DDR4, PCIe Gen4, MIPI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C, HDMI, SerDes and JESD204B.
  • Experience with development tools such as Cadence CIS/Orcad
  • Experience using optical test sets, signal analyzers, and GHz+ oscilloscopes for analysis of eye diagrams, phase noise, and overall signal quality
  • Hands-on debugging experience involving scopes, VNAs, signal generators, electronic loads
  • Familiarity with ESD, EMI, and RF design considerations
  • Ability to use Verilog, RTL, or HLS an asset

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or equivalent.   Masters preferred.
  • Minimum 6 years of direct electronics design experience
  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This position must be filled immediately so do not wait to apply!

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