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(Senior) FPGA Engineer / Video FPGA Architect

R&D Engineering Mid-Senior Level Munich, BY, Germany

Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive patient treatments. Our key to success is our creative, talented and hard-working team, which consists of around 2000 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 25 locations worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values curious, authentic and useful:

Job Description

Our passionate Video and Edge Processing team develops the Brainlab hardware for our future Image Guided Surgery and Digital O.R portfolio. These state-of-the-art medical systems offer our customers easy access to the Brainlab software capabilities of today and tomorrow.

As an FPGA architect / engineer within our team, you will design innovative 4k augmented reality, real-time video processing firmware on custom, highly specialized FPGA video hardware and will be part of a highly motivated team of technical experts.

Your tasks will span the entire process of firmware development and include:

  • specification, implementation and testing of FPGA based real time video processing architectures
  • design, integration, simulation and verification of video IP blocks
  • contribution to technical documentation
  • close collaboration with software, hardware, and quality engineers
  • communication with external industry partners on a technical level


  • a university degree in electrical engineering or related discipline
  • profound experience in modular, FPGA and system architecture definition and design
  • experience on Xilinx MPSoC and FPGAs, design tools and associated IP integrator system design flows
  • knowledge of C/C++ for hardware bring up
  • at least one of the following:
    • experience with high level design flows, languages and frameworks like Vivado/Vits HLS and XRT
    • experience with high speed transceiver designs and protocols for board-to-board / chip-to-chip communication
    • strong knowledge of VHDL and/or Verilog
  • ideally experience with Linux driver development
  • experience with embedded Linux or RTOS using Yocto and/or PetaLinux is a plus
  • experience in project work and enjoy working as part of a team
  • working proactively and self-organization
  • Fluent in English (German is a plus)

Additional Information

  • a mutually-supportive, international team 
  • meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology 
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and December 31st  
  • flexible working hours 
  • parking garage and safe underground bike storage  
  • award-winning subsidized company restaurant and in-house cafes  
  • variety-rich fitness program in our ultra-modern 360m2 company gym 
  • regular after work, team, and company events  
  • comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities 

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your online application including a motivation letter, your first available start date and desired salary.  

Your HR Contact Person
Géraldine Ferrer
Senior Recruiter

Géraldine Ferrer [email protected]

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