FPGA Design Engineer

Fully remote

15 days ago
$140K - $250K

We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.

As an FPGA Design Engineer at Reliable Robotics, you will be a part of the Embedded Systems team. The Embedded Systems team owns the firmware and software platform at the heart of the Reliable Robotics autonomy stack. We are a creative and diligent team that provides dependable computing, networking, signal acquisition, and motor control solutions to bring our aircraft to life. Your contributions will directly enable key equipment and aircraft product demonstrations, unlock the development of higher-level capabilities and set the stage for product certification & delivery to market.


In your role as an FPGA Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of the FPGA design including product architecture, implementation, code synthesis, hardware integration, and testing. You will coordinate with other teams to establish high-level FPGA requirements and hardware/software interfaces. You will work in a collaborative development environment including mutual peer review to maintain high product quality. In time, your focus will expand to consider an FPGA product line in support of the long-term Reliable Robotics technology roadmap.

Basic Success Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ years of full-cycle electronics hardware development experience in a professional environment
  • Professional knowledge of designing FPGA digital logic using industry-standard design, simulation, and synthesis tools
  • Experience with safety-critical FPGA development (DO-254 level A/B or equivalent)
  • Strong technical leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Preferred Criteria

  • Advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • Proven track record of product ownership including development and field support
  • Experience implementing DSP algorithms
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, agile/iterative development life cycle
  • Pragmatic, results-oriented work style
  • Additional Information

    FPGA designers at Reliable Robotics have a unique opportunity to work within a vertically integrated technology stack that extends up to the aircraft level, with a direct impact on the aircraft's capabilities and requirements. They execute a focused mission to establish the foundation of Reliable’s technology roadmap, which does not suffer from dithering business or customer objectives. We are a fast-paced team that gets results - with your experience, motivation, skills, and enthusiasm, you'll help the team accomplish amazing things.

    Employees working from our headquarters in Mountain View, CA may expect very little travel. Remote employees must be willing to travel 15% of the time.

    The estimated salary range for this position is $139,500 to $250,000/annual salary + cash and stock option awards + benefits. At Reliable Robotics, we strive to provide competitive and rewarding compensation based on experience and expertise, as well as market conditions, location, and pay equity.

    Reliable Robotics offers stock options, employee medical, 401k contribution, great co-workers, and a casual work environment.

    Reliable Robotics does not presently sponsor candidates for employment visas. In order to comply with export control regulations applicable to our technology and products, all candidates for this position must reside in the United States and be “U.S. persons” for purposes of the Export Administration Regulations (i.e., a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as refugees or granted asylum in the U.S.) or otherwise eligible to access our technologies without an exportlicense.

    At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,creed,ancestry, sex,gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity,gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disabilityor medical conditions, national origin,military orveteran status,genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

    If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to work@reliable.co

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