FPGA Digital Design Engineer Intern - (Fall 2022)

Toronto, Ontario /
Kepler is on a Mission to bring the internet to space. Incorporated in 2015, Kepler’s guiding star is to enable the space economy through the creation of a communication network in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) that will provide connectivity services to other space missions, be they on orbit in LEO, MEO, GEO, or beyond.  With an expanding base of early customers and our first 19 satellites in orbit, Kepler is continuing to grow and expand its most important asset – the Team! Based out of our HQ in Toronto and with an office in the UK and a newly formed office in the US we are building towards a truly global company delivering a product for the whole world.

We invest heavily to deliver the best products to our customers, and so we’re on the hunt for a top-tier (FPGA) Digital Designer Engineer Intern. The RTL code you write will drive our next generation of satellites and earth stations.

Position Responsibilities

    • Maintain and add new functionality to our FPGA code base, including code to control and test our SDR (software-defined radio);
    • Design custom IP for new features of the Kepler SDR for both satellite and ground operations;
    • Add support for new sensors/communication interfaces;
    • Work with high-speed FPGA interfaces (e.g. SATA, JESD204b, Gigabit Ethernet).

Position Requirements

    • 2+ years in an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree program, or equivalent
    • Experience with Verilog, SystemVerilog, or VHDL. (You will be working in SystemVerilog)

Bonus Points

    • Acceptance into a Masters or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or equivalent
    • Experience with DSP (digital signal processing) algorithms
    • Strong skills with C and embedded programming
    • Strong scripting experience (e.g. bash, Python, Tcl, Perl, etc.)
    • Relevant experience through hobbies or a university design team
Kepler Communications Inc. is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, people who identify as LGBT and others who may contribute to diversification in our workplace.

As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, Kepler will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. Please contact our People & Culture team, through our Career Page to make your accommodation needs known and we will consult with you to ensure suitable accommodation is provided.