FPGA Engineer

Mountain View, CA /
Wisk – Electrical Engineering /
Full-time
At Wisk, we believe that less time getting there means more time being there for the moments that truly matter. We are an urban air-mobility company dedicated to delivering safe everyday flight for everyone. Our self-flying air taxi, Cora, will make it possible to skip the traffic and get to where you’re going, faster. Join us to craft a better world by opening access to the sky.

We are currently seeking a Firmware Engineer with broad experience to join us in developing exciting and revolutionary systems for a new class of all-electric aircraft. You will be part of a group that develops all of the electrical hardware on the aircraft, including flight computers, high power density controllers for brushless permanent magnet motors, DC/DC converters, low voltage power distribution systems, battery management systems, servo actuators, radar sensors, and miscellaneous other power electronics and avionics systems. You will have the opportunity to contribute from concept development, through aircraft integration and troubleshooting issues that arise during flight testing and certification.

Within 3 months you will:

    • Become part of the team, get familiar with team members and learn what they are working on
    • Learn about the aircraft electronics architecture and existing hardware and firmware.
    • Work with the firmware engineers to understand the code base, simulation environment and certification basis.

Within 6 months you will:

    • Work on Libero/Vivado tool to develop the prototype motor controller and the communication with the avionics subsystems.
    • Write requirements for the functions being implemented and document the conceptual design.
    • Write code following the coding guidelines and checkout the code with simulations
    • Evaluate options for improving the motor controller architecture

Within 12 months you will:

    • Evaluate options for improving the motor controller architecture
    • Support requirements based verification testing, analysis and documentation of firmware for DO-254 certification.
    • Write test plans, test cases and perform dry-runs followed by documenting the test reports (automation is preferred)
    • Perform code reviews
    • Support and own part of motor controller firmware verification testing on target hardware

Requirements:

    • BSEE degree with at least six years of experience.
    • A master's degree and/or PhD count toward years of experience
    • Experience with VHDL/Verilog/System Verilog and Hardware testing using scripting languages
    • Experience in at least one complete life cycle of FPGA development on a Design Assurance Level (DAL) - A/B.
    • Great interpersonal skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks and projects involving peers across several disciplines. 

Desired:

    • Experience with Motor controller designs 
    • Experience using the Xilinx and Actel FPGAs
    • Knowledge of Python language for test script development
We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, IP bonus program, happy hours and many more.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.