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Senior FPGA Engineer

  • Titolo Senior FPGA Engineer
  • Funzione R&D Product Development
  • Sottofunzione R&D Software/Systems Engineering
  • Categoria Senior Engineer, R&D Software/Systems Engineering (ST6)
  • Località Santa Clara, California, United States
  • Data di pubblicazione
  • Riferimento 2406199055W
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Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is recruiting for a  Senior FPGA Design Engineer located in  Santa Clara, CA

Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is focused on shaping the future of digital surgery and expanding its robotics and digital solutions offerings across the entire portfolio, with multi-specialty, end-to-end solutions in orthopedics, endoluminal intervention and general surgery. This includes the MONARCH® platform, a first-of-its-kind robotic technology indicated for bronchoscopic visualization of and access to patient airways for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the lung.

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit

The Senior Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Design Engineer is responsible for the end-to-end FPGA deliverables across the entire robotic subsystems. The ideal candidate will collaborate with cross-functional teams on FPGA design solutions, including RTL coding, synthesis, place and route, timing closure, board bring-up, system integration, lab testing, debugging, manufacturing, quality documentation release, and product support. This role is part of the FPGA Development team, which develops, builds, and tests various FPGA designs for robotics within a larger surgical robot team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality FPGA solutions for robotics, instruments, and patient-side control.
  • Document designs, specifications, and requirements according to design control processes.
  • Develop test benches, test plans, and test cases to verify FPGA designs meet the design requirements.
  • Conduct engineer studies to understand the system performance, identify bottlenecks, and implement continuous improvements and optimizations.
  • Perform root cause investigations on electrical and software-related issues that arise during the prototype and production processes.
  • Work together with multi-functional teams to support software, hardware, and system integration, manufacturing testing, and product delivery.
  • Establish and maintain strong, productive relationships and collaborations across internal, external, and partner organizations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related degree).

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum B.S. with 4+ years of industry experience or Master’s degree with 3+ years of hands-on experience in FPGA-based systems.
  • Proficient in Verilog, System Verilog, or VHDL, and large complex RTL designs.
  • Proficient in the latest FPGA technology, simulation and implementation tools, and design processes and methodology.
  • Experience with embedded software and FPGA solutions.
  • Experience supporting verification and validation.
  • Familiarity with Git and common scripting tools such as TCL and Python.
  • Strong cross-function collaboration and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and accountable.
  • 10% travel. 


  • Robotic control and medical device experience. 
  • Experience supporting verification and validation of medical devices.


  • Generous vacation and hybrid work policies
  • Commute assistance (Daily shuttle from SF, public transit stipend)
  • Snacks, Lunch stipend for on-site cafeteria
  • 401(k) match and pension program
  • Healthy work/life balance (paid parental, family & volunteer leave)
  • A strong culture that promotes inclusion, growth, and innovation
  • On-site fitness center (incl. group exercise classes) & fitness/well-being reimbursement.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Robotics and Digital Solutions is part of Johnson & Johnson Med Tech. At Johnson & Johnson Robotics and Digital Solutions, we’re changing the trajectory of health for humanity, using robotics to enhance healthcare providers’ abilities and improve patients’ diagnoses, treatments, and recovery times. Johnson & Johnson Robotics is comprised of three key med-tech platforms: Flexible Robotics (MONARCH®), Surgical Robotics (OTTAVA™), and Digital Solutions. Join our collaborative, rapidly growing teams in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City and Santa Clara), Cincinnati, and Seattle. 

The anticipated base pay range for this position is $119,000 to $191,820.00


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