Career HW designer/FPGA engineer for Space Missions

HW designer/FPGA engineer for Space Missions

About us

Zaitra, established in 2020, is a startup with a primary emphasis on delivering tailored flight software and cutting-edge AI solutions for space missions. Our endeavours encompass projects for both the European Space Agency and commercial customers.

What will be your role?

In the role of a Hardware/FPGA Engineer, you will be responsible for integrating our AI models into the hardware/software solution deployed onboard spacecraft or satellites. This entails:

  • Design, implementation, and testing of IP cores on the Xilinx Zynq 7000/UltraScale+ platform, and in the future, on additional platforms.
  • Testing and verification through simulation and directly on the target hardware.
  • Integration of internal and external IP cores into the final solution.
  • Analysis of performance parameters and design of possible enhancements.
  • Preparation of IP cores documentation.

What do we expect?

  • Proficiency in VHDL/Verilog/SystemVerilog programming.
  • Ability to independently design, implement, and test IP cores for FPGA.
  • Knowledge of synthesis and timing analysis for FPGAs.
  • Excellent knowledge of Git (conflict resolution, rebase, commit messages).
  • Capability to study schematics and data sheets.
  • Previous experience in creating production solutions (at least personal projects).
  • Enthusiasm for space.

What do we offer?

  • Remote work (preferably with at least 3 days a week in our office)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Modern offices near the centre of Brno
  • Direct impact on the development and direction of our products for space missions
  • Involvement in the development of solutions to be deployed in Earth’s orbit and beyond
  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Compensation between 70,000-100,000 CZK (based on your skills and experience) with the potential for gradual growth.
  • Team building activities and company events

What is nice to have?

  • Knowledge of driver development for embedded Linux.
  • Experience with High-Level Synthesis (HLS).
  • Experience with tools from AMD/Xilinx (Vivado, Vitis).
  • Proficiency in embedded programming.
  • Understanding of PCB design.
  • Familiarity with protocols and interfaces (LVDS, CAN, SPI, Ethernet, USB, etc.).
  • Experience with Python development (most of our tools are in Python).
  • Active contribution to open-source projects.
  • Knowledge of ECSS standards.

If you find the job offer appealing, kindly send us an email along with your CV and a concise cover letter to Subsequently, an interview will be scheduled, during which you’ll have the opportunity to gain insights into our organization, and we, in turn, will have the chance to get better acquainted with you. Every candidate will be required to undertake an initial task, after which a technical interview will be conducted.

Where? Brno

Type? Full time