Hardware Engineer and System Architect for Neurotech

Leuven, Flanders, be
Company: imec
Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Published on 2021-06-14 02:11:12

Contribute to next-generation neural interfaces and biomedical devices

What you will do

At imec, we craft state-of-the-art neurotechnology products that aim to advance neuroscience research. Our hardware solutions require a combination of custom ASICs, cutting-edge technologies, embedded systems, algorithms and software. Do you enjoy working on challenges that no one has solved yet? We have an opportunity for a passionate, forward-thinking and experienced Hardware Engineer and System Architect. As a member of our neurotech team, you will have the great opportunity to investigate, innovate and contribute to next-generation neural interfaces and biomedical devices.

In this role, you will contribute to the development of large-scale data acquisition systems and advanced medical devices in a multidisciplinary team. These contributions will range from early feasibility studies and proof of concepts, through application demonstrators centered around imec technology, all the way to product developments for external customers. Your key responsibilities will be:

Define system-level architectures and functional/engineering requirements based on project and customer specifications.

  • Track requirements, define the specifications, design, implement, verify and validate hardware systems.
  • Architect and develop analog and mixed-signal circuits and embedded systems for complex hardware solutions.
  • Contribute to the development of functional application demonstrators and prototypes based on imec technology.
  • Design PCBs and test environments for sensitive, high-performance circuits and custom ASICs, including acquisition and visualization software or signal analysis scripts.
  • Perform hardware and ASIC testing and troubleshooting, including board bring-up and adaptation of existing platforms into new specifications.
  • Design verification and validation plans to prove that systems perform according to all requirements and expectations.
  • Document your activities to ensure reproducibility of setup and test results.
  • What we do for you

    We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. 

    We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

    We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

    Who you are

  • MSc degree in electronics, electrical or industrial engineering or a similar field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in (ultra) low-power electronic system design, preferably in the field of biomedical sensing.
  • Hands-on experience in PCB design with off-the-shelf components and in board bring-up, hardware test & debugging.
  • Hands-on experience with: analog and digital circuit design concepts, sensor integration, wireless connectivity protocols like Bluetooth, uControllers, firmware development, programmable logic development, test and measurement of analog and digital circuits.
  • Experience with CAD tools for PCB schematic entry and layout.
  • Good knowledge of programming languages like C++, C#, VHDL, Verilog, Python and/or Matlab.
  • Good knowledge of Labview.
  • Research mindset and problem-solving attitude, with a strong desire to stay up-to-date with recent advancements in the state-of-the-art and a broad interest across disciplines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to work well in an international team, take responsibility, and motivate self and others.
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