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FPGA Design Engineer

PierSight Space

PierSight Space

Software Engineering, Design
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Bengaluru, Karnataka, India · Karnataka, India · India
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024

Are you passionate about shaping the future of space technology through innovative FPGA designs? Join PierSight Space! PierSight Space is a young startup building world’s largest constellation of Synthetic Aperture Radar and AIS satellites for most extensive surveillance of oceans. The startup is backed by Institutional investors like Alphawave Global (Investor in SpaceX), Elevation Capital, All in Capital and Techstars (In collaboration with NASA and US Space Force)

We are seeking an exceptional FPGA Design Engineer with 4-6 years of experience to drive the development of advanced hardware solutions for space exploration.

Key Responsibilities:

Harness your exemplary RTL coding skills (Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog) to architect and implement robust FPGA designs tailored for space applications.
Demonstrate a profound understanding of High-Speed Serial Protocols, Memory Interfaces, High Speed Data Converter Interfaces, Signal Processing and their integration into Space-Grade Systems, ensuring reliability in challenging environments.
You will develop RTL code to implement FPGA-based digital designs of subsystems for SAR Payloads such as Payload Controller, Data Acquisition and Compression System. Project include designing logic for High-Speed Data Converter interfaces, digital signal processing and control logic (bus interfaces and state machines)
Leverage expertise in Microchip tools such as Libero SoC and SmartTime to optimize design processes specifically for space applications.
You will perform FPGA debugging and HW/SW integration.
You will write test bench for verifying design.
You will debug code using ChipScope and other debugging techniques.
Thrive in a fast-paced environment, delivering high-quality work efficiently, meeting project milestones without compromising on the highest standards of quality and precision.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical engineering, Electronics or a related field.
  • 3-4 years of proven experience in RTL coding languages (Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog), with a portfolio demonstrating successful FPGA designs.
  • Experience in interfaces like JESD, UART, Aurora, DRAM, SRAM etc.
  • In-depth understanding of clock management techniques, including clock dividers, PLLs, and their application in space-grade designs.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel under pressure, delivering high-quality work efficiently within project timelines.
  • Familiarity with Microchip tools (Libero SoC, SmartTime) is highly advantageous, showcasing proficiency in tailored design for space-grade hardware.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.

Location: Ahmedabad / Bangalore


UG: B.Tech / B.E Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation

PG: M.Tech / MS in VLSI/ Electronics/ Electrical or any related subject.


Meet the Founders:

Gaurav Seth, with a BTech in Engineering Physics from IIST and a tenure of 8 years at ISRO, has been instrumental in the design and execution of five interplanetary and earth observation missions. His remarkable achievements include the development of India's first airborne foliage penetration synthetic aperture radar, showcasing his innovative contributions to the field of remote sensing technology.

Vinit Bansal, armed with a B.E. (Hons) in Electrical & Instrumentation from BITS, has an extensive background in technology sales with over 8 years at national instruments. His professional journey boasts a track record of securing deals exceeding $25 million in total, with a remarkable Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30%. Vinit's expertise extends to the prototyping of cutting-edge space and defense technologies, including radars and transponders.

  • Exposure to real-world projects and hands-on experience in Space technology
  • Mentorship from experienced engineers in the field
  • Thriving Growth-Mindset Team
  • Lots of Fun

Join PierSight Space and contribute to shaping the future of space exploration. Be part of a team dedicated to pushing technological boundaries and creating impactful solutions that propel us beyond the stars. If you are driven by challenges and possess a passion for pioneering design in aerospace, we invite you to apply and be a crucial part of our mission.

PierSight Space is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.