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FPGA Engineer

G-Research is Europe's leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

The role

The Low Latency Engineering (LLE) group is responsible for a low-latency trading system that is a critical part of a global investment platform. The group includes teams responsible for market-data, order-entry and order-execution functions.

The group has many years of experience in building low-latency software and is now building its first FPGA-based trading platform. We are applying modern engineering techniques (continuous delivery, fast feedback, and collaborative development practises using git) to FPGA development and are looking for an experienced FPGA engineer, with strong hardware skills, to help us do this.

The LLE FPGA team is a small hybrid team of software and hardware engineers. The team is responsible for its own QA, tooling and continuous delivery pipelines. We value flexibility and willingness to collaborate on the problems we work on.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • RTL HDL development in SystemVerilog and VHDL
  • Writing automated test benches
  • Writing scripts in Python and TCL
  • Some software development in C/C++
  • Building continuous delivery pipelines for all components


We give people time to learn and develop – including one day a fortnight to work on your own ideas and the opportunity to attend training and conferences.

Who are we looking for?

You will be an enthusiastic and capable engineer who is able to solve real-world problems in HDL. You should be capable of working flexibly and pro-actively and able to make complex systems work (and debug them when they don't).

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Practical experience of hardware/software co-design for FPGA-based systems
  • Strong HDL development skills in one of VHDL, Verilog or SystemVerilog
  • Strong system analysis and debugging skills
  • Experience of working in a collaborative engineering team, preferably using a git-based development workflow (e.g. GitHub)
  • Experience of Python scripting is an advantage
  • Familiarity with Linux/bash is preferred
  • Familiarity with C or C++ is a plus
  • The ability to communicate well with technical and non-technical people
  • Financial experience is not required. We’re keen to see applications from people from outside finance

Why should you apply?

  • Highly competitive compensation plus annual discretionary bonus
  • Informal dress code and excellent work/life balance
  • Comprehensive healthcare and life assurance
  • 25 days holiday
  • 9% contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Monthly company events
  • Central London office close to 5 stations and 6 tube lines

G-Research is committed to cultivating and preserving an inclusive work environment. We are an ideas-driven business and we place great value on diversity of experience and opinions.

We want to ensure that applicants receive a recruitment experience that enables them to perform at their best. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation please let us know in the relevant section.


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