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Location: France City: Lannion Department: R&D Contract Type: Full time

Purpose of the job

As a firmware development engineer based in Lannion, you will have responsibilities for developing, debugging and testing embedded firmware and VHDL code on transport modules for our OTN/WDM hardware platforms. You will integrate an international hardware design team (France / Brazil) to develop, transponders, optical amplifiers, ROADMs, OTN Line and Switching cards for optical transport networks.

Skills & Education

  • Engineer with strong hardware background

Main knowledge

  • Strong knowledge in VHDL RTL code :
    • Synchronous design (Justification, Bit rate adaptation, PLL, FIFO…)
    • Serial interfaces design (I2C, SPI, PCIe…)
    • High-speed transceivers configuration (Emphasis, Equalization, PRBS, Eye scan, > 20Gb…)
  • Strong skill in FPGA design software tools (Quartus, Vivado, Modelsim…)
  • Good knowledge on FPGA embedded processor architecture (NIOS, µBlase…)
  • Strong knowledge in C++ code for embedded firmware and in real time environment. Knowledge in Keil development suite would be appreciated.
  • Good knowledge in test bench setup (Oscilloscope, protocol analyzer, BERT…) and used to develop Python scripts for test automation.
  • Good understanding in Telecom and Datacom standards (SONET/SDH, Ethernet, OTN, Fiber channel…).
  • Used to Versionnig Control System such as Gitlab.
  • Used to Agile development methodology (Scrum, Kanban)


Minimum of 5 years in FPGA/FW development is required.

Particular abilities

  • You are used to work in a telecom environment
  • You are comfortable working in an international environment in English language
  • You are autonomous and self-learning
  • You are continuously looking for improvement and you make proposals and alerts

To apply

Ekinops endeavours to be an employer of choice. Our teams are dedicated, imaginative and astute. We strive to work together around our core values, which includes dynamism, empowerment and customer focus.

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