KA Imaging is a spin-off company from the University of Waterloo. We are rapidly growing, with dedicated facilities based out of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. KA Imaging is committed to expanding our team of professionals to include talented and dedicated individuals to be part of a highly focused and dynamic team. 


The company prides itself on its hardworking and self-motivated employees with an interest in creating a positive impact in society. If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume for the posted position. 


Innovative X-ray everywhere


To enable our employees the freedom to innovate and create high performance products for our customers, using cutting edge advances in X-ray technologies.


Embrace challenge – be innovative Respect – everyone, including yourself Over-communicate – share information regularly to create alignment and focus Integrity – Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking Positive Attitude – Anything is possible Put People First – KA’s success is because of its employees, customers, and shareholders


The successful candidate will be part of a highly focused and dynamic team working on challenging X-ray technology-related projects to achieve rewarding and fulfilling goals that have a direct impact on society. The position is full-time.

We are looking for a talented, versatile and motivated FPGA Engineer to develop and support x-ray imaging medical products.


Job Responsibilities


Responsibilities of the FPGA Engineer include the following:

  • All aspects of FPGA design, simulation, verification
  • Electronics board design for circuits to interface to and from FPGA components, such as analog, high-speed digital, power systems, and IO interface circuits
  • Component selection for FPGA, microprocessor, MPSOC
  • Thorough validation of design against component and system requirements
  • Lead and participate in engineering design reviews
  • Schematic and layout design of PCB electronics will constitute a portion of the job responsibilities, including preparation of Gerber, BOM and other manufacturing files
  • Perform board bring-up, debug and troubleshooting with lab equipment
  • Electronics board characterization and system level tests
  • Manage regulatory compliance and standards certification processes for medical grade electronics hardware
  • Prepare documentation including block diagrams, functional specification, test plans and engineering reports
  • Work closely with project management, other engineering departments, component suppliers, PCB and contract manufacturing vendors throughout the development phase
  • Design and develop Test Fixtures for production of electronics boards
  • Support product throughout production, including component obsolescence


Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience in electronics hardware design and FPGA design, preferably with medical imaging technology
  • Excellent proficiency in Verilog
  • Extensive experience in lab measurement techniques and test equipment
  • Practical experience in board bring-up, hardware debug, troubleshooting and testing
  • Must have been involved with full product development cycle
  • Familiarity with DFT, DFM, and DFA in both FPGA and PCB design techniques
  • Proven problem-solving skills to identify root cause of design/product failures
  • Familiarity with Allegro/OrCAD Capture and PCB Designer or other schematic and layout tools
  • Clear verbal and written communication, time management and self-organization skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Design simulation analysis with Spice, MATLAB or other software tools
  • Proficiency in design for EMI compliance
  • Experience in electronics design of Medical Devices, Medical Imaging Detectors and knowledge of applications
  • Experience with embedded C code for Xilinx UltraScale SoC and MCUs
  • Experience in design for quality, manufacturability and reliability


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