Fpga Engineer

Allston Trading Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 months ago

Who is Allston Trading?

Founded in 2002 by former CME floor traders, Allston Trading is one of the world's leading electronic trading and market-making firms, providing liquidity in global energy, commodity and financial futures markets. Allston is owned by its current and former employees, a retired founder, and long-term institutional backers Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners. We are proud of our track record through multiple macro-economic cycles and an ever-evolving landscape of technology, regulation and market structure. We have attracted and retained many of the industry's best and brightest trading, analytical and technology professionals.

Headquartered in Chicago, we also have offices in New York, Houston, San Francisco Bay Area and London.

What does the role entail?

  • Develop and test network applications utilized in trading and risk management

  • Design and rapidly implement prototypes of the above using knowledge of the most appropriate computational algorithms and data structures

  • Write thorough testbenches for all internally developed components

  • Analyze performance in detail and continuously identify bottlenecks

  • Interface with users to ensure that requirements are met

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management

This role is based in Chicago.

What does it take?

  • At least 5 years of professional experience developing with a commercially used HDL (preferably SystemVerilog and/or Verilog)

  • Experience with FPGA development using Altera Quartus design software preferred

  • Must have Verilog experience

  • Completed at least one full FPGA design cycle

  • Looking for development experience in Verilog targeting the Altera chip

  • Experience using ModelSim, Questa Core or an equivalent simulation tool

  • Candidate must have development and design experience rather than FPGA testers or verification

  • Experience with timing closure techniques for large designs

  • Some coding experience with C/C++ or x86 assembly

  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocol stack

Desired Traits:

  • Experience writing test benches

  • Knowledge of network operations and protocols

  • Proficiency utilizing DMA and operating with related kernel modules in Linux (using C/C++)

  • Knowledge of PCIe Bus Standard preferred

What are the benefits?

  • Quarterly bonus program

  • Catered breakfast and lunch daily

  • Weekly shoulder massages

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Paid maternity leave

  • Tuition assistance

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage

  • 401(K) matching plan

  • Casual dress code

  • Frequent company events

  • Employee discount program and much more!

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