MBF Bioscience is a world leader in supplying software and systems for microscopic image analysis of brain tissue. Our products include the Neurolucida® system for 3D neuron morphology and Stereo Investigator® for stereology, a statistically based analysis method. Our mission is to provide the best solutions and service to bioscience researchers worldwide for the advancement of scientific knowledge.

MBF offers excellent salary and benefits, a friendly work environment, the opportunity to contribute to advancement of science, and to join a team of experienced software developers, hardware engineers, and Ph.Ds in neuroscience and computer science/engineering. The company headquarters is located near Burlington, Vermont, a beautiful, small city on the eastern shores of Lake Champlain consistently ranked as the healthiest place to live the USA. Boston is 3.5 hours away by car, and Montreal is just a two-hour trip.

Senior FPGA Systems Engineer

MBF Bioscience is looking for a talented FPGA systems engineer that wants to work on the cutting edge of understanding brain function.  Design the next generation of hardware and software to control state of the art brain imaging systems.


  • Develop FPGA designs to perform data acquisition, signal processing, and signal generation
  • Develop low-level kernel driver software to interface with FPGA device
  • Develop desktop applications that utilize FPGA based data acquisition systems


Required Skills

  • Strong proficiency with Verilog
    • At least 3 years writing large complex FPGA designs in Verilog
  • Strong proficiency with Vivado environment
  • Project and non-project design flows
  • Hierarchical design flows
  • Advanced timing closure techniques
  • Integrating high-level IP modules (PCI Express, JESD204B, etc.)
  • Developing original IP modules using IP packager
  • Experience targeting designs for the Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale platform
  • Partial reconfiguration / Dynamic Function eXchange
  • Clocking resources (MMCM/PLL)
  • I/O interfaces (SelectIO, GTH transceivers)
  • Working knowledge of circuit design and board level communication interfaces
  • LVDS, SPI, I2C, JESD204B
  • Experience interfacing with high-speed ADC and DAC components
  • Experience utilizing electronic test equipment (oscilloscope, DMM, logic analyzer)
  • Strong proficiency with C++/C
  • Experience with low-level device interfaces

Desired Skills

  • Experience implementing kernel mode device drivers for Windows OS
  • Proficiency with MATLAB
  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience with scientific imaging techniques / fluorescence laser-scanning microscopy

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or in related field

Please submit resume and cover letter, including title of position applying for in the subject line to:

Human Resources MBF Bioscience, LLC
185 Allen Brook Lane, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495

Candidates for these positions must be able to legally work in the United States as of the date of hire. MBF Bioscience is not willing to commence an immigration case to fill these positions.

MBF Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer.