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MBF Bioscience is a world leader in providing life science researchers with tools for quantitative microscopy and big image data management. We engineer quantitative imaging and visualization solutions for stereology, neuron reconstruction,  vascular analysis, c. elegans behavior analysis and medical education. Our scientists and development team are actively engaged with leading researchers, and constantly work to refine our products based on state-of-the-art scientific advancements.

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. MBF offices are located in Williston VT, Ashburn VA and San Diego CA.

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

Software Developer

Interested in programmers at all experience levels to develop commercial scientific software in our web and desktop applications.



  • Develop and maintain our current suite of applications
  • Design and create new products for MBF Bioscience’s customers
  • Perform software and algorithm development and feasibility research for product development utilized in all current and future MBF software products
  • Create, maintain, and apply MBF coding standards
  • Integrate new hardware in MBF software products
  • Work with Product Managers to determine the priority and schedule for software features and requirements
  • Communicate algorithmic descriptions to other members of the R&D group in written and oral presentations
  • Use good software development practices to write code that fulfills feature requirements, is robust, and easily maintainable

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience programming using C++
  • Python, Qt, or MFC experience a plus
  • Passion for development and desire to learn
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Educational Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer engineering



  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401k Plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off 


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.


At MBF, we take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to creating an environment that promotes fairness, equality, and respect. We believe that a diverse team enhances creativity, innovation, and overall success. We encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, and backgrounds to apply. Join us in building a workplace where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique perspectives to our shared success.