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FPGA Engineer, Hybrid

MKS Instruments, consisting of Vacuum Solutions Division and Corporate Division, is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Additional information can be found at

Are you naturally curious? So are we at MKS. Our collective curiosity drives us to be an innovation leader in many industries. Our products drive technology advancements across a wide range of applications such as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, clean drinking water and space exploration. We are a team of collaborators who value fresh thinking and believe in mutual respect, constructive candor, diversity and inclusion.

MKS Power Solutions' products provide plasma generation and control solutions for semiconductor manufacturing processes. We are a key supplier to the worlds' largest electronics producers and are currently experiencing tremendous growth. As the semiconductor manufacturing industry is continuing to push the envelope in terms of device density, wafer uniformity, and device speed, high speed plasma control becomes a significant technical challenge.

We are looking for an FPGA Engineer who will design, analyze, and develop software and gateware for controlling RF power delivery systems. A successful candidate is self-motivated and has a good understanding of FPGA design.

Opportunity to Learn: RF systems, signal processing, feedback control systems.

Duties Include:

  • Design, implement, troubleshoot, and support control system electronics/software for RF power delivery systems

  • Develop models for simulations to analyze transient behavior of power delivery systems

  • Interface with customers to determine and develop specifications

  • Produce design documentation

  • Participate in firmware design reviews and recommend improvements.

  • Support new technology development initiatives

  • Interface with product engineering and other cross-functional teams as required.

  • Analyze and troubleshoot application issues

What you bring to the team:

  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • 1+ year of FPGA development experience (school, co-op, internship, project work count)

  • Hands-on laboratory experience and familiarity with electronic test equipment (school, co-op, internships, project work count)

Other job details:

  • Domestic & international travel (up to 10%)

  • Occasional work hour flexibility to accommodate international conferencing and deadlines

  • Role can be up to 60% remote

As MKS is a federal contractor, it must comply with the Biden Administration's federal contractor vaccine mandate (the "Contractor Mandate") if it is reinstated by the courts. Should you receive and accept an offer of employment, you will be asked whether you are fully vaccinated or whether you will apply for a medical or religious exemption in the event MKS must enforce a mandatory vaccination policy in the future. Please be aware that if the Contractor Mandate is reinstated and you choose to remain unvaccinated without an approved exemption, MKS will not be able to continue to employ you.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We solicit and hire applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected category. Our policy is to employ the most qualified applicants. We conduct background checks and drug screens, in accordance with company policies and federal and state guidelines.

Salary Range
$81,000.00 - $116,000.00
per Year
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Rochester, NY, 14600, US