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DESY offers challenging tasks in an international setting

For versatile and challenging tasks in an international environment DESY is seeking dedicated employees in the field of natural sciences, engineering and also in the technical and commercial sector.

For our location in Hamburg we are seeking:

Computer Scientist or Electronics Engineer working as a Hardware Developer at the MicroTCA Technology Lab

Remuneration Group 13


DESY, with its 2700 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

The group MSK develops, builds and operates complex systems for control, synchronisation and feedback used for beam regulation and beam diagnostics at FLASH, PETRA III and the European XFEL, amongst others. The high-end electronics developed for these facilities are made commercially available to external clients in research and industry through the MicroTCA Technology Lab (A Helmholtz Innovation Lab) at DESY.

The position

  • Development of complex digital and analogue circuits, based on FPGAs (e.g. Xilinx UltraScale+ or 7-Series) within a small highly qualified team within the scope of research- and industrial projects
  • Independent coordination along the entire development chain closely together with the customer: specification, circuit design, layout, implementation and tests, transition to series production
  • Support of the FPGA developers in all hardware specific questions during Firmware development and product maintenance


  • University degree in Electrotechnical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent skills and experience level
  • Profound expertise in the field of digital circuit development and with hardware-related programming, ideally including circuit simulation of analogue electronics
  • Very good knowledge in development of FPGA/SoC boards, fundamental experience in the area of signal integrity of high-speed transceivers (10Gbit/sec and more) and fast interfaces (e.g. PCIe, DDR3/4)
  • Strong industrial background and a confident command of current Software programs in the field of circuit and layout design (such as Altium Designer)
  • Industrial experience to lead the internal process for transition of prototype production into series production
  • Highly motivated individual with good problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a small team
  • Fluent proficiency in spoken and written English

For further information please contact Andreas Bunzel at +4940-8998-1887 (

The position is limited to 2 years.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Persons with disabilities will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

We are looking forward to your application via our application system:
Online Application
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Code: MMA005/2021
Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

Deadline for applications: Until the position is filled.