Ryft designs and manufactures high-performance data acceleration products. Our innovative solutions have captured the interest of customers and investors, and the company is poised for significant growth over the next two years. To support that growth, we are hiring creative, team-minded individuals with top skills in their areas of expertise and a commitment to success. We are currently seeking a Senior FPGA Design Engineer at our Rockville, MD location. US Citizenship is required.


  • Supporting requirements capture
  • Providing technical task level of effort estimation
  • Developing VHDL design solutions for FPGAs
  • Developing DDR and flash memory interface design solutions
  • Developing test benches
  • Performing timing analysis
  • Performing data throughput analysis
  • Supporting design verification and test/design verification and traceability
  • Contributing to technical documentation
  • Contributing to product planning and improvement


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
  • 7+ years of related experience
  • 5+ years of FPGA development using VHDL
  • High-speed serial interfaces in FPGAs
  • Use of external high-speed memory with FPGAs
  • Simulation design and development
  • Demonstrated experience in the Xilinx Vivado tool chain
  • Demonstrated experience in a VHDL simulation tool (ModelSim preferred)
  • Proficient with communication protocols and technologies (TCP/IP, USB, Ethernet)
  • Proven requirements analysis and problem-solving capabilities
  • Success working collaboratively in a team environment


  • Board level design (schematics and layout) and testing
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Working knowledge of the C programming language

If you are a fit for this important role, please apply by sending a resume to recruiting@ryft.com.