In this internship, you’ll learn how we use tools to make programming faster, more pleasant, and more reliable. We apply these same principles to our FPGA Engineering work, and we’re looking for people who are interested in using programming language technology to improve the process of designing, testing, and validating hardware designs. We use Hardcaml, an OCaml library for succinctly describing hardware in RTL. Hardcaml is tightly integrated into our development environment, so you’ll also gain lots of exposure to the libraries and tools that are foundational to our internal systems. No previous knowledge of Hardcaml is required.
During the programme you’ll work on a range of projects, mentored closely by the full-time employees who designed them. Some projects consider big-picture questions that we’re still trying to figure out, while others involve building something new. Your mentors will help you gain a better understanding of the wide range of problems we solve every day. We expect interns to build FPGA applications from concept to a working design; your projects will predominantly involve OCaml & Hardcaml, for both RTL design and testing/integration.
If you’d like to learn more, you can read about our interview process, meet some of our newest hires, or check out our OCaml All The Way Down talk and Programmable Hardware podcast episode.
We don’t expect you to have a background in finance, OCaml, functional programming, or any other specific field—we’re looking for smart people who enjoy solving interesting problems. We’re more interested in how you think and learn than what you currently know. You should be:
- Comfortable with a software programming language
- Experienced with a Hardware Description (or Construction) language (VHDL, Verilog, Chisel, Pymtl, or other), for both writing and testing hardware designs
- Experienced working with FPGA vendor tools – Vivado or Quartus
- Experienced with building a working FPGA project through an academic, professional, or personal project
- Interested in learning how to use FPGAs in the context of networking
- Fluent in English
About the Programme
Our internships center around hands-on mentorship and a robust educational curriculum that includes challenging classes, interactive sessions, and small group discussions. Over the course of 10-12 weeks, you’ll be matched with full-time employees in your role who will mentor you as you tackle real-world projects they design. You’ll also be able to access our physical and virtual educational resources, attend guest speakers and social events, and hopefully get a real sense of what it would be like to work here full time.
If you’ve never thought about a career in finance, you’re in good company—many of us were in the same position before working here. If you have a curious mind, a collaborative nature, and a passion for solving interesting problems, we have a feeling you’ll fit right in.