Ember Hardware Inc. -- Digital Design Engineer

Digital Design Engineer

You will work closely with a cross-functional team to bring our first product (a head mounted display) from prototype to production. Your primary responsibility will be FPGA firmware programming and interfacing with digital video interfaces. You will build the digital system from the ground up and work closely with software, control systems, and analog circuit designers. You will also be involved in PCB design and signal integrity.


  • Two years of professional experience in Verilog programming
  • Expertise in video and audio (HDMI/DP/HDCP/H.264/H.265)
  • Ability to create and execute detailed verification plans
  • Hands-on lab experience with lab test equipment such as: oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, etc.


  • Experience in high-speed signal integrity
  • Expertise of common HW interfaces (USB, PCIE, SDIO, I2C, HSIC, SPI)
  • Familiarity with analog circuits, control systems, and power electronics
  • Familiarity with board layout processes and tools

Ember Hardware, Inc: We’ve found a way to create a life-like virtual reality head mounted display that is years ahead of the current state of the art by using a novel laser based architecture. Unlike announced products in this space (i.e. Rift by Oculus) our HMD is capable of delivering hyper-realistic retina level resolution spanning the entire field of vision in a much more portable and energy efficient package. While we’re still very early, we don’t need to worry about funding (3 co-founders have successfully sold previous ventures). Our current team consists of extremely talented people with strong backgrounds who cover most of the expertise we need to bring this product to market. Our mission is to build the first truly consumer friendly, useful, and mind-blowing virtual reality experiences.

Contact: dilanj@alum.mit.edu