Nine Mile > Careers > FPGA Engineer
  • Mid Level
  • Technology
  • Sydney

FPGA Engineer

Nine Mile is an electronic principal trading firm focused on market making and arbitrage opportunities globally. Technology is at the forefront of our business, powering Nine Mile’s unified global trading platform and the micro-decisions required for our successful trading. Nine Mile’s scale and efficiency allow us to be nimble, responding quickly to market opportunities and regulatory changes, whilst ensuring that we operate under a robust operational risk management framework.

At our heart, it’s our people that power Nine Mile, its strategy, technology & relationships. We are proud to have a team of highly motivated, intelligent individuals that strive to solve complex problems through creative sophisticated technology, in an open meritocratic environment.

The Role:

As a Nine Mile Senior FPGA Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work at the heart of our trading systems. Responsibilities of this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the evolution of our hardware solutions, focusing on the delivery and implementation of FPGA development.
  • Engage in the entire development cycle, from concept to production, including hardware selection, FPGA design, and system testing.
  • Develop and implement strategic signal processing algorithms, ensuring they align with hardware and software requirements.
  • Design internal protocols for reviewing and monitoring system performance and safety standards, ensuring ongoing system maintenance.
  • Coordinate the installation and ordering of technical systems, ensuring compliance with internal standards and procedures.
  • Contribute to the ideation and creation of electronic components, circuits, and systems used in computer, communication, and control systems.
  • Design software, with a focus on embedded software, to be integrated into internal systems.
  • Conduct research and design programs to test relevant electronic components, circuits, and systems.
  • Design communication bearers based on wired, optical fiber, and wireless communication media.

What you will bring:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a related field
  • VHDL and/or SystemVerilog, as well as a programming language (preferably C++)
  • Experience dealing with Ethernet and TCP/IP.
  • A scripting language, preferably Python
  • Experience in implementing high speed, low latency programmable logic design
  • Understanding of network protocols and network infrastructure
  • Exposure to Linux
  • Competent written and verbal communication skills
  • A genuine interest in financial markets
  • Strong academic record in a Computer Systems, IT Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Technology Degree

The Culture:

At Nine Mile, we operate in a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Our company’s success depends upon not just our vision, our technology or our strategies, but the people who carry out the vision and build the strategies day in and day out – our team.

That’s why we go out of our way to foster a culture that allows our employees to thrive and grow. A culture that rewards open interaction, problem solving, creativity and teamwork – one that believes helping others is if not more important, than an individual accomplishment.

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Curious about our recruitment process?

At Nine Mile we use a staged process for bringing new team members on board.

Once you’ve applied, we will reach out to speak with you, conduct an assessment if the role you’re applying for requires specific technical skills and conclude the process with a final interview.

If you have any questions along the way, let us know at

1. Application

Complete the application form through the listing on the website.

2. Interview

Talk with us about the role and your experience.

3. Assessment

Depending on the role, SHL and a technical assessment may be required.

4. Final Interview

We look forward to welcoming you to our team.