Who We Are

We are a team of three founders with the vision to revolutionize how digital circuits are designed, and with it the entire world of computer chips. Using our own open-source tool “Gatery”, we bring concepts from software development into digital circuit design, boosting productivity and fun, with the intention of reinventing the entire ecosystem.

Our customers are companies that develop hardware accelerated solutions and want to buy or outsource components. We already developed and sold our first products, and we filed for our first patent last year. Implementing this patent, we are now developing our next product, “HashCache”, a key-value-store for DoS-resistant high speed network appliances, such as hardware firewalls for data centers.

For this, we are expanding our team. We are looking for people with whom we can change the world of digital circuit design, so profound interest is more important to us than formal degrees.

The development of HashCache is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. We are currently bootstrapping, so we do not have to please investors, allowing us to focus on the development of our products, tools, and company. There is a lot of work to be done and ideas to be tested. You will be able to be part of building a company, a tech stack and, if things go our way, a new way to create hardware to become the next industry standard.

We cherish open, constructive communication to get better every day. We are very happy about applicants who bring any and all kinds of diversity.

Please send us your CV and your portfolio, as well as anything about you that you find interesting. We’ll take it from there and get in touch with you.

Full time positions

RTL Designer

You know the terms RTL-Design and Timing Analysis?

We are looking for an engineer to support our lead chip designer. Profound interest in circuit design and willingness to learn is more important to us than formal degrees.

We are looking for:

  • experience in VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog, Chisel, or similar
  • knowledge or interest in networking (IP stack)
  • knowledge or interest in PCIe
  • knowledge in other protocols, hardware devices, or signal processing very welcome
  • Master’s degree, professional experience preferred
  • located in the Berlin area

Your responsibilities:

  • RTL-design for FPGAs using Gatery
  • support in setting up and running RTL to GDSII flows for test ASICs
  • write firmware / driver code
  • write test benches / unit tests
  • write documentation

We offer:

  • flat hierarchies
  • build up a startup from scratch
  • flexible working hours
  • bootstrapped & with public funding
  • leave your mark in a new open-source ecosystem

When will you start:

We are looking to start with this position in January 2023.

Email us your CV & portfolio

Software developers

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We are looking for an engineer to support our lead software developer. Profound interest, motivation, and willingness to learn is more important to us than formal degrees.

We are looking for:

  • strong software development skills
  • strong algorithmic skills
  • experience in C++
  • experience or interest in low level / close to metal programming
  • knowledge in graph algorithms preferred
  • knowledge in UI programming preferred
  • knowledge in networking (IP stack) preferred
  • knowledge in PCIe preferred
  • Master’s degree, professional experience preferred
  • located in the Berlin area

Your responsibilities:

  • contribute to the development of our RTL-design library “Gatery”
  • write firmware / driver code
  • write software and driver to run system tests
  • write unit tests
  • write documentation

We offer:

  • flat hierarchies
  • build up a startup from scratch
  • flexible working hours
  • bootstrapped & with public funding
  • leave your mark in a new open-source ecosystem

When will you start:

We are looking to start with this position in January 2023.

Email us your CV & portfolio

Sales representatives

Can you make people swipe right?

We are looking for:

  • experience in B2B
  • experience with network security industry very welcome
  • knowledge in electronics/microchips very welcome
  • knowledge in licensing very welcome
  • FTE with > 3 years experience
  • excellent spoken and written English is required, German and all other languages are a plus.
  • located in the Berlin area

Your responsibilities:

  • build up an international customer base
  • explore partnerships
  • explore new markets and business models
  • visit and represent Synogate on trade shows
  • visit and represent Synogate on customer visits

We offer:

  • negotiable sales commission
  • flat hierarchies
  • build up a startup from scratch
  • bootstrapped & with public funding
  • grow your network in a high-volume domain
  • leave your mark in the most exciting industry of the century

When will you start:

We are looking to start with this position in January 2023.

Email us your CV & portfolio

Student positions

Thesis Worker

You want to do your Bachelor or Master thesis at Synogate?

Note that as a company we can not offer the actual thesis topic, we can only support it.

We are open to cooperate with universities and can suggest interesting topics as well as provide access to our tech. We do not require NDAs or similar restrictions from university professors or supervisors. Your thesis work is free for you to show to people.

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor or Master students
  • Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • Comfortable with C++
  • On-site or remote (has impact on topics)

Some possible thesis directions:

  • Software implementation and performance evaluation of HashCache
  • Optimization of Gatery’s logic simulator through multithreading and JIT compilation
  • Hardware implementation of an algorithm of choice and comparison to a reference software implementation, e.g.:
    • Keypoint detection and description for SLAM
    • Simple neural network inference accelerator
    • Arithmetic coding

We offer:

  • access to tech, expertise, and hardware:
  • leave your mark in a new open-source ecosystem
  • no requirement to keep your thesis work “secret”

Email us your CV & portfolio

Student Trainee / Intern

You want to work part time at Synogate alongside your studies?

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor or Master students
  • Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, etc.
  • Programming skills
  • Some familiarity with C++
  • On-site or remote

Your responsibilities:

Subject to your skills and interests any mix of:

  • Support our RTL designers:
    • RTL implementation of algorithms and protocols in Gatery
    • Implementation of small toy projects to test and demonstrate Gatery components
    • Writing test benches
    • Writing documentation
  • Support our software developers:
    • Experiment with dirty C++ tricks to implement nice frontend interface concepts for Gatery
    • Implement various graph transformations
    • Conceptualize and implement debugging tools and UIs
    • Optimize tight loops, potentially utilizing multithreading and/or JIT compilation
    • Writing unit tests
    • Writing documentation
  • Producing content (text, schematics, …) for blog posts, tutorials, or the website

We offer:

  • flexible working hours (to adjust to your university schedule)
  • a fresh, fast moving work environment
  • flat hierarchies
  • leave your mark in a new open-source ecosystem
  • work on Gatery is visible to future employers

Email us your CV & portfolio