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AVIDIS is a low latency audio/video distribution solution over IP, applicable for several types of markets and applications. Prodrive Technologies supplies the hardware and the software as an off the shelf product. The video quality is 4K60 and can offer any required communication/control interface. The product is highly configurable to meet all the demands of a customer’s application. Think about KVM, matrix displays, video walls and multi-view applications.









When I was looking for a place to graduate, Prodrive Technologies caught my attention. I visited Prodrive Technologies  and had a nice conversation with the product architects about the assignment they had in mind.

For AVIDIS, there was the need to automate the testing of all image processing functions (e.g. scaling, filtering etc.) that are used within the AVIDIS products. All image processing implementations (in firmware) are verified bitwise with the developed reference model. This simulation is included in the Continuous Integration (CI) environment to verify the quality of the firmware and software implementation. What I liked most about this assignment is that it does not only cover programming, but also diving deep in the hardware implementation and video processing algorithms. After my graduation, I continued to work on this simulation model for a while.

Next thing was developing an additional layer of security to the products we deliver to our AVIDIS customers. This means communication needs to be encrypted using the latest techniques and a form of authentication needs to be added. I did research on the best practices and then I designed the new secure communication protocol.

Currently I am finishing up my security part and, in the meantime, I am building new test setups for AVIDIS and for another project. Creating a test plan, gathering all needed hardware and creating test software are now my daily tasks.

Having responsibilities instead of tasks

Pros and cons

  • Free lunch and dinner

  • Work with awesome hardware

  • Having responsibilities instead of tasks

  • Nice and smart colleagues

  • Make my own lunch in the weekends




After my morning commute (either half a minute or 45 minutes depending on whether I am working from home or not) I will start with a cup of coffee. After being recharged, I check my email and messages.

When I am up to date, I will set my actions for the day, I will usually start by reviewing pull requests from my FPGA colleagues. It is important to be up-to-date with changes on both the FPGA architecture as well as hardware changes.

As a digital designer in the ETS (our in-house test system) team I try to be the link between the FPGA engineers and the hardware engineers. This requires some knowledge of both FPGA design and (digital) electronics.

In the scope of a project it starts at selecting the correct FPGA devices for a specific functionality, designing the internal architecture and selecting compatible peripheral devices. Then, as mentioned before, during the design phase it is important to make sure changes in both hardware and FPGA design remain compatible.

For ETS FPGA development I am also involved in setting up and maintaining the project environment and dependencies. This includes library repositories, test benches and automatic build environments.

What I love about Prodrive is the flexibility and freedom in finding your passion. Prodrive has allowed me to find the subject that I am truly passionate about, in a short amount of time I got the chance to work in and get a feeling for different functions. From analogue electronics design, to test development and digital electronics design.

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

With enough curiosity and drive, experience becomes obsolete

Pros and cons

  • Flexible hours, start and stop whenever you want

  • Working with motivated and driven people

  • The freedom to try things and implement them if the work

  • No ‘but we’ve always been doing it like that’

  • ‘a passion for technology’ apparently doesn’t mean ‘a passion for quality coffee’

The Prodrive Technologies Mindset


You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project


You decide when, where and how much you want to work


You like to think about manufacturability when designing


You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

What we offer

  • Perfect environment for those eager to develop themselves and take full responsibility for a project.
  • Many opportunities for personal and professional development, along with the flexibility to explore diverse roles across various projects.
  • A young and dynamic culture which stimulates innovative thinking and taking initiatives.
  • Personal budget just for you to learn new things. Your growth is our priority.
  • Flexibility of a 24/7 work environment with provided lunch, dinner, and access to our company gym.
  • Personalized development plan to craft your future.
  • You will receive essential tools if these are necessary to perform your job (i.e. iPhone and laptop).
  • On-campus sports facilities enable you to incorporate exercise seamlessly into your work routine.
  • A performance-driven salary that grows with your accomplishments.
  • Unlock the opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur within the company.
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive Technologies.
  • Work-life balance with at least 33 vacation days per year.
  • Access a retirement plan.

Application steps

  1. Your journey with us starts with a swift review of your application by one of our recruiters.
  2. In some cases, if we see a potential fit, you will receive an exclusive link to our online aptitude test to assess if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will schedule a personal interview not only to determine if your skills match the job, but also to see if there is a spark between you and Prodrive Technologies.
  4. To complete the application journey we will send you a suitable offer and once you sign, we can welcome you to the Prodrive Technologies family.