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Lead System Architect - PCIE

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: Lead System Architect - PCIE 154615

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
Job: Hardware Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3DICs. Xilinx's all-programmable devices are designed into tens of thousands of products that improve the quality of the everyday lives of billions of people worldwide. For over 30 years, Xilinx has been behind some of the greatest advancements in technology and science - from the industry's first fabless semiconductor model to the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, to today's autonomous vehicles and hyperscale data centers. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software-defined, yet hardware optimized - enabling smart, connected and differentiated applications across technology's biggest megatrends, including Machine Learning, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT and Cloud Computing and more.

If you are a passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative, and creative people to help deliver groundbreaking technologies that enable our customers to differentiate. Come do your best work and live your best life through collaboration, wellness and giving back to your community as a member of the ONEXILINX team.


System Architect

The job is in the hardware group of Xilinx reporting to the VP of hardware architecture and verification. This key role is central to the definition, development and productization of board level products built around Xilinx All-Programmable silicon


Scope of work:

  • Work with product planning in defining the board level product specifications

  • Work with the operations group in selection of EMS, overall board product costs

  • Work with board engineering team in ensuring state of the art design methodologies, component selection

  • Work with sales and marketing teams in engaging with key customer accounts

  • This role will own the board level product architecture specification

  • Wide understanding of hardware and software architecture  for HPC, Machine learning, NIC implementation in PCI-e Card

  • Strong understanding to drive Silicon FPGA architecture to fulfil the target performance of the next generation of PCI-e  card for HPC, Machine learning, NIC applications and Autonomous driving

  • Defining the architecture and design topology of PCI-e  card (power, PCIe-, Optical, memory interface) to have a successful enablement and wide acceptance in different system level

  • Establishing architecture metric of the performances vs cost

  • Developing roadmap to link Si and Packaging roadmap with  next generations of PCI-e Card






BS or MS with 15 years of relevant experience

  • Must have relevant experience in the design, development and productization of high volume board level products in the datacenter

  • Must have experience interacting with high volume EMS and CMs

  • Must have experience with high volume, low cost PCIE card design

  • Must have experience in technical leadership and mentoring of design teams

  • Experience in shipping to and interacting with hyperscale customers is highly desired

Job Posting: Jan 22, 2018, 2:16:51 PM

Xilinx is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants and employees are treated throughout the employment process without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender Identity or sexual orientation. The self-identification information requested is not gathered for employment decisions. It is used only for compliance with US Federal laws. Your responses are strictly voluntary, and any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose not to "self-identify", you will not be subject to any adverse treatment.


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