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Senior Analog Applications Engineer – RF Data Converters

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Job Title: Senior Analog Applications Engineer – RF Data Converters 154149

Primary Location China-China-Shanghai Shi
Job: Applications 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.

RF Data Converters Application Engineer


The Analog Mixed Signal team design RF- ADCs and RF- DACs which are integrated into FPGA devices both monolithically and with 3D technology. These devices are used in a variety of applications such as cable head-end, wireless communications and medical imaging. At Xilinx, the successful candidate will support the specification, qualification and deployment of these products in customers systems.


Job requirements 


Technical Skills

  • Experience in the design of RF systems including components specification, PCB design and layout, extraction and modelling

  • Qualifications of RF and data converter systems against specific industry standards

  • Extensive experience in the lab characterizing and debugging RF and data converter components and systems

  • Experience in RF PCB modelling and development (ADS, HFSS knowledge)

  • Strong DSP understanding and use of associated tools such as MatLab and SimuLink

  • Experience in embedded software environment is welcome

  • Strong understanding of typical RF system performance parameters specification

 Customer Awareness

  • Developing understanding of customer flows and expectations, and can provide pre and post-sales support with guidance
  • Extensive customer facing experience
Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Executes to plan and stays motivated even while gaining better understanding that things change. Seeks guidance from management whenever in doubt to stay fully engaged. Works with management to ensure they are aware of potential gaps that may cause uncertainties within the team.
Indirect Influence
  • Negotiates across group boundaries under guidance. Seeks to identify alignment to common goals to get agreements for new work. Works with management if alignment can not be achieved.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team
Product Knowledge
  • Has understanding of the entire product development process and tool flow, with expertise in at least one technology area.
Technical Acumen
  • Seamlessly integrates foundational semi-conductor knowledge with specific knowledge of Xilinx IP, tool, and device functionality to enhance technical sales support
  • Clearly identifies and prioritizes where Xilinx technology can cost-effectively make the most significant contribution to the achievement of customer goals or resolution of customer challenges
  • Strong problem solving skills


  • Selecting suitable communication techniques based on circumstances
  • Using a positive inquiry approach with others to explore their needs and to openly share knowledge
  • Using creative and critical thinking skills to explore and share knowledge with others
  • Effectively uses formal and informal communication efforts to express concepts, strategies, information and inspiration that affect the listener in the desired manner.
  • Using effective listening and observational skills to reflect information back to peers in a constructive manner and being open to receiving the same
  • Demonstrating awareness, discretion and thoughtful communication practices
  • Shares relevant information and feedback in order to maintain high standards and performance.
  • Convincingly presents analysis and recommendations to peers and senior management.
  • Crafts material to be relevant to non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrates confidence when speaking or facilitating to an audience.
Customer Design Enablement (Tools/System/Practice)
  • Exercises a solid understanding of how RF circuit blocks are architected, developed, integrated, and verified through testing to achieve specification-compliant deliverables (e.g., CAD modeling, RTL coding, circuit architectures, building circuit specifications, applying simulation techniques, implementing verification testing methods)
  • Works effectively with new tool sets and ensures that the right tools are selected for hardware design implementation.
  • Capable of providing inputs to more senior team members on issues to improve the tools.
  • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked, when the situation requires it.
  • Does more than what is normally required in a situation.
  • Seeks out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives.
  • Takes independent action to change the direction of events.
  • Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives and achieve goals beyond what is required.
Technical Communication
  • Can simplify more complex subjects and make them understandable. Can get points across to other groups, and understand their needs. Can prepare and present good presentations for technical audiences in their area of expertise.
  • Can define and create well-received training materials for a limited portion of the toolset, for specific audiences upon request.
  • Can author accurate documentation, proposals, and specs for their functional areas under guidance and review.
Training and Development
  • Comprehensive understanding of adult learning theory and techniques, employee development trends, technology-based training methods and best practices for encouraging employee participation in the development process.
  • Conducts needs analysis, presents results to leadership and others who are necessary to develop learning objectives and curriculum.
  • Evaluates audience comprehension of material.
  • Obtains industry performance data and related best practices regarding training and development new initiatives. #hot


Education Requirements
• Minimum education level/Experience: BS 8 yrs, MS 6 yrs

Years of Experience

• 5 to 10


Additional details

Applicants 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 or sexual orientation. The information requested here is not gathered for employment decisions. It is used only for compliance with 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.

Job Posting: Sep 20, 2017, 11:35:02 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 or sexual orientation.


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