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Research Scientist - Xilinx Labs

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: Research Scientist - Xilinx Labs 155368

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
Job: Software Engineering
Schedule: Full-time

Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!


Xilinx Research is working on advanced applications, tools and architectures for the next generation technology of Xilinx.

In our Research Labs, we have an opening for a Research Scientist in the field of design methodologies or programming models for computer vision or machine learning applications on future chip architectures.

The research activities (Responsibilities) include:

  • Proposing and applying innovative concepts,
  • Developing prototypes and making them available to early adopters
  • Convincing teams in the (product) engineering teams to see the benefits of these contributions
  • Work well in teams that include multiple locations, including in the USA and Europe.



We are looking for an energetic candidate with the following Qualifications:

  • PhD or MSc in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Experience in programming complete applications on either embedded systems or cloud computing based infrastructure. This can range from image processing on embedded systems to machine learning on cloud based infrastructure.
  • Understanding of at least one of the following applications in detail: Image processing, machine learning or digital signal processing applications
  • Demonstrated capability of innovative thinking. This can include publications in conferences or patents. First author is recommended.
  • Good understanding of modern programming concepts. This includes at least one of the following: programming in Python, Java, C , or OpenCL. Demonstrated experience of working in teams.
  • Experience in programming FPGA based platforms is a benefit.
  • Good presentation skills of technical material.
  • Basic understanding of computer architecture or processor architecture.

Job Posting: Jun 27, 2018, 6:18:09 AM

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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