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Software Engineer - Video

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Job Title: Software Engineer - Video 155328

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!

Video is becoming a key workload in Datacenters. Existing architectures are performing sub-optimally for highly complex video workloads like h.264, HEVC and VP9 encoding. FPGAs are programmable, low power and offer significant acceleration capabilities.


Job Description:


Xilinx is looking for an energetic and motivated recent graduate software engineer with video background to join a growing, talented, and innovative team at our San Jose headquarters. The successful candidate will be part of the video R&D team developing video processing solutions, including next generation video encoding technologies. You will contribute to the development of an AV1 video encoder, target encoder algorithms on our FPGA architecture, such as mode decision, motion estimation, rate control, etc.



  • Contribute to the design of an AV1 encoder, its functional models and data structures for efficient hardware and software implementation.
  • Be an expert in C level coding and debugging and optimizing software modules for performance improvement for Xilinx platforms.
  • Participate in developing drivers and/or APIs for the encoder, aligned with the software architectural framework requirements and application frameworks like FFmpeg
  • Support the creation of test benches and hardware validation test to verify and validate the compliance of the encoder to design requirements and Xilinx IP design standards


  • Proficient in C/C . 
  • Course work in digital image/video processing and video encoding technologies.
  • Direct experience with a range of computer systems, especially Linux, FFMPEG, scripting, e.g. Python, Perl, TCL. 
  • You must be capable of working in a dynamic, high pressure environment. 
  • Proficient in the design, implementation, documentation and testing of software code implementing product features and requirements.
  • Experience with code optimization for SIMD based VLIW architectures is a plus.



  • Bachelor or higher in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science required.

 Years of Experience

  • Open to recent graduates with right qualifications

Job Posting: May 11, 2018, 11:26:52 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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