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Staff Application Engineer, FPGA Acceleration

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: Staff Application Engineer, FPGA Acceleration 154391

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
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.




Sr Staff Application Engineer, FPGA Acceleration





Insightful real time data analytics results into massive compute node scaling, which are expensive and, sometimes infeasible. This job offers a unique opportunity to challenge existing compute-models by enabling efficient and novel field customizable Xilinx solutions. Xilinx is looking for a passionate design engineer ready to push the limits of technology using innovative solutions.


The successful candidate will join Xilinx R&D team developing high performance FPGA-based intellectual property kernels to address the needs of state-of-the-art data center solutions. This position focuses on designing algorithm and infrastructure for high performance FPGA accelerator using hardware language such as Verilog.  You will develop FPGA application modules for integrating Xilinx FPGA accelerators into high performance applications. You will architect and design the acceleration solution working with well-known software stacks in the area of Data Analytics, Big-data infrastructure, and Database acceleration in scale-out solutions.



You will work on projects critical to Xilinx's growth, with opportunities to move among various teams and projects. You are versatile, display leadership qualities and are enthusiastic to tackle new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward. Most of all, you are driven to find creative solutions where solutions may not exist yet.




  • Work closely with kernel developers, software developers and data center customers to build FPGA-accelerated solutions
  • Develop efficient FPGA libraries using RTL language such as Verilog or HLS design tools
  • Work at multiple layers of the application including standalone and cluster applications (e.g., Databases such as Postgres, Big data framework like Hadoop & Spark) #ik



Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent practical experience with 5 years of logic design experience using Verilog or other hardware design language 
  • Solid foundation in logic design, hardware architectures, system level tradeoffs in a SoC type design environments with strong analytical and debugging skills 
  • Experience with developing application using RTL such as Verilog or C/C HLS design tools 
  • Experience with design methodology from hardware to application

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with one or more of the following areas with knowledge of relevant software stacks: big data, databases, distributed and parallel systems
  • Experience or coursework in FPGA Digital Design or EDA optimization tools
  • Experience with production or personal projects that required hacking to make pieces that don't fit together fit together
  • Working knowledge of large-scale distributed data processing systems
  • Interest and ability to learn upcoming coding languages and architectures

Job Posting: Nov 13, 2017, 12:41:41 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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