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Staff Software Engineer

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: Staff Software Engineer 154081

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! 


Software-defined systems on-chip and hardware-accelerated systems are entering the mainstream, and now represent major drivers in the evolution of the programmable logic industry. Xilinx is in the forefront of developing design tools and technologies for compiling programs into high-performance accelerator systems and co-processors, enabling performance-oriented programmers to target programmable platforms while working entirely within familiar software design flows.
The SDx System Compiler team is looking for exceptional people to help us define and develop design tools for heterogeneous computing with hardware accelerators, both for embedded SoCs and for the data center.  Our tools are used today to develop high-performance SoCs and co-processors for multi-process, multi-threaded applications, employing embedded vision algorithms and machine learning.
We continue to move fast, and provide opportunities to innovate and advance the state of the art in embedded systems design, hardware/software system compilers, heterogeneous computing, performance analysis, and run-time software. Successful candidates thrive both working independently and collaboratively as part of a tight-knit team on challenging problems that hinder productivity today, while building tools to solve tomorrow’s problems.
You bring passion and a track record of getting stuff done that users care about.  You are confident in your abilities, comfortable sharing ideas in their early stages, and know how to listen and collaborate with others to develop ideas towards common goals. Most importantly, you know how to turn good ideas into products, with a total commitment to robustness and quality.  You have a nose for identifying tractable relevant problems that may not have obvious solutions, and eat your own cooking because you know it’s the right thing to do.
Specific responsibilities will vary based on your strengths and areas of expertise, but will be drawn from one or more of the following areas.
  •  Embedded systems design in FPGAs, comfortable straddling the hardware/software interface in design, debug, and board bring up
  • Hands-on experience performance tuning embedded systems, including pipelining, implications of caching, accelerator task control, interrupt handling
  • High performance accelerator-based systems in machine learning, computer vision, image and signal processing, cryptography, or digital communications, with ability to translate insights and experience into algorithms and systems schema that can be realized in design tools
  •  Performance tuning and refinements of current IPs, tools and run-time software, identifying key bottlenecks and implementing effective and scalable strategies to address them
  • System bring-up of new silicon in context of system tools like SDSoC, working with partners in silicon architecture, system software, and design automation groups


  • Experience developing embedded systems in FPGAs and Zynq/Zynq Ultrascale SoCs.  Strong hands-on knowledge of design flows and tools, including system bring up, hardware and software debugging.
  • Proficiency in Verilog, familiarity with standalone drivers, Linux drivers a plus
  • Strong C/C programming and problem solving skills
  • Experience developing accelerators and runtime systems for GPUs, DSPs, SoCs, or hardware accelerators; familiarity with Zynq® family SoC design or PCIe-based FPGA accelerators a plus
  • Strong decision making skills and judgement
  •  Must be a hands-on, self-starter who makes and follows through on commitments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  MS in CS/EE (PhD preferred) and 5 years of experience, or equivalent.  Exceptional recent grads will be given full consideration.


Job Posting: Apr 27, 2018, 2:26:19 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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