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Functional Safety Embedded Software Applications Engineer

San Jose, CA, United States
Oct 30, 2019


Job Description


At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology.  We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of choice.  From the start, we have always believed in providing inventors with products and platforms that are infinitely adaptable. From self-driving cars, to world-record genome processing, to AI and big data, to the world’s first 5G networks, we empower the world’s builders and visionaries whose ideas solve every day problems and enhance people’s lives. 

Data Centers and traditional CPU-centric computing are being disrupted to support a multitude of applications in the era of pervasive intelligence, data explosion and AI.  Xilinx adaptable platforms for compute, storage, and network acceleration deliver unprecedented benefits in performance, power-efficiency and operating costs from public clouds to on-premise data centers. Xilinx platforms serve as a catalyst for the rapid design and deployment of all the emerging architectures that will accelerate the modern data center.


If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you!  At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster an environment of empowered learning, wellness, community engagement, and recognition, so you can focus on work that matters – world class technology that improves the way we live and work.  We are ONEXILINX. 


The Core Vertical Markets Engineering team is a fast moving and dynamic group with a charter to deliver high quality “go to market” collateral and solutions such as Reference Designs, IP, Application Notes and Documentation targeting Functional Safety applications for the Automotive and Industrial sectors.

We are looking for a candidate with good experience and strong skills in Embedded Software development. The target platform the candidate will work on includes the Zynq UltraScale+ SoC and state-of-the-art Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP). Experience in Functional Safety is desired, but not required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop software components of reference design development with SoCs and ensure quality and on-time delivery
  • Work multi-functionally with marketing and other engineering groups to architect reference designs/framework solution that meets or exceed customer requirements
  • Work hands-on in developing software applications
  • Participate and resolve critical customer support cases
  • Develop and review critical customer facing documentation (User Guides, Application Notes, White Papers) to enhance user experience



Ideal candidate will have a BS with 12+ years of experience, MS with 8+ years of experience or PhD with 5+ years of experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related equivalent 


  •   Knowledge of ARM-based Embedded Systems

  •   Experience in Open Source Linux development

  •   Experience in Linux Kernel and Driver development for Embedded Systems

  •   Experience in Linux and Bare Metal Application development

  •   Source management experience with GIT

  •   Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

  •  Good working with a team, Well Organized and Willingness to travel

  •   Ability to work in a fast and fun multitasking environment.

  One or more of the following

  • Knowledge of other Embedded OS such as RTOS

  • Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric multi-processing systems and standards such as openAMP

  • Knowledge of Embedded Hypervisors

  • Knowledge of Trusted Execution Environment

  • Knowledge of ARM Trustzone Technology

  • Experience in Functional Safety Applications (i.e. ISO26262, IEC61508 or DO-178/254) is desired, but not required

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