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FPGA Software Verification Engineer

Saggart, Ireland, Ireland
Jul 24, 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.

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 Design Software Verification team plays a critical role in verifying the Xilinx EDA tool chain for both software acceleration and System on Chip (SoC) design.


In this role you will be responsible for understanding & evaluating software support for FPGA architecture features by creating test designs, ranging from small unit tests to full systems addressing customer markets such as Automotive (ADAS) and Data Centre Acceleration. Your strong debug and digital design skills are needed to ensure our High Level Synthesis (HLS) optimisation and implementation meet customer needs with the highest quality.


This role requires strong software development skills, combined with excellent software testing skills, including the creativity needed to imagine the many ways in which our EDA software can be used, in order to find software flaws. You will need to learn fast as this role will require you to adapt your skills to changing technologies as Xilinx expands its EDA portfolio in the cloud and AI compute space.


Job Responsibilities:


Responsible for development of small C/C++/OpenCL applications targeting specific FPGA acceleration features to help identify flaws in the software tools.

Responsible for design and implementation of larger system class applications targeting specific market segments to help identify limitation in the software tools.


As part of your role you will gain these skills:

  • Strong C, C++, OpenCL development experience
  • Deep knowledge of using software & hardware debug tools (e.g. gdb, Vivado Labtools)
  • A good understanding of digital logic design principles.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent organization, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills and a high motivation to learn.

  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl, Python or TCL is an advantage

  • HLS, FPGA or Embedded SoC design experience is a distinct advantage

 Education / Experience

  • Honors Bachelors/ Masters in Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering
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