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Staff Software Engineer – SDx Frameworks

Longmont, CO, United States
Jun 26, 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.



Software Programmable Acceleration Frameworks

The Xilinx® SDx tools, including the SDAccel™ environment, the SDSoC™ environment, and Vivado® HLS, provide an out-of-the-box experience for system programmers looking to partition elements of a software application to run in an FPGA-based hardware kernel, and having that hardware work seamlessly with the rest of the application running in a processor or embedded processor.

The SDx Frameworks team develops software components that enable the Xilinx SDx development environment. The team is looking for a talented, self-driven and motivated software engineer who can thrive in a fast-paced, start-up like environment. She/he will analyze and develop software components for generating high-performance accelerator systems from programs written in C/C++ and OpenCL.


  • Exhibit leadership in developing product features of moderate to high complexity, producing well designed code based on high level and/or ill-defined requirements
  • Demonstrate advanced software development skills and proficiency, and set the example for less experienced developers with respect to test driven development
  • Actively seek out, guide and mentor less experienced developers and accept appropriate accountability for the code quality and feature integrity of those mentored
  • Exercise technical oversight to ensure milestone achievement, seamless feature integration and robust test coverage in all areas of responsibility

Education Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering with 7 years relevant experience, or
  • MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Electrical and Computer Engineering with 5 years relevant experience

Job Skills Requirements

  • Excellent C++ or Java programming and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with application development in Linux and Windows environments
  • Strong English language communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience with using an IDE to facilitate application development
  • Must be a hands-on, self-starter who makes and follows through on commitments
  • Strong interest in enabling hardware-accelerated systems

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to write fast, meta-stable xUnit based tests
  • You have written a Plugin for an IDE such as IntelliJ, NetBeans, Eclipse, or Visual Studio
  • Foundational skills/work experience using a Scrum process
  • Experience working on RESTful APIs
  • Experience or coursework in FPGA digital design or EDA optimization tools
  • Experience developing software that works in conjunction with hardware. As a result, you have developed a good understanding of hardware concepts. You are knowledgeable of computer architecture.

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