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Digital Design Engineer

Saggart, Ireland, Ireland
Oct 18, 2019


Job Description


Digital Design Engineer

A talented senior digital design engineer is required to join the Data Center Group Networking team – an expert engineering team that develops new technologies to help Xilinx excel in new or developing markets. In doing this, the team works very tightly with key customers.

The role involves work on all aspects of the FPGA design flow including architecture specification, RTL design, synthesis and verification. They will work as part of an experienced design team and will thus have enormous opportunities for learning and self-development. There are currently opportunities to work in areas deploying FPGA in Data Center acceleration.


More or less senior candidates will be considered for this role if they show excellence in ability, communication and teamwork.

This role can be located in Xilinx offices in Dublin or Cork - Ireland.

Skills Required:

  • Capability in defining innovative new products that solve real world problems and ability to deliver high quality, complex projects on time
  • Assesses proposed features to determine feasibility
  • Ability to communicate technical information in an organised and understandable fashion
  • Implement designs (e.g., architecture, circuit design, RTL coding, synthesis, integration, verification, debugging, TCL coding, and timing analysis)
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Create an infrastructure to test designs in both simulation and hardware verification environment and run test scenarios
  • Problem solving and debugging skills
  • Actively explore innovative design implementation tools or methods and their impact on design practices
  • Ability to stay current with and propose the internal use of industry approaches, algorithms, and practices
  • Experience in writing technical documentation, including Specifications, Test Plans and User Guides
Skills Desired:

The following is a list of skills and experiences that are desirable but non-essential:

  • Use of FPGA development boards
  • Ethernet and packet processing
  • P4 – a programming language for packet processing
  • Tcl scripting
  • C programming, microprocessors, embedded systems and Software/Firmware design



  • Degree in Computer or Electronic Engineering or similar qualification
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree + 6 years,
  • Master’s degree + 5 years,
  • PhD + 2 years

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, one of which is Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking). 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!

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