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Product Applications Engineer

Longmont, CO, United States
Apr 17, 2020


Job Description


Xilinx is looking for a world class Applications Engineer to help us build and support the next-generation, parallel programming environment for the newly announced Versal, the industry's first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP). Versal devices combine processors, FPGA fabric and new AI engines to deliver powerful heterogeneous acceleration for any application.


As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for driving the features, methodology and collateral around the software development flow for Versal, with a particular focus on the AI Engines, an array of VLIW SIMD high-performance processors optimized for compute-intensive applications like 5G cellular and machine learning DNN/CNN. You will be working in a broad area collaborating with software development and marketing to help guide the development of the Versal AI Engine tool flow and its integration with Xilinx’s Vivado and Vitis FPGA design tools. You will also be working with customers and helping them with the successful adoption of this flow. You will get a chance to tackle cutting-edge problems supporting tools for heterogeneous multicore systems.


Your passion for advancing development tools and methodologies for heterogeneous computing will make the difference. 



  • Drive successful adoption of Xilinx AI Engine and Vitis tool flows
  • Drive the evolution of tools and features related to the Xilinx AI Engine flows in Vitis by working directly with advanced users and product engineering
  • Provide technical expertise on high-profile customer engagements, including software and hardware programming, performance optimization and in-lab debug
  • Create onboarding collateral, including tutorials, application notes and user guides.
  • Train and advise Xilinx FAEs and other internal users of the Vitis flow for Versal AI Engines
  • Develop designs targeting the Versal AI Engines and demonstrating Xilinx's values on silicon

Job Requirements

  • Must have skills and experience in the following areas:
    • Programming and scripting skills in C, C++, Python (optional)
    • Architecting and creating FPGAs designs
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentations skills, and the ability to work with multiple groups
  • Experience in at least one or more of these areas is a major plus:
    • DSP programming
    • High Level Synthesis
    • Experience in any one of the following paradigms: heterogeneous architectures, parallel programming, and SIMD/VLIW designs
    • Explaining and evangelizing advanced technical systems

Education Requirements 
  • BS/MS (Masters Degree preferred) in CS/EE with a minimum of 5+ years’ experience developing/supporting system designs, including development, optimization and debug techniques of heterogeneous systems which include FPGAs. 

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