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Senior Design Methodology Engineer

Edinburgh, Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Nov 23, 2020


Job Description


Senior Design Methodology Engineer

Role Description

The Data Center Platform Infrastructure team develops leading-edge technology and methodology to build Xilinx Alveo platforms.  These are the foundations that enable the next generation of accelerated applications, used by the top data center companies worldwide.  We have a fantastic opportunity for an engineer who is passionate about helping others to do the right thing and work more easily and efficiently.

You will join an experienced and accomplished international team, working with cutting-edge technology and systems, including next generation FPGAs and Alveo accelerator cards.  You will architect and develop the design and verification methodologies and flows for building and testing IP and platforms that enable adaptable hardware acceleration, providing enormous opportunities for learning and self-development.

At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? We 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 beginning, 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 improve people's lives.

If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you! At Xilinx, we care deeply about creating significant development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We champion 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.




  • Experience in creating design, build and/or verification methodologies and automated flows
  • Experience in design and implementation for FPGA
  • Tcl scripting, particularly to drive EDA tools
  • Perl
  • Experience in using Linux as a development environment
  • Problem solving and debugging
  • Ability to work with global teams


Desired but not essential:

  • Experience with Xilinx Vivado and/or Vitis tools
  • Experience building FPGA designs that use Dynamic Function eXchange or partial reconfiguration
  • Experience with Verilog and RTL design
  • Experience in C++ and/or OpenCL



  • Batchelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience.  Candidates with less commercial experience but who hold an advanced degree in an applicable discipline with relevant academic experience will also be considered.
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