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Staff Applications Engineer - Telco Accelerator Boards

Longmont, CO, United States
May 6, 2021


Job Description


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.

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Job Description

Xilinx is looking for a smart, passionate and high energy individual for the role of Product Applications Engineer, focusing on PCIe compliant Telco Data Center Boards. This position will work directly with our customers, solving complex issues and implementing innovative solutions to fit their specific needs.  These projects are critical to the success of our customers and therefore critical to the success of Xilinx. In this role, you are not only getting the customer facing view of direct technical support, but you're also regularly interacting with the development teams, Marketing, and other groups to ensure we deliver a supportable product to our customers. 



Job Qualifications

Education Requirements

BS with 8+ years of exp or MS with 6+ years of exp or PhD with 3+ years of exp in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related equivalent


Strong technical background combined with a motivation to learn and advance application engineering skills.



Key Job Qualifications:


Proven capability in the following is considered critical:

  • Knowledge of Xilinx tool Vivado using IPI to create block level designs and creating an image for Xilinx devices. Examples devices are Zynq UltraScale+ and Virtex UltraScale+
  • Knowledge of Xilinx tools Vitis and PetaLinux to create Linux running the ZU+ devices and Applications running Linux on the processor in the designs.
  • Familiar with using MicroBlaze in Xilinx FPGAs.
  • Base understanding of how to create applications running on Linux
  • Experience with automation scripting and programming languages (i.e., TCL, Perl, Bash)
  • Be able to development of customer technical collateral and training material for the support and field teams.
  • Understand Customer workflows and how Xilinx’s offering best fit the needs of the customer


Soft Skill Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a collaborative team in multiple geographies to creatively solve challenging problems
  • Fully self-sufficient in software development concepts and methods, coding, and debugging
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with engineering, marketing, customers, and field teams to deliver timely solutions
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