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Senior Software Engineer

Edinburgh, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Jun 30, 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.

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.

Career Opportunity

Software engineers at Xilinx enable people to do amazing things with our adaptive compute acceleration platforms (ACAP).  In our Edinburgh Software Team, we develop environments to help our customers assemble, configure and deploy complex systems of IP for use in Xilinx’s industry-leading Vivado and Vitis Design Suites.  You will be a key member of a close-knit team of developers based in Edinburgh collaborating with our colleagues around the world.  As Xilinx continues to raise the abstraction for easy to use systems and embedded software design, you will have a central role in ensuring the software keeps pace with this cutting-edge environment.  You will be working in a culture with world-class build, test and development technologies alongside innovative and motivated people. You will be using the latest C++ standards and development environments and will actively participate in all aspects of the development lifecycle (requirements, architecture, design, coding and verification).  The software you develop will be used by 100,000s of customers around the world and will form the basis of many of our customer’s next generation products.


  • Bachelor’s Degree CS, EE or related, 2.1 or higher.
  • 2+ years experience developing production quality SW

Expertise Required:

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, a fast learner and able to work in a fluid environment with complex requirements. 

Requirements include:

  • Proficient in C++
  • Familiarity of Linux and Windows
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Tcl, Python
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable extra skills include:

  • Experience of developing cross-platform applications
  • Exposure to Verilog/VHDL

Exposure to FPGA architectures and flows

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