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Staff Research & Software Engineer

Longmont, CO, United States
Nov 15, 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.

Job Description              

Xilinx Research Labs is seeking a talented software engineer to join the PYNQ team transforming the productivity of designers working with heterogeneous system-on-chips.  The goal of the team is to both improve design productivity and system performance of these platforms while delivering programmable logic benefits across edge and data-center software environments.   

You will join a small, high-impact group where we invent creative solutions to advanced technical problems and demonstrate the practicality of those solutions with proof-of-concept prototypes.  We collaborate extensively with the Xilinx product groups to transfer the technologies that we develop into products that ultimately make our customers more successful.  We also drive community growth with external partners through open-source projects and academic research partnerships.

As researchers, we present work internally and have many opportunities to collaborate with industrial and academic partners.  We regularly patent our inventions and publish our research.  Additionally, we are expected to explore and assess new technologies with a view to bringing the most valuable of them into the company.  We are committed to continuous learning!  The successful candidate will have close mentorship here at Xilinx and unlimited potential to develop their technical knowledge in a world-leading company renowned for its state-of-the-art products.


  • Investigate cutting-edge productivity methodologies for edge and data center platforms – all platforms will include heterogeneous CPUs, hardware accelerators and programmable logic
  • Develop C/C++ and Python that is deployed onto Xilinx embedded platforms.
  • Participate in open source software creation, maintenance and continuous integration with PYNQ repositories and development boards.
  • Work closely with colleagues from other teams as well as partner companies and universities
  • Present research to internal and external audiences
  • Publish and patent research results



Job Qualifications

  • PhD (preferred) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or MS with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Python programming, ecosystems and packaging techniques – experience with PYNQ is desirable.
  • Active participant in open source, GitHub repository maintenance and/or continuous integration software use.
  • Hands on proficiency with C/C++ programming in Linux environments (user space, kernel and/or driver experience)
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills

Xilinx is a US federal government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or have an approved accommodation by December 8, 2021.





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