Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processing and communications technology in the industry and to enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including: Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless and Wired Communications; Automotive; Aerospace & Defense; and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence.
Xilinx Labs, part of the CTO Office at Xilinx, is concerned with innovation, differentiation, and the de-risking of technology. Goals are to: enable new users; provide a ‘more than Moore’ roadmap; seed new market opportunities; and win the mindshare of startup and research communities. The Xilinx Labs Asia-Pacific group, located at the Xilinx Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, complements Xilinx Labs groups at the Xilinx headquarters in North America and in Europe.
The Research Director leads the Xilinx Labs Asia-Pacific group, comprising Ph.D.-level research staff as well as research interns. The director also builds and nurtures a collaborative ecosystem in Singapore and around the Asia-Pacific region, including startups, research institutes, and university groups. The director represents the CTO Office as part of the local Xilinx management team in Singapore, and at industry forums and research conferences.
The Research Director must be an active researcher with an excellent international reputation, who both leads and makes technical contributions to projects that deliver value for Xilinx. This includes open source projects. The current focus of the group is concerned with the general area of network-attached programmable acceleration for disaggregated data processing, topics including advanced Smart NICs, Blockchain Infrastructure, Scale-out Computing, and Distributed Edge Science. It is expected that the director will have a background that enables significant contributions within this general area. However, it is essential that the director has a flexible approach to both research topics and process, since Xilinx Labs adopts a very agile approach to address rapidly changing opportunities and priorities.
Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
Postdoctoral research areas include one or more of: embedded software and systems; FPGA applications and tools; hardware design; networking; high performance computing; and security.
Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, typically including leading a university center or department or a major industrial research group.