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Embedded Software Engineer

Saggart, Ireland, Ireland
Jun 6, 2018


Job Description


Senior Embedded Software Engineer
The Software, Systems Integration and Verification group plays a key role in the development of software and hardware for system designs using Xilinx’s next-generation FPGA families. We are looking for a talented individual to join the group as an Embedded Software Engineer for a newly created Ireland-based System Software team.
The System Software team focuses on creating system software for our embedded systems, validating systems in pre-silicon and post-silicon stages, and resolving complex issues to resolution together with other teams.
The Senior Embedded Software Engineer will be responsible for embedded software development for Xilinx programmable logic family of devices. The person should have minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience  including 2 years of experience on developing drivers for Data Converters (ADC/DAC) with good RF and Analog fundamentals. The person should be well-versed with software development and testing process. Hands-on development experience of Baremetal/Linux/RTOS device drivers is desirable. Person should have good communication and inter-personal skills
Job Requirements
  • 5+ years of work-related experience designing and developing embedded software including device drivers.
  • Expert C/C++ Programmer
  • Experience in Developing Device Drivers for Data Converters (ADC/DAC)  and System Monitor Type of IP.
  • Good understanding of  Analog basics and RF basics
  • Experience in working/development in RTOS environments (Linux  preferred)
  • Understanding of software development process and life cycle
  • Experience working with hardware engineers for HW/SW integration
  • Extensive knowledge of application and driver development in a Linux environment
  • Experience in low level driver development, register interface programming, general algorithms and data structures.
  • Experience with embedded processors such as ARM
  • Experience with industrial standard devices e.g. Ethernet, PCIe, SPI, I2C, USB, GPIO would be an added advantage
  • Scripting language experience like Perl, Python or TCL is an advantage Excellent communication (verbal and written) and teamwork skills
  • Good System Level understanding
  • Good Debugging Skills

Education Requirements

Engineering Degree or Master's Degree with 5+ years

Years of Experience


5+ years experience in designing and developing embedded software including device drivers/applications


Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3DICs. Xilinx’s all-programmable devices are designed into tens of thousands of products that improve the quality of the everyday lives of billions of people worldwide.  For over 30 years, Xilinx has been behind some of the greatest advancements in technology and science—from the industry’s first fabless semiconductor model to the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, to today’s autonomous vehicles and hyperscale data centers.  Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software-defined, yet hardware optimized – enabling smart, connected and differentiated applications across technology’s biggest megatrends, including Machine Learning, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT and Cloud Computing and more. 
If you are a passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative, and creative people to help deliver groundbreaking technologies that enable our customers to differentiate. Come do your best work and live your best life through collaboration, wellness and giving back to your community as a member of the ONEXILINX team.

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