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Staff System Validation Engineer

San Jose, CA, United States
Jun 16, 2019


Job Description


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 processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, 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 (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!

The System Software, Integration & Validation group plays a key role in the development of test systems and hardware for test & characterization of Xilinx’s advanced device families.

Our most recent project has been for the ground-breaking Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoc, with quad core ARM processing system and programmable logic.


We are looking for a Systems Design Engineer with a strong background in software to join the System-level Test team in San Jose.  You will be involved in the silicon life-cycle from testing of emulated next-generation  RTL through to silicon verification and characterization.  You will have a view of the full system but also will become an expert in certain IP down to the register-level.  We are looking for someone who can span the range of able to develop device drivers in software to debug on hardware.



  • Enhance existing test software for system-level validation and verification of existing and new FPGA features.

  • Work with multiple teams to drive system-level bugs to resolution. 

  • Design, develop, implement, test, and verify systems based on Xilinx FPGAs with embedded MicroBlaze or ARM processors

  • Provide feedback on architecture, use cases, IP design, tools, and documentation

  • Determine design approaches and parameters to build complete systems for emulation, verification, validation and benchmarking of new silicon features at a system level. 

  • Help to develop novel methods for system-level modeling and verification 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering and 8 years of relevant industry experience or Master’s Degree with 5 years’ of relevant industry experience.

  • Excellent debugging skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in C and verilog programming

  • Experience with firmware or device driver programming.

  • Experience understanding system use cases, determining requirements, and writing test specifications

  • Experience working in a Linux environment, Python scripting

  • Experience with embedded systems and MicroBlaze or ARM architecture and assembly language

  • Solid understanding of Verification Methodologies

  • Strong communication skills



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