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Senior Data Center Specialist

Shenzhen, China, China
Jul 3, 2019


Job Description


At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and 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 start, 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 enhance people’s lives.


If you are PASSIONATE, ADAPTABLE, and INNOVATIVE, Xilinx is the right place for you!  At Xilinx we care deeply about creating meaningful development experiences while building a strong sense of belonging and connection. We foster 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.

Data Centers and traditional CPU-centric computing are being disrupted to support a multitude of applications in the era of pervasive intelligence, data explosion and AI.  Xilinx adaptable platforms for compute, storage, and network acceleration deliver unprecedented benefits in performance, power-efficiency and operating costs from public clouds to on-premise data centers. Xilinx platforms serve as a catalyst for the rapid design and deployment of all the emerging architectures that will accelerate the modern data center.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to be on the cutting edge of technology, interact with customers closely and contribute to Xilinx's technology leadership in data center related markets. The primary role of this position is the technical selling and support of Xilinx’s data center solutions especially for Alveo board and Xilinx ISV partners at the system-level for strategic customers. This position is in Data Center Group and based in Shenzhen

  •  Evangelizes and articulates Xilinx solutions for Alveo board markets through technical support, seminars, presentations and demonstrations. As needed, data center specialist also conducts internal and external trainings, and establish technical cooperation with external partners.

  •  Research, evaluate, analysis and develop reference designs or proof-of-concept demos using Alveo board in order to articulate Xilinx advantages and present Xilinx solutions.

  •  Works closely with Xilinx sales and FAEs to drive design wins.

  •  Builds deep relationship with customers’ key technical stakeholders and serves as a Trusted Adviser on key customer projects.

  •  Provides customer technical requirement/feedback to Xilinx segment marketing and product development teams and collaborate with factory experts, field support and 3rd parties to integrate and deploy system level solutions, including both software and hardware.


  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent with 7+ years of experience
  • Strong programming experience in C, C++, OpenCL, Verilog/VHDL etc.

  • Familiar with the FPGA based PCIe card design

  • Familiar with server configuration, Bios, BMC and memory hierarchy  

  • In-depth knowledge of SDAccel tool, Xilinx runtime(XRT)libraries and  Xilinx FPGA software programmability stack.

  •  In-depth knowledge and industry working experience in data center systems and applications.

  •  Ability to analyze, partition and develop complex systems in software or hardware. Experience with software development tools and methodologies in developing system level solution on CPU, GPU, DSP or FPGA platforms would be a plus.

  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong presentations skills, and the ability to work with multiple groups, experience working with customers in a pre-sale process a plus.

  •  Requires travel.