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Database Acceleration Solution Architect

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San Jose, CA, United States
Jun 26, 2019

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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.


Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, programmable SoCs, and now, the revolutionary Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP). Our highly flexible programmable silicon, enabled by a suite of advanced software and tools, drives rapid innovation across a wide span of industries and technologies – from consumer to cars to the cloud. Xilinx delivers the most dynamic processing technology in the industry, enabling rapid innovation with its adaptable, intelligent computing.


We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual with a strong background in database architecture and hands on experience in database or Big Data application development to join our Data Center Group. In the role of Solution Architect, the successful candidate must be able to apply their experience to innovate radically new technical solutions to accelerate performance and improve TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for data query and analytics on Xilinx Alveo board platforms in Cloud and Enterprise Data Centers.

The successful candidate must be business savvy with up to date knowledge of the data analytics industry. Experience with Big Data analytics pipelines and a deep understanding of the software stack of at least one open source or commercial database is required. The candidate must be able to interact directly with end customers to understand requirements, architect solutions and manage collaboration engagements and be an effective technical liaison with ISV partners to understand their solutions, critique readiness, perform gap analysis with respect to end customer requirements and work closely with them to insure successful end-customer integration. Requires the ability to collaborate with marketing and sales teams to able to identify new opportunities for Xilinx Alveo enabled acceleration.


The successful candidate must be a strong technical leader, capable of leading a small architecture team with the skills and experience required to influence others. The candidate will be expected to define strategy and execution plans as well as to oversee implementation efforts for acceleration libraries and reference solutions. Must have excellent communication skills, including the capability to prepare and present proposals and recommendations to executive management.


Previous experience with Xilinx platforms is not required, although the candidate must demonstrate the motivation and technical capacity to learn.

 

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Job requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 years of industry experience, with at least 10 years in development of Database and/or Data Analytics software.
  • Hands on development experience encompassing the following:
    • SQL Database development in a large-scale enterprise application environment (e.g. Oracle, Microsoft, Postgres, AWS Aurora/Redshift/DynamoDB, etc.). Experience with NoSQL and/or Graph Databases also desirable.
    • Big Data Frameworks and Libraries (e.g. Apache Spark/SparkSQL, Apache Hive/Hadoop, Cassandra and popular Ingest, ETL/ELT and Data Lake technologies)
  • Understanding of distributed compute systems, including good working knowledge of storage, networking, and File/Object technologies
  • Strong programming skills (Python, Java, C/C++)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience

Highly desired:

  • Parallel Programming experience (e.g. vector programming, multicore, GPU, etc.)
  • Experience with distributed systems, fault-tolerance, redundancy
  • Machine Learning experience (e.g. Spark MLLib, etc.)

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