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Principal Engineer and Technologist - Open Source Office

158085
San Jose, CA, United States
Nov 1, 2019

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Job Description

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. 

 

With the exponential growth in AI inference deployment, the state of the art in AI models are rapidly evolving and will continue for the foreseeable future. Domain-Specific Architectures are required for efficient AI inference. Only adaptable hardware platforms can provide efficient DSAs for the latest AI models. The Xilinx AI software platform makes Xilinx’s adaptable hardware accessible to all software and AI developers by providing a familiar programming interface and comprehensive libraries. The result is Real Time AI Inference up to 4X faster than GPUs and 10X less power than CPUs.

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.

Job Responsibilities

As part of the ambitious and new software strategy formulated recently by our CEO and CTO, Xilinx is deepening its commitment to open source. For this reason it is important to add a Principal Engineer to the Open Source Office to help develop and run the fledgling initiative inside of Xilinx. A central Open Source Office, reporting to the CTO, is the designated place where open source is supported, nurtured, shared, explained and grown inside Xilinx and in the Xilinx ecosystem. The Open Source Office supports Xilinx businesses to establish and execute on their open source strategies in clear terms, giving the leaders, developers, marketers, and other staff the tools they need to make open source a success within their operations. As a Principal in the Open Source Office, this candidate has to overlook and streamline all aspects of the company’s open source processes in cooperation with the R&D groups, Business Units, Marketing and Legal functions.This candidate has to represent Xilinx at important external organizations and events and has to be the custodian of the Xilinx reputation in the external open source community. The objective is to establish Xilinx as a high-contributing member of industry leading open source initiatives.

Job Requirements:

  • Candidates will need to have a detailed understanding about how open source works, along with solid technical experience from working as a developer, contributor, or committer on existing open source projects. At the same time, they will also need to have the business acumen and management skills to help inform executives on the corporate open source strategies across business units and functional organizations.
  • Candidates will need to be sociable so he or she can convey enthusiasm, knowledge, and information to others and help them understand how the open source initiative is going to transform, change, and improve things for the company. They will need to have the breadth to be able to talk with people about a wide variety of technologies, but does not have to know the ins and outs of every technology at play because there are just too many to master.
  • These candidates are also expected to personally drive specific technology initiatives that lead to open source contributions as part of the ongoing research in CTO organization.

Education/Experience

  • Minimum of a BS in CS/CE + 15 years of experience, or an MS in CS/CE + 12 years of experience, PhD preferred.

 

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