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Design Engineer (DSP)

Saggart, Ireland, Ireland
Jan 6, 2021


Job Description


At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? We 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.

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


Based in our Engineering Centre in Dublin, Ireland, we are recruiting an outstanding engineer with a passion for heterogeneous multicore architectures and digital signal processing (DSP) applications to lead the definition, specification and development of Xilinx next-generation architectures.

You will join a team whose architecture and systems activities cover a wide range of disciplines including ML for data center (HPC) and embedded computing (e.g., automotive ADAS) applications; emerging memory technologies; on-chip interconnects; specification, modelling and analysis of modern heterogeneous multicore architectures.


  • Work with Xilinx product teams to develop multi-core architectures and provide compilers for the efficient programming of the new architecture
  • Apply strong software engineering skills to create frameworks and methods for the functional/performance validation of the new architecture for the key DSP applications
  • Provide results/reports that drive the development of the new architecture
  • Technically interact with Xilinx-internal engineering teams and Xilinx customers to enable the efficient programming of the new architecture on micro level and system level


  • MS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Strong background in modern microarchitectures
  • Strong C/C++ programming experience and scripting skills
  • High level understanding of digital signal processing algorithms
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

Beneficial would be domain background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Good understanding of on-chip interconnect architectures and memory hierarchy in heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming modern parallel architectures
  • High level understanding of AI/ML and other DSP algorithms
  • Architecture performance estimation
  • Flexibility, interest in technology, eagerness to learn and a good attitude towards work

MS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field