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Embedded Field Application Engineer

Voisins Le Bretonneux, France and Corsica, France
Mar 26, 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.

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 beginning, 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 improve people's lives.

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.


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 Centre (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defence; 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).

Location: Open to our London,  Paris, Brussels, Milan offices

As Embedded Processing Specialist FAE you will be a key member of the Core Market sales team in Europe, acting as lead for embedded HW & SW aspects of our key customers’ systems.  An ideal candidate for this role will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who wants to be on the cutting edge of SoC technology and proactively engaged with customers in pre and post-sale activities on a daily basis.

Travel: Up to 50% travel may be necessary


Specialist FAE will engage with our direct customers in EMEA, focusing on Audio/Video/Broadcast, Aerospace & Defence, Test and measurement, Emulation/Prototyping and Industrial/Medical markets
Provide architectural recommendations to satisfy customers’ requirements with regards to overall system performance
Extend pre and post-sale support to customers and generalist FAEs
Entails everything from early opportunity exploration through to solving issues in the lab: benchmarks, Proof-of-Concepts, performance optimizations, system partitioning, modification of reference designs & drivers, targeted trainings, etc.

Conduct workshops and deliver presentations around Xilinx embedded technologies and methodologies
Work with internal marketing and development teams to guide future product direction and address short-term solution gaps
Develop relationships and become trusted advisor to system engineers & architects in our key accounts
Work with 3rd party ecosystem partners to support mutual customers

  • Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in embedded software development
  • Deep understanding of embedded processor systems & architectures (hardware-software partitioning, processor architectures, communication, boot process & security)
  • Strong background in Functional Safety & Security for Automotive and Industrial markets
  • Experience with ARM processors and AXI interconnect
  • Experience with Xilinx SoCs will be an advantage
  • Detailed knowledge of open-source Linux and Yocto
  • Experience with real-time embedded systems
  • Expert in C/C++ and Python programming
  • Familiarity with 3rd party operating systems & tools (compilers, hypervisors, profilers, emulators and debuggers),QEMU experience desired
  • Demonstrated capability for lab and system debug
  • Knowledge around Ethernet and PCI Express
  • FPGA understanding highly beneficial
  • Ability to identify a customer’s key care-abouts and thus contribute to overall sales strategy and success
  • Experience from technical sales a distinct advantage
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, verbal and written; fluent English required
  • Aptitude to communicate clearly at a high system and deep technical levels
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and keep track of activities
  • Team player with “can do” attitude 
  • Willingness to travel in Europe and to the US

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