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Senior Software Design Engineer

Edinburgh, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Apr 9, 2021


Job Description


Xilinx Edinburgh is adding to its Data Center Software team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a software design engineer with a passion for algorithmic acceleration on FPGA or other architectures to join a team with access to world-class infrastructure and platforms to work on the next generation of accelerated applications and libraries.

We are recruiting for a fast learning, dynamic engineer with experience in architecting, designing and implementing software subsystems/libraries, preferably within a Linux environment.

You'll join a software team which has recently expanded its responsibilities into financial technology applications on Xilinx Alveo platforms, both working on the applications themselves and enhancements to the platforms to enable our customer solutions both on their own premises and in the cloud.

This position will offer a strong career path within a fast-paced environment where you will develop your skills working with Xilinx leading-edge technologies such as Vivado HLS, Ultrascale + and Versal silicon, and Alveo accelerator cards for the data centre.

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.



  • Proven track record of embedded software system development from requirements, architecture, design, development and verification.
  • Expert in C/C++ programming languages.
  • Using multi-threaded and real-time SW Architectures.
  • Using a RTOS (Embedded Linux etc)
  • Knowledge of Embedded processors such as ARM
  • Experience with software development in a Linux and/or Windows environment 
  • Experience in Python and OpenCL would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of high-level synthesis in C, C++ or OpenCL would be beneficial.
  • Strong background in mathematics would be advantageous
  • Algorithmic implementation and FPGA experience would be beneficial.
  • Self-motivated and goal driven. Capable of working alone or as part of a team.  
  • Good oral and written communications. 


Qualifications Required

  • ·    Degree or better in Electronic Engineering, Computer science, or related subject 

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