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Product Engineer for FPGA & ACAP System Design Interactive Tools

Longmont, CO, United States
Dec 10, 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 is looking for an experienced Product Engineer with knowledge of HW/SW system design and methodology to help boost design productivity and performance across current Xilinx platforms and the industry's first adaptive compute acceleration platform Versal ACAP (7nm). Versal devices combine processors, programmable logic (FPGA) and new AI engines to deliver powerful heterogeneous acceleration for any application.
The Product Engineer position is in the Interactive Design and ACAP Compilation Tools applications team, located in Longmont, Colorado, USA, for a skilled and self-motivated engineer to focus on tools specification, early validation, training, documentation and key customer support. The successful candidate will work closely with several Xilinx software R&D teams, including IP, infrastructure, flow and GUI to improve the Vivado design entry experience and to enable higher design productivity for the next generation of designs across markets (5G, communication, test, acceleration, machine learning) and Xilinx devices. Daily activities will include the following duties:

  • Assist with defining specifications and propose creative solutions for future FPGA and ACAP SoC devices support or to solve existing persistent and pervasive customer issues
  • Adopt proper tool methodology, and illustrate best practices via examples, tutorials and demos based on a diversity of HW designs
  • Explore critical tool issues seen by customers and help identify workarounds and future enhancements
  • Track, prioritize, and assign reported tool issues to the appropriate engineering teams
  • Participate in cross functional meetings with other engineering, marketing and quality teams to ensure issues are resolved efficiently
  • Author intuitive documentation tuned to the needs of the reader for their areas of expertise
  • Continuously learn about complimentary Xilinx technologies, such as Vitis, HLS, System SW, Alveo boards
  • Stay current with and proposing the internal use of industry approaches, algorithms, and practices

MS or equivalent work experience in Electrical Engineering or similar technology area, with minimum 2 years of relevant experience

Preferred skills or experience:

  • Customer Awareness: Has working knowledge of system design flows and expectations
  • Product Knowledge: Has  working knowledge of  FPGA or ASIC design processes, tools and flows, and has exposure to  AXI protocols, system software dependencies, and Linux. Has hands-on experience with HDL, Tcl (or Python), physical implementation flows and verification tools
  • Design Enablement: Experience with  performance analysis, verification methodologies, and demo creation
  • Problem Solving: Assist with solving complex system level issues, internally and with tier-1 customers
  • Technical Communication: Can simplify and communicate complex subjects, by articulating   options, tradeoffs, and clarifying potential impacts


Xilinx is a US federal government contractor and subcontractor. As required by Executive Order, our US employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s work location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or have an approved accommodation by December 8, 2021.


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