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FPGA Place and Route Architect

Waterloo, Canada, Canada
Oct 29, 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.

Job Description

Xilinx is looking for a staff software engineer with expertise in Algorithms and Graph Theory and strong C++ programming skills. The person will be part of FPGA Software Implementation Tools team, with responsibility to research and develop novel algorithms and techniques to compile user applications on FPGAs with the goal of achieving high performance.

Xilinx’s new hardware programmable SoC FPGAs and Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) deliver most dynamic processor technology and are achieving record performances in Data Center, Wireless/5G, Automotive/ADAS and Emulation applications. These new applications and heterogeneous computing architecture brings in new challenges in compilation, particularly in placement and routing.

Xilinx’s Software Implementation Tools team addresses these challenges. As a part of this team, you will work on evaluating new FPGA architectures and it’s impact on existing EDA tools, and develop new algorithms with the aim of improving Quality of Results (QoR), Compile Time, and Memory Usage by orders of magnitude. You will also be interacting with the field and customers, helping them meet their requirements. 

Job Requirements

  • Expertise in C++. 
  • Knowledge of Data structures, Graph Theory and Algorithms.
  • Knowledge of EDA Algorithms and Distributed Computing is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Digital Design and FPGA is a plus.

Qualifications - External

Education Requirements/Years or Experience

BS with 8+ years of experience or MS with 6+ years of experience or PhD with 3+ years of experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related equivalent.


Open to candidates working remotely in the Toronto area


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