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SR Design Engineer - 1

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Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3DICs. Xilinx's all-programmable devices are designed into tens of thousands of products that improve the quality of the everyday lives of billions of people worldwide. For over 30 years, Xilinx has been behind some of the greatest advancements in technology and science - from the industry's first fabless semiconductor model to the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover, to today's autonomous vehicles and hyperscale data centers. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software-defined, yet hardware optimized - enabling smart, connected and differentiated applications across technology's biggest megatrends, including Machine Learning, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT and Cloud Computing and more.

If you are a passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative, and creative people to help deliver groundbreaking technologies that enable our customers to differentiate. Come do your best work and live your best life through collaboration, wellness and giving back to your community as a member of the ONEXILINX team.


CTO Design Engineer


Development and Validation
  • Prototypes and evaluates many competing implementations
  • Exercises strong analytical problem solving in block-level design (e.g., timing closure, area reduction, power optimization)
  • Accurately documents and effectively communicates design decisions and rationale
Development Process
  • Adapts design implementation methods to latest standards
  • Develops customization scripts for local optimization
  • Works effectively with evolving tool sets

PPG Design Engineer


Design Requirements Assessment
  • Assesses proposed component features to help determine cost-effectiveness and feasibility
  • Provides input to system architects in shaping and formalizing component roadmaps, resource needs, and milestones
  • Can properly analyze how all the elements of a design solution fit together
  • Can perform an End to End System performance analysis
  • Can properly evaluate internal and 3rd party IP solutions against requirements
  • Assesses proposed component features to help determine cost-effectiveness and feasibility
  • Provides input in shaping and formalizing component roadmaps, resource needs, and milestones
  • Present design decisions in a constructive and professional way before peers and direct management
  • May interact directly with customers as required

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Compliant Design Implementation
  • Exercises solid analytical problem solving in troubleshooting component designs (e.g., timing analysis, constraint setting)
  • Can run and implement designs (e.g., debugging, digital and analog design, circuit design, RTL signal flow, basic TCL coding, and timing tool basics)
  • Accurately documents and effectively communicates the rational for a design to design implementation stakeholders (e.g., peer reviews, Technical Solution Groups, management)
  • Coordinates with and manages external vendor deliverables
  • Mentors less experienced design engineers in implementation tasks to ensure compliance to specification, quality standards, and milestones
Design Implementation
  • Runs design models through EDA tools to anticipate and address implementation challenges prior to fabrication (i.e., 'pipe clean' tools)
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of process technology and circuit capability in implementing component design
  • Exercises solid analytical problem solving in troubleshooting component designs (e.g., timing analysis, constraint setting)
  • Works efficiently and with agility to implement designs (e.g., transistor design, RTL coding, synthesis, conversion, linear dimension work, integration, verification)
  • Writes elegant, efficient code for devices or tools that avoid costly, overly complex solutions
  • Holds peer reviews of designs or methodologies to accommodate corrections, changing requirements, or new features
  • Accurately documents and effectively communicates the rational for a design to design implementation stakeholders (e.g., peers, Technical Solution Groups, management)
  • Applies systematic version control and tracking procedures to maintain quality source code
  • Coordinates with and manages external vendor deliverables
Design Process and Methodology
  • Demonstrates flexible adaptability in working with still maturing, generation-dependent design and testing methods
  • Provides design management (e.g., CAD department) with feedback on the efficiency of proposed methods and associated challenges, based on applied experience
  • Actively monitors Xilinx and industry communications for evolving design methodology practices and changes in approach
  • Ensures compliance with Xilinx engineering practice and methodologies.
Iterative Component Verification and Validation
  • Supports Test Engineering in the setting up of valid test verification criteria and plans at the system level
  • Creates and tracks schedules to ensure that component deliveries achieve technical and quality objectives per specifications in a timely manner
  • Ensures seamless component integration, device manufacturability, and sign-off acceptability based on formal verification test data
  • Mentors less experienced design engineers and leads experienced verification engineers in verification testing
Process Adaptation and Optimization
  • Provides design management (e.g., CAD department) on the efficiency of proposed methods
  • Adopts and applies Xilinx formal, cross-COE process innovation to facilitate standardization and advance efficient time-to-market practices
  • Adopts and applies Xilinx formal revision control
  • Solid knowledge of required scripting and automation
  • Mentors junior design engineers on emerging methods and how best to integrate these into practice
Verification and Validation
  • Creates verification plans at the block level
  • Understands protocols and standards associated with products
  • Collaborates with program management to verify that components meet technical specifications and quality requirements (e.g., power efficiency, area efficiency, ease of use)
  • Collaborates with other hardware and software groups to ensure effective component integration within the larger system
  • Supports Test Engineering or customer verification engineering teams in the setting up of valid test verification criteria and plans
  • Supports Applications Engineering in debugging customer issues
  • Troubleshoots component blocks as required to ensure milestone achievement and production-ready integration (e.g., specifications, performance, standards)
  • Manages regression suites for products, and contributes to the tool flow
  • Acts on verification test data to ensure seamless component integration, device manufacturability, and sign-off acceptability if applicable (e.g., customer sample feedback, iterative tape-out production turns involving 3rd parties)
  • When required, creates environment and infrastructure to test designs in a HW verification environment, and running test scenarios
Requirements Assessment
  • Solid understanding of FPGA building blocks and how they relate
  • Provides input into feasibility studies for proposed features
  • Understanding of customer tool flow and use models
Design Enablement (Tools/System/Practice)
  • Exercises technical innovation in the use of standard design implementation tools and methods (e.g., circuit techniques)
  • Actively explores innovative design implementation tools or methods or their impact on implementation design practices (e.g., process excursions, boundary excess, signal passing of different voltages)
  • Stays current with and proposes the internal use of industry approaches, algorithms, and practices
  • Exercises a solid understanding of how circuit blocks are architected, developed, integrated, and verified through testing to achieve specification-compliant deliverables (e.g., CAD modeling, RTL coding, circuit architectures, building circuit specifications, applying simulation techniques, implementing verification testing methods)
  • Capable of mentoring junior engineers in the tips and tricks of tools used at Xilinx.
  • Applies technical innovation in the use of standard design implementation tools and methods (system portioning).

Education Requirements
MS/ME/MTECH with 6+  years in Electrical/Electronics/Micro-Electronics/VLSI Design Engineering


Years of Experience

6+ years

 

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