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Job Title: Senior Software Platform Applications Manager 154261

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
Job: Applications Engineering
Schedule: Full-time

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

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team! 


Platform Applications Engineering group is a fast paced and dynamic group with a charter to deliver high quality “go to market” collateral like System Platforms, Reference Designs, Demos, Application Notes and Documentation. Collateral targets key end markets that include Video, Embedded Vision, Data Center Acceleration, Automotive and Industrial with increased focus on emerging technologies like Network Acceleration/Virtualization and Machine Learning.  Team is also actively engaged in solving customer issues and enhancing customer experience.

We are looking for a strong leader who can lead the software aspects of the solutions in above markets by being the voice for the team representing the group in cross functional engagements. The role requires the candidate to manage a team of software engineers in San Jose and provide leadership and guidance to a team located in Hyderabad, India.  Candidate will be responsible for developing/architecting/delivering System Platforms, Applications and solutions. Candidate will participate in forums to help define solutions. Candidate will work with a cross functional team on enhancing customer experience by solving customer issues for Xilinx’s All Programmable System on a Chip Product line.


  • Guide and direct  the vision for software and system components for the group
  • Lead  and manage a team of software engineers in San Jose
  • Provide cross-functional leadership and guidance to a team of software engineers in Hyderabad, India.
  • Represent Platform Applications Engineering in all key Xilinx forums providing a voice and influence decisions on architecture and solutions
  • Work cross-functionally with marketing and other engineering groups to architect software framework solution that meets or exceed customer requirements
  • Co-develop key software components of platforms, reference designs and solutions
  • Participate and resolve critical customer support cases
  • Develop and review critical customer facing documentation (User Guides, Application Notes, White Papers) to enhance user experience
Ideal Candidate will have 
  • Experience in leading and managing teams developing software and systems
  • Experience in architecting systems with awareness of software/hardware partitioning
  • Source management experience with GIT
  • Good communication skills and methodical working practices.
  • One or more of the following
    • Knowledge of other Embedded OS such as RTOS
    • Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric multi-processing systems and standards such as openAMP
    • Knowledge of Embedded Hypervisors
    • Knowledge of mixed/heterogeneous processor environments
    • Knowledge of Embedded Media Processing applications (video processing, encoding/decoding, vision, V4L2)
    • Knowledge of Trusted Execution Environment
    • Familiarity with software frameworks like Gstreamer, OpenCV, OpenGL, OpenCL
    • Knowledge of ARM based Embedded Systems #ey

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 10 years experience in Software/System development, 4 years in Embedded Software System Design

Job Posting: Nov 27, 2017, 6:58:09 PM

Xilinx is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants and employees are treated throughout the employment process without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender Identity or sexual orientation. The self-identification information requested is not gathered for employment decisions. It is used only for compliance with US Federal laws. Your responses are strictly voluntary, and any information provided will remain confidential. If you choose not to "self-identify", you will not be subject to any adverse treatment.


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