10 hours

Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer 154387

Primary Location United States-California-San Jose
Job: Software 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!



You will be part of an R&D team that develops high-performance low-power FPGA acceleration hardware and software. This position focuses on designing algorithm and infrastructure for high-performance FPGA accelerator for well-known software stacks in the area of Machine Learning.


You will work on projects critical to Xilinx's growth, with opportunities to move among various teams and projects. You are versatile, display leadership qualities and are enthusiastic to tackle new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward. Most of all, you are driven to find creative solutions where solutions may not exist yet.



    • Design and develop FPGA-accelerated Machine Learning solutions

    • Enable FPGA acceleration of open source deep learning frameworks like:  Caffe, MxNet, and Tensorflow

    • Design and modify machine learning models: reduce computational complexity by model optimization, computation using lower precision arithmetic, data flow reordering for memory bandwidth optimizations

    • Work closely with customers to port their deep learning requirements to FPGA

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Minimum Qualifications

    • MS/Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with 2 years of industry experience  or BA/BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with 5 years of industry experience

    • Solid foundation in data structures, computer arithmetic, algorithms and software design with strong analytical and debugging skills

    • Good understanding of common families of Machine Learning models and Machine Learning infrastructure


Preferred qualifications

    • Experience with implementing machine learning computation framework on GPU, CPU or FPGA

    • Experience with developing acceleration application using OpenCL or CUDA

    • Experience with internals of one of more frameworks like Caffe, MxNet or Tensorflow

    • Solid engineering and coding skills. Ability to write high-performance production quality code. Experience in C , Python,  and other equivalent languages is a plus

    • Experience or coursework in FPGA Digital Design or EDA optimization tools

Job Posting: Jan 29, 2018, 4:03:41 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.


Posted: 2018-12-10 Expires: 2019-01-09

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