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System Validation Engineer

San Jose, CA
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Job Title: System Validation Engineer 154802

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

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Automotive
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  • Consumer
  • High Performance Computing
  • Industrial / Scientific / Medical (ISM)
  • Wired
  • Wireless

The System Software, Integration & Validation group plays a key role in the development of test systems and hardware for test & characterization of Xilinx’s advanced device families.



Our most recent project has been for the ground-breaking Zynq UltraScale MPSoc, with quad core ARM processing system and programmable logic.




We are looking for a Systems Design Engineer with a strong background in software to join the System-level Test team in San Jose.  You will be involved in the silicon life-cycle from testing of emulated next-generation  RTL through to silicon verification and characterization.  You will have a view of the full system but also will become an expert in certain IP down to the register-level.  We are looking for someone who can span the range of able to develop device drivers in software to debug on hardware.





  • Enhance existing test software for system-level validation and verification of existing and new FPGA features.
  • Work with multiple teams to drive system-level bugs to resolution. 
  • Design, develop, implement, test, and verify systems based on Xilinx FPGAs with embedded MicroBlaze or ARM processors
  • Provide feedback on architecture, use cases, IP design, tools, and documentation
  • Determine design approaches and parameters to build complete systems for emulation, verification, validation and benchmarking of new silicon features at a system level. 
  • Help to develop novel methods for system-level modeling and verification #jm




  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering; MS Degree preferred
  • 3 years of system-level validation and verification experience
  • Must possess strong debugging skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in C and Verilog programming
  • Experience with firmware or device driver programming.
  • Experience understanding system use cases, determining requirements, and writing test specifications
  • Experience working in a Linux environment, Perl, and TCL scripting
  • Experience with embedded systems and MicroBlaze or ARM architecture and assembly language
  • A solid understanding of Verification Methodologies 
  • Strong communication skills

Job Posting: Feb 13, 2018, 7:14:42 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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