Hardwired for the job
Hardwired for the job
We provide an environment where people can pursue their passion and unleash their creative genius through innovation and collaboration. Xilinx employees thrive on solving difficult challenges and delighting our customers by helping them create state-of-the-art technology that improves the way we live and work. Everything we do aligns back to the core skills, behaviors and actions that we expect all employees to demonstrate every day.
Providing an equal-opportunity, high integrity, professional, socially and environmentally-responsible, fun, and safe work environment.
Being a community of giving where our people help to improve the environment, increase social enrichment, and contribute to economic growth globally through community engagement.
Xilinx believes in empowering women, and is an active member of the employer's group Connecting Women in Technology
Xilinx aims to keep at least 30% of its Board of Directors to be represented by women
What led you to your current role?
I came to the UK from France two years ago and took advantage of that move to seek a role that came with more responsibility and opportunities for progression. The customer interaction required for the SAE position at Xilinx was a new challenge that I was excited to tackle.
What does a supportive culture look like in practice?
There are lots of possibilities to evolve. I can learn technical but also soft skills, and managers really listen to what employees want to do. I’ve also been given extra responsibility. That’s helped me gain confidence and look towards the next challenge.
What would you say to your younger self?
My advice is to do what you want, without taking care of whether this role or career path is mainly done by women or not.
What great opportunities are available in STEM right now? Engineering is relevant to so many big issues such as climate change, communications, connectivity and healthcare. I’ve worked with a talented international team on a number of exciting products; like radio devices for 5G networks.
How important is good company culture?
I’m still at an early stage of my career so a culture of training and development is really important. The work needs to be challenging, but support should be there when you need it. It’s about having a good work life balance too – that’s something that should be demonstrated by the leadership.
What advice do you have for someone entering the industry?
Engineering is about more than technical knowledge. If you have an interest in problem solving, communications and working with international teams, there are great opportunities. For students thinking of studying engineering, it is okay if you don’t know exactly what you want to do; you can take a general engineering course and specialise later on. The numeracy and problem solving skills you develop are valuable in many different careers.
To be honest, I joined Xilinx by accident. I signed up for an internship when I finished my business degree and didn’t intend to stay – that was 18 years ago!
The culture is very important, and I want to be somewhere where there’s plenty of opportunity for those who have ambition.
The leadership also need to be passionate about women in technology. Our CEO, Victor Peng, puts this at the top of our agenda. I couldn’t work for a company where this wasn’t the case. Xilinx membership of CWIT allows us to play an active part in the development of Women in Technology
There are so many jobs within the industry - many you’ve never even heard of. So, it’s important to be open minded and to find a company that gives you the opportunity to learn and explore different roles.
It’s also important that you bring your true self to work. If you can’t be yourself, you can’t bring everything you have, so don’t feel you have to conform.
Our team in Dublin consists of 4 engineers working on Analog Mixed Silicon designs for Xilinx FPGA's. We develop Drivers and Applications in Linux and "baremetal". We are involved with the full software cycle from architecture and design through implementation and full testing. We develop software for state of the art emerging RFSoC devices (Radio Frequency System on Chip) which contain 64 bit multicore Arm Application Processors, Real Time Arm Processors and proprietary processors. You will be involved in working with first in class embedded software and the silicon designers on new and emerging technology.
To Facilitate this we need an Enthusiastic and engaged engineer who is a good learner and quick to come up the learning curve. You need to be adaptable and happy to work in a changing environment. You need to be able to take direction and learn from very experienced engineers and apply that knowledge to come up with innovative engineering solutions for testing and development of drivers and applications.
Degree or Masters in Computer Engineering or equivalent
Years of Experience
0 to 4 years
Based in our Engineering Centre in Dublin, Ireland, we are recruiting an outstanding engineer with a passion for heterogeneous multicore architectures and digital signal processing (DSP) applications to lead the definition, specification and development of Xilinx next-generation architectures.
You will join a team whose architecture and systems activities cover a wide range of disciplines including ML for data center (HPC) and embedded computing (e.g., automotive ADAS) applications; emerging memory technologies; on-chip interconnects; specification, modelling and analysis of modern heterogeneous multicore architectures.
Beneficial would be domain background in one or more of the following areas:
MS Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field