System Validation Engineer

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Requirements

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 Versal: the first Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP).

We are looking for a Systems Design Engineer with a strong background in computer architecture and low level 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 as well as becoming 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

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


Job Qualifications

BS with 2+ years of exp or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or related equivalent


Excellent debugging skills
Demonstrated proficiency in C and Verilog programming
Experience with firmware or device driver programming.
Experience working in a Linux environment, Python, and TCL scripting
Strong communication skills
Below is not mandatory but a plus:
Experience understanding system use cases, determining requirements, and writing test specifications
Experience with embedded systems and MicroBlaze or ARM architecture and assembly language
An understanding of Verification / Validation Methodologies
Emulation platform experience