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Xilinx Careers

San Jose, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (XLNX)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Our culture of innovation began with the invention of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and with the 2018 introduction of our Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP), has made a quantum leap in capability, solidifying our role as the adaptable platform supplier of ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Happy #earthdayeveryday! 3,600 solar panels were installed on carports covering 500 parking spaces at Xilinx’s headquarters in San Jose, California. The panels reduce carbon footprint by 43,800 tons of CO2; that’s like planting more than one million trees! #lifeatxilinx #gosolar

  • Xilinx won the best booth exhibit award at international VLSI conference 2020

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Xilinx – Why Work With Us?

Happy Xilinx team members

At Xilinx, we are leading the industry transformation to build an adaptable, intelligent world. ARE YOU bold, collaborative, and creative? At Xilinx, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to revolutionize the world of technology.  We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, pushing boundaries, and working together as ONEXILINX, anything is possible.

Explore career opportunities today at xilinx.com/jobs.

If you are passionate, innovative and an out-of-the-box thinker that enjoys challenging projects, Xilinx is the right place for you. Our global team is built from bold, collaborative and creative people helping to deliver groundbreaking technologies that enable our customers to change the world. We do our best work and live our best life through collaboration, wellness, learning and giving back to our communities. Together, we are ONEXILINX.

Our Core Values


·       Question, learn, and innovate for exceptional results

·       Take calculated risks when it matters

·       Be agile, adaptable, and systematic


·       Work together in the best interest of Xilinx

·       Embrace diversity of thought and experience

·       Collaborate effectively and respectfully


·       Own commitments to their full conclusion

·       Deal with the unexpected quickly and professionally

·       Be transparent about issues, see them as opportunities, and
learn from them

Learn more about ONEXILINX. 




Next Generation Innovators

Our University Recruiting program is an important component of our talent strategy. It is designed to offer Interns, Co-ops and Entry Level Professionals (ELPs) a meaningful work experience and to foster onboarding for those entering their new career that is related to their degree or field of study.

We provide a global environment where our interns make an impact with real projects. Our interns interact with executives, volunteer, grow professional skills and participate in social events. Opportunities are available globally.

We support new career transitions for recent BA/S, Masters, MBA or Ph.D. grad within a year of graduation. Our global ELP program provides resources and social events that foster positive onboarding, networking and professional development experiences.

Check out internship and job listings here

The Xilinx University Program (XUP)

The Xilinx University Program (XUP) enables the use of Xilinx FPGA and Zynq SoC tools and technologies for academic teaching and research.

Benefits for students:

  • Explore design alternatives with free Vivado/ISE WebPACK software
  • Model and implement digital designs with Xilinx FPGAs using the Vivado or ISE tools
  • Access documentation, design examples, and on-demand videos
  • Join technical forums and share your experience

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The Diversity of the Xilinx team

Diversity and Inclusion are Important to Us

At Xilinx, inclusion is about creating an environment where people feel heard and connecting each employee to the organization by encouraging collaboration, flexibility and   fairness. It is also about embracing diversity throughout the organization by leveraging diversity of thought, background and experience, we encourage and empower all individuals to contribute to their full potential.Innovation at Xilinx relies on the sharing of ideas openly, embracing diversity of thought and engaging different perspectives. Having greater diversity affords us more opportunities to think differently and impact the way we live and work. Our people represent the culture and community of ONEXILINX. Our diversity is our strength. Bring your unique perspective and become part of the ONEXILINX team.

Women at Xilinx

We are committed to the development and growth of women in leadership and technology positions at Xilinx. Development opportunities are provided through the Xilinx women’s   development program with our strategic partner, Watermark for Women. Watermark is a Bay Area-based non-profit organization that creates content and opportunities that help women accelerate their careers and tap into the power of networking with women executives. Xilinx women have been recognized over the years with the Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award sponsored by the YWCA Silicon Valley. This award honors outstanding executive women for their achievements while also recognizing their employers for   promoting women to executive level positions. 

Technology for People with Disabilities

Our technology is forward thinking and we consider accessibility in our designs. The following are examples of how we are influencing technology today to help people with disabilities to realize their full potential:


We believe that a veteran’s perspective, leadership skills, laser focus and ability to collaborate is  invaluable. We are honored to employ veterans as an integral part of our workforce. We have veterans represented across divisions from executives to individual contributors. Join our Veteran community at Xilinx today.

Learn more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us.



Xilinx Cares: Active & Responsible Global Corporate Citizenship


Being at the forefront of technology, brings great responsibility. Our leading-edge products allow our customers to create technologies that are bettering humanity and the world in which we live. We help improve health and medical insights and services, communication, road safety, security and more.  The people of Xilinx, who enable this great innovation, also care for each other, the communities in which we work and our planet.  Our people enable Xilinx to be an active and responsible global corporate citizen.

 PEOPLE – Diversity fuels innovation.  We are committed to advancing diversity in our workforce and our collective thinking.  We hire people from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, genders, and ethnicities and support under represented people with targeted development opportunities and encourage allies to champion others.

COMMUNITY – A culture of giving not only makes a positive difference to our local communities it impacts our people through fostering connection and feeling good about helping others. We support charitable giving and projects that result in systemic and positive change within our communities, through:

·        Matching

·        Contributing

·        Educating

Our people give time, knowledge and talent to projects and organizations they are passionate about to make a lasting impact globally.  Our giving supports students, who are the future workforce.  We proudly support education programs such as Project Lead The Way, various Universities, students pursuing technical careers and non-profit organizations that support women, youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, homelessness and poverty. Visit #XILINXGIVES to learn more about our efforts. 

PLANET – Our beautiful planet needs every organization on it to evaluate and minimize emissions, power consumption and waste.  Xilinx has a global approach to Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) that has been developed on a partnering platform that encourages unity, communication and teamwork throughout all our regional sites and departments within Xilinx. EHS Management System permeates all aspects of what we do. Over the years we have taken great strides to minimize overall environmental impact, consistent with global climate change efforts and many of our buildings are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified.

To learn more about our people, giving programs and EHS efforts, please visit our latest Corporate Responsibility site.

Xilinx Reviews

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    Current Employee - Staff Design Verification Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Xilinx full-time


    Lots of opportunities to learn


    Less perks besides the benefits

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Xilinx Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview


    Software Engineer Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    The interview process moved very quickly and involved a technical phone screen followed by 5 technical/behavioral interviews with the team. Technical questions were a mix of coding and seeing how familiar you are with certain concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • I won't disclose specific questions out of respect, but freshen up on scheduling, process synchronization, inter-process communication, memory management, interrupt handling, DMAs, OS and RTOS concepts, and anything else that might be relevant to the position.   2 Answers
    • For behavioral questions, they're mostly looking to see how you solve problems, your own work history, and how interested you are in the position.   1 Answer
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Xilinx Awards & Accolades

  • Ireland Community Foundations Corporate Philanthropist of the Year, Ireland Community Foundation, 2016
  • Vision Product of the Year Award, Best Cloud Technology, Embedded Vision Summit, 2018
  • Xilinx AI Platform wins the "Best in Show" Award at Embedded World, Embedded World, 2019
  • Best Product of the Year, BEEAs, 2018
  • Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for Excellence in the Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program, Excellence Award, Brandon Hall Group, 2017
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