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Xilinx Overview
San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (XLNX)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined, yet hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video/Vision, Industrial IoT and ... Read more

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Xilinx – Why Work For Us?


Become Part of Our Transformation

If you want to be empowered, then Xilinx is the right place for you. When you join our team you will be in a collaborative and inspiring environment with opportunities to grow your skills, realize a fulfilling career and have fun!

We are the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs, enabling the next generation of smarter, connected, and differentiated systems and networks. Our employees are:

  • Inventing and integrating all forms of programmable technologies.
  • Adding new forms of intelligence to next generation smarter systems.
  • Broadening our user base beyond traditional FPGA engineers to software and systems engineers.

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Pride in Leadership and a Passion for Excellence

Our engineers work on IC design, IP development, software development as well as systems and applications development. We are driven, collaborative, and out-of-the-box thinkers who thrive in solving difficult challenges and delighting our customers.

Whether you’re an intern, entry level or experienced professional, we offer exciting opportunities in a variety of business and technical disciplines across the world. In every organization, at every office, you’ll discover passionate employees.

"Xilinx is an industry-leading company with fantastic values, ambition and will to succeed. The management team encourages employee empowerment and accountability. There is also a strong focus on personal growth and development."

Ciaran Stewart – Business Operations Manager, Global Sales and Markets, San Jose, CA 

"Xilinx has a friendly and approachable team culture that has helped me to easily adapt and carry out my responsibilities smoothly. Management constantly leads professional and industry development."

Siow Chek Tan – Staff Packaging Engineer, FPGA Package Development, Taiwan

"Creativity is boundless at Xilinx. I am blessed with talented and diverse colleagues, which inspires me to challenge the unknown and think outside of the box. I strongly believe that this is the place where I am going to grow."

Gaik Ni Lim – Program Manager, Business Operations, Singapore

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Passionate Employees Can Inspire Entire Communities

As the recipient of many community awards, we are proud to define the standard for impacting our global community through local engagement.

Xilinx employees have opportunities to participate and contribute in giving back throughout the year. We strongly support participation in company sponsored global projects focused around our key pillars - education, community and social services, health and the arts. 

Recent activities include:

  • Annual Global Day of Giving
  • Xilinx Educational Ecosystem
  • Tutoring for coding and other technical topics in Ireland and San Jose
  • Teaching English, Math, and Science in Hyderabad, India
  • STEAM Bootcamp for Middle School Students in San Jose

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Picture Yourself at Xilinx

Are you ready to launch your career in an innovative and collaborative environment? Then Xilinx is the right place for you. We recruit Interns and entry level professionals from around the world. You will be empowered with meaningful projects and activities that provide opportunities for you to:

  • Learn fast and push outside your comfort zone with practical projects that contribute to our success.
  • Kick-start your peer and professional network with work that demands cross-functional collaboration.
  • Grow your skills and gain early leadership experience.
  • Get involved with your community.

We will empower you and provide a supportive environment with events and activities that help you to be successful. Visit our website to learn more. 

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    I have been working at Xilinx full-time (More than a year)


    Good work ethics, Competitive salary, Good work and life balance, Great p o t e n t i a l


    X i l i n x should innovate more in this competitive semiconductor market. Provide more incentive to those work hard for them

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    Be active while confident!

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Xilinx Interviews



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    Software Engineer(PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Xilinx (Irvine, CA) in April 2017.


    I saw their internship job posting on LinkedIn/Glassdoor, then I submitted my application through their website. Then within 2-3 weeks a Xilinx engineer contacted me through email saying that they've got my resume from their HR. He offered me an interview on my past work experiences listed on my resume and some hardware/software design principles. I did the interview (a 60-minute phone interview - no phone screens or on-site interviews) with the engineer. It was a great discussion over the 3 unique skillsets I possess for the internship opportunity, which is about FPGA, debugging, and programming language compiler. I was offered the job, but then there was a big misunderstanding about my visa since I am probably just among a handful of students who do a full-time PhD study in the US on a J1 visa (basically they thought they would need to sponsor my work authorization, which they couldn't do, and I am actually sponsored by my university so they can change my work authorization for an internship at the company). But, finally the issue was resolved, thanks to our university immigration advisors who helped advocate for me. I then gladly accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe what you do in your PhD research?   1 Answer
    • Can you describe your FPGA experiences?   1 Answer
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Xilinx Awards & Accolades

  • Ireland Community Foundations Corporate Philanthropist of the Year, Ireland Community Foundation, 2016
  • Innovation Awards for SDNet and SDAccel Development Environments, Lightwave, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Excellence Awards (EDA/Development Tools Product of the Year – Vivado Design Suite and Digital Processor/DSP/FPGA Product of the Year – 20nm UltraScale), China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, 2014
  • Innovation Awards: Top 10 Most Influential Technologies for the Future and Best Product, Programmable Devices, EDN China, 2014
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