Xilinx is the leading manufacturer of programmable systems platforms. We have a 50% share in the programmable logic device (PLD) market worldwide.
Xilinx devices are used found in a wide range of industries such as wired and wireless communications, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defence, industrial and medical, and broadcast. Our global headquarters are in Silicon Valley and we have regional headquarters in Dublin, Singapore and Tokyo, employing over 3,000 people worldwide.
We have roles for design engineers, research engineers, product applications engineers and software (testing) engineers. We typically look for candidates with degree-level qualifications but we also welcome applicants with masters and doctorates. We seek out innovative and creative graduates with excellent communication skills and technical expertise in C++, Verilog and VHDL.
Careers and progression
We support versatility and there are a range of opportunities for existing Xilinx staff to take on different roles within the organisation, including IT, engineering, software testing, product applications and technical support.
At the moment we are looking for:
- Research scientist
- General ledger accountant
- Product applications engineer
We actively recruit graduates across various disciplines and our main focus in 2012 will be on recruiting graduate engineers.
“ICT graduates can pursue both technical and business career paths throughout their careers – many of the top global technology companies are run by engineers and computer scientists. In Ireland, demand for ICT graduates has consistently exceeded supply for the last 15 years right up to the present.” – Brendan Farley, AMS Director, Xilinx.
Working life at Xilinx
We have a very active sports and social club, of which the majority of our employees are members. This gives them free access to our on-site gym. Once a year, we have a work/life balance week, where employees can attend talks about achieving to work/life balance.
During this time we also run health checks where staff can donate blood and avail of allergy and blood pressure tests. As well as this we run an employee assistance programme, which is a confidential service that staff can make use of if they need to speak to someone about personal difficulties.
Xilinx staff will be participating in the SmartFutures live Q&A session.