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3GPP SA6 standardization

Qualcomm Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Technical Standards Engineering

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

We seek a 3GPP System Engineer with demonstrated experience in wireless system design and standardization, with a focus on system level end-to-end design, system and applications architecture and 5G core network and protocols.

The focus of the job includes design and standardization of 5G features at the system and application level, especially Stage 2 level, including 3GPP SA6 design aspects.

The candidate is expected to directly participate in team design activities, studying design issues related to the latest 5G core/system features and working on innovative solutions to them.

The candidate is also expected to develop technical contributions based on those designs, give high quality presentations of them in 3GPP, work to obtain consensus, and proactively promote Qualcomm wireless technologies.

Attendance to 3GPP SA working group 6 (SA6) is an essential part of the job. Consequently, the candidate is expected to be available to travel frequently for week-long meetings (on average 6 to 8 meetings per year are to be expected, distributed between Europe, North America and Asia). Attendance to other industry groups may also become part of the job.

The candidate will operate in collaboration with different business units within the company, including research projects and product groups. The candidate will work in an exciting environment with a team of some of the brightest systems engineers in the industry and will have frequent interaction with other engineering disciplines.

- Solid expertise in 3GPP system architecture, in particular 5G Core, Service Based Architecture (SBA), Application and Application Enablement, etc.

- Good understanding of wireless radio technology principles. In particular, a solid knowledge of the 3GPP Non-Access Stratum and of the related features up to 3GPP Release 17 is required
- Experience in wireless system design is essential
- Knowledge of edge computing standards and/or ecosystems is preferable
- Experience in 3GPP working groups is preferable, especially in SA6 or other 3GPP SA/CT working groups
- A good understanding of basic radio access principles is a plus
- A good understanding of key business concepts and being able to relate this to various business strategies for both Qualcomm and others in the industry is also a plus

- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills is required.
- Candidate should highlight any experience as an editor, rapporteur or chair of standards bodies.
- Ability to work independently



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

  • 5+ years Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.


  • PhD, Masters or equivalent mix of education and experience, in a field related to communications, preferable wireless (cellular) communications.

**Position is open to San Diego or Europe**

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Our Work Experience is the combination of everything that's unique about us: our culture, our core values, our company meetings, our commitment to sustainability, our recognition programs, but most importantly, it's our people. Our employees are self-disciplined, hard working, curious, trustworthy, humble, and truthful. They make choices according to what is best for the team, they live for opportunities to collaborate and make a difference, and they make us the #1 Top Workplace in the area.

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Posted: 2021-02-23 Expires: 2021-03-26
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