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CPU Validation Engineer

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

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS 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.


Qualcomm's validation team is part of the central SoC digital hardware organization responsible for the overall quality of the SoC silicon. The validation team works closely with architects, designers, verification engineers, software engineers, and customers. The team is currently seeking candidates specifically for CPU subsystem validation in pre-silicon emulation and post-silicon system testing. The candidate is expected to have excellent CPU architectural and design knowledge especially ARMv8 architecture. Some of the CPU concepts proficiency expected from the candidate may consist of but not limited to:
-\tAArch64 application and system level instruction set
-\tMemory hierarchy and caches - coherency, consistency (ordering), memory types and attributes, synchronization & semaphores, full-system concurrency, MTE, MPAM
-\tSIMD, SVE, floating-Point, cryptographic instruction set
-\tAArch64 system level architecture - exception levels, security state, hypervisor and virtualization
-\tLow power modes
-\tDynamic clock and voltage scaling operations
-\tInterrupt architecture
-\tDebug architecture - interactions with JTAG based debuggers, state dump scripts
-\tPerformance monitor architecture
-\tInterconnect architectures - NoCs, AXI, AHB etc. Knowledge of upstream and downstream operations and the ability to write programs to stress their transactions for proper coverage

Required Skills:

8-12 years of combined experience in the following:

  • Excellent architectural and design knowledge of CPUs especially ARMv8 processors
  • Good understanding and knowledge of SoC architectures
  • Experience in embedded systems/low level HW programming in C and assembly languages
  • Design and Implementation of drivers and test content
  • Debugging low level software and hardware issues
  • Familiarity in debug tools including JTAG and kernel debuggers
  • Understanding of CPU power and performance
  • Scripting and automation in Python
  • Structured program development concepts

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in post-silicon enabling and bring-up
  • Experience with various lab equipment such as logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, JTAG debugger, etc.
  • Knowledge of Fmax, Vmin test methodology and hands-on experience


  • Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to mile.
  • Frequently transports and installs equipment up to 5 lbs.
  • Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).
  • Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
  • Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Science

Work Experiences:

5+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Bachelors - Computer Engineering, Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,2+ years experience with design verification methods. ,2+ years experience with scripting tools and programming languages. ,2+ years experience with architecture and design tools. ,8+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.



ASIC Verification, Matlab C, Multicore System-On-Chip (SoC), Perl Programming, Simulation Software

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If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers.

We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goalwe invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates.

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Posted: 2021-06-11 Expires: 2021-07-12
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