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Graphics Hardware Validation and Emulation Engineer

Qualcomm Inc.
El Paso, TX 79925
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QT Technologies Ireland Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > GPU 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.


Where you will be working

Cork has a proud reputation as Ireland's second largest economic engine and is now one of the Top 20 location choices in Europe with 39,000 people being employed by over 170 overseas companies.
There's a growing diversity in the region with people from many nationalities relocating to Cork, relishing the opportunity to work and live in a location that offers an excellent quality of life.
A gateway to Europe, Cork airport provides access to almost 50 international destinations including transatlantic air routes.

About Us

Qualcomm Cork, a greenfield site based in the beautiful harbour city of Cork opened its doors in August 2013 and has been growing ever since across our QCT Engineering, OneIT and HR teams.

The Cork QCT engineering team is continuing to expand. Our engineers work on all aspects of leading-edge technology (7nm, 5nm), including Analog Mixed Signal, Security, Power Management, Sensors, Machine Learning, Modelling, Validation, Design Automation, Automotive and Physical Design. We are the R&D engine that benefits the world in three ways: Enabling Customers, Transforming Industries and Enriching Lives.

About the role

As a member of Qualcomm Global CAD team, you will define and develop various automation tools within the domain of RTL design, SoC integration, verification, and physical implementation. These automations will often include in-house development using various SW languages.

The role also extends to overlook the lifecycle of automation products, ranging from initial deployment, multiple training/support, regression, as well as major/minor enhancements.

As part of the Qualcomm global CAD team, this position plays a critical role in driving successful RTL design and integration solutions for our next-generation SoC products.

The role includes responsibility for ensuring that key projects and engineering duties are fulfilled, solving engineering issues that happen in projects

Responsibilities will include

  • Synthesize the Verilog RTL and create models and compile them to Veloce/Palladium and Prototype platforms
  • Develop all aspects of hardware emulator implementation, with emphasis on design partitioning, synthesis, place and route, timing analysis & run time performance.
  • Drive debug failures on emulator using latest technologies. Work with designers and SW driver team for testplan and debug.
  • Work with tool vendors and push the methodology to improve the area/performance of the synthesized FPGA RTL.
  • Work on third-party IP integration and system-level debugging.
  • System level RTL simulation & design verification.
  • Support chip bring up and post silicon debug.
  • Debug functional and timing models.

Skills and Experience we would love to see

  • Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, or closely related field
  • 5+ years of hands on experience in emulation/simulation acceleration/FPGA.
  • 5+ years in Design validation/Post-Silicon debug.
  • 5+ years of hands on experience in creating high performance & area efficient emulation environments from RTL.
  • 5+ years of hands on emulator platforms, platform bringup, digital design, verification, debugging, and waveform viewers
  • 3+ Hardware emulators, such as Palladium, ZeBu, Veloce, or FPGA systems based on Xilinx or Altera FPGAs
  • 3+ Emulation methodologies, including in-circuit emulation, hybrid systems, or simulation acceleration


  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent; 8 years of practical experience
  • Solid understanding industry standard tools for FPGA and Emulation platforms
  • Design Verification knowledge UVM/System Verilog preferred
  • Knowledge of GPU/CPU/DDR/Bus preferred
  • Verilog and System Verilog experience.
  • Debugging system-level software, Debug RTL
  • Programming skills in C and C++
  • Scripting in Python, Tcl, or Perl
  • Knowledge of Vendor Emulation tools/Xilinx tools/Synthesis tools


BSc or MSc in Electronic Engineering

If you feel this role is of interest but is not an exact 100% match to your skills and you are a keen learner, we would still welcome your application.

What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Employee stock purchase scheme
  • Matching pension scheme
  • Education Assistance
  • Relocation and immigration support
  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Bicycle purchase scheme
  • Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

Giving Back

We have a strong sense of community and we are encouraged through the philanthropic endeavours of the Qualcomm Foundation to support causes that matter to us.


Minimum Qualifications


Work Experiences:

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



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:

1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,1+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with direct reports). ,2+ years relevant GPU experience (either external or internal).



*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomms toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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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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