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IT Project Manager, Senior

Qualcomm Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Qualcomm Incorporated

Job Area:

Information Technology Group, Information Technology Group > IT Project Management

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.


General Summary
The ideal candidate is highly skilled Technical Project Manager with hands-on experience in at least one technical domain and managing technology projects (e.g. software development and application infrastructure). The Technical Project Manager is responsible for driving technical projects, managing functional teams, building processes, and driving execution for Engineering IT projects under the direction of the Project Management Office (PMO).

Preferred Technical Skills 5 years in 1 or more of the following technical domains:
\tStrong understanding of end-to-end software development lifecycle: design, developing, debugging, test planning/validating, optimization, customer engagement and production support.
\tUnix/Linux environments, distributed systems and/or developing large scale web applications.
\tNetwork engineering/deployment and supporting product features, services, and technologies (e.g. networking, internet protocols, web technologies, and datacenter automation).
\tHigh performance computing (HPC) optimization solution delivery that enables semiconductor product design execution.
\tNetwork engineering/deployment and supporting product features, services, and technologies (e.g. networking, internet protocols, web technologies, and datacenter automation).
\tPredictive modeling, and/or large-scale data analysis.
\tMachine Learning applications, database technologies, Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), user interface design and full-stack development technologies, architecture to facilitate scope and effort estimation validation with functional teams.

Project Management Skills:
\tHands-on experience in software program management or delivering software-based networking products.
\tDriving technical projects using hands on experience to orchestrate technical contributors to deliver efficiently and effectively.
\tClarifying objectives with IT Sponsor and project team to ensure defined project objectives are met, and gain buy-in from key stakeholders.
\tCreating work breakdown structure (WBS), identifying internal/external dependencies, defining task effort and duration estimates and tracking project schedule.
\tManaging project performance (e.g. scope, schedule, budget) and project reviews, documentations and weekly meetings required for project execution.
\tContributing to process improvements, innovating project management, and increasing PMO maturity objectives (e.g. standardized tools, templates, and processes).
\tConfidence to interact with senior management to concerns or issues with project execution and embrace diverse perspectives through trust and respect.

Highly Desired Technical Experience in 1 or more of the following areas:
\t5+ years experience with systems engineering or product development in silicon design and product lifecycles (IP, SOC and platforms).
\t3+ years experience in a software engineering role and good knowledge of scalability issues and multi-tiered solutions.
\t7+ years experience working directly with Engineering teams. Previous experience in customer-facing and or consulting role a plus.
\t5+ years technical project management experience, coordinating efforts of other project managers and technical leads.
\tAnalytical skills to prioritize mission-critical work activities and communicate priorities to others, remove roadblocks that threaten to derail progress, and make timely and difficult decisions about tradeoffs with incomplete information.

Highly Desired Technical Project Management Experience
\tEnabling IT solutions for large scale software development, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline enablement.
\tDefining system and/or process requirements, building, integrating and or delivering large-scale IT systems, infrastructure, and software/cloud applications.
\tWorking with diverse, cross-functional teams composed of both technical and non-technical members of IT and Business organization.
\tDeveloping/publishing metrics, dashboards and performing analyses of critical path activities.
\tCommunicating effectively, both spoken and written for technical and business audiences. Ability to author key technical documents shared with partner teams and senior leadership.
\tAnalytical ability identifying risks at the project and team level. Engaging stakeholders and senior management for risk mitigation or escalation.
\tAbility to exercise technical judgment in solving engineering challenges involving problem decomposition, bug triage, dependency analysis, continuous integration, etc.
\tAgile/Scrum processes and hybrid-application of multiple project management methodologies.
\tCreativity and innovation to solve problems and leverage new technology to effectively meet business needs.
\tPMP and Agile/Scrum Master Certification.


Bachelors degree and 7+ years Project Management-relevant work experience OR 9+ years Project Management-relevant work experience without a bachelors degree.


Bachelor's degree in the areas of IT, Information Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.

10+ years Project Management-relevant work experience in IT.

PMO, PMP, or Six Sigma Project Management Certification.

4+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above).

4+ years managing operating budgets and/or project financials.


Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to 1 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.


  • Creates and promotes project vision and objectives within project team, ensures defined project objectives are met, presents project vision to management, and gains buy-in from stakeholders.
  • Determines appropriate project management methodology for defined projects. Synthesizes, and represents complex information into clear, refined messages, and tracks and drives complex issues into detailed Plan of Record (POR).
  • Identifies work breakdown structure (WBS), task dependencies, identifies and assigns specific resources, communicates expectations to project team, obtains task effort and duration estimates and creates/tracks project schedule.
  • Establishes cadence of communication with concise summaries of plans, status, and risk/issue mitigation plans. Reporting and escalating to management with core stakeholders, management, and executives.
  • Manages performance (e.g., scope, schedule, budget, and quality) for complex projects, developing/publishing metrics, dashboards and performing analyses of critical path activities. Supports compliance with defined project lifecycle standards and best practices.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of technical concepts, architecture, systems, development methods, disciplines associated with defined projects and utilizes knowledge to accelerate project completion.
  • Identifies and manages training plans, quality reviews, documentations and weekly meetings required for project execution. Developing process improvements to meet stakeholder needs and PMO maturity objectives (e.g. standardized tools, templates, and processes).

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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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