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Modem System Test Engineer (Power and Thermal) - Automotive

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

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Test 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.


Tests and modifies general systems-level software/hardware, specialized utility and/or hardware. Interprets wireless specifications. Designs test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures. Documents systems-level defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to developers. Identifies, analyzes, troubleshoots, and documents problems with program function, output, or content. Develops testing programs that assess effectiveness of a new system or modification of an existing system.\t\t
The responsibilities of this role include:
\tWorking independently with little supervision.
\tMaking decisions that are moderate in impact; errors may have financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.
\tUsing verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.
\tHaving a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).
\tCompleting tasks that do not have defined steps; simultaneous use of multiple mental abilities is generally required to determine the best approach; mistakes may result in significant rework.
\tExercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives.
\tUsing deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.
\tOccasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

The responsibilities of this role do not include:
\tFinancial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).

\tConducts log analyses with team members to identify where an issue has occurred and makes recommendations for how to address the issue.
\tVerifies that proposed solutions to identified issues accurately address and correct the problem and do not impact other functionalities.
\tReviews functional test and adds additional test cases when necessary to ensure that issues are fully understood and analyzed.
\tReviews results documents to assist team in determining root causes of testing errors and determines best way to debug. Prioritizes errors as required.
\tIdentifies test requirements based on input from team and manager with minimal oversight.
\tParticipates in project review sessions within team to deliver constructive feedback on testing problems encountered by more junior staff.
\tDisplays expertise for the different features of the system.
\tCollects information (e.g., logs, requirements) across team members and identifies fundamental patterns/trends related to systems testing.
\tReviews performance test and adds additional test cases when necessary to ensure that issues are fully understood and analyzed.
\tServes as a mentor to Engineers and Senior Engineers and teaches them about complex features, systems, testing strategies, and automation.
\tAddresses general technical issues and escalates only highly complex technical issues to tech leads or Principal Engineers.
\tDetermines if issues should be tested in the field or in the lab and ensures that all possible scenarios are addressed in the test plans.
\tCollaborates with functional and lab teams, IO teams, network operators, field teams, and product management teams to ensure that the testing plan is accurate for addressing feature issues.
\tImplements a testing plan by attempting to cause a failure within multiple areas of code

Work as part of a larger test and engineering systems organization which handles test automation infrastructure, test strategy, test plan development and execution & report management in Power and thermal test areas of Modem, HLOS (like Android) and other technologies. Role will include daily collaboration with test execution engineers as well as product engineers so communication and ability to partner with others is key. Job Specific Areas that are important to have good background and understanding in:

Understanding of Power and its characteristics

Throughput Calculations for NR and LTE

Carrier Aggression/cell re-selections/handovers

Thorough Understanding of LTE/NR CDRx and various key parameters

Concepts about SUB6 and mmW -> PSS, SSS, SCS, SSB, DMRS, Symbols, Slots

NR NSA/SA call flow, starting from Initial attach to idle (SA)

NR Protocol - NR Physical , MAC and PDCP Layers

L2L / L2NR- Gaps and measurements

Physical Requirements

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 - Computer Science, Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Information Systems

Work Experiences:

5+ years Systems Test Engineering or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:

8+ years Systems Test Engineering or related work experience.



Bug Tracking Systems, Programming Languages, Project Management, Test Scripts, Wireless Test

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EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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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