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Processor Architect/Performance Model

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

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > DSP Architecture and Design

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.


Oversees architecture, design, verification, and performance analysis for Digital Signal Processor (DSP) development for Qualcomm Mobile, Machine Learning, Automotive, IoT, and other products. Determines processor architecture, micro-architecture, logic design, verification, and all performance and power aspects. Applies high-performance microprocessor design concepts including multi-core, multi-threaded, out-of-order, cache memory, high-speed ALU, and advanced low power design. Evaluates all aspects of the design process from instruction set architecture to implementation. Custom instruction set is needed to achieve industry-leading results in machine learning and modem. Applies tools and techniques to evaluate design tradeoffs and verify design correctness. Uses system tools such as architectural simulators, digital design simulators and emulators, test generators, and design synthesis.

The responsibilities of this role include:
\tWorks under close supervision.
\tResponsible for own work, decision-making is limited. Impact of decisions is readily apparent. Errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).
\tRequires verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.
\tWorks within the prescribed budgetary objectives of the department. Erroneous decisions, failure to achieve results may cause delays in schedules and result in the re-allocation of some resources.
\tSome tasks require multiple steps which must be performed in a specific order; directions or manuals can accurately document the steps necessary to perform the task.
\tCreativity is needed to draft original documents, imagery, or work products within established guidelines.
\tDeductive problem solving is required to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required.
\tIncumbent's input may be solicited during strategic planning period.

The responsibilities of this role do not include:
\tDoes not provide supervision to others.
\tHas no influence over key organizational decisions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
\tIndependently develops small well-defined blocks and assists in developing complex well-defined blocks, features, and/or tests under minor supervision that achieve desired quality, functionality, power, performance, and timing standards; guides lower-level engineers; proposes minor improvements.
\tIndependently identifies problems across multiple systems or subsystems and resolves most architecture and design issues; collaborates and collects feedback during design reviews and with other teams to ensure the block meets the specifications, performance, and power requirements; investigates issues in order to prevent future issues.
\tSeeks essential knowledge of industry trends, competitors' products, and advances in various engineering fields related to DSP products and technology (e.g., machine learning, modem); shows interest in a specific area of expertise.
\tCollaborates with team members to generate new ideas.
\tCommunicates effectively with peers and leads using written, verbally, and online communication; effectively tracks and documents issues, features, and design changes.

Physical Requirements
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 Engineering, Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

2+ years of experience with high-performance microprocessor design., 2+ years Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Doctorate - Computer Engineering, Doctorate - Computer Science, Doctorate - Electrical Engineering, Masters - Computer Engineering, Masters - Computer Science, Masters - Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

1+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization. ,2+ years of experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems. ,2+ year of experience in design verification methods.



ARM Architectures, ARM Development, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), DSP Algorithms, DSP Architectures

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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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