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Processor RTL Design Engineer

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 independently with little supervision.
\tProvides some supervision/guidance to other members; does not have direct reports.
\tDecisions are moderate in nature. Errors are detected and corrected with relatively minor financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.
\tRequires verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex to others who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question. Role may require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact, and diplomacy, etc.
\tDevelops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards for functional area within the prescribed budgetary objectives of the department. Erroneous decisions, failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel and serious delays in schedule and may impact short term goals of functional area.
\tHas a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to make key decisions).
\tMost tasks 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.
\tSubstantial creativity is needed to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives.
\tDeductive and inductive problem solving is required; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or incomplete; intermediate data analysis/interpretation skills may be required
\tOccasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
\tLeads others, coordinates, and partners with closely connected teams to develop highly complex blocks, features, architecture, plans, schedules, and/or tests for vaguely-defined tasks to ensure desired quality and design completeness, functionality, power, performance, and timing standards; recommends and drives improvements.
\tApplies deep and broad specialty knowledge to anticipate and identify complex architecture and design problems and helps others to resolve them; provides feedback during design reviews and collaborates with other teams to align plans and designs.
\tDisplays deep knowledge in multiple areas; acquires advanced knowledge of industry trends, competitors' products, and advances in various engineering fields related to DSP products and technology (e.g., machine learning, modem); shares knowledge of multiple areas within their team and across teams working on similar products.
\tStays abreast of current and future trends to make suggestions in strategic discussions within and/or across domains about the product/technology roadmap.
\tCommunicates effectively with peers, senior leadership, and subordinates using written, verbally, and online communication; effectively tracks and documents issues, features, and design changes; reviews and writes clear and detailed technical documentation and feature descriptions for highly complex designs or difficult projects to guide users; reviews and provides feedback on more junior engineers' documentation.

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., 7+ 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:

5 + year of experience in design verification methods ,5+ years experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems. ,3+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization. ,2+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with direct reports).



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