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Staff ASIC Design / Implementation Engineer - Compute DSP / AI Processors

Qualcomm Inc.
Markham, IL 60428
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Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > 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.


QUALCOMM is the world's leading developer of next-generation wireless and multimedia technology.

Be part of the group that is working on technology that will bring cognition to all connected devices: meaning devices that dont just think, but instinctively react to their surroundings. Join the Video Analytics and Processing team responsible for ASIC IP design and integration of leading-edge technologies in the area of image post processing, computational imaging, machine learning, and IoT.

We are searching for a Staff ASIC Design and Implementation Engineer to be part of the Compute DSP/AI Processor Design Team responsible for developing hardware to support AI/ML and video processing systems in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
\tDevelop module, hard-macro, and floor planning specifications for digital compute processing cores, bus interfaces, and other system-on-a-chip functions
\tInvestigate, analyze, and present performance, area, power, and system cost tradeoffs for hard macros using constraint, timing, and floorplan driven optimizations
\tContribute to and drive design, floor planning specifications, and implementation meetings within a multi-disciplinary team
\tImplement and debug timing constraints, RTL, Design for Test (DFT), and clock functions
\tPerform netlist synthesis, Formal Verification, and Static Timing Analysis of hard macros
\tImplement ECOs using automated design flows
\tComplete design checks and analysis such as: lint, CDC, power intent, and static timing reports
\tDevelop methodology and automation for design/synthesis using tcl/make/python scripts

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience implementing high speed logic designs with RAM and several clock domains
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to concisely evaluate and deliver specifications, plans, and design analyses
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical, critical thinking, and debugging skills
  • Collaborative and able to adapt to challenging team objectives in a multi-national organization
  • Understanding of ASIC/VLSI design concepts
    • Bus interfaces (AHB/AXI)
    • Clock crossing
    • RAM and FIFO integration
    • ASIC clock network analysis
    • Static timing analysis debug strategy
    • Timing constraints development and debug
    • Power optimization
  • Proven design and implementation skills using several of the following languages and tools
    • Synthesis: DCG/NXT, Genus, IC Compiler,
    • Static Timing: Primetime
    • Power Intent and Analysis: UPF, CLP, PTPX, PowerPro
    • Formal Verification: Conformal, Formality
    • Design/DV: RTL, VCS, Verdi, Questa, Xcelium, Spyglass
    • Scripting Languages: TCL, Python, Perl, UNIX shell


  • 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 - Engineering, Bachelors - Science

Work Experiences:

5+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Bachelors - Computer Engineering, Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

2+ years experience with design verification methods. ,2+ years experience with scripting tools and programming languages. ,2+ years experience with architecture and design tools. ,4+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.



ASIC Verification, Matlab C, Multicore System-On-Chip (SoC), Perl Programming, Simulation Software

Applicants: If you need an accommodation, during the application/hiring process, you may request an accommodation by sending email toaccommodationsupport

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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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