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Qualcomm FPGA Engineer - Voice and Music - Cambridge, UK in Cambridge, United Kingdom


Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm offers flexible work options tailored to our employee’s needs. These include a combination of work from home and working in our UK HQ in Cambridge.

Where you will be working

Cambridge, located in the East of England, 50 miles north of London, is a unique and beautiful city, renowned for its world-class university and the thriving cluster of high technology businesses that have grown up around it. Cambridge is well served by road and rail links, and is within easy distance of the major London airports

About Us

At our Cambridge site we are focused on pioneering IoT and automotive technologies, with engineering areas of excellence including, Analogue and Digital Design, Voice and Music (Hardware, Software, OEM Support, Innovation).

Cambridge is our largest office in the UK, with more than 600 team members including engineers, business strategists and support staff.

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

Giving Back

Employees in Cambridge have a strong sense of community. We are encouraged through the philanthropic endeavours of the Qualcomm Foundation to support causes that matter to us.

What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave

  • Employee stock purchase scheme

  • Matching pension scheme

  • Education Assistance

  • Relocation and immigration support

  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • Bicycle purchase scheme

Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering or related

Qualcomm’s SVE (System Validation & Emulation) team in Cambridge is responsible for SoC validation of Voice and Music and IOT chipsets. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Engineer who is keen to learn and develop a successful career within an innovative technological environment.

Based in our Cambridge office you will join the Digital team which has long-standing expertise and experience in delivering low-power, mixed-signal IC designs. The digital team works alongside analogue and chip implementation teams, focusing on RTL design of digital sub-systems and top-level. The role will be focused on Multiprocessor SoC emulation.

Our remit is to deliver first-time right designs to enable faster time to market. To support this goal, we are looking for an FPGA engineer to develop emulator images for our validation team.

You will be working within an established team, alongside experienced engineers with FPGA platforms. In this role, you will also work with HW designers, verification engineers and FW engineers based locally and internationally.

Comprehensive training and development will be provided, including mentoring, on the job training, technical and soft skills training as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities

This team is responsible for:

(i) pre-tapeout validation of our designs, utilizing FPGAs as the validation platform;

(ii) post-tapeout bring-up, utilizing silicon.

This role requires the creation of FPGA images with support for debug for validation purposes. Specific tasks involve:

· Adapting the design for FPGA, come up with timing constraints, run synthesis, floorplan the design for target FPGA, run place & route tools and generate bit files.

· Work closely with Validation and Firmware engineers to instrument test structures for observing and logging signals during debug using ILA/Chipscope/LA

Key skills and experience

It would be advantageous to have a working knowledge of some of the following:

· FPGA platforms, Development boards/kits

· Direct hands-on experience with System Verilog, RTL/HDL, FPGA (Xilinx Virtex & Ultrascale+) and FPGA Tools (Xilinx)

· Expertise in all aspects of FPGA design; constraint definition, synthesis, floor planning, P&R, Timing closure, bitfile generation

· Experience with clock domain crossing, high speed designs, and timing closure techniques

· Exposure to VLSI design concepts, logic design in Verilog/VHDL

· Strong proficiency with FPGA EDA tools: Synplify, Vivado, ISE, Chipscope

· SW tools, JTAG/SWD debuggers, scripting, Python

· Operating test equipment, such as Oscilloscopes and logic analysers

The successful applicant will demonstrate a keen desire to learn, a proactive and enquiring attitude and excellent problem-solving skills. An eye for detail and a methodical approach to tasks is important as well as good communication skills.


FPGA, Python, Hardware validation, SoC, Digital, System, ARM Cortex, Tensilica HiFi DSP, Lauterbach, Debugger, Oscilloscope, Audio, Vivado, Synplify, Xilinx, Ultrascale*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here (https://qualcomm.service-now.com/hrpublic?id=hr_public_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0039028) for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

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