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Qualcomm Graduate Embedded C Engineer developing World-Class Voice and Music Products- - Cambridge, UK in Cambridge, United Kingdom


Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software 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 degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

About the role

The position of Software Engineer is in Qualcomm’s Voice and Music group.

The Voice and Music group is a world-wide group of engineers developing Audio framework technology for Bluetooth and WiFi devices such as earbuds, headsets, sound bars and smart speakers. The group is highly successful: deliveries can be found in over 2 billion Bluetooth products. Audio wireless products continues to evolve, offering excellent opportunities for engineers to work on innovative product development.

Job Description :

Design, implement and verify embedded software for audio products using wireless technologies (Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi).

The role involves designing, developing, and maintaining embedded applications running on Qualcomm’s range of wireless embedded RTOS SoCs, forming part of our platform delivery. We work closely with numerous internal groups and directly with some customers to develop Software Development Kit platforms which allow customers to write applications to make best use of our high-quality audio and wireless technologies and meet their product goals.

The code is mainly written in C, with Python used for some tools and utilities.

The successful candidate will join a team of enthusiastic embedded and host system software engineers working on a variety of wireless technology audio products. The team has a positive outlook and “can-do” attitude. We work closely together to solve problems and make world leading products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and maintain embedded software in C to agreed timescales, often working with limited or vague requirements.

  • Ensure design, implementation, verification, and integration are carried out to a high standard

  • Maintain existing codebase and improve as necessary or appropriate

  • Contribute to requirements capture and task definition, including time estimation

  • Create and maintain supporting documentation & test scripts

  • Rapid prototyping to create proof of concept applications

  • Debugging embedded systems (including use of digital analysers and oscilloscopes)

  • Source code revision control using Perforce

  • Bug tracking using Jira

  • Code reviews using p4swarm

  • Input into the enhancement of department processes

  • Some travel to other company offices or customer sites may be required

Essential Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualification and experience

  • Good understanding of programming languages, especially C and software design

  • Embedded C coding with a low resource system

  • Good problem-solving skills in a resource constrained environment (limited RAM, MIPS)

  • Good analytical skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire and curiosity to learn new things

  • Understanding of firmware design techniques

  • Understanding of basic testing, coding, and debugging procedures.

  • Understanding of CPU architectures

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent qualification) in software engineering or a systems engineering course with a software component

  • Understand of ARM-Cortex processors

  • Python knowledge.

  • Able to explain problems to a non-technical audience.

  • Understanding of signal processing software.

  • Knowledge of assembler

  • Familiarity with oscilloscopes and logic analyzers

  • Basic electronics

  • Familiarity with network protocols


Embedded software, Embedded Device Drivers, C, assembly, software engineering, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Audio, DSP, Eclipse, RTOS, FreeRTOS, ARM-Cortex

This is an opportunity for a fresh graduate or somebody with up to 2 years of experience, with an interest in firmware/embedded development who would love to learn a wide variety of embedded software skills from low level (boot up systems, HAL, etc.) to system level design (subsystem interaction, feature level design, etc.). If you would like to learn and work in this challenging environment, we would love to hear from you!

*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.

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