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Qualcomm Test and Automation Engineer (Python & C), Voice and Music Group - Cambridge, UK in Cambridge, United Kingdom


Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Test 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 focussed 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.

1+ years of experience with Programming Language such as C, Python, etc.

What we are looking for

What does it take to be a world beater? What does it take to always be the best, ahead of the competition and delivering exceptional audio products? There are a few key ingredients to success:

  • Generate bright ideas.

  • Deliver with exceptional quality.

  • Deliver it faster than anyone else can.

How do you do this on complex products?

  • Maximise the product development efficiency

  • Minimise the product development lifecycle

  • Maximise the awareness of the product quality throughout the development cycle.

This means knowing immediately when something is not right and fixing it immediately. To do this requires a process by which the product deliverables are continuously evaluated during development and continuously integrating and testing to ensure zero faults are propagated through the development. This requires an exceptional degree of automated infrastructure including

  • Automated build systems for every code submission.

  • Automated integration systems bringing the various components together daily.

  • Automated suites of tests that validate the performance of the components and system.

  • Automated warning systems to alert engineers and program managers to prospective failures

  • Automated systems that continuously track the key performance parameters of the product.

  • Automated systems that continuously ensure the robustness of the product.

  • Automated systems ensuring conformance to necessary specifications and standards.

  • Tools for aiding fault tracking.

  • Automated reporting systems for instantaneous views pertaining to the product quality at any stage of the product development lifecycle.

These systems need to be 100% predictable and reliable.

Product Quality Engineering (PQE) is the organisation within the Voice and Music R&D organisation that is responsible for architecting, designing, and delivering these systems delivering innovative, high-quality products to market ahead of anyone else. We do this by continuously integrating and testing new features and improvements during the development of a new product. You will be working with a unique, multi-talented team of hardware, software, and system engineers, while gaining exposure to the product marketing fundamentals for the products you will use in future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the key market requirements that make successful audio products.

  • Work with Core R&D and Marketing to determine success criteria for new feature or product development.

  • Test the new products and their features, assess if they are fit for purpose and meet success criteria

  • Develop software applications in Linux and Windows for structured evaluation of software code quality running on the V&M platforms to ascertain whether the success criteria are being attained.

  • Design applications that validate the performance of the product at all stages of the product development life cycle, including functional correctness, robustness, limits of performance, key performance tracking etc.

  • Design and develop appropriate data structures for logging to enable appropriate tools to be used that assist with debugging and analysing software failures.

  • Where unavailable, design tools to support the identification of infrastructure failures as well as product failures in real time.

  • Design and develop tools to facilitate identification of core failures across single and multiple product lines automatically.

  • Design tools to enable continuous tracking of product quality status enabling reporting at Exec, Product Management and Engineering levels.

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrate an acumen for being able to develop code at system level i.e. embedded chip level interfacing into a larger automated test infrastructure

  • Knowledge of software development in C and Python

  • Knowledge of shell scripting and build tools in Windows and Unix environments

  • Good knowledge of test methodologies and techniques

  • Demonstrate good ability to debug and analyse failures in both hardware and software domains

  • Advanced knowledge of Configuration Control Systems (Perforce highly desirable)

  • Good working knowledge of bug tracking systems

Person Specific:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in maths / science / software / engineering

  • Strong technical and analytical skills

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Able to work well between teams of different skill sets and disciplines

Highly Desirables:

  • Familiarity with audio analysis and air interface monitoring tools

  • Understanding of multi-processor architectures

  • Experience of Agile development process

  • Experience of wireless communication protocols specifically Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

  • Experience of close collaboration with internal and external customers

  • Experience of Continuous Integration systems (for example, Jenkins)

*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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