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Qualcomm ADAS/Autonomy – PMIC Safety Architect, Sr. Staff Engineer in Chandler, Arizona

Company:

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Engineering

General Summary:

We are seeking engineers with experience in system and device level functional safety concepts and implementations. This position will be a hands-on role in analyzing Functional Safety concepts and requirements in existing and next generation ADAS/Autonomy systems offered by Qualcomm, while optimizing and exercising the full capability of the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform.

Responsibilities shall include the following:

  • Developing a system level safety architecture and concept to integrate QUALCOMM’s hardware in safety critical systems, leading and coordinating the creation of functional safety documentation as per ISO 26262.

  • Develop safety requirements to implement Technical Safety Concepts (TSCs) on QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon automotive hardware

  • Work with various technology teams on architectural features that would enable targeted safety levels (ASIL B to ASIL D, depending upon the technology team and system level requirements)

  • Conducting safety analyses, both quantitative and qualitative, on automotive hardware designs and identify areas of improvement

  • Responsibilities will include leading functional safety related activities for SoC development and ensure ISO 26262 compliance with respect to SoC architecture, processes and work products.

  • Work closely with Quality teams, SoC Design and IP teams, Software team, the functional safety manager(s) as well as customers to ensure the functional safety process is executed and documented.

  • Working with vendors and partners to ensure functional safety requirements are fulfilled by the components that they provide

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering with strong analog IC design background.

  • Strong knowledge and experience on architecting and/or designing core PMIC related IPs such as SMPS (buck, boost, buck-boost), as well as foundation IPs such as LDOs, ADC, Bandgap, POR.

  • Knowledge of transistor-level analog circuit simulation tools and frontend environments with extensive experience with Cadence Virtuoso

  • Knowledge of BCD (Bipolar, CMOS, DMOS) silicon process technologies

  • Experienced in Automotive related constraints such as ESD, EMC, functional safety requirements and design techniques to meet such constraints is a must

  • Experience in performing Analog block related FMEA and FMEDA is essential

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

5+ years of experience in the following:

  • ISO 26262 or IEC 61508

  • Requirements Management Tools and establishing traceability for functional safety requirements e.g. DOORS, etc.

  • Familiarity with Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is required experience using tools to perform FMEA, FTA preferred

  • Familiarity with hardware failure rate calculation (FMEDA) experience using Siemens 29500 and/or IEC 62380 preferred

  • Prior automotive experience in ADAS and self-driving systems preferred

  • Relevant Safety Certification is desired e.g. CFSE, CFSP

Physical Requirements

• Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ 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:

Qualcomm is utilizing its traditional strengths in digital wireless technologies to play a central role in the evolution of automotive infotainment and autonomous driving. We are investing in several supporting technologies including 4G, 5G, ADAS, and Deep Learning. The Qualcomm ADAS/Autonomy Systems team is engaged in offering optimized solutions built on DSP, computer vision and machine learning algorithms for the Qualcomm ADAS/Autonomy systems architecture.

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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