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Qualcomm Systems Engineer - Sensors - Cork in Cork, Ireland


QT Technologies Ireland Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

Sensors-based technology has a wide range of applications including navigation, gaming, smart user interface, multimedia, virtual reality and augmented reality. This challenging position offers the opportunity to work with leading edge sensor technologies embedded in smartphones, automotive, IOT, smartwatches as well as other consumer electronics devices. Job activities span the whole product life cycle from early R&D to commercial deployment. The successful candidate will work with systems, software, and integration/test engineers in the QCT sensors group

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team of engineers, including mentoring and coaching junior engineers

  • Tracking project schedules, delivery and keeping stakeholders informed

  • Working with global systems and software teams

  • Designing algorithms using statistical signal processing and machine learning concepts

  • Developing sensors algorithms in high level languages (MATLAB, Python), including algorithm performance validation

  • Making effective engineering tradeoffs between performance, memory, power consumption, and computational complexity

  • Embedded software development in C/C++ for fixed & floating-point based designs

  • Creating reports on algorithm evaluation results and delivering complete design and user documentation

  • New technology demonstrations, interfacing with customers and sensor vendors as well as partnering with internal and external teams to commercialise

The position is technology focused and involves participation in a broad range of sensors systems engineering activities within the Sensors Technologies group

Where you will be working

Cork has a proud reputation as Ireland's second largest economic engine and is now one of the Top 20 location choices in Europe with 39,000 people being employed by over 170 overseas companies.

There's a growing diversity in the region with people from many nationalities relocating to Cork, relishing the opportunity to work and live in a location that offers an excellent quality of life.

A gateway to Europe, Cork airport provides access to almost 50 international destinations including transatlantic air routes.

About Us

Qualcomm Cork, a greenfield site based in the beautiful harbour city of Cork opened its doors in August 2013 and has been growing ever since across our QCT Engineering, OneIT and HR teams.

The Cork QCT engineering team is now over 220+ engineers strong and is continuing to expand. Our engineers work on all aspects of leading-edge technology (7nm, 5nm), including; Analog Mixed Signal, Security, Power Management, Sensors, Machine Learning, Modelling, Validation, Design Automation, Automotive and Physical Design. We are the R&D engine that benefits the world in three ways: Enabling Customers, Transforming Industries and Enriching Lives.

Equal Opportunities

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 Cork 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

· 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

· As much Nespresso as you can handle!!!

· Free fruit every Monday and Wednesday

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field

  • 4+ years Software & Systems Engineering or related work experience

  • 4+ years’ experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Matlab, Python, Java, etc

Preferred Qualifications

4+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Understanding of digital signal processing including basic sampling theory, Fourier transforms, digital filter design, time series analysis, Kalman filters and Least Squares

  • Linear algebra, probability & statistics and stochastic process

  • Basic Machine Learning concepts including supervised and unsupervised learning, feature extraction, classification, logistic regression, Bayesian inference and Neural Networks

  • Knowledge of MEMs & inertial sensors

  • Experience with embedded systems such as ARM, DSP

  • Embedded programming skills in C/C++ Familiarity with ML libraries and packages with project experience in Python

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced team environment

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Strong technical leadership and coaching skills

Education Requirements

Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent


MATLAB, C, C++, PyTorch, Caffe, Python, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), “Statistical Signal Processing”, "Machine Learning", sensors, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, “Inertial sensors” (IMU), Embedded Systems, medical sensors

*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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