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Qualcomm Automotive Software Engineer, Computer Vision (Multiple Levels) in Markham, Ontario


Qualcomm Canada ULC

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm's Automotive SW is seeking candidates with strong software development knowledge and hands-on experience in computer vision technologies in an embedded system targeted primarily Automotive market.

Responsibilities in this role shall include the following:

  • Design and implement APIs and sample code as SDK on PC, Linux, and Automotive embedded platform.

  • Implement and optimize computer vision use cases with the SDK for Autonomous driving and ADAS.

  • Document the APIs and use cases as reference for the customers.

  • Closely collaborate with feature owners and domain/technology experts to define/validate APIs across software and hardware SoC platforms.

  • Optimize algorithm implementation for run-time performance on PC/Linux platforms.

  • Optimize algorithm implementation on SIMD processors such as ARM NEON and Hexagon DSP on Snapdragon platform.

  • Debug in different software environments. Interact closely with internal teams and external customers.


Must have skills:

  • Strong C++ programming skills.

  • Development/Debugging on embedded system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years software or computer vision algorithm development experience e.g. object detection, tracking, feature detection, 6DOF, SLAM, 3D reconstruction.

  • Excellent C++ and Object-Oriented Programming skills demonstrated through relevant industry experience.

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and real time systems coding experience.

  • Strong skills in analyzing performance of AI/CV solutions on heterogenous architectures (core, cache, memory, bus, etc.).

  • Strong background of computer vision algorithms and mathematical linear algebra, geometry, graph algorithms.

  • Strong analytical skills, mathematical knowledge of image processing and computer vision algorithms and performance optimization on various SIMD and DSP architectures

  • Expert in DSP assembly/intrinsic and C/C++ programming in image/video/computer vision domains

  • 3+ years of hands on experience on DSP algorithms development and optimization.

  • Experience with C++11/C++14

  • Experience with version control software such as Git.

  • Experience with CI/CD process.

  • Experience with computer vision toolkits such as OpenCV, Dlib etc.

  • Expert in Code Optimization and high performance compute on x86, ARM and DSP environments.

  • Experience with GP-GPU programming such as OpenCL.

  • Optimization in intrinsic or assembly instructions

  • Multi-threading programming experience

  • Testing and debugging on embedded systems

  • Experience with software process improvements through measurable KPIs

  • Candidates with knowledge and experience in the following areas are preferred:

  • Familiar with Operating System programming such as QNX, Linux, windows.

  • Python experience

  • Machine Learning, Neural Networks

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 2+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 1+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

• 2+ years of experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

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