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Qualcomm SoC Performance Architect Santa Clara/Austin/Remote in Markham, Ontario

Company:

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > SoC Architecture

General Summary:

NUVIA is now part of Qualcomm. Our mission is to reimagine silicon and create computing platforms that will transform the industry. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and passionate engineers in the world to create designs that push the envelope on performance, energy efficiency and scalability.

As a SoC Performance Architect, you will be responsible for end-to-end performance of the SoC components such as fabrics / memory controller / IO. This would entail creating detailed performance and power models, validating the model, identifying + prototyping ideas to improve performance, debugging performance problems and working with architects to shape future SoC design.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Develop a SoC performance/power model that encompasses blocks such as interconnects, coherency controllers, distributed caches, memory controllers, IO controllers

  • Verify model correctness by writing unit-tests and debugging mismatches against expectations

  • Conduct detailed studies and identify avenues for improving the SoC’s performance/power characteristics. Prototype ideas and quantify the benefit.

  • Work with architects, RTL developers to productize the improvements identified through detailed studies

  • Verify that the RTL and Silicon performance correlates with the model; debug mismatches and refine the model when needed

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 5+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.

OR

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.

OR

PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 3+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.

• 2+ years of experience in one or more system architecture technology areas and products (e.g., Power System, Shared Resource Management, Limits/Thermal Management, Hardware Islands).

Preferred Qualifications:

· MS or PhD in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineer with 5 years of experience in CPU / SoC performance/power modeling, analysis / debug

· Expertise in one or more of these functional areas:

· Coherent fabrics based on the AMBA CHI / AXI protocol

· Memory controller designs for LPDDR5, DDR5, HBM

· IO controllers and fabric bridges for PCIe / CXL / CCIX

· Strong grasp of the computer architecture fundamentals especially in the areas of interconnects, traffic QoS, distributed caches, coherency flows, DRAM controller and IO (PCIe) flows

· Experience in building fast, accurate SoC / CPU performance models in C / C+· Demonstrable experience in productizing features that improve performance/power characteristics of a design

· Exposure to testing and debugging performance issues in pre- and post-silicon environments

· Strong in C / C++ and scripting languages like Python / Perl; familiarity with Verilog

Physical Requirements

· Frequently transports and install 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.

Qualcomm is committed to hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities. Although this role has some expected physical activity, an inability to perform one or more of the listed physical requirements should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. We will work with you throughout the application and onboarding process to provide reasonable accommodations. Examples of expected physical activity include: frequently transporting and installing equipment up to 5 lbs; performing tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting); monitoring and utilizing computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day; and continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

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