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Qualcomm Sr Software Engineer - Automotive in Markham, Ontario


Qualcomm Canada ULC

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

The Qualcomm Global Automotive team is actively engaged in offering optimized solutions for virtualization to enable customers with leading edge systems. We are seeking ambitious, bright and innovative software leaders and engineers to be part of this initiative. Job activities span the whole product life cycle from early R&D to commercial deployment. The environment is fast-paced and requires cross-functional interaction on a daily basis so good communication, planning and execution skills are a must.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and implementation of multimedia drivers on different OS such as Android, AGL, QNX, hypervisors

  • Design and implement low level video encoding and decoding drivers on Qualcomm HW

  • Working on multimedia frameworks such as codec2, Gstreamer, OMX etc

  • Closely collaborate with product owners and domain/technology experts to define the specifications, lead the software design/implementation, and integrate/validate software in a larger system.

  • Actively engage with Automotive OEMs, Tier-1s and ISVs to implement solutions based on of Qualcomm Automotive platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years Software Engineering or related work experience.

  • Hands on experience with embedded systems and RTOSs on ARM CPUs, with a focus on Linux and Android. Linux kernel knowledge is high recommended.

  • Solid hands-on software design and development experience on complex embedded computing platforms.

  • Strong programming experience in C/C++ , as well as hands-on experience debugging complex embedded software.

  • Experience using industry standard development tools - e.g. tool-chains, IDEs, configuration management etc.

  • Ability to contribute to all phases of software development architecture design, implementation, validation and deployment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with engineers, partners and customers, and across the different geographical sites, timezones, and technology domains.

  • Demonstrated embedded system software development experience including kernels, device drivers and board-support packages.

  • Linux and Android multimedia software stack such as Android HAL, ALSA, V4L2, GLES, Wayland, WFD, Codec2. QualCOMM SoC multimedia application/driver development experience is very helpful

  • Experience designing complex fault-tolerant safety systems and designing in accordance to industry standard specifications (eg. ISO26262, ASPICE).

  • Working knowledge of operating systems like Linux user mode and kernel mode and other RTOSs

  • Knowledge of virtualization methods and implementation on ARM bases systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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:

• 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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