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Qualcomm Embedded Software Sr. Staff Engineer – Products and Integration in San Diego, California

Company:

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

Job function:

  • The Products and Integration team in the Core Platform development group in QCT (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) division is looking for talented software engineers to drive our existing and future mobile chipset technology to success. The successful candidate will be immersed in a highly interactive and dynamic environment, interacting with cross-functional teams to capture product and SW architecture requirements, integrate drivers and peripheral software, triage system-level issues, and propose solutions while working on the latest cutting-edge technology

Skills/experience:

  • Previous experience in embedded software development and device drivers

  • Experience in integration, software source control, and testing

  • Working knowledge of real-time operating systems

  • Experience with build systems (e.g., SCons)

  • Experience in developing software in C, C++, and assembly

  • Knowledge in scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python, etc.)

  • Excellent critical thinker with sharp debugging skills

  • Experience in pre-silicon bring-up on simulation/emulation platforms is preferred

  • Working knowledge in using JTAG, logic analyzers and Oscilloscopes for on-chip debugging

  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills

Responsibilities:

  • Interact closely with cross-functional software teams to verify and debug software stability issues and features

  • Design and implement scalable build system software and tools used to generate various image flavors

  • Engage in various optimization activities – performance, power, and memory optimizations

  • Participate in silicon-on dock bring-up activities in the lab

  • Collaborate with HW and Systems Engineering team to ensure the Core Platform SW meets the power and performance KPIs

  • Collaborate with program management and product image leads in developing software product roadmap and delivery plan to reduce time to market

  • Develop integration methodologies and define test cases for continuous integration and test automation

  • Perform image and system-level sanity test.

Education requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years industry experience in embedded software development

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 6+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

OR

Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 5+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

OR

PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field.

• 12+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

• 3+ years of experience with Database Management Software.

• 3+ years of experience with API.

• 3+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Gathers, integrates, and interprets information across sub-systems from a variety of sources in order to troubleshoot issues and find solutions.

• Serves as a technical expert within area of focus.

• Identifies gaps in design, effort, etc., and closes the gaps.

• Identifies risks associated with designs, approaches, and other work efforts.

• Collaborates with others inside and outside of project team to accomplish project objectives.

• Solves complex technical problems that affect significant areas of product.

• Makes decisions based on incomplete, contradictory, and ambiguous requirements and information that affect policies and multiple teams in the software development process.

• Manages project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables for larger projects.

• Acts as a tech lead on projects and owns the outcome of the project.

• Leads others with technical credibility.

Level of Responsibility:

• Working independently with little supervision.

• Making decisions that are significant in impact; errors are not readily apparent due to the complexity of work process/product or time between decisions and results; errors typically result in significant expenditure of time, resources, and funds to correct.

• Using verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.

• Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).

• Completing tasks that require multiple steps that can be performed in various orders; tasks require simultaneously executing multiple cognitive abilities and maintaining information in short- or long-term memory.

• Exercising exceptional creativity to innovate new ideas and develop innovative products/processes without established objectives or known parameters.

• Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.

• Occasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

The responsibilities of this role do not include:

• Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).

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