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Qualcomm Embedded Software Staff Engineer –SoC Firmware in San Diego, California


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary

Qualcomm SoCs (silicon on chip) provide integrated solutions for millions of diverse mobile and new emerging platforms. You will be part of the Core firmware team enabling diverse Qualcomm SoCs to boot all the way from ROM firmware till OS entry. Areas this team works on, but not limited to, include several stages of system initialization, secure boot and authentication, platform and device configurations, execution environment enablement across new emerging CPU and DSP architectures, enabling latest industry tuned peripherals and interfaces, multicore and multithreaded scheduler based boot initializations, next-gen volatile (LPDDRx) and non-volatile memory(UFS, NVMe, eMMC, NAND, SPI-NOR, etc) device and interfaces(USB, PCIe) initializations and device driver development. Engineer is expected to collaborate closely with a team of engineers from multiple SW and firmware technology teams, besides product verification, system, architecture, tools and test teams, to instrument the firmware features and meet the myriad use cases for Qualcomm internal and OEM customization and commercialization.

We are looking for a highly motivated Staff Engineer and team player who is passionate to learn new technologies and write low level firmware that drives hardware and SoC.

Responsibilities of this role include:

Design, development and integration of SoC firmware features, diagnostics and test capabilities for QCT high/mid/low tier mobile and emerging platforms.

Paying attention to the details during all phases of SW design, development, integration, testing and release

Work with Emulation, HW design teams, test teams, as necessary, in verifying and debugging firmware, driver and resolving platform issues

Efficient and secure (ie. cognizant of not exposing security exploits) coding plus driving code review and sign off of driver logic updates with all required stakeholders

On time execution of defined tasks and deliverables, driving dependencies with other teams to closure

System design, implementation and/or integration of new software Features.

Evaluate process improvements for automation and verification

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


Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Information Systems

Work Experiences:

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

5+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:

1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,3+ years experience working in a large matrixed organization. ,3+ years experience with API. ,3+ years experience with Database Management Software. ,8+ years Software Engineering or related work experience.



Mathematical Methods, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Scientific Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Software Solutions

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