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Qualcomm Modem System Test Engineer – 5G in San Diego, California


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Test Engineering

General Summary:

As a member of QCT's Modem System Test group, candidate will be responsible for verifying physical layer and/or protocol requirements for complex digital modem products supporting 5G/4G cellular technologies. The candidate will define, develop, and execute advanced test methodologies for validating end-to-end system level performance/functionality across the mobile protocol stack (PHY, MAC/RLC/PDCP, RRC, NAS, Data, TCP-IP/UDP). He or she will analyze 3GPP/Carrier device specifications, corelate with modem system/software requirements and translate them into effective test designs. Major components of this position would be system level feature integration and test, developing/executing test strategies and test plans, and investigating/triaging modem stack issues.

Responsibilities will also include defining modem Key performance Indicators, conducting modem performance evaluation, and optimizing system performance based on analysis of data from both lab (radiated/conducted) and live commercial 5G networks. Candidate will be working with a multi-discipline team (Software Development, System Design, Customer Support, HW Design, RF Design, etc.) to integrate, test, certify and commercialize 5G products in worldwide markets.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background or coursework in Digital communications systems, Signal Processing, RF propagation, CDMA, OFDM, telecommunications

  • Understanding of Physical layer procedures such as signal detection, channel estimation, link adaptation, mmW beam refinement, massive MIMO, etc.

  • Understanding of MAC layers and Call Processing concepts.

  • Familiarity with air interface performance analysis, characterization, and optimization

  • Exposure to commercial test simulators and test systems such as: Keysight, Anritsu, R&S and Spirent for wireless product verification.

  • Experience and knowledge of GCF, PTCRB or carrier certification requirements for Product Technical Acceptance with Wireless Carriers

  • Exposure to 5G Infrastructure vendor (Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE, SS) specific 5GNR call flows

  • Mobile device test experience with 5G/4G Operators or with commercial handset OEMs.

  • Understanding of software development and testing concepts for wireless handsets for various air interface standards.

  • Exposure to programming in Java, Python, and shell scripting.

  • Communication skills, effective team player, ability to work independently.

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