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Qualcomm SoC Power Design Engineer -Sr Engineer / Staff Level in San Diego, California


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:


  • Work with frontend RTL, DFT, Synthesis, and Physical design teams in the development of power intent design at SoC level

  • Generate and validate power intent design (UPF) at SoC level

  • Review designs and guide IP designers' power intent design ensuring it meets SoC level low power implementation requirements

  • Work with design verification in validating low power design featurs at SoC and IP level.

  • Collaborate with company CAD and vendor to enhance existing power flows and tools

  • Improve power design flows in areas of power modeling, clock power analysis, structural power validation, IP power intent QA

  • Execute power-aware implementation flow, including UPF/CPF/Conformal Low Power Check

  • Review IP design's power features and power budgets/estimates

  • Track IP power development through the design cycle ensuring it meets power budgets - leakage/dynamic at every milestone

  • Perform power analysis/projection of SoC baseline power and deliver SoC power models to chipset

  • Execute power simulation/analysis tool (PtPx/PowerArtist)


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering plus:

  • Industry work experience minimum 3 – 5 years

  • Experienced in ASIC frontend development from RTL to GDS

  • Experienced/Familiarity in Logic design, RTL coding, verification, synthesis, and timing closure

  • Hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog)

  • Experienced in using Cadence Conformal Low Power & Prime Time Power (PtPx)

  • Experienced in Scripting - Perl/Tcl/Python


Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering Experience with/in:

  • Experienced in low power design optimization techniques

  • Familiarity of power islands, power gating, power sequencing and multi-voltage domain design

  • Familiarity of overall SoC Infrastructure -DDR System, Busses, CPUs, Mult-media Blocks, Modem, I/Os and DFT Components


Power, Performance, PPA, UPF, PTPX, Simulation, Scripting, RTL, Power Artist, Python, Perl, transistor, finfet, mixed signal IP, Analog, Automation, Verification, Validation, DFT, Synthesis

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:

Qualcomm is the world leader in wireless ICs powering the majority of 4G and 5G devices and the largest fabless semiconductor company in the world. Qualcomm's Global SoC Power team is currently seeking candidate whose primary role is to implement and validate low power design intent requirements at the SoC-level. The role also expands to power analysis and projection of SoC Use Case power. The candidate will work with frontend RTL, DFT, Synthesis, Design Verification and Physical Design teams during the SoC development. Also the candidate will have the opportunity to work with IP designers, power target (Chipset/SW) teams, and Post-Silicon test teams to jointly ensure power intent design requirements and power projections are fully validated.

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