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Qualcomm Embedded Software Engineer, Senior - 5G in San Diego, Colorado


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Modem Software Engineering

General Summary

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age and this is where you come in. Qualcomm Modem SW, is working on strategic projects for the development of new technologies related to 5G, IOT, Auto and similar technologies. Individuals in this role will work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop software for large scale commercial products.

We seek highly innovative and motivated engineers who can get things done. You will be working with a team of multi-disciplined engineers in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging work environment. Successful applicants will be creative, enthusiastic innovators who are equally comfortable with researching new technologies and implementing code that would go into commercial devices.

The 5G NR Software team is looking for a candidate with strong embedded systems design, programming, debugging and problem solving skills. The position involves working with Standards, Systems, Firmware, Hardware, Protocol Layer Software and Test teams to gather requirements, design and implementation of 5G NR Physical Layer features on the QCT modem product lines and is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on a cutting edge 5G wireless standard. Prior experience in modem software (Layer 1) design, implementation, debugging, testing and commercialization in UMTS, GERAN, CDMA, LTE or related technologies highly desired.

The responsibilities of this role include:

• Working under close supervision.

• Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; Impact of decisions is readily apparent; errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).

• Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.

• Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework.

• Exercising some creativity to troubleshoot technical problems or deal with novel circumstances.

• Using deductive problem solving to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

• Communicates issues with team lead and peers.

• Adapts to changes and setbacks in order to meet deadlines.

• Communicates with project lead to provide status and information about impending obstacles.

• Collaborates with others inside project team to accomplish project objectives.

• Gathers, integrates, and interprets information specific to a module or sub-block of code from a variety of sources in order to troubleshoot issues and find solutions.

• Collaborates with individuals within domain to complete the team's work.

• Stays focused and deals with setbacks in a timely manner.

• Seeks out learning opportunities to increase own knowledge and skill.

• Completes assigned coding tasks to specifications on time without significant errors or bugs.

• Resolves straightforward software issues and bugs within a reasonable amount of time.

• Actively seeks answers for new challenges.

• Prioritizes project deadlines and deliverables with close supervision.

• Is receptive to others' suggestions about ways in which a problem can be addressed differently.

• Escalates technical issues to an appropriate party (e.g., project lead, colleagues).

• Networks with colleagues within domain to gain insight, ideas, and connections.

Physical Requirements

• Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile.

• 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 of Software Engineering or related work experience



Preferred Qualifications


Masters - Computer Engineering, Masters - Computer Science, Masters - Electrical Engineering, Masters - Information Systems

Work Experiences:

6 months of WWAN modem development specific experience. ,2+ years experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems.



C++ Programming Language, Communication Protocols, Digital Communication Systems, Wireless Communication Systems, Wireless Software

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Pay range:

$106,000.00 - $159,000.00

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers (http://www.qualcomm.com/contact/corporate) .

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