Qualcomm Validation Engineer in Tempe, Arizona
Qualcomm Atheros Inc
Qualcomm Atheros at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qca
Engineering - Hardware
Arizona - Tempe
The Validation groups purpose is to develop test setups, equipment, scripts and other resources to test products including Bluetooth, Audio and WiFi. The validation of these products requires detailed knowledge of both hardware and software functionality. Validation areas included are: RF, Power Management Units (PMU), chargers, digital interfaces, oscillators, PLLs, current consumption, regulatory conformance, cohabitation and audio. Validation of these functions include cell level evaluation and system level testing with firmware. The primary role for the Engineer, Validation, is to take the technical lead of a component or components in the design and implement validation test systems to guarantee functionality according to the device specifications and external customer requirements. This role also often requires generating new test hardware, scripts and measurement techniques. The position involves all aspects of cell and system level testing, debugging and fault finding, and the communication of results within Qualcomm. The role includes evaluation and selection of test equipment, development of new tests, scripting to integrate into full automated systems, data processing, database manipulation and collation of material for the various design review gates. An engineer will take ownership of certain aspects of a project and will be responsible for delivering the scripts and hardware. Tasks will be well defined, and the engineer is expected to work with minimum supervision.
All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.
Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering
Database manipulation skills and graphing techniques
RF measurement techniques, Bluetooth or WiFi
PMU testing knowledge
Digital interfaces testing skills
Audio measurement techniques
Script and hardware development associated with automation
Python, C#, Matlab, TCL, or similar language suitable for scripting and test control
Wireless communication protocols such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
Regulatory conformance testing, FCC/ETSI - PCB layout techniques
Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering
Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering
EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.