Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Test Engineering

Job Overview:

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.


This is a Test Engineer position within QCT’s Core Platform and Secure Systems test. In this role the candidate will be working on a team responsible for testing drivers/features for Qualcomm’s Real time OS and hardware blocks such as USB controller, clock regime, I2C/SPI controller, power management IC (PMIC), and PCIe. The team supports commercialization of drivers, PMIC, clocks, buses, peripherals, services, storage, boot, and security on Qualcomm chip sets through a combination of API/driver testing (white-box) and feature end to end system testing (black-box). The team contributes to testing throughout the life-cycle, including unit, integration, and system level testing.The role involves a good mix of hands on testing of the products and SW development of test cases and automation using a combination of C, Python, and Perl. Candidate will be responsible for development of test plans and automated test cases for new features.Additionally, the candidate will be interacting with various project teams.ResponsibilitiesThis is a Test Engineer position within QCT’s Core Platform and Secure Systems test. Engineers will be responsible for developing SW test drivers and/or test automation which may include some of the following responsibilities:• Test development, troubleshooting and problem resolution on embedded Android, modem, IOT, and automotive platforms• Test application design, coding and test development for system-on-chip products• Test the interactions between drivers and with CDMA/UMTS Modem and Multimedia applications• Profile and optimize CPU usage, performance and power consumption of the various SW drivers• Interact in a team environment with developers, system engineers and testers• Work closely with systems, software teams and test teams to develop test/test apps at both API level and system level for specific drivers, multimedia technologies like advanced video, camera, audio, augmented reality and graphics, operating system and system level features like thermal mitigation, mobile power optimization, and content protection• Flexibility in work assignments and ability to multi-task are crucialIdeal candidates will demonstrate the following:• New graduate, or one to two years of work experience testing embedded software and/or test automation.• Good understanding of the following key topics: driver testing, mobile device testing, the interaction of test and development tools with the embedded devices, API testing, and technical knowledge of the Qualcomm solution• A basic understanding of system-on-chip technologies will assure the success of the candidate• An effective team player, and be able to work independently• Some understanding of test methodology and test processes, including requirements collection, test plan development, and test case implementation• Interest in developing test cases and automation with strong programming skills (in C/C++)• Understanding of SW driver implementation• Lab and hands-on debugging skills; ability to do initial debug and isolate failures• Understanding of basic circuit/electronics• Knowledge of kernel operation(memory management/allocation, scheduler, device management etc.)• Good communication and interpersonal skills• Ability to time-share and prioritize between multiple tasks is crucial• Some understanding of computer architecture and real-time operating systems• Some understanding of the software development cycle• ARM experience is a plus• Exposure to pre-silicon hardware simulators and emulators is a plus• Knowledge and experience in Bluetooth, GPS, Graphics and WLAN is a plus• Knowledge of CDMA2000, 1xEV-DO, WCDMAGSM/GPRS, LTE, and TD-SCDMA is a plus• Experience in using wireless test equipment is a plus• Application development experience in either Android, Windows, or QNX platforms is a plusOther information about the role:Tests and modifies general systems-level software/hardware, specialized utility and/or hardware. Interprets wireless specifications. Designs test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures. Documents systems-level defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to developers. Identifies, analyzes, troubleshoots, and documents problems with program function, output, or content. Develops testing programs that assess effectiveness of a new system or modification of an existing system. 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 responsibilities of this role do not include:• Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).• Influence over key organizational decisions.• Role in strategic planning.Principal Duties & Responsibilities• Focuses and completes work in a timely manner.• Understands basic features of the system.• Collects basic information (e.g., logs, requirements) and identifies common errors related to systems testing.• Collaborates with individuals inside own team to complete the team’s work.• Conducts log analyses to identify where an issue has occurred.• Gathers, integrates, and interprets information from a variety of sources in order to troubleshoot issues.• Assists with verifying that proposed solutions to identified issues accurately address and correct the problem.• Detects bugs in the “system under test” and resolves issues using basic debugging approaches.• Adapts to minor changes and setbacks in order to manage pressure and meet deadlines.• Manages individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables with close supervision.• Communicates feedback about identified feature issues to software and systems teams.• Regularly discusses testing problems with manager and peers to maintain open communication.• Conducts basic field or lab tests as directed by tech leads.• Makes simple decisions as it pertains to basic feature issues associated with systems testing and follows up with tech lead if requirements are unclear/ambiguous.• Communicates with tech leads on a project in order to verify the accuracy as well as adequate running time.• Seeks opinions of others within own team about ways in which a problem can be addressed differently.• Writes functional tests for features to ensure functionality.

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:



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:



Bug Tracking Systems, Programming Languages, Project Management, Test Scripts, Wireless Test

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