Job Description:

**Job Id**


Job Title

DDR PHY System Design Engineer (San Diego, US)

Post Date



Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area

Engineering – Hardware


California – San Diego

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.

QCT DDR PHY team develops high-speed/low-power DRAM memory interface for all Qualcomm chipsets in latest DDR technologies and advanced process technology nodes. This position requires involvement in various aspects of DDR system architecture planning, front-end and physical design integration, from architecture through tapeout.


+ Focused analysis and ownership of specific DDR PHY architecture components

+ Development of system timing budgets, both on-die and off-chip.

+ Competitive analysis of power/area/performance.

+ Coordination and oversight of DDR PHY project execution across all sub-IP teams.

+ Reviews and guidance to front-end and physical design teams.

+ Signal and power integrity reviews and guidance on bottlenecks resolution.

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or related field.

+ 5+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

+ 5+ years experience in DDR design.

+ In-depth understanding of package and PCB design, timing budget, signal integrity and power delivery.

+ VLSI circuits understanding, including Spice analysis.

+ Experience in latest process technology nodes.

+ Excellent communication skills and ability to work across multiple teams across global locations.

+ Unix/Perl/TCL scripting (must be comfortable with writing scripts)

+ Good understanding of DDR PHY architecture, system and integration aspects

+ Exposure to LPDDR DDR, GDDR6, and wide-memory systems

+ Good understanding of design for yield and production challenges with DDR systems.

+ Good understating of JEDEC DDR specs and timing parameters.

Education Requirements

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or related field.

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.

About Qualcomm

Who is Qualcomm, and what do we do? We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—invent mobile technology breakthroughs.