**Job Id** E1958548
**Job Title** Hardware Engineer
**Post Date** 11/27/2017
**Company-Division** Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct
**Job Area** Engineering – Hardware
**Location** California – San Diego
**Job Overview** The QUALCOMM Product Development and Test team in San Diego is searching for a dynamic engineer to fully understand and own hardware design for the team. In this role, you’ll have the ability to influence the next generation of wireless communication and impact the future of data convergence that Qualcomm is pioneering. Responsibilities of the role include the development of board level hardware systems and test hardware. Utilize your knowledge to drive the design through the full board development cycle, from requirements gathering, creating block diagrams, schematics, drive the hardware design through CAD and simulate it to ensure the performance of the hardware is in line with the expected specification. This is key to enable the team to characterize and demonstrate the exceptional performance of Qualcomms chipsets.
The ideal candidate will come with experience in hardware systems, including SOLID architecture, design, development, and support. Signal and Power Integrity design principles with knowledge of simulation tools like HFSS, power SI and Keysight/ADS is required. You have the ability to plan, prioritize and track multiple simultaneous projects utilizing both internal, offshore and partner resources. Being involved with all Qualcomm chipsets makes the environment here dynamic with an extremely cohesive team focused on common goals.
The Product Development Hardware team is a matrixed organization, you will have dotted line reporting to a project engineer or a program manager that is responsible for the project, while also having the support of a line manager. Working to design high-performance systems, the engineer in this position will encounter changing specifications and new technology that needs to be incorporated into existing designs. The ability to work effectively with a varying level of engineers, management and customers is essential. Strong organizational skills are also a must with emphasis on technical understanding and simulations.
All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
**Minimum Qualifications** Minimum of 2 years experience/knowledge in the following required:
+ Hardware design, knowledge of schematic capture, and driving layout tools.
+ Signal and Power Integrity design principles with knowledge of simulation tools like power SI, ADS, HFSS.
+ Radio frequency (RF) design, high-speed digital design, baseband and analog design, signal integrity analysis and simulation, analog front ends (AFE), integration and test and maintaining hardware through the product cycle.
+ Board design through full development life cycle.
+ Probe Card HW, FPGA and Final Test HW.
+ Identification of resource constraints and gaps and development of remediation plans.
+ Identification of project risks and development of mitigation/prioritization strategies.
+ Creation, management and maintenance of project related documents.
+ Preparation of status reports.
+ Strong organizational and communication skills.
**Education Requirements** Required: Bachelor’s, Electrical Engineering
Preferred: Master’s, Electrical Engineering
**EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.**
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.