Job Description:

**Job Id** E1958904

**Job Title** Linux Kernel Developer

**Post Date** 11/17/2017

**Company-Division** Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

**Job Area** Engineering – Software

**Location** California – San Diego

**Job Overview**

The Linux Kernel team at the Qualcomm Innovation Center is responsible for Linux kernel development on Qualcomm SOCs. Duties include adding support for new CPUs and SOCs, scheduler and DVFS development for heterogeneous CPU topologies like big.LITTLE, memory management for RAM/IO mapping and allocation/buffer management schemes, debug and tracing drivers and tools, and bootloaders such as UEFI, U-boot, Coreboot. Engineers on this team work with HW designers for requirements specification on new SOCs, system architects and engineers for broad feature design and implementation, other Linux driver engineers for implementing new Linux kernel features and frameworks, and with customers for launching products. Engineers are also expected to work with the upstream Linux kernel community to present and implement new features in the upstream kernel.

In addition to the mobile/smartphone market, this team is growing into other segments like wearables, automotive, home entertainment, and embedded computing.

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

**Minimum Qualifications** **At least Six months of academic or industry related experience in the following areas:**

+ C programming and debugging skills

+ Git

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Linux kernel and device driver development

+ CPU and cache architectures

+ Experience with JTAG and GDB debuggers

+ Linux Kernel upstream patch submission

+ ARM v8 CPU knowledge

+ CPU performance and power analysis

+ Experience with python, perl, rust, shell scripting

+ Experience with Jenkins, SQLite, JQuery, Bootstrap, Docker

+ Independent and self-motivated problem solver and strategic thinker

+ Experience with development boards such as DragonBoard

+ Proficient in Git for development and patch/branch management

+ Good planning, time management, decision-making, presentation, and organization skills

+ Effective written and verbal communication

+ Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

**Education Requirements** Required: Bachelor’s, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

Preferred: Master’s, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering


**EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.**

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.