Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Machine Learning 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.


Today, more intelligence is moving to end devices, and mobile is becoming a pervasive AI platform. At the same time, data centers are expanding AI capability through widespread deployment of ML accelerators. Qualcomm envisions making AI ubiquitous – expanding beyond mobile and powering other end devices, data centers, vehicles, and things. We are inventing, developing, and commercializing power-efficient on-device AI, edge cloud AI, data center and 5G to make this a reality. We are looking for Performance Architecture Engineers to drive performance and power enhancements into the HW and SW stacks of state-of-the-art machine learning solutions. The Performance Architecture team is comprised of experts that span the full gamut from software architecture, algorithm development, kernel optimization, down to hardware accelerator block architecture and SOC design. The ideal candidate will augment the team by contributing to one or many of these areas.Machine Learning Performance Architecture Engineer Responsibilities:• Understand trends in ML network design, through customer engagements and latest academic research, and determine how this will affect both SW and HW design• Analyze ML/AI algorithms and workloads on exploratory and existing Qualcomm HW and SW stacks through simulation and on-device characterization• Define, model and tune algorithms for ML/AI compilers, kernels and HW features to improve mappings of ML/AI workloads on existing and future HW• Contribute new and evolutionary features to models of HW and SW• Pre-Silicon prediction of performance for various ML algorithms• Perform analysis of performance/area/power trade-offs for future HW and SW ML algorithms including impact of SOC components (memory and bus impacts)• On-device correlation and tuning of algorithm versus pre-silicon predictions• Implementing SW algorithms for mapping ML/AI workloads on Qualcomm HW• Contribute to the creation of debug and analysis tools• Interface with other cross-site and cross-functional teams to arrive at best-in-class algorithmsIdeal candidates will demonstrate the following:• Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.• Ability to code in C++ and Python• Experience in modeling hardware and workloads in order to extract performance and power estimates • High-level hardware modeling experience preferred • Strong background in algorithm development and analysis is essential• Strong software engineering principles are essential• Strong communication skills (written and verbal)• Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving, analytical and debugging skills• Demonstrated ability to learn, think and adapt in a fast-changing environment• Preferred exposure to front-end ML frameworks (i.e.,TensorFlow, PyTorch, ONNX)• Experience in compiler design and development is an asset• Knowledge of different classes of ML models (i.e. CNN, RNN, etc) is an asset • Knowledge of computer architecture, digital circuits and hardware simulators


+ Frequently transports between offices, buildings and campuses up to ½ mile.

+ Frequently transports and install 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:

2+ years Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Masters – Computer Science, Masters – Engineering, Masters – Information Systems

Work Experiences:

2+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization. ,1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,2+ years experience with Machine Learning frameworks (e.g.,Tensor Flow, Caffe, Caffe 2, Pytorch, Keras) ,2+ years experience in embedded system development and optimization with application to a specific problem domain in ML (e.g., NLP, multi-media). ,2+ years experience using statistics and probability (e.g., conditional probability, Bayes rule) ,1+ years of experience with low level interactions between operating systems (e.g., Linux, Android, QNX) and Hardware ,2+ years experience with one or more programming language suitable for machine learning (e.g., Python, R, C, C++).



AI Frameworks, Calculus, Data Manipulation, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Performance Optimization, Python, Statistics

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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.