Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Modem 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.


Modem systems engineers are at the heart of Qualcomm’s success in wireless. They are specification and algorithms wizards and work with software, RF, digital hardware, and integration/test engineers to design and validate the best modems. Qualcomm Boulder modem systems engineers are embedded in the Test Base Station (TBS) team. The TBS team currently provides solutions for verification of QCT chipset functionality of WLAN, UMTS, LTE, LTE-D (Proximity Services), and 5G NR. Tasks performed by modem systems engineers on the TBS team include: • Analyzing latest 3GPP and other specifications to derive requirements • Translating requirements into end-to-end designs • Theoretical analysis and simulation of features, algorithms, and implementation choices • Presenting & documenting specifications, designs, and other results to cross disciplinary and diverse teams and building consensus around solutions • Supporting the implementation and commercialization of features by providing test vectors, log & other analysis All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.


+ 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 • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field. • 2+ years Systems Engineering or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate level classes or equivalent training in: • Digital Communications. • Probability and Random Processes. • Digital Signal Processing. • Statistical Signal Analysis or Signal Detection and Estimation. • Error Control Coding or Information Theory. • Programming in C/C++ and Matlab.

Additional Skills: • Ability to work on a diverse team and interact in a diverse and inter-disciplinary engineering organization. • Knowledge of 5g NR, LTE physical layer specifications. • Knowledge of OFDMA and SC-FDMA. • Knowledge of multi-user and/or MIMO transmission and reception strategies. • Experience with RF interfaces and digital mitigation of RF distortion. • Experience with solving complex physical layer problems independently. • Experience with Perl or Python. • Experience with C++ development under Linux. • Advanced object oriented programming/software design with C++. • Doctorate, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering.


Modem, systems, LTE, OFDM, OFDMA, digital signal processing, 3G, 4G, 5G, information theory, detection, estimation

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelors – Computer Engineering, Bachelors – Computer Science, Bachelors – Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:



Cellular Communications, Cellular Technologies, Chip Design, Communication Engineering, SoC Development

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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.

Pay range:

$95,900.00 – $143,900.00

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers (http://www.qualcomm.com/contact/corporate) .

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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.