Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems 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.


As a Post Silicon Power and Performance Engineer with a focus on ARM SoC components targeted at the data center, you will work to access, debug, and optimize the performance and power consumption of a complex SoC system. You will help set up methodologies, come up with validation plans, recommend tuning optimizations, and verify that the newly arrived silicon meets the highest performance. You will also participate in architecture and product definition for the next generation of SoC by closing the loop with real silicon analysis.

Roles and Responsibilities

+ Define and execute end-to-end performance and power analysis plans for a complex datacenter SoC

+ Debug issues found during pre-silicon, bring-up, validation, and production phases of SOC programs

+ Define an optimization strategy that delivers world class server performance and TCO

+ Lead collaborative test approach with multiple teams, and tracking test execution to make sure all features are performant and optimized on time

+ Work closely with supporting teams in design, architecture, emulation, firmware, design verification and software to ensure readiness for first silicon arrival, evaluation of IP performance upon silicon arrival, and evaluation of critical workloads

+ Develop deep knowledge of system architecture, system benchmarking techniques, and power reduction and optimization methods

+ Drive technical innovation to enhance capabilities in SOC performance and power validation including tools and script development, technical and procedural methodology enhancement, and various internal and cross-functional technical initiatives

+ Support on customer platforms as requested by customer support teams.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Bachelor or Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering

+ 5 to 10+ years of practical experience in post silicon performance and power analysis of SoCs

+ Strong programming/scripting skills (C/C++, Python, Ruby, Perl, Tcl scripts)

+ Strong analytical skills for test plan creation and debug

+ Strong communication and collaboration skills

+ Must excel in a dynamic team working environment

+ Must be a self-starter and be able to independently drive tasks to completion

+ Leadership and mentoring skills a definite asset

+ Proven understanding of CPU, memory hierarchy, system interconnects.

+ Proven understanding of SoC interfaces and protocols relating to PCIE, DRAM, coherent socket to socket interfaces and related protocols is a strong asset

+ Experience in silicon that is destined for the data center

+ Knowledge and experience in ARM v8 and v9 specifications

+ Solid grasp of ARM SoC concepts and architecture specifications like SMMU, GIC, Coresight-PMU and Timer architectures

+ Knowledge of ARM platform architecture specifications like SBSA, SBMR and SBSG

+ Extensive experience in following technical areas:

+ Platform benchmarking and knowledge of performance workloads

+ Performance analysis tools and analysis techniques

+ Power analysis methods and comprehensive understanding of power consumption

+ Power management methodologies and deep understanding of tuning and optimization

+ Modern lab equipment, including protocol/logic analyzers, oscilloscopes

+ Computer hardware and architecture (experience with datacenter servers a plus)

Physical Requirements

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

+ Frequently transports and installs 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:

5+ years of Systems engineering or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:



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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.