Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Hardware 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.


Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, a.k.a. QCT http://www.qualcomm.com/qct/, is the industry leader in 4G and 5G communication technology, the largest fabless semiconductor company in the world. QCT is looking for an RF Hardware engineer who will become a member of our core hardware development team, working to incorporate new Qualcomm ICs (RF and baseband) into demonstrator handsets and reference designs. Design activities will include preparation and participation in design reviews, component selection, schematic creation, layout optimization, hardware evaluation and optimization, and data collection. This team also provides support for customer documentation and implementation questions through the customer engineering group.


+ We are seeking an RF Hardware Engineer with experience at several levels, from recent college graduates with academic hardware experience to seasoned industry professionals with extensive wireless handset experience from concept through validation.

+ The candidate must have familiarity of wireless standards and a background in the design of wireless products and circuitry including WCDMA, and LTE receivers, transmitters, and synthesizers. Knowledge of GPS Receivers, Bluetooth transceivers, or mmWave systems considered a plus.

+ They should have experience in RF layout techniques using multi-layered FR4 pwb material.

+ Experience in a Product Development environment is a plus, as is an affinity for lab work.

+ Comprehensive knowledge of the set-up and operation of complex RF test equipment required for hardware validation is preferred.

+ Must be a self-starter who is capable of working independently.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, including the ability to produce and present technical and project information to engineering management.

The ideal candidate would possess the following:

+ MSEE in Engineering, RF Communication Systems, Information Systems, or related Field.

+ 1+ years experience with circuit design (e.g., digital, analog, RF).

+ 1+ years experience utilizing schematic capture and circuit simulation software.

+ 1+ years experience with hardware design and measurement instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF tools, etc


+ 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 – Engineering

Work Experiences:

2+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Masters – Engineering

Work Experiences:

2+ years experience with circuit design (e.g., digital, analog, RF), analysis, and/or PCB layout. ,2+ years experience with hardware system design, system integration, schematic capture, and circuit simulation software. ,2+ years experience with hardware system validation and measurement instruments (e.g., oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF tools). ,1+ years experience working in a large matrixed organization.



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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.