Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Cellular Technologies

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.


Systems engineers are at the heart of Qualcomm’s success in wireless. For this position, we are looking for a mixed-signal architecture wizard who works with software, RF/analog, and digital hardware engineers to design and validate the best RF and channel emulation architectures You will be embedded in the Test Base Station (TBS) team. The TBS team currently provides solutions for verification of QCT chipset functionality of 5G NR and LTE. Tasks performed by RF & Channel Emulation systems engineers on the TBS team include: • Analyzing latest 3GPP and other specifications to derive requirements • Translating requirements into analog/RF architecture, calibration, and analog/digital compensation • Theoretical analysis and simulation of features, algorithms, and implementation choices • Performing lab integration and subsequent analysis of RF and channel emulation features • 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, logs & other analysis

+ Preferred Qualifications:

+ Probability and Random Processes.

+ Digital Signal Processing.

+ Wireless Channel Models and their Emulation.

+ Statistical Signal Analysis or Signal Detection and Estimation.

+ Digital Communications.

+ RF systems design.

+ Programming in C/C++, Matlab and Python.

+ Ability to work on a diverse team and interact in a diverse and inter-disciplinary engineering organization.

+ Strong communication skills, including both written and oral skills.

+ Knowledge of 5G NR and LTE physical layer specifications.

+ Knowledge of mixed-signal RF systems components such as ADC, DAC, digital and analog filters, mixed signal, PA, LNA, RF calibration, digital and analog compensation methods.

+ Knowledge of analog/RF impairments such as IQ mismatch, intermodulation, unwanted spurious sources, signal compression, noise figure, phase noise, and characterization.

+ Knowledge of fading channel models (Jakes and cluster-based) and deterministic models for high-speed train scenarios.

+ Knowledge of OFDMA and SC-FDMA

+ Experience with RF interfaces and digital mitigation of RF distortion.

Physical Requirements• 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 Hardware Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Doctorate – Computer Engineering, Doctorate – Computer Science, Doctorate – Electrical Engineering, Masters – Computer Engineering, Masters – Computer Science, Masters – Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

1+ years of applicable wireless, semiconductor and/or embedded software industry experience. ,2+ years of experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems.



Cellular Communications, Cellular Networks, Cellular Technologies, Communication Engineering, Digital Communication Systems

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Pay range:

$112,500.00 – $168,700.00

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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.