Overview

Job Description:

**Job Id** E1960149

**Job Title** Senior Hardware Applications Engineer

**Post Date** 11/06/2017

**Company-Division** Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

**Job Area** Engineering – Hardware

**Location** Arizona – Tempe

**Job Overview** The role of the audio support engineer is to support developing optimized implementations in commercial audio products with QUALCOMMs high performance Direct Digital Feedback Amplifier.

The responsibilities will involve PCB design, layout, on Class D audio amplifier circuitry and switched power designs.

This Engineer will typically be recognised as an expert in system level audio amplifier design and implementation, including analysing and recommending components/configuration to meet competing requirement. The position also calls for circuit simulation for performance evaluation and audio performance measurements with audio test equipment.

The successful candidate must be self-reliant and able to take ownership of projects with minimal supervision. Additionally must act in the capacity as a resource of technical leadership for more junior members of the team- offering guidance and support where necessary.

Responsibilities will include:

+ Responsible for supporting customers on high performance audio amplifier HW design, board bring up, system level debug, and validation/characterization.

+ Acting technical expert, ensuring that the customer and internal personnel have a comprehensive understanding of QUALCOMM deliverables.

+ Prioritise, diagnose and resolve audio performance problems both from assigned customers and issues from within the group. Simultaneously manage the customer to ensure expectations are set and all necessary information is conveyed.

+ Provide international customer support, communication liaison, and technical training as required by the assigned projects.

+ Author technical documentation, application notes and industrial design guidelines to support customers over and above the standard released user guides / data sheets.

+ Perform requirements capture including defining the scope, tasks, estimation, and reporting.

+ Recognise and provide customer feedback to marketing on new business opportunities, specifications, requirements and features that could influence QUALCOMMs next generation chips, product developments or example designs.

+ Engineer will work with external customers to develop optimized implementations in commercial products.

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

**Minimum Qualifications** **3 to 5+ years of experience in the following:**

+ Class D amp fundamentals, and switched power electronics (e.g. SMPS)

+ Audio amplifier circuitry, board-level analog circuit design and layout

+ Circuit simulation

+ Magnetic components for the selection/specification of LC filter components

+ Debugging skills

+ Independently gather test data and troubleshoot issues across hardware and software.

+ Ability for domestic and international travel

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Familiarity with test, development and application of audio integrated circuits

+ Experienced in high power Class D audio amplifier and protection circuit design

+ Experienced in signal processing for DSP configuration support

+ Experience with audio test systems such as Audio Precision for the performance measurements

+ Experience with automated test systems for audio, both with respect to R&D and production test

+ Experience with standard interfaces and peripherals such as DAC, ADC, S/PDIF, SPI, I2C, and I2S.

+ Critical listening skills, ability to subjectively evaluate audio quality of speakers and audio processing

+ Dynamic and outgoing personality with customer facing and commercial awareness

+ Effective team player with strong interpersonal, written and verbal English communication skills

**Education Requirements** Required: Bachelor’s, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

Preferred: Master’s, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

**EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.**

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