Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Test 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 member of QCT’s Modem System Test group, candidate will be responsible for verifying physical layer and/or protocol requirements for complex digital modem products supporting 5G/4G cellular technologies. The candidate will define, develop, and execute advanced test methodologies for validating end-to-end system level performance/functionality across the mobile protocol stack (PHY, MAC/RLC/PDCP, RRC, NAS, Data, TCP-IP/UDP). He or she will analyze 3GPP/Carrier device specifications, corelate with modem system/software requirements and translate them into effective test designs. Major components of this position would be system level feature integration and test, developing/executing test strategies and test plans, and investigating/triaging modem stack issues. Responsibilities will also include defining modem Key performance Indicators, conducting modem performance evaluation, and optimizing system performance based on analysis of data from both lab (radiated/conducted) and live commercial 5G networks. Candidate will be working with a multi-discipline team (Software Development, System Design, Customer Support, HW Design, RF Design, etc.) to integrate, test, certify and commercialize 5G products in worldwide markets. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:- Background or coursework in Digital communications systems, Signal Processing, RF propagation, CDMA, OFDM, telecommunications – Understanding of Physical layer procedures such as signal detection, channel estimation, link adaptation, mmW beam refinement, massive MIMO, etc.- Understanding of MAC layers and Call Processing concepts.- Familiarity with air interface performance analysis, characterization, and optimization- Exposure to commercial test simulators and test systems such as: Keysight, Anritsu, R&S and Spirent for wireless product verification.- Experience and knowledge of GCF, PTCRB or carrier certification requirements for Product Technical Acceptance with Wireless Carriers- Exposure to 5G Infrastructure vendor (Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE, SS) specific 5GNR call flows- Mobile device test experience with 5G/4G Operators or with commercial handset OEMs.- Understanding of software development and testing concepts for wireless handsets for various air interface standards.- Exposure to programming in Java, Python, and shell scripting.- Communication skills, effective team player, ability to work independently.

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:

2+ years Systems Test Engineering or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:



Bug Tracking Systems, Programming Languages, Project Management, Test Scripts, Wireless Test

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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.