Job Description:

**Job Id**


Job Title

Software Performance Test Engineer

Post Date



Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area

Engineering – Test


California – San Diego

Job Overview

QCT Core Technologies is looking to hire talented engineers in the processor performance and architecture test group. In this highly visible role, candidates will be working in a dynamic environment, interfacing across multiple disciplines including test, systems, power, software, and hardware engineers to develop innovative architectures that meet the requirements of Qualcomms growing product portfolio. Candidates will be able to gain exposure to the full product life cycle from pre-silicon to commercialization of Qualcomm chipsets.

Product feature/requirement areas include, but are not limited to:

+ Meeting the ever-increasing data rates of 4G/5G

+ Analyzing performance for sensors, audio, and modem DSPs

+ Exploring heterogeneous computing and co-processor architecture

+ IoE/IoT sectors

+ Working with various HLOS on application cores to meet end-to-end performance **Responsibilities:** As a SW performance and architecture test engineer, candidates will own or participate in one or more of the following:

+ Design, automate and execute test-cases aimed at profiling the processor core and SoC performance across modem and other domains such as sensors, audio DSP, compute DSP etc.

+ Build automated tools for processing vast data sets to draw meaningful conclusions aimed at optimizing SW implementation and system performance

+ Multiple aspects of architectural analysis and modeling, including forecasting CPU/MIPS, bus bandwidth, and memory utilization for current and next generation chipsets to meet the growing product requirements on processors across various subsystems on the SoC

+ Perform detailed analysis of the existing software to provide innovative recommendations to improve performance and memory utilization, including software optimizations, SW/HW partitioning, cache/TCM sizing, etc…

+ Develop tools for silicon profiling, validation and debugging across all SOC components

+ Involvement in pre-silicon evaluations and sign-offs

+ Scope opportunities for HW acceleration

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Computer Architecture


+ Python and/or PERL Scripting

+ C/C++ embedded programming

+ Software/system test

+ Debugging Real-time Systems using JTAG or equivalent

+ Compilers / Linkers

+ Knowledge of WWAN (UMTS/GERAN/LTE/TDSCDMA), LAN, GPS, technologies

Education Requirements

Required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field

Preferred: Master’s, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering


EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.

About Qualcomm

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.