Job Description:

**Job Id**


Job Title

Sr. SoC Architecture – Hardware / Software / Systems (CPU, GPU, DSP, Compute)

Post Date



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

Job Area

Engineering – Systems


California – San Diego

Job Overview

Qualcomm’s Chip Architecture multi-site team of hardware, software architects and systems engineers are driving analysis and defining next-generation architectures for our system-on-chip (SoC) products for the smartphone, tablet, connected camera, wearable, IoT, Automotive and other product categories. We have exciting & dynamic technical positions available in the following areas of expertise: Digital SoC systems, CPU, DSP, GPU, Machine Learning, Multimedia, Compute, Performance and Power.


+ BS Degree required, MS degree in related field highly desired

+ Computer Architecture Background

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate on projects with multiple teams and disciplines

+ Ability to develop and improve methodologies for experiments and analysis in the specific area of expertise

+ Experience or Education involving hardware, micro-architecture and software **Description:** A successful candidate will engage collaboratively across the company with core Hardware design & verification, Software, Marketing and product planning teams to architect market-leading SoC products with best-in-class performance and power. The candidate will drive efforts to develop and prototype new system solutions and approaches. These products will empower customers with a new class of powerful emerging workloads like augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning, automotive, and IoT. This candidate will be in a highly visible position with an excellent opportunity to influence Qualcomm’s technical direction, to lead the industry and change the world! **Possible Assignments Depending on Area of Expertise :** The successful candidate will engage collaboratively across the company with core HW design & verification, SW, marketing, and product planning teams, to:

+ Architect market-leading smartphone, tablet, connected camera, wearable, IoT, Automotive and other SoC products with best-in-class performance and power

+ Conduct hands-on workload analysis including algorithm optimization and analysis of performance and/or power characterizations to help define our SoC architecture plans;

+ Collaborate with HW and SW teams to define best-in-class multimedia, modem, compute and memory technologies;

+ Deploy simulators, profilers, or even real hardware to provide quantitative justification for architectural directions;

+ Directly apply computer architecture knowledge of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, cache coherency, virtual memory, etc.;

+ Effectively communicate experimental results, review with technical leads and peers, analyze outstanding issues;

+ Creatively overcome obstacles to obtain the answers to architectural questions;

+ Invent and file patents on technical solutions to relevant problems;

+ Collaborate within a rapidly growing and world-class computer architecture team!

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.

+ 7+ years Systems Engineering or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

**Areas of Expertise (the more the better):**

Candidates should have one or more of the following areas of knowledge and/or expertise:

+ Digital Hardware Design

+ Verification/Test

+ Operating systems

+ Data structures

+ Embedded Systems

+ SystemC/C++ Graphics Architecture/systems

+ Power and/or performance optimization, simulation and modeling

+ ARM CPU/Neon Algorithm Design/Optimization

+ DSP Algorithm Design/Optimization

+ GPGPU Exposure/Experience

+ Open CL/GL Exposure/Experience

+ Linux/Android Exposure/Experience

+ Perl/Python/Other Scripting Knowledge

+ Machine Learning

Education Requirements

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

Preferred: Doctorate, 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.