Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Hardware Engineering

Qualcomm 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.

General Summary

Qualcomm’s Automotive Telematics Team in San Diego is seeking individuals with a thorough understanding of mobile wireless and the peripheral systems in the Automotive ecosystem. As a member of a multi-disciplined Engineering team the roles and responsibilities will encompass all of the phases associated the design, development, and qualification of telematics modules and multi-processor based telematics control units.

The ideal candidate will have:

+ Significant experience in RF principles and the antenna to baseband architectures, preferably Qualcomm’s chipset architectures, 2G/3G/4G/5G WAN, WLAN and Bluetooth wireless systems, 3GPP Industry standards and the critical transceiver design characteristics that are necessary to fulfill the physical layer and regulatory performance requirements.

+ Candidate will also have a thorough understanding of the baseband implements and the peripheral systems used in Automotive Telematics. Specifically, applications processors, power management solutions, dynamic and storage memory architectures, CAN microcontrollers & transceivers, Ethernet PHY’s, USB multiplexers, and sensors.

+ The multidiscipline working environment is dynamic, collaborative, and opportunistic.

+ To thrive the individual must possess, and continually exhibit world-class professional characteristics that foster a cooperative extensible development environment.

+ The candidate’s ability to continuously communicate in a timely and clear manner, organize effectively and document work thoroughly is paramount

Preferred Qualifications:

A solid understanding of

+ Wireless 2G/3G/4G/5G technologies (GSM/WCDMA/LTE/GPS/WLAN/BLUETOOTH) and their physical layer performance metrics like; Sensitivity, Intermodulation, Tx Power, ACLR, EVM

+ RF Transmitter and Receiver design, link budgets, & impedance matching

+ Transmission line theory, undesired device and pad parasitics, Power and Signal Integrity

+ Impedance, VSWR, reflection, loss, attenuators, mixers, combiners, power meter, spectrum analyzer, and signal generators

+ Network Analyzer based skills including reference plane establishment and SMITH Chart usage for topologies consisting of discrete shunt & series elements

+ The baseband systems in a mobile device: Power, Memory Types, Sensors, Imaging, Audible sound in/out, Display, USB, Reference Clocks, and UICC

+ The buses between the systems: PCIe, CAN, Ethernet, SDIO, I2C, LVDS, and SPI

+ Fluent in the creation and interpretation electrical schematics using Mentor and/or Cadence, block diagrams, design layout, and bill of materials

+ Simulation of systems, devices, Transmission lines, matching structures, and PCB implements using, ADS, HFSS, and Matlab

+ PC Tools: QDART, QPST, QXDM, JTAG. Qualcomm RFC generation and RF Calibration

+ PC Skill: Windows files and systems, various basic OS settings, installing/updating drivers, Ethernet settings

+ Microsoft Tools: EXCEL, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote

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:

7+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:



Computer Science, DSP Architectures, Electrical Engineering, Optical Systems, Packaging Systems

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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.