PWB Designer, Staff at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA)

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Services Group, Engineering Services Group > PWB Design

General Summary:

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.

Role / Skills / Exp

The successful candidate will operate as a member of the Corporate Engineering unit, PCB / PWB CAD department, and will be able to provide PCB / PWB design solutions for a variety of new 5G complex designs across multiple business units (Mobile, Compute, IOT, Infrastructure, Automotive, Test Equipment).

For example: Product Test Engineering (PTE) designs - (UFLEX/IFLEX Probe cards, 93K DIB, Bench boards and Daughter Cards, Socketed and Solder down, HTOL, etc.) with multiple DUT sites up to 32X. Emulator designs - large/high density digital designs having high layer counts (24-34 layers) and containing several FPGA's (>1500 pins) along with very high-speed digital signals. Reference Automobile, Mobile & Compute designs - 'form factor accurate' (FFA) test platform high volume circuit boards. These boards require mastery in digital processors, RF and radio circuits as well as power control devices. Experience with micro-vias (stacked), sequential lamination stack-ups and design rules using .5mm pitch and smaller packages. Responsibilities include working with US and India teams to provide PCB / PWB design solutions for high performance electronic assemblies for Auto, Mobile, Modem and IOT. Specific tasks include daily use of PWB CAD design software to perform placement and routing activities to meet mechanical and electrical design constraints and requirements. Exchange of electronic file transfers to/from mechanical and electrical engineers to ensure compliance to "fit, form and function" as well as "power and signal" integrity requirements. Creating fabrication and assembly drawings and working with internal teams and external suppliers to support PWB fabrication and assembly. The candidate will interface with internal staff and outside partners in the fast-paced execution of a variety of multi-disciplined projects.

Leadership skills is preferred with expectations for leading designs from concept thru production. Also to provide project leadership for scoping requirements, leadtimes, schedules, and to ensure successful completion of quality board layouts.

The candidate is expected to have proficiency on Mentor Xpedition, Mentor PADS and / or Cadence Allegro PWB design software and is expected to have multiple years of experience in developing PWB design solutions for a variety of design types and working with internal teams and external suppliers to support PWB fabrication and assembly.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Design experience: RF, Analog, High-speed digital circuits - DDR2, 3 & 4, HDMI, PCIe, SATA, MIPI, USB 2,3.x, GigE, ATE Platforms: 93K, uFlex and iFlex.
  • Expected to possess expert understanding and demonstrated application of PWB design principles, practices and standards.
  • Able to perform complex and difficult PWB design tasks requiring extensive skill and knowledge of fabrication and assembly process capabilities and limitations.
  • Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems and proposes PCB / PWB design trade-offs to the engineering design team for resolution and implementation.
  • Determine PCB / PWB design trade-offs necessary to meet design requirements and produce high quality cost effective PCB's / PWB's that meet schedule objectives.
  • Understands the requirements and helps drive PCB / PWB technology and process trends and their application to Qualcomm designs.
  • Maintain technical coordination with Engineering and Manufacturing. Resolve PCB / PWB design issues with fabrication and assembly vendors.
  • Participate and provide input into process improvement, PWB and DFM checklists and guidelines.
  • Participates in determining objectives of assignment and plans, schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.
  • Experience working with on-board EMI shielding cans.
  • Experience with IDF/EMN file exchange between mechanical and HW teams.
  • Understands project goals and individual contribution toward those goals.
  • Effectively communicates with project peers and engineering personnel via e-mail, web meetings, and instant messaging including status reports and illustrative presentation slides.
  • Interact and collaborate with other internal PWB designers for optimal product development processes and schedule execution.
  • Effectively multitasks and meets aggressive schedules in a dynamic environment.
  • Prepare and deliver design reviews to project team.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership skills to help direct, prioritize, and clearly set project tasks per schedule. Communicate milestones and directions to outside team members.

  • Monitors and utilizes computers 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:
8+ years actively involved in PCB / PWB design for high-density electronics packaging.
3+ years experience in a PCB / PWB design role designing consumer-grade mobile products utilizing latest generation processor chips.
Design for Manufacture (DFM) analysis experience utilizing Valor and/or CAM350 tools.

Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm's toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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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.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers.
More Information on Qualcomm
Qualcomm operates in the Mobile industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA. Qualcomm was founded in 1985. It has 40619 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 88 open jobs at Qualcomm, click here.
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