Computer Vision Firmware Engineer

| San Diego, CA
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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Video Systems, HW Architecture

Qualcomm Overview:

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General Summary
Job Function
Develop, test and release firmware code for computer vision features.

Job Overview
Qualcomm's video group provides computer vision and video solutions on all Qualcomm Snapdragon
Mobile processors. The team's scope includes the design, development and commercialization of computer vision and video firmware. The selected candidate, along with his/her colleagues, will have responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:
(1) New computer vision feature and unit test development
(2) Regular image maintenance and release as well as pre-image release testing
(3) Nightly regression testing & initial debugging for test failures
(4) Conformance & performance measurement
(5) Profile performance problems and drive optimizations that span the entire software stack
(6) Understand software components from multiple teams and integration of those components with firmware

Minimum Qualifications
Overall, the candidate needs to be experienced in the areas of real-time embedded firmware/software development. More specifically, the selected candidate should:
(1) Have a background in at least 2 of the following areas:
a. Embedded firmware/software development
b. ARM/DSP processor architecture
c. Development tools and processes as well as scripts to setup regression
d. Software development and debugging skills in C and C++
(2) Familiarity with computer vision algorithms including image warping, reprojection, face/object detection and tracking, image/video segmentation, recognition, and classification.
(3) Have good knowledge of real-time operating systems and data structures
(4) Experience with developing, optimizing, and maintaining embedded systems
(5) Experience developing, debugging, and shipping software products on large code bases.

Preferred Qualifications
(1) Some experience in MIPS optimization is strongly desired
(2) An understanding of Machine Learning (ML) and familiarity with ML tools and OpenCV are a plus
(3) Good analytical skills and good written communication skills are desired

Computer vision, firmware, machine learning, real-time systems, embedded systems, C, C++

  • Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile.
  • 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 Engineering, Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Electrical Engineering
Work Experiences:
2+ years Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate - Computer Engineering, Doctorate - Computer Science, Doctorate - Electrical Engineering, Masters - Computer Engineering, Masters - Computer Science, Masters - Electrical Engineering
Work Experiences:
2+ years of applicable video HW and/or Systems experience. ,2+ years experience working in a large matrixed organization. ,1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,2+ years experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems. ,2+ years experience with hardware system design, system integration, schematic capture, and circuit simulation software.

ARM Architectures, Hardware Software Integration, Multimedia Systems, Video Coding, Video Processing

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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 269 open jobs at Qualcomm, click here.
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