Director, Engineering at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA)

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Company:
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:
Digital - Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for ASIC development for a variety of products. Determines architecture design, logic design, and system simulation. Defines module interfaces/formats for simulation. Evaluates all aspects of the process flow from high-level design to synthesis, place and route, and timing and power use. Analyzes equipment to establish operation data, conducts experimental tests, and evaluates results. Uses System tools, such as National Instrument (NI) products, LabVIEW, and MathWorks MATLAB, SIMULINK, VISIO and other toolboxes. Uses language such as HDL, C, PERL. Provides technical expertise for next generation initiatives.

Analog - Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for ASIC development for a variety of products. Determines architecture design and circuit specifications based on system level requirements. Is actively involved in all aspects of the design from system definition/simulation to circuit design and simulation. Heavy involvement in overseeing layout and silicon evaluation is also expected. Uses design tools such as Cadence ADE, MathWorks MATLAB and others. Provides technical expertise for next generation initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 8+ years of ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.
OR
Master's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 7+ years of ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.
OR
PhD in Science, Engineering, or related field and 6+ years of ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.• 15+ years of ASIC design, verification, or related work experience. • 4+ years of experience with architecture and design tools.• 4 + years of experience with scripting tools and programming languages.• 4 + years of experience with design verification methods.• 2+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above).• 1+ years of working with operating budgets and/or project financials.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: • Holds team accountable and provides technical expertise and support to team members to ensure architecture and design tasks are completed on time.• Leads complex implementation strategy development that meets system requirements and customer needs for team.• Acts as the technical expert in resolving highly complex architecture, design, or verification problems when provided with incomplete, ambiguous or conflicting requirements.• Holds team accountable and provides technical expertise for the design and verification strategies of ASICs, SoC, and IP cores of team members to ensure customer and program needs are met.• Directs team to add additional test cases when necessary to ensure that the most complex bugs are fully understood and analyzed.• Provides technical expertise and support to team members to ensure power checks are completed on time.• Reviews the process of interpreting reports derived from performance checks for various blocks to ensure potential obstacles are identified and provides a mitigation plan for identified issues.• Acts as a tech lead on innovative technologies to drive advances; influences standards.• Reviews technical documentation for large projects before publication and provides feedback on the documentation, and requirements as needed.• Serves as a technical lead by participating in cross-functional groups to ensure a feasible product execution path and communicates this path to team.• Drives technical conversation in design or project reviews and project meetings and ensures cross functional team alignment on project tasks, and best interests are represented.• Acts as a tech lead on major projects to ensure they are driven to completion (e.g. timely, on budget).• Learns and applies lessons from past projects; acts as a tech lead in the recommendation and implementation of improved and/or new engineering procedures.• Identifies technical opportunities or projects inside of Qualcomm and secures resources as necessary.

Additional responsibilities might include:• Provides technical expertise and support to team members to define and make available foundry technology roadmap choices to meet product requirements.• Leads team to define and develop competitive and timely foundry technology to fit product roadmap.• Leads resolution of critical technology and design-technology interaction issues to execute on timely Product ramp.

Level of Responsibility:• Working independently with no supervision.• Making decisions that are significant in impact, influencing overall program or project success, finances, and/or the ability to meet objectives; errors are not readily apparent due to the complexity of work process/product or time between decisions and results; errors typically result in significant expenditure of time, resources, and funds to correct.• Using verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.• Having a great degree of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is making or directly making key decisions that have substantial impact on the organization).• Completing tasks that require multiple steps that can be performed in various orders; tasks require simultaneously executing multiple cognitive abilities and maintaining information in short or long-term memory.• Regularly determines what needs to be done and is involved with sharing innovative solutions to achieve broad policies and objectives.• Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.• Occasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

The responsibilities of this role do not include:• Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).

Qualcomm is committed to hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities. Although this role has some expected physical activity, an inability to perform one or more of the listed physical requirements should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. We will work with you throughout the application and onboarding process to provide reasonable accommodations. Examples of expected physical activity include: frequently transporting between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile; frequently transporting and installing equipment up to 5 lbs.; performing tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting); monitoring and utilizing computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day; and continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

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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