Embedded Software Engineer - 5G (Evergreen) at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA)

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Company:
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

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. Qualcomm Modem SW, is working on strategic projects for the development of new technologies related to 5G, IOT, Auto and similar technologies. Individuals in this role will work with multi-disciplinary teams to develop software for large scale commercial products.

We seek highly innovative and motivated engineers who can get things done. You will be working with a team of multi-disciplined engineers in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging work environment. Successful applicants will be creative, enthusiastic innovators who are equally comfortable with researching new technologies and implementing code that would go into commercial devices.

The 5G NR Software team is looking for a candidate with strong embedded systems design, programming, debugging and problem solving skills. The position involves working with Standards, Systems, Firmware, Hardware, Protocol Layer Software and Test teams to gather requirements, design and implementation of 5G NR Physical Layer features on the QCT modem product lines and is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on a cutting edge 5G wireless standard. Prior experience in modem software (Layer 1) design, implementation, debugging, testing and commercialization in UMTS, GERAN, CDMA, LTE or related technologies highly desired.

The responsibilities of this role include:• Working under close supervision.• Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; Impact of decisions is readily apparent; errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).• Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.• Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework.• Exercising some creativity to troubleshoot technical problems or deal with novel circumstances.• Using deductive problem solving to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:• Communicates issues with team lead and peers.• Adapts to changes and setbacks in order to meet deadlines.• Communicates with project lead to provide status and information about impending obstacles.• Collaborates with others inside project team to accomplish project objectives.• Gathers, integrates, and interprets information specific to a module or sub-block of code from a variety of sources in order to troubleshoot issues and find solutions.• Collaborates with individuals within domain to complete the team's work.• Stays focused and deals with setbacks in a timely manner.• Seeks out learning opportunities to increase own knowledge and skill.• Completes assigned coding tasks to specifications on time without significant errors or bugs.• Resolves straightforward software issues and bugs within a reasonable amount of time.• Actively seeks answers for new challenges.• Prioritizes project deadlines and deliverables with close supervision.• Is receptive to others' suggestions about ways in which a problem can be addressed differently.• Escalates technical issues to an appropriate party (e.g., project lead, colleagues).• Networks with colleagues within domain to gain insight, ideas, and connections.

Minimum Qualifications:• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

Designs, implements, verifies, validates and commercializes the Wireless WAN (or cellular) modem software as a product or component within a product. Work involves implementation of a multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology) cellular modem from industry specifications (most notably 3GPP with LTE and 5GNR) and efficient implementation of the shared resources of a multi-RAT modem. Closely collaborates with other functional groups including modem systems, modem hardware and modem firmware to develop a cost effective, high quality and high capability modem software package which meets industry leading quality metrics and customer requirements with high performance and acceptable cost.

Preferred Qualifications:• Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.• 2+ years of experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems. • 1+ years of applicable wireless, semiconductor and/or embedded software industry experience.• 6+ months of WWAN modem development specific experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:• Applies modem knowledge (e.g., RF, baseband, signal processing, computer architecture, communication protocols) and design methodology for one area within modem software to execute assignments; participates in design reviews and project meetings. • Works under supervision to develop software to design a well-defined component; collaborates with peers within team to design products that meet customer requirements and standards.• Develops unit test cases to test/verify code for a well-defined component; identifies observable differences in results; works with team members to validate modem software against specifications; tests accuracy, reliability, and robustness of design for a well-defined test plan.• Assists with the integration of modem software into a platform or product; helps resolve issues during integration and commercialization with guidance.• Writes technical documentation and feature descriptions for straightforward projects under the direction of a supervisor.

Level of Responsibility:• Working under some supervision.• Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; impact of decisions is readily apparent; errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).• Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.• Working within prescribed budget and resources.• Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework.• Exercising some creativity to troubleshoot technical problems or deal with novel circumstances.• Using deductive problem solving to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required.

The responsibilities of this role do not include: • Providing supervision/guidance to others.• Influence over key organizational decisions.• Role in strategic planning.

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.

Pay range:
$81,600.00 - $122,400.00

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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