Embedded Software Engineer-SoC Firmware at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA)

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Company:
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm SoCs (silicon on chip) provide integrated solutions for millions of diverse mobile and new emerging platforms. You will be part of the Core firmware team enabling diverse Qualcomm SoCs to boot all the way from ROM firmware till OS entry. Areas this team works on, but not limited to, include several stages of system initialization, secure boot and authentication, platform and device configurations, execution environment enablement across new emerging CPU and DSP architectures, enabling latest industry tuned peripherals and interfaces, multicore and multithreaded scheduler based boot initializations, next-gen volatile (LPDDRx) and non-volatile memory(UFS, NVMe, eMMC, NAND, SPI-NOR, etc) device and interfaces(USB, PCIe) initializations and device driver development. Engineer is expected to collaborate closely with a team of engineers from multiple SW and firmware technology teams, besides product verification, system, architecture, tools and test teams, to instrument the firmware features and meet the myriad use cases for Qualcomm internal and OEM customization and commercialization.

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer and team player who is passionate to learn new technologies and write low level firmware that drives hardware and SoC.

Responsibilities of this role include:
  • Design, development and integration of SoC firmware features, diagnostics and test capabilities for QCT high/mid/low tier mobile and emerging platforms.
  • Paying attention to the details during all phases of SW design, development, integration, testing and release
  • Work with Emulation, HW design teams, test teams, as necessary, in verifying and debugging firmware, driver and resolving platform issues
  • Efficient and secure (ie. cognizant of not exposing security exploits) coding plus driving code review and sign off of driver logic updates with all required stakeholders
  • On time execution of defined tasks and deliverables, driving dependencies with other teams to closure
  • System design, implementation and/or integration of new software Features.
  • Evaluate process improvements for automation and verification


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

Preferred Qualifications:
• 1+ year of experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.
• 1+ year of experience with Database Management Software.
• 1+ year of experience with API.
• 1+ year of experience working in a large matrixed organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• 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.

Level of Responsibility:
• 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 responsibilities of this role do not include:• Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).• Influence over key organizational decisions.• Role in strategic planning.

Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental 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 as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

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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