Senior Engineer, XR Developer Relations (San Diego, CA)

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Company:
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm's XR business is seeking a highly skilled candidate to handle end to end developer support assisting developer partners building XR software applications as part of our Developer Relations group for Snapdragon Spaces. The primary role of this individual is as a team member of a developer relations engineering support program equipping third-party developers with support and tools for building best-in-class XR apps on our AR Glasses platform. Support is handled via two main modes of operation. Reactive support guides developers by listening to and reproducing issues, iterative trial and error until finally unblocking them as they learn how to code to the platform features, reporting any technical issues and feature requests into the product. This may be done online or in-person, remote or on-site depending on the needs of the developer and the level of support required. Additionally, pro-active support tasks involve building prescriptive samples, documentation, tutorials, and identifying the appropriate R&D tasks to build the best learning plan for developers as features come online and the platform evolves.

An ideal candidate will have both strong technical skill in XR development as well as exceptional communication skills to work with a variety of partners of all skill types. This role requires a strong desire on the candidate's part to enable partners to build XR content, finding fulfillment and satisfaction in the success of their developers. To that end, candidate should possess a diverse background in the areas of both mobile AR and emergent VR/AR head-mounted display technologies, with experience using spatial interactions, to be able to provide XR design and engineering recommendations besides traditional debugging and optimization tasks.

The environment is fast-paced and requires cross-functional interaction daily so excellent communication, planning and execution skills are a must. This is a unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge AR hardware, and contribute to the future of mobile AR.

At the heart of the Qualcomm XR Business unit, we are passionate about next generation graphics technologies and delivering exceptional utilitarian Enterprise experiences. Our highly creative teams are full of veteran game developers, artists, game engine experts and graphics enthusiasts who work on our latest GPU and gaming hardware innovations around mobile, PC, VR, and AR.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
  • Handle end-to-end developer support, working directly on the frontlines to ensure developer success on our XR Developer Platform.
  • Manage developer relationships and provide direct support both online and offline to assist developers in bringing their applications to life on the Spaces platform
  • Provide developers with advanced knowledge of Qualcomm's current and future technology with a clear understanding of how they can leverage for immersive XR experiences
  • Drive product feature requirements by sourcing insights directly from developers and internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to understand the full capabilities of the Snapdragon Spaces XR development platform and roadmap; be able to clearly communicate to the developer community
  • Collaborate with internal subject matter experts in technology, user experience and product design to guide developers' efforts
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create and maintain developer resources such as documentation, guides, sample code, and tutorials
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improving our developer resources
  • Participate in and help to facilitate Qualcomm's engagement in developer industry events, meetups, hackathons and similar
  • Drive the launch efforts of products and technologies for own area of responsibility by staying up to date on technological developments and customer needs through direct customer contact.
  • Stays up to date on competitors, technological advances, and product ecosystem and supports the development and design of new products.
  • Be a constant advocate for Spaces developers


Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications• Bachelor's degree is in Engineering, Information Systems, or related field• 1+ years of immersive (AR / VR / MR) industry experience developing XR software, or experience in developer relations related roles• Ability to extract and synthesize data from qualitative and quantitative sources• Strong interpersonal skills working with a range of developer experience levels• The ability to develop and maintain solid, credible relationships both externally and internally• Capable of resolving conflicts constructively• Ability to promote ideas persuasively• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams including engineering, product, legal, finance and operations• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal• Highly collaborative and team player• Tendency to be curious and a life-long learner• An understanding or knowledge of key technical concepts unique to XR• Flexibility to work outside your job scope• Ability to travel 35%

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-3+ years of immersive (AR / VR / MR) industry experience developing XR software, or in developer relations related roles
  • 1-3+ years of Experience with hands-on software development building AR / VR applications on mobile and headset using game engines such as Unity and Unreal
  • 3+ years of experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems.
  • Experience working directly with XR developer partners in a business or technical capacity


Level of Responsibility:
  • Works independently with little supervision.
  • Responsible for own work; decision-making is limited. Impact of decisions is readily apparent. Errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).
  • Requires verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex to others who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question. Role may require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact, and diplomacy, etc.
  • Some tasks require multiple steps which must be performed in a specific order; directions or manuals can accurately document the steps necessary to perform the task.
  • Some creativity may be required to troubleshoot technical problems or deal with novel circumstances.
  • Deductive and inductive problem solving is required; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or incomplete; intermediate data analysis/interpretation skills may be required


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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