SoC Power Design Engineer -Sr Engineer / Staff Level at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA)

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:
Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm is the world leader in wireless ICs powering the majority of 4G and 5G devices and the largest fabless semiconductor company in the world. Qualcomm's Global SoC Power team is currently seeking candidate whose primary role is to implement and validate low power design intent requirements at the SoC-level. The role also expands to power analysis and projection of SoC Use Case power. The candidate will work with frontend RTL, DFT, Synthesis, Design Verification and Physical Design teams during the SoC development. Also the candidate will have the opportunity to work with IP designers, power target (Chipset/SW) teams, and Post-Silicon test teams to jointly ensure power intent design requirements and power projections are fully validated.


  • Work with frontend RTL, DFT, Synthesis, and Physical design teams in the development of power intent design at SoC level
  • Generate and validate power intent design (UPF) at SoC level
  • Review designs and guide IP designers' power intent design ensuring it meets SoC level low power implementation requirements
  • Work with design verification in validating low power design featurs at SoC and IP level.
  • Collaborate with company CAD and vendor to enhance existing power flows and tools
  • Improve power design flows in areas of power modeling, clock power analysis, structural power validation, IP power intent QA
  • Execute power-aware implementation flow, including UPF/CPF/Conformal Low Power Check
  • Review IP design's power features and power budgets/estimates
  • Track IP power development through the design cycle ensuring it meets power budgets - leakage/dynamic at every milestone
  • Perform power analysis/projection of SoC baseline power and deliver SoC power models to chipset
  • Execute power simulation/analysis tool (PtPx/PowerArtist)

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering plus:
  • Industry work experience minimum 3 - 5 years
  • Experienced in ASIC frontend development from RTL to GDS
  • Experienced/Familiarity in Logic design, RTL coding, verification, synthesis, and timing closure
  • Hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL, System Verilog)
  • Experienced in using Cadence Conformal Low Power & Prime Time Power (PtPx)
  • Experienced in Scripting - Perl/Tcl/Python

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.
Master's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 1+ years of ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.
PhD in Science, Engineering, or related field.


Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering Experience with/in:
  • Experienced in low power design optimization techniques
  • Familiarity of power islands, power gating, power sequencing and multi-voltage domain design
  • Familiarity of overall SoC Infrastructure -DDR System, Busses, CPUs, Mult-media Blocks, Modem, I/Os and DFT Components


Power, Performance, PPA, UPF, PTPX, Simulation, Scripting, RTL, Power Artist, Python, Perl, transistor, finfet, mixed signal IP, Analog, Automation, Verification, Validation, DFT, Synthesis

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.

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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 96 open jobs at Qualcomm, click here.
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