Graphics ASICS Hardware Design Engineer (San Diego/Santa Clara/Austin/Boxborough)

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
USD 151,000.00 - 227,000.00 per year
Full Time


Research and Development
Microsoft Windows
Virtual reality
Augmented reality
Level design
Hardware development
Test plans
Computer architecture
Digital signal processing
Machine Learning (ML)
Microsoft Direct3D
Computer engineering
Computer science
Electrical engineering
Software engineering
Computer hardware
Systems engineering
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Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > GPU ASICS Engineering

General Summary:
At Qualcomm, we believe in the power of technology. For decades, our innovations have transformed entire industries, improved billions of lives, and addressed many of society's biggest challenges. With the world becoming increasingly connected, we have a tremendous opportunity to shape a better future. As an R&D engine that has revolutionized the way people connect, our approach to innovation is strategic and purposeful. We understand that the success of our business is fundamentally connected to the well-being of our world.

General Summary:

Our mission is to ship the very best integrated GPUs in the world, putting Qualcomm in a position of graphics and compute leadership, in all its businesses. We are looking for a hardware micro-architects and RTL designers to develop Adreno GPU for Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platforms across the best of the smartphones, the performance of Windows PCs and Chromebooks, virtual reality and augmented reality devices, and automotive solutions.

This role will be available across multiple locations - San Diego, Santa Clara , Austin and Boxborough and across all levels.

What you will be doing:

Micro-architect and design RTL for blocks and modules of Adreno GPU architecture across shader processing, graphics pipelines, memory subsystem and interconnect, and power and system level design

Identify advanced ways to optimize hardware design for better performance, power, and cost

Evaluate the hardware feasibilities of complex algorithms and requirements

Develop micro architecture and specification of the new generation design

Develop RTL for the corresponding micro architecture

Provide essential verification and debugging activities for the corresponding design throughout the entire project cycles

Optimize the silicon cost and improve clock speed

Troubleshoot silicon issues with products relevant to the corresponding design

  • The team looks for wide range of level and experience, typically from 3 years to 20 years.
  • Experience with Verilog/SystemVerilog design, Synopsys synthesis, low power design, test plan development, coverage-based design verification
  • Experience with Computer Architecture, Computer Arithmetic,Low power design,C/C++/Python programming languages is desired.
  • Experience in designing RTL for GPU, CPU, DSP, Machine-Learning, cache, controller, video, display, camera blocks in ASIC is desired.
  • Exposure toGraphicsAPI (OpenGL, Vulkan, Direct3D, etc) is big plus
  • Good communication skill and desire to work as a team player

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 4+ years of Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.
Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 3+ years of Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.
PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.

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Pay range:
$151,000.00 - $227,000.00

The above pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this job code for the location for which it has been posted. Even more importantly, please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Qualcomm. We also offer a competitive annual discretionary bonus program and opportunity for annual RSU grants (employees on sales-incentive plans are not eligible for our annual bonus). In addition, our highly competitive benefits package is designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that Qualcomm has to offer!

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