Windows HLOS Compute Software Target Power Engineer, Staff

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
USD 126,000.00 - 189,000.00 per year
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Software engineering
Use cases
Social media
Embedded software
Microsoft Windows
Power management
Resource management
Rapid prototyping
Information systems
Computer science
Device drivers
ARM Assembler
Organizational architecture
Data Analysis
System on a chip
Web browsers
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning (ML)
Wireless communication
Integrated circuit
Computer hardware
Software development

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

The Snapdragon chipsets have pushed power & thermal limits in Compute (laptop/Tablet) industry with more and more complex use cases and workloads. Qualcomm Low Power SOC technology is the central part of a Compute solution. This has introduced significant challenges in extending the battery life and Thermal sustainability of the product on one spectrum and achieving superior performance within the device thermal envelope on the other spectrum. Coming up with diverse and innovative approaches in software is very critical in solving these broad and deep cutting edge technical problems. Interested in playing a key role in optimizing battery life while maintaining high performance in today's premium tier compute devices? Join Qualcomm Windows Power team to improve battery life across wide range of real-world workloads which include Browser, Gaming, Productivity, Social Media, Streaming, AI/ML, Device Stand-by across 5G and WiFi Connectivity.
We are looking for talented, motivated and experienced Embedded Software Engineer with expertise in Windows OS software with good understanding of ARM based System-on-Chip Architecture and Digital Systems. As part of Windows Power Software team, you will get a chance to work on the cutting-edge power management solutions on the industry leading Snapdragon Family of processors.

The selected candidate would be responsible for one or more of the following areas:
  • Lead Snapdragon Premium Tier Chipset and dive into the deep OS level optimization on latest Windows OS
  • Develop software features to improve power and performance; Work with hardware and software technology teams to identify and commercialize new hardware/software features
  • Algorithmic improvements to Windows kernel resource management schemes (eg., Windows Scheduler Task Placement, Resource scaling and power management of various hardware IPs); Develop simulation models for rapid prototyping of software features
  • Extend device analytics tools and platforms to understand real-world usage of Snapdragon hardware/platforms

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

2+ years of experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Programming and Technical Skills: C, C++, Python, Windows device drivers, ARM Assembly Language, JTAG
  • Windows and Windows Kernel Development, Computer Software Programs, Software Applications, Digital Systems, Computer Organization/Architecture.
  • Strong understanding at the system level for the Windows OS and it's internals
  • Experience in Data Analytics Tools and Python Libraires like Pandas, Numpy is a plus

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 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.

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Pay range:
$126,000.00 - $189,000.00

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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