Post-Silicon Validations Engineer

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 27 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 108,000.00 - 162,000.00 per year
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Data processing
Test plans
Use cases
Design software
Assembly language
Operating systems
Linux kernel
Shell scripting
Software engineering
Power management
Software development
Build automation
Regression testing
Quality assurance
System on a chip
Computer hardware
Embedded systems
GNU Compiler Collection
Apache Subversion

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

As a leading technology innovator, Qualcomm pushes the boundaries of what's possible to enable next-generation experiences and drives communication and data processing transformation to help create a smarter, connected future for all.

Qualcomm's SoC Validation Team (SVE - System Validation & Emulation) is part of the central SoC digital hardware organization responsible for the overall quality of the SoC silicon. The Validation team works closely with architects, designers, verification engineers, software engineers, and customers.

We are looking for self-motivated engineers who will be part of bare-metal SoC validation teams and will have the following responsibilities.

  • Design, develop, debug system/IP validation framework to be used in bare-metal and light-weight-rtos environment for SoC validation
  • Understand the SoC architecture, new features and prepare test plan
  • Develop/port/enhance system validation content based on system level use cases, low power use cases, find HW bugs and root cause them
  • Interface with Design/Software teams for test plan and debugs
  • Interface with various IP validation team and cross functional teams(Design/SW) for test plan creation and debug complex issues
  • Use silicon debug hooks to measure power/performance/coverage and other KPI metrics

Mandatory Skills:
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Embedded SW architecture and development in C, C++, Assembly
  • C language expertise for low level programming at the hardware-software boundary, assembly language for any processor, C-assembly interworking
  • Good knowledge of ARMv8/ARMv9/x86/RISC-V CPU architecture, Interrupt handling, Cache coherency, IO Coherency
  • Good knowledge of SoC architecture having Multicore/Multiprocessor with SMP/heterogenous cores
  • Knowledge of Operating systems/RTOS/Linux kernel internals, multithreading, scheduling policies/locking mechanism, Virtual memory/MMU/paging etc
  • Understanding of memory management, weakly ordered memory model/pipelining of memory systems/memory barriers
  • In-depth understanding of software build toolchains comprising of compilers, Makefiles, linker/scatter files
  • Compilers/linkers: Proficient in using compilers and linkers such as GCC, CLANG, RVDS, LLVM, Experience in optimizing code and resolving linker issues to ensure efficient and error free builds
  • Experience in using JTAG interfaces and tools for debugging HW
  • Scripting languages such as Python, shell scripting etc.
  • Software engineering best practices: Conduct thorough and constructive code reviews, static analysis tools to maintain code quality, ensure best practices and identify areas of improvements and produce consistently clean code

Desired Skills
  • Exposure to SoC architecture - interconnects, power management, emulation(pre-Si) environment
  • Exposure to working on emulation/pre-si environment is added advantage
  • Software development for silicon enablement, silicon validation
  • Board Bring-up/Bring-up of hardware-software solution on FPGA/emulation platforms and on fresh SOC designs
  • Exposure to build automation: Experience with build automations tools such as Jenkins and experience in creating automated build pipelines to stream line the development process
  • Exposure to Regression testing: Understanding of the regression testing methodologies and tools. Ability to design, implement and execute comprehensive regression test suites to ensure software quality and stability
  • Source code management: Proficient in source code management tools such as Perforce, Git, SVN. Experience in branching merging and resolving merge conflicts

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

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.

Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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Pay range:
$108,000.00 - $162,000.00

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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