System Cache Architect and Design Engineer

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 134,500.00 - 201,500.00 per year
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Systems architecture
Computer architecture
System on a chip
Software deployment

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

The SoC memory team group consists of a multi-disciplinary group involved from early product specification and analysis effort to final RTL delivery of high-performance memory systems to the SoCs. A key function of the job is to identify architecture bottlenecks and drive micro-architecture choices using performance and power analysis feedback.

Candidates should have strong knowledge of memory systems, caching, PPA tradeoffs, RTL design, ASIC flows, synthesis tools, process nodes, VLSI design, and successful industry experience with deployment of IPs in large SoC projects while working in a collaborative environment.


  • Strong working knowledge of memory systems architecture including caching, DRAM architecture, SRAM architecture, and latency/bandwidth tradeoffs.
  • Strong working knowledge of architecture tradeoff analysis and performance trouble shooting.
  • Experience with cache/memory controller micro-architecture, RTL design and implementation is a plus.
  • Ability to define memory system components micro-architecture taking performance/power/area tradeoffs into account.
  • Ability to quickly react and adapt to changes.
  • Excellent communication skills.


The successful applicant will be responsible for creating architecture, micro-architecture specifications as well as analyzing the performance results, collaborate with modeling teams to evaluate architectural tradeoffs, and ensure successful implementation of architectural features.

Responsibilities also include evaluating new IPs, driving new memory technology deployments as well as defining system wide guidelines for IPs to inter-operate together with the memory system in the SoC.

Candidate should also be able to deliver RTL, support verification and silicon validation teams, and work with SW teams to support successful deployments of the memory system.

Keywords: Computer Architecture, Memory Systems, Caches, DRAM, SRAM

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 4+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.
Master's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 3+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.
PhD in Science, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.

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Pay range:
$134,500.00 - $201,500.00

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