Windows on Snapdragon Thermal/Limits Staff Software Engineer

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


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


Policies and procedures
Software engineering
Use cases
Performance analysis
Thermal management
Machine Learning (ML)
Information systems
Computer science
ARM Assembler
ARM architecture
Operating systems
Device drivers
Problem solving
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Computer architecture
Embedded systems
Embedded software
Microsoft Windows
Computer hardware
Artificial intelligence
Software development
Integrated circuit
Analytical skill
Wireless communication

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

The Snapdragon chipsets have pushed the power envelope of Compute products with more and more complex use cases and workloads. This has introduced significant challenges in extending the battery life of the product on one spectrum and achieving superior performance within the device thermal and power 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 thermal performance of next generation compute products running Windows on Snapdragon? Join Qualcomm's Thermal Software team to work on bleeding edge Windows on Snapdragon products. Join QUALCOMM's team in San Diego, CA, and work closely with System engineers, Software and Hardware developers in a world-class team. Enjoy life in sunny San Diego on the Pacific coast of California.

In this role, the candidate is expected to own and drive the analysis of complex system level use cases spanning across various Application processor and Modem technologies and coming up with solutions to improve performance of the compute products under the power and thermal constraints. The scope of work spans across a variety of workloads touching every aspect of the silicon including CPU/GPU/AI benchmarks, Productivity use cases, Streaming scenarios, Gaming use cases, Media streaming and High-throughput Modem use cases. An ideal candidate would have prior experience working on Windows products and/or experience with power/thermal/performance analysis at the product level. In addition, the candidate is also expected to contribute to: Development of algorithms and techniques to optimize power consumption and thermal performance of various compute use cases. Perform system level software optimizations using hardware and software power/thermal management techniques. Use advanced machine learning techniques in solving system level power and thermal problems.

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 work experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in ARM assembly language, C, C++, Python
  • Strong familiarity with ARM architecture
  • Good understanding of System On Chip architectural concepts
  • Experience in Power/Thermal/Performance optimizations to improve product level KPIs.
  • Prior experience with Windows Operating Systems, Windows device drivers, etc., is a plus.
  • Real-time operating systems, multi-threaded processor architectures
  • Communication skills, effective team player, able to work independently.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skill
  • Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • More than 8 years of experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems.
  • More than 8 years of applicable wireless, semiconductor and/or embedded software industry experience

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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