CAD - DV Design Engineer, Sr. Staff

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Posted 48 days ago | Updated 2 hours ago


On Site
USD 185,500.00 - 278,500.00 per year
Full Time


Design software
Integrated circuit
Computer engineering
Computer science
Computer hardware
Software engineering
Electrical engineering
Systems engineering
Regression analysis
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery
System on a chip
Digital design
Software development
Computer architecture
Logic synthesis
Physical data model
Technical writing
Test plans
Problem solving
Policies and procedures

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > CPU Engineering

General Summary:

As a CAD Engineer focusing on the methodology and support of RTL design verification, you will work with architecture, design, software and verification leads to develop technology critical to the development of our products. You will be involved from conception to final creation and every step along the way.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Work with chip leads to understand the design methodology and high level requirements in support of design verification.
  • Collaborate with chip leads to determine other areas to support current or future designs that can benefit from automation and tooling
  • Define and implement new infrastructure capabilities that can be used to accelerate design and development

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 6+ years of Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.
Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 5+ years of Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience
  • Strong fundamentals in digital design verification
  • Strong skills using simulators, VIPs, testbenches, emulators Strong experience scripting (Python, Perl) in support of design verification including regression systems, CI/CD, GIT workflow, profiling, coverage
  • Knowledge of SOC architecture
  • Hands on experience in digital design
  • Experience with web programming (javascript, etc) and databases

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Leverages advanced knowledge of computer architecture, micro-architecture, logic design, circuits, and/or physical design to develop and verify critical high performance and low power CPU designs.

Anticipates, identifies, and solves highly complex problems to ensure design completeness, functionality, power, and performance.

Collaborates with cross-functional teams to define requirements, specifications, and trade-offs (e.g., performance, power, cost, functionalities, etc.) in order to accomplish product goals.

Evaluates all aspects of the design process from conceptualization to productization (i.e., architecture definition, feasibility, pre-silicon design and verification, and post-silicon validation) that meet customer and industry standards.

Writes detailed technical documentation (e.g., feature descriptions, architectural descriptions, verification test plans, and implementation details, etc.) for highly complex CPU designs; reviews documentation of junior engineers.

Level of Responsibility:

Works independently with minimal supervision.

Provides supervision/guidance to other team members.
Decision-making is significant in nature and affects work beyond immediate work group.
Requires verbal and written communication skills to convey complex information. May require negotiation, influence, tact, etc.

Has a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions.

Tasks do not have defined steps; planning, problem-solving, and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively.

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Pay range:
$185,500.00 - $278,500.00

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