HW/SW Physics Profiling Engineer

    • Qualcomm Technologies
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 51 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 180,000.00 - 270,000.00 per year
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Artificial intelligence
Signal integrity
Computer science
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Embedded systems
Systems analysis
Programming languages
Hardware development
Code optimization
Problem solving
Wireless communication
Computer hardware
Software development

Job Details

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

Headquartered in San Diego, for over 30 years Qualcomm's inventions have inspired others to make the impossible, possible. From 5G to artificial intelligence, IoT to automotive and extended reality applications, Qualcomm is inventing the technologies of an intelligently connected future, spearheading research efforts for the next global wireless standard, and collaborating with industry leaders in the wireless value chain to make this future a commercial reality.You're bringing skills. We'll provide the environment and the experience to push your limitless potential.

You will be part of an exciting team in Central Hardware System Group working on the latest generation of QUALCOMM's Snapdragon Products. As an HW/SW Profiling Engineer, you will be responsible for analyzing and improving the performance of both hardware and software components in the area of Electrical and Thermal stress. The electrical stress will include power delivery (PDN) and signal integrity (SIPI) related stress. The successful candidate will exhibit strong technical and interpersonal skills for interacting with Hardware and Software engineers.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 8+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.
Master's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 7+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.
PhD in Science, Engineering, or related field and 6+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field and 8+ years of related work experience

Strong understanding of embedded system, SIPI, PDN and Thermal

Proficiency in profiling tools and system analysis

Experience with programming languages (C/C++, Python, etc) and low-level system programming

Strong knowledge of hardware design principles and software optimization techniques

Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to details

Strong interpersonal skills to interact with Software and Hardware Engineers

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Profiling and Analysis

a. Instrument SW changes to profile hardware behavior during post-Silicon.

b. Doing Lesson Learnt of Post-Silicon Profile Data to improve hardware design at the pre-Silicon stage

c. Use benchmark profiling tools and techniques to identify any area of improvement for both software and hardware

Electrical/Thermal Optimization

a. Collaborate with SW engineers, HW engineers and System Architects to optimize SW code and HW designs

b. Propose and Implement changes to improve electrical/thermal performance of the system

Benchmarking and Testing

a. Develop and execute benchmark tests to evaluate the SIPI, PDN and Thermal system under different workloads

b. Compare performance against industry standards and competitor

Profiling Tools

a. Develop and maintain profiling tools and scripts for automation

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

a. Collaborate with SW Development Teams to provide guidance on performance best practices

b. Work closely with HW Design Teams to optimize HW designs based on profiling insights

Documentation and Reporting

a. Create dashboards and reports to visualize profiling data

b. Document profiling methodologies, findings and recommendations

c. Present profiling results to key stakeholders, including management and engineering teams.

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:
$180,000.00 - $270,000.00

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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