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Principal Engineer/Manager- San Diego, CA

Company: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering Job Overview: Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in. Lead a team of HW engineers to design and develop motherboards/add in cards/modules for Qualcomm new ASIC. Primary responsibilities include leading the team and working with cross functional teams (mechanical, thermal, SI, PTE, regulatory, validation, manufacturing, etc.) for execution of projects from concept to production.


  • Work with internal teams and ODMs to develop and support customer requirements.
  • Co-develop functional specifications for systems, cards and/or sub-systems.
  • Support architecture and card designs including accelerator SOC, memory, I/O, power, electrical/mechanical and PCB definition/design.
  • Assist bring up and debug of hardware systems and cards
  • Technical oversight of factory/manufacturing
  • Assist writing SOWs and ODM product requirements. Drive technical milestones. Review schematics, PCB layouts, component selections, mechanical design, thermal design, software support, test plans. Resolve architecture or design issues. Work across time zones to keep teams synchronized. Drive ODM aspects from card design to volume manufacturing delivery.
  • Coordination across multiple development sites is required. This includes QUALCOMM sites as well as ODM/JDMs, both domestic (Taiwan) and international. Travel to other development and customer sites is also required.
  • Able to bring consensus to technical tradeoff decisions at the hardware, software and chip design levels. Able to influence and bring technical recommendations or requirements across teams in other disciplines and geographic locations.
  • Coordinating and performing technical training for ODMs.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field.
    • 8+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience. Preferred Qualifications:
      • 15+ years of system/card development experience.
      • Knowledge of PCIe card, motherboard, daughtercard, and backplane signal and power delivery, chassis design and thermal management. Solid understanding of system software operation from lowest level boot to OS and application layers.
      • Experience qualifying power management ICs (PMICs), voltage regulator (VR) components, clock buffers, flash memory, connectors and incorporating into complex card designs.
      • Experience in systems/card/sub-systems design and validation of motherboard, daughtercard, backplane, connectors, cables and components. Experience in dense high layer count designs, 8-20+ layers.
      • Experience with PCIe add in card/module design and debugging of cards in high performance systems (x86, Power and ARM).
      • Experience in bringing up PCIe card design using JTAG tools
      • Knowledge in high speed (6-10+ Gbps) serial IO design, signal integrity, PCI-E Gen3/4, LPDDR4x/5x, DDR4/5. Physical design of systems with long (0.35-1.0 meter) PCB or cable topologies. Up to date with current standards body requirements. Understanding of link, transport, transaction and command levels for PCIe, with ability to debug at packet/protocol level.
      • Experience with LPDDR4x memory technologies, design, layout, validation of large DIMM configurations.
      • Experience in clock distribution, power distribution, SMBus, PMBus, SPI, PWM/Tach, BMC.
      • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools such as Cadence Allegro or Mentor Expedition
      • Work with ODM supplier to complete the schematic and layout design for assigned platform
      • Review ODM schematics and layout and ensure compliance to Qualcomm design guidelines
      • Experience with regulatory, environmental and compliance tests.
      • Experience with circuit simulation tools (SPICE), and Signal /Power Integrity concerns and analysis.
      • Experience with lab equipment and debug tools: high speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, JTAG, SMBus and Serial port debuggers
      • Experience working with ODM on joint designs.
      • Experience with BMC hardware/software
      • Good understanding of the x86 FW/SW stack
      • Good understanding of FW architecture Bachelor/ Master degree of Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering/ Computer Engineering Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm's toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity. To all Staffing and Recruiting Agencies:Our Careers Site is only for individuals seeking a job at Qualcomm. Staffing and recruiting agencies and individuals being represented by an agency are not authorized to use this site or to submit profiles, applications or resumes, and any such submissions will be considered unsolicited. Qualcomm does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Qualcomm employees or any other company location. Qualcomm is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications. EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification. Posted 3 Days Ago Full time 3010333 About Us Our Work Experience is the combination of everything that's unique about us: our culture, our core values, our company meetings, our commitment to sustainability, our recognition programs, but most importantly, it's our people. Our employees are self-disciplined, hard working, curious, trustworthy, humble, and truthful. They make choices according to what is best for the team, they live for opportunities to collaborate and make a difference, and they make us the #1 Top Workplace in the area. Employment Notices for US-based Job Postings We have received reports of employment scams that seek financial or personal information from job candidates. Please note these communications are fraudulent. Click here to view our Employment Fraud Alert.

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