Qualcomm SW Research Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Job Description:

Job Id E1954811

Job Title SW Research Engineer

Post Date 08/17/2017

Company-Division Qualcomm Atheros Inc

Qualcomm Atheros at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qca

Job Area Engineering - Software

Location Michigan - Auburn Hills

Job Overview Qualcomm through cVc brand has history on research, implementation and commercialization of low power speech enhancement algorithms available on consumer electronic products such as: Bluetooth headsets, Bluetooth speakers and others.

This position target new designs and improvements on Qualcomms existent solutions for multi microphone speech enhancement algorithms where the main application is multi microphone Bluetooth headsets.


  • Conduct state of the art research on beamforming speech enhancement algorithms using linear and non-linear microphone arrays, targeting near and far field applications.

  • Perform multi microphones algorithm integration with other existent algorithms on the speech communication systems, such as: acoustic echo cancellation, single microphone speech enhancement, automatic gain control and others.

  • Perform algorithm optimization regarding complexity, and data/program memory usage.

  • Maintenance and improvement of existing speech enhancement solutions including multi and single microphone noise reduction, acoustic echo cancellation, automatic gain control, voice activity detection, and other speech related algorithms.

  • Performing Research and Feasibility Studies including defining the scope and goals of audio research tasks and completion of detailed reports on results and recommendations for activities.

  • of new algorithmic IP for speech enhancement solutions in the form of patent applications.

  • of new speech algorithms including the existing areas mentioned above and additionally including state of the art algorithms, such as: direction of arrival (DOA), speech de-reverberation, audibility and intelligibility enhancements, feedback control, stereo speech and other speech effects and enhancements.

Minimum Qualifications degree in electrical engineering with concentration on speech enhancement or related areas including

familiarity/experience in at least three technical fields from the following:

  • Speech Enhancement using beamforming microphone array techniques

  • Frequency-domain or sub-band signal

  • Adaptive filtering in time and frequency domains

  • Source localization algorithms

  • De-reverberation algorithms2-5 yrs work or research experience in:

  • Digital signal and mathematics

  • Publication records in scholarly conferences or journals with international circulation in the field of audio or speech

  • Experience with for

  • Experience in design for real-time audio or speech signal

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in analysing audio problems using tools such as , Adobe Audition and objective evaluation tools

  • Real time implementation of speech algorithms on embedded systems

  • Strong knowledge and extensive working experience with for

  • Knowledge of fixed-point programming and effects on

  • Ability to guide and assist members of the group on technical issues

  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills

  • Familiarity with patent application process and IP filing strategies

  • Knowledge of/experience with industry standards

  • Willing to solve the challenging problems in the field of audio or speech

  • Ability to work without micromanagement

  • Excellent communications and organizational skills

  • Excellent team player

Education Requirements in Electronic Engineer with emphasis on speech enhancement or related field.


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