Qualcomm Staff/Senior Applications Engineer, Automotive Connectivity Applications in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Id E1957616

Job Title Staff/Senior Applications Engineer, Automotive Connectivity Applications

Post Date 08/08/2017

Company-Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area Engineering - Customer Engineering

Location United Kingdom - Cambridge

Job Overview This position is located in the beautiful town of Cambridge, UK. The candidate will have the opportunity to join the Applications Engineering team, working on WiFi/BT products as part for the fast-growing Automotive business unit in QUALCOMM.

In the Automotive Connectivity Software Application team, the candidate supports customers on QUALCOMMs automotive Bluetooth and Wi-Fi solution from design to production. This involves understanding the customer system and their requirements. From the customer requirements, you need to identify missing features which need to be implemented into QUALCOMM solution in order the meet the customer technical specification. For this you will work with Product Management to drive those features for new products and work with the development team to provide more inside in the customer use cases.

Working with OEM on existing platforms and further innovating projects is a requirement, demonstrable customers engagements is a must. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written is expected.

The candidate should be self-motivated, independent and capable of operating across a range of technical areas. It ideally suits anyone who likes problem solving in an energetic environment.

Additionally, the candidate will act as a source of technical knowledge for more members of the team- offering guidance and support where necessary.

Key Responsibilities

Provides advice and help to QUALCOMMs automotive Bluetooth and Wi-Fi solution to customers regarding possible changes to QUALCOMM reference designs and default code to achieve the required customer specification. Sets and applies the necessary rigour and process to entirely new use cases.

Drives resolution to major technical issues encountered during the customer development process.

Provides application support and training (presentations, workshops and demos) to our customers, distributors, internal staff and regional FAE teams.

Occasional travel to key customer sites and regional offices.

Assesses and addresses new detail of customer projects. Which includes novel approaches to solving customer requirements in terms of application modification and/or firmware modification.

Technical support to BU management and marketing when visiting customers.

Develops customer relationships and understands customer needs.

Recognises and provides customer feedback to marketing on new business opportunities and features for QUALCOMMs next generation wireless chips.

Keeps abreast of new specifications and customer requirements to influence QUALCOMM product developments and example designs.

Produces app notes, white papers, reference designs and undertakes design reviews, SW porting/integration and analysis of problems on customer projects.

Acts as technical expert for Android and Linux architecture

Provides guidance to more junior engineers in the team

Minimum Qualifications 10 years and more experience in automotive software and\or software connectivity engineering

Excellent hands on experience with embedded hardware and software debugging using PC software tools, power supplies, oscilloscopes, DMM and logic analysers.

Ability to understand both detailed hardware/software components and top level/system issues

Ability to own problems and take fixes to a conclusion

Ability to make decisions (technical, and programme/customer related) without supervision and where no obvious process is available

Diagnostic and analytical skills with a limited amount of technical information

Dynamic and outgoing personality with customer facing and commercial awareness

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Excellent technical ability and proven experience in Android and Linux architecture , embedded C programming, comprehension of specifications and software architecture implementations. Source code control and configuration management.

Preferred Qualifications Wider knowledge base than just core competence.

Hands on experience of capturing/analysing air traces using wireless sniffers

Applications engineering in an automotive semiconductor environment

Knowledge of wireless technology standards, specifically Bluetooth, FM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS

Knowledge of Unix based environments and/or other programming/ scripting languages e.g. Python, perl, C+Knowledge of Assembler and other development in resource constrained environments

Understanding automotive software development processes

Experience in project management

Education Requirements Bachelors degree in a related discipline

EEO employer: including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability & veterans status.