Qualcomm Engineer, Staff - DSP Core Synthesis (Austin, TX) in Austin, Texas

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Engineer, Staff - DSP Core Synthesis (Austin, TX)

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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

Job Area

Engineering - Hardware


Texas - Austin

Job Overview

Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for ASIC development for a variety of products. Determines architecture design, logic design, and system simulation. Defines module interfaces/formats for simulation. Evaluates all aspects of the process flow from high-level design to synthesis, place and route, and timing and power use. Analyzes equipment to establish operation data, conducts experimental tests, and evaluates results. Uses System tools, such as National Instrument (NI) products, LabVIEW, and MathWorks MATLAB, SIMULINK, VISIO and other toolboxes. Uses language such as HDL, C, PERL. Provides technical expertise for next generation initiatives.

  • Perform Synthesis, debug RTL issues and specify timing constraints along with realizing low power specification through RTL to Gates Synthesis for Qualcomms High Performance DSP cores that are critical for the success of many Qualcomm wireless products and adjacent market needs.

Following are the requirements for the role:

  • Specifying timing constraints, perform UPF / MCMM Synthesis, Formal Verification, Conformal Low Power checks, Primetime, Power analysis, Functional ECO Implementation experience

  • Optimize datapath design for low-area, low-power and high-speed using various techniques in RTL, Synthesis and utilizing feedback from Physical Design

  • Prototype critical blocks using Synthesis and Power analysis tools

  • Interface routinely with Microarchitecture, Logic Design engineers

  • Proficient in TCL and perl

  • Lead the Synthesis of a Core to completion by managing the debug, implementation and schedule while delivering the necessary collaterals to the PD team for Place and Route

  • Working independently with little supervision.

  • Making decisions that are moderate in impact; errors may have financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.

  • Using verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.

  • Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).

  • Completing tasks that do not have defined steps; simultaneous use of multiple mental abilities is generally required to determine the best approach; mistakes may result in significant rework.

  • Exercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives.

  • Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.

  • Occasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field.

5+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

3-7 years of experience in Digital ASIC / Processor Design and Synthesis

  • Strong fundamentals in core areas: Computer Architecture, Logic Design, Digital Signal Processing, Timing Analysis

  • Experience preferred in : Synthesis for High-speed and Low-Power / Low-Area, UPF, Design Compiler, Formal Verification, CLP, PTSI and PTPX

  • Background required in one or more among: Circuit Design, Standard Cell Libraries, Compiler and Custom Memories, Physical Design

  • Strong communication skills to work with design teams worldwide

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field.

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.