Qualcomm Staff Engineer, Power Systems Engineering in Bristol, United Kingdom

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Staff Engineer, Power Systems Engineering

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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

Job Area

Engineering - Hardware


United Kingdom - Bristol

Job Overview

A world leader in smart mobile technologies, Qualcomm offers complete solutions that enable continuous innovation for today's smart connected devices. Our vast expertise in wireless technology, combined with our unique systems approach to developing solutions, puts Qualcomm at the forefront of the rapidly expanding mobile industry.

The Connectivity Business Unit is a leading player in Internet of Things, Voice and Music and Bluetooth Smart with locations around the world. The business group develops and delivers hardware, software and applications that bring together the very latest wireless and audio technologies to create industry leading audio voice and music products. You will be joining a successful engineering department whose deliveries can be found in billions of Bluetooth and Voice and Music products worldwide.

Based in our Bristol office, the role of the Staff Engineer, Power Systems Engineering is to provide technical leadership and hands on contributions for the low power design and implementation of Voice and Music Products. Candidates are expected to understand and perform block level & chip level power analysis, develop power models, define system level power optimization solutions, provide power targets to design teams, commit product power to meet business goals.

You will have frequent interaction with SYS, HW, FW, SW engineering teams, as well as product marketing, and customer engineering teams.

Key Responsibilities

The main responsibility of this role is to define and drive the power management, power modelling and power optimization from architecture to implementation and sign-off for Voice & Music products.

Work with architects, designers and product engineers to understand the power requirements and define all power specs, budgets and use cases.

Develop power model to provide power data for performance/power/area trade-offs and to enable management/marketing with meaningful product decisions and customer interaction.

Understand interactions of the product at the software and system level that impact power.

Work with architects to determine use-cases to simulate.

Work with logic teams to determine the correct functionality or enhance functionality for power reduction.

Work with PMU design team to determine the optimum supply strategy

Power measurements, debug and issue Resolution

Collaborate effectively with other technical staff, mentoring junior members of the team as needed

Minimum Qualifications

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

5+ years Hardware Engineering experience or related work experience.

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfil the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in power modelling, hardware power simulation and analysis flow.

Experience with power impact at architecture, logic design, and circuit levels.

Experience in design and analysis of power management IPs with a solid understanding of clock, reset, and power sequencing interactions

Strong knowledge on low power design fundamentals including UPF/CPF, multi-voltage domains, power gating and on chip power management, and experience in post-silicon validation and debug.

Experience in Verilog, SystemVerilog, and RTL simulation, proficiency in programming languages (C/C++) and proficiency in scripting languages (Tcl, Python, or Perl).

Exposure to industry standard Power Analysis EDA tools such as PTPX/Power Artist etc

Strong communication skills as the candidate will interface with a lot of different groups.

Excellent debugging and problem-solving skills

Statistical analysis skills

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Self-driven, motivated with strong capability to lead initiatives

Very good execution and collaboration skills

Relevant work experience, including participation in high-volume silicon development programs.

Silicon power measurement experience is a plus.

Understanding of ASIC design flows and methodology including RTL, verification, synthesis, STA, formal verification on different process nodes.

Capability to build solid understanding of BT, NFC Standards and develop detailed knowledge of design.

Proactive, with a can do attitude who is able to challenge and is open to be challenged on technical views.

Experience in working with teams across multiple geographies

Collaborates effectively with other technical staff and shares own experience with other engineers

Has an attention for details and takes pride in their work.

Capability to grow into a lead role for making and driving effective plans and working with cross functional teams.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, 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.