Qualcomm IT Security Engineer in San Diego, California

Job Description:

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Job Title

IT Security Engineer

Post Date




Qualcomm Incorporated

Information Technology

Job Area

Information Technology


California - San Diego

Job Overview


Develops and executes security controls, defenses and countermeasures to intercept and prevent internal or external attacks or attempts to infiltrate company email, data, e-commerce and web-based systems. Researches attempted or successful efforts to compromise systems security and designs countermeasures. Maintains hardware, software and network firewalls and encryption protocols. Administers security policies to control physical and virtual access to systems. Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information and systems.

The responsibilities of this role include:

Working under close supervision.

Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; Impact of decisions is readily apparent; Errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).

Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.

Completing some tasks with multiple steps that must be performed in a specific order; directions or manuals can accurately document the steps necessary to perform the tasks.

Using deductive problem solving to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required.

Exercising some creativity to troubleshoot technical problems or deal with novel circumstances.


Actively seeks answers for new challenges and explores multiple strategies for completing project tasks.

Seeks out learning opportunities and feedback to increase own knowledge and skill using internal and external training resources.

Performs security-related tasks.

Understands the importance of contributions from individuals of varying backgrounds, locations, and cultures.

Adapts to moderate changes and setbacks to manage pressure and meet deadlines.

Participates in training programs within domain of expertise and identifies personal opportunities for development.

Regularly discusses issues within and outside of project team to maintain open communication.

Networks with colleagues within domain of expertise to gain insight, ideas, and connections.

Completes moderate technical tasks assigned by more senior personnel.

Documents solutions for issues resolved to maintain accurate records.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems) OR Bachelors degree in a non-technical field (e.g. Business, Humanities, Marketing) and 1+ years IT-relevant experience OR High School diploma or equivalent and 3+ years IT-relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in IT-related field

Information Security-Relevant Certifications

Education Requirements

Preferred: Bachelor's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Networks & Systems and/or Computer Science and/or Information Technology or equivalent experience. Certifications from SANS, ISC2 or other in relation to the Cyber Security field a plus

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