Lead System Validation Engineer, Architect
Qualcomm 408 reviews - Austin, TX

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Qualcomm CDMA Technology (www.qualcomm.com/qct) is a world technology leader, QCT offers complete solutions that enable continuous innovation and is the largest fabless semiconductor company in the world as well as being consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For". Verification and validation within QCT is critical to integrate new hardware (IP cores and SoCs) to maximize software productivity and enable faster time to market. System validation is central to ensuring the utmost internal development and ultimate customer satisfaction. Development of cutting edge verification and validation methodologies is critical to meeting product goals.

This technical leadership role involves building a team to define, justify, plan, execute and maintain an advanced server system validation environment working across sites and functional teams that include SoC design, integration, pre-silicon verification, hardware and software architecture, and product engineering.

Technically lead a team with the following capability:
System-Level Requirements Validation:
? Correlation of pre- and post- silicon behavior ? Pre- and post-silicon power-performance across relevant workloads and benchmarks
? Optimizing HW and SW interaction at the system level
SoC Validation and Integration:
? Develop test plan and test methodology based on product requirements and design specifications
? Develop, design, and code embedded real-time software to perform validation tasks in pre- and post-silicon stages
? Validate processor subsystems utilizing internal and customer designs
? Debug and establish internal and external system issues utilizing existing or newly defined processes and test equipment

Applicants should have 15+ years of industry experience in system integration, validation and troubleshooting including hands-on lab debug (direct experience with HW emulation a plus). Person should have strong experience working with hardware under development and knowledge of real-time operating systems and embedded software development. Applicants should also have significant experience with the following:
Required Knowledge/Experience: ? ARM architecture (preferred) and debug or equivalent ? Unix kernel architecture and debug
? Assembly language programming skills
? Remote attached low level trace and debug tools? Diagnostic equipment such as ICE, Logic Analyzers, etc.
? High-speed bus protocol and debug
? Power/ Performance sub-system and system modeling, analysis, validation, and FPGA based emulation (direct Palladium experience a plus)
? Pre-Si verification tools and methodology understanding ? Perl programming ? Strong organizational skills ? Excellent verbal and formal communication skills
Preferred Additional Knowledge/Experience: ? Working knowledge of Verilog (preferred) or VHDL ? Direct experience with pre-Si environment development (e.g. System Verilog)

Required: Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering
Preferred: Master's in Computer Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering

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