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Sr Lead Engineer - SoC Validation - B'lore

Qualcomm Bengaluru, Karnataka (Onsite) Full-Time


Qualcomm India Private Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Hardware Engineering

General Summary:

As a leading technology innovator, Qualcomm pushes the boundaries of what's possible to enable next-generation experiences and drives digital transformation to help create a smarter, connected future for all. As a Qualcomm Hardware Engineer, you will plan, design, optimize, verify, and test electronic systems, bring-up yield, circuits, mechanical systems, Digital/Analog/RF/optical systems, equipment and packaging, test systems, FPGA, and/or DSP systems that launch cutting-edge, world class products. Qualcomm Hardware Engineers collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop solutions and meet performance requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 3+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
PhD in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 1+ year of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.


Qualcomm's SoC Validation Team (SVE -  System Validation & Emulation) is part of the central SoC digital hardware organization responsible for the overall quality of the SoC silicon. The Validation team works closely with architects, designers, verification engineers, software engineers, and customers.

We are looking for self-motivated engineers who will be part of bare-metal SoC validation team and will have the following responsibilities.


  • Design, develop, debug system/IP validation framework to be used in bare-metal and light-weight-RTOS environment for SoC validation

  • Understand the SoC architecture, new features and prepare test plan

  • Develop/port/enhance system validation content based on system level use cases, low power use cases, find HW bugs and root cause them

  • Interface with Design/Software teams for test plan and debugs

  • Interface with various IP validation team and cross functional teams(Design/SW) for test plan creation and debug complex issues

  • Use silicon debug hooks to measure power/performance/coverage and other KPI metrics

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering/Computer Science or related field

  • 2-5 years of working experience (Candidates with less experience with good academics from premier institutes can also be considered)

Mandatory Skills:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of Embedded SW architecture and development in C, C++, Assembly

  • C language expertise for low level programming, assembly language for any processor, C-assembly interworking

  • Good knowledge of ARMv8/ARMv9/x86/PowerPC CPU architecture, Interrupt handling, Cache coherency, IO Coherency

  • Good knowledge of SoC architecture having Multicore/Multiprocessor with SMP/heterogenous cores

  • Knowledge of Operating systems/RTOS/Linux kernel internals, multithreading, scheduling policies/locking mechanism, Virtual memory/MMU/paging etc

  • Understanding of memory management, weakly ordered memory model/pipelining of memory systems/memory barriers

  • In-depth understanding of software build toolchains comprising of compilers, Makefiles, linker/scatter files

    • Compiler/Linker: Proficient in using compilers and linkers such as GCC, CLANG, RVDS, LLVM, Experience in optimizing code and resolving linker issues to ensure efficient and error free builds

    • Makefiles: Strong understanding of the makefile syntax  and usage. Ability to create, modify and maintain Makefiles to automate the build process and manage dependencies effectively

  • Experience in using JTAG interfaces and tools for debugging HW

  • Scripting languages such as Python, shell scripting etc.

Desired Skills

  • Exposure to SoC architecture paradigms – interconnects, power management,  emulation(pre-Si) environment

  • Exposure to working on emulation/pre-si environment is added advantage

  • Experience working with boot code for ARM processors

  • Software development for silicon enablement, silicon validation

  • Board Bring-up/Bring-up of hardware-software solution on FPGA/emulation platforms and on fresh SOC designs

  • Exposure to build automation: Experience with build automations tools such as Jenkins and experience in creating automated build pipelines to stream line the development process

  • Exposure to Regression testing: Understanding of the regression testing methodologies and tools. Ability to design, implement and execute comprehensive regression test suites to ensure software quality and stability

  • Source code management: Proficient in source code management tools such as Perforce, Git, SVN. Experience in branching merging and resolving merge conflicts

Code Reviews: Ability to conduct thorough and constructive code reviews to maintain code quality, ensure best practices and identify the areas of improvements

Applicants: If you need an accommodation, during the application/hiring process, you may request an accommodation by sending email to 

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Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found

for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

Qualcomm expects its employees to abide by all applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to security and other requirements regarding protection of Company confidential information and other confidential and/or proprietary information, to the extent those requirements are permissible under applicable law.

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Recommended Skills

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  • C (Programming Language)
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  • Electronics

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