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Post-Silicon Validation Engineer - Multiple Levels

Qualcomm Bengaluru, Karnataka (Onsite) Full-Time


Qualcomm India Private Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Hardware Engineering

General Summary:

As a “CPU Silicon Bring up and Validation Engineer” you would be part of the CPU Silicon Bringup Team, within the CPU team.  

The charter for CPU Silicon Bringup team would be to prepare for and support bring up of every SoC using the Custom CPUs - from first Silicon through to productization.  

Roles and Responsibilities:       

  • Work with CPU design and verification teams to develop CPU bring up and validation test plans.  
  • Prepare for CPU bring up through pre-work on emulation and FPGA platforms.   
  • Work with SOC bring up teams, software teams to plan CPU bring up.  
  • Triage and debug failures on Silicon.  
  • Develop test contents and testing strategies to assist validation of CPU on silicon.  
  • Work with CPU verification teams to reproduce silicon fails on emulators and FPGAs. 
  • Work with design team to suggest, architect new debug features to improve future CPU bringup’s. 

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 1+ year of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
PhD in Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum Requirements: 
    • BA/BS degree in CS/EE with 5+ years’ experience.  
    • 3+ Experience in Silicon Validation and bring up. 
    • Implementation of assembly, C/C++ language embedded firmware 
    • Experience with software tool chain including assemblers, C compilers, Makefiles, and source code control tools.
  • Preferred Requirements: 
    • Strong understanding of micro-processor architecture.  
    • Strong understanding of power management, physical design concepts.  
    • Experience in Silicon bring up and validation of CPU features.  
    • Experience in debug of functional, power, performance and/or physical design issues in silicon.  
    • Experience in CPU design and verification.  
    • Experience in Test development for validation of CPU features on Silicon.  
    • Experience in development of test vectors for tester bring up.  

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Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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Recommended Skills

  • Architecture
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • Debugging
  • Firmware
  • Information Technology
  • Make (Software)

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