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Audio DSP Senior Software Engineer

Qualcomm Bengaluru, Karnataka (Onsite) Full-Time


Qualcomm India Private Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software 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 Software Engineer, you will design, develop, create, modify, and validate embedded and cloud edge software, applications, and/or specialized utility programs that launch cutting-edge, world class products that meet and exceed customer needs. Qualcomm Software Engineers collaborate with systems, hardware, architecture, test engineers, and other teams to design system-level software solutions and obtain information on performance requirements and interfaces.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 3+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.
Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 2+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.
PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 1+ year of Software Engineering or related work experience.

• 2+ years of academic or work experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

Job Title

Audio DSP Senior Engineer

Job Overview

Qualcomm is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market and a global leader in wireless technology. We are looking for DSP Software engineers based at our Bangalore site.

The role of the Embedded Software Engineer is to design, develop and test embedded software for Qualcomm’s wireless chips, focusing on HiFi DSP and other DSPs. Working as part of a team, you will work on Audio Codecs, general DSP signal processing blocks, MATLAB simulations, DSP frameworks and applications, integrating algorithms into the DSP framework and developing test scenarios and debugging problems.

Some of the software development may be in assembly, but various other parts of the system use C. Various tools/programs are used on PCs for debugging/testing and emulating host processor functionality. These are written in a variety of languages including C, C++, Python, Matlab etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Production quality embedded DSP software for Qualcomm for Voice and Music products
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and fixing Bugs
  • Providing support for customer issues/requirements to application engineers
  • Providing input to project planning and timescales
  • Creation of engineering documentation
  • Development of Qualcomm intellectual property and submission of patent applications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven experience of writing efficient assembly and C code for resource constrained systems
  • Excellent knowledge of Audio/voice encoder formats - MP3, AAC, SBC, LC3, WMA, AC3, SBC, FLAC, AMR etc.
  • Experience in Digital Audio formats like PCM, I2S, SPDIF etc
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Audio DSP development on embedded systems.
  • Enthusiasm for solving interesting problems, and excellent trouble shooting and analytical skills that can be applied to resolve potential system issues
  • Highly professional and flexible, with the ability to deliver high quality work on tight schedules
  • Eager to learn, self-motivated, independent, proactive, and able to work effectively in a team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • 7+ years of relevant industry work experience.
  • Engineering degree in Electronics, Electronics & Communications, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of audio drivers, audio frameworks and signal processing theory and techniques
  • Experience in Audio pre- and post-processing algorithms for subjective quality enhancement - such as: EC/NS, ANC, ICC, MBDRC, limiter, AGC, SRC, noise cancellation, multi-mic, multi-speaker algorithms, etc. is a plus.
  • Experience in ML based audio processing like Noise reduction, key-work detection, context awareness etc is a plus.
  • Familiarity/work experience with wired interfaces like SPI, USB, I2C
  • Prior experience of working on Qualcomm/CSR chips
  • Proven track record of integrating audio signal processing algorithms
  • Sound understanding of software development techniques and experience in system architecture and design using established methodologies
  • Familiar with basic RTOS concepts like events, semaphores, queues, scheduling
  • Knowledge of digital hardware concepts and familiarity with hardware-software co-design principles
  • Understanding of wireless technologies, and exposure to digital baseband and RF concepts
  • Familiarity with Python scripting and Makefiles
  • Experience of working with multi-site teams

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

  • Algorithms
  • Analytical
  • Architecture
  • Assembly And Installation
  • Baseband
  • C (Programming Language)

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