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Qualcomm Engineer - Software Design/Development – Linux for Machine Learning Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary

Qualcomm CR&D is looking for an experienced software engineer in the areas of Linux user-mode and Linux device drivers for Machine Learning use cases. The development target is Qualcomm high-performance inference accelerator AI 100 and related products.

An ideal candidate should be familiar with designing Linux drivers for embedded software and is familiar with developing C++ based System on a Chip (SoC) based systems

The candidate should be familiar with developing Linux Device drivers, Linux user-mode drivers, inter-process communication such as gRPC, protocol buffers, modern C++ design, system profiling, code optimization, and tool development. Responsibilities include Linux software architecture and design, development, software integration, functional and performance testing. Familiarity with development of functional simulation of SoC systems included bus subsystems, DMA, PCIe and peripherals, synchronization mechanisms such as semaphores as well as low speed peripherals would be beneficial.

Required Skills and Aptitudes:

Experience with Linux user-space development, including IOCTL interfaces, API development and multi-threaded processing.

Experience with Linux kernel driver development, kernel modules, PCIe interfaces, HWMon, sysfs and debugging techniques

Experience with real-time embedded operating systems

Experience in requirement capture and traceability

Experience in UML design capture & analysis e.g. use of

Experience in unit testing tooling for C/C++ development, including googletest

Experience with development in C/C++ including debug and testing, preferable using GNU/LLVM tools) on embedded platforms using stop-mode debug tools such as JTAG/SWD

Experience with development of peripheral drivers.

Knowledge of RTOS, SoC architecture (core, cache, memory, bus architecture, IOs, etc.) and common hardware blocks

Experience with Source Code and Configuration management tools, git knowledge is required

Willingness to work in a structured software development environment with ability to work on low-level implementation (code & test)

Willingness to work in a high-caliber mixed hardware/software development team

Good English communication (written and verbal) and positive interpersonal skills

Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate the following:

2+ years of relevant experience

Familiar with inter-process communication architecture such as gRPC.

Familiarity with at least one of the safety centric standards such as ISO 26262, IEC 61508, ISO 13485, DO-178/DO-254.

Familiar with high speed interfaces such as PCIe and LPDDR

Familiar with implementing systems with high reliability expectations such as use of ECC, PCI AER fields.

Familiar with low speed interfaces such as I2C, SPI, SPMI, AVSBus & PMBus

Experience working with and familiarity with important SOC building blocks like interrupt controller & timers

Software development and debug tools including compilers, profilers, source control systems, emulators, JTAG and serial debuggers, and logic analyzers

Familiar working with software running on Qualcomm’s QuRT RTOS (ARM Cortex-A CPU’s and Hexagon DSPs)

Familiar with Qualcomm’s Core Software infrastructure e.g. Glink, QDSS, SOC power control algorithms such as dynamic frequency/voltage scaling.

Physical Requirements

• Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile.

• Frequently transports and installs equipment up to 5 lbs.

• Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).

• Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.

• Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely."

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Information Systems

Work Experiences:

1+ years experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:

1+ years experience working in a large matrixed organization. ,1+ years experience with API. ,1+ years experience with Database Management Software.



Mathematical Methods, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Scientific Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Software Solutions

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Pay range:

$81,600.00 - $122,400.00

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