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

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

  • 5+ years Software Engineering or related work experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ 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.

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