PMIC SoC HW Applications Engineering – Staff Engineer

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Job title: PMIC SoC HW Applications Engineering – Staff Engineer

Company: Qualcomm

Job description: Company: Qualcomm India Private Limited

Job Area: Engineering Group, Engineering Group
Hardware Engineering

General Summary:

Title: PMIC SoC HW Applications Engineering – Staff Engineer

Job Function

Qualcomm is looking for candidates to support its customers in designing solutions using Qualcomm hardware and software.

Individual will contribute to the dynamic Customer engineering team for end product designs.

Individual will be responsible for supporting Qualcomm’s growing portfolio of platforms/applications and the job involves working closely with internal partners in definition of product as appropriate.

Work closely with Qualcomm customers to support HW design signoffs, system/SoC debug, deliverables etc.

Job Description

The PMIC – H/W application Engineer will be responsible for supporting Qualcomm’s growing portfolio mobile phone platforms.

The job involves working closely with partners and customers of Qualcomm to define the specifications of the mobile phone handset products, part selection, system design, design reviews, support while doing system debug, partner deliverables etc.

As a member of Qualcomm customer engineering team, the individual will be responsible for successful integration of Qualcomm solution into customer end products in mobile, PC, and consumer electronics markets.

Individual will be responsible to work closely with cross function teams in Qualcomm, including design engineering, systems engineering, characterization team, ATE test team, SW team, product marketing, program management and peers in customer engineering organization across multiple regions. Individual will be responsible to create chipset documentation, reference schematics, training material, application notes for worldwide customer support.

Individual will be responsible to engage with customer designs, assist customers in feature definition and design reviews, provide in-depth technical responses to customer queries, do troubleshooting of customer designs and provide necessary training to customers.

Past expertise in interacting with multiple teams in HW, SW domains, skills in Digital/Baseband and sound technical knowledge of Qualcomm PMICs are desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Must have skill sets

Technical Skills

  • Sound understanding of LDO/SMPS
  • Battery charging/Gauging, specifically Li-Ion
  • Knowledge on display backlighting schemes – LCD/AMOLED
  • Experience on power management for portable devices
  • Knowledge on crystals/Clocks
  • Strong understanding of PCB Signal/power integrity
  • Should be fluent with CAD tools like Allegro/PADs to review customer layout.
  • Should be comfortable reviewing schematic/suggest changes for improvement
  • Hands-on usage of Test and Measurement equipment like oscilloscope, multimeters, source meters

Leadership skills

  • Will require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents
  • Completing tasks that do not have defined steps; simultaneous use of multiple mental abilities is generally required to determine the best approach; mistakes may result in significant rework
  • Exercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives
  • Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required
  • Ability to mentor junior team members

What will be a plus

  • Experience in Electric Vehicle battery management system(BMS)
  • Experience on Analog and mixed signal bench validation
  • experience with Schematic entry
  • experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Python, etc
  • Experience to understand S/W aspects of battery charging/Gauging
  • Experience / understanding of Industry standards such as ISO-26262, Functional Safety, AEC, IEC standards.

Keywords

Power Management, Applications, Analog, PMIC, SMPS, DC/DC Converter, Buck, Boost, LDO, BMS, battery, charger, fuel gauge/gas gauge, LED driver, ADC, oscillator, amplifier

Educational Requirements

Required: Bachelor’s or Masters in Electronics and/or Electrical Engineering with 10-12 years of relevant industrial experience

Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and 4+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
OR
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and 3+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
OR
PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and 2+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.
  • 8+ years of Hardware Engineering or related work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with circuit design (e.g., digital, analog, RF).
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing schematic capture and circuit simulation software.
  • 2+ years of experience with hardware design and measurement instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, RF tools, etc.
  • 1+ year in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops complex features and components of hardware designs in line with proposals or roadmaps for complex products; advises less experienced engineers working together on common testing and design tasks.
  • Applies advanced design rules and processes for electronic hardware, equipment, and/or integrated circuitry independently; has a basic understanding of other domains.
  • Reads device specification sheets and interprets complex details required to design various hardware features; provides guidance to less experienced engineers working with spec sheets.
  • Identifies advanced ways to optimize tests and/or hardware designs by evaluating device performance over a wide range of operating conditions and configurations.
  • Evaluates complex design features to identify potential flaws (electrical, mechanical, hardware), compatibility issues, and/or compliance issues; advises less experienced engineers on design evaluations.
  • Documents complex details about materials, components, chipsets, and functionality for a device while being mindful of potential compatibility, safety, and compliance issues; assists less experienced engineers in their documentation of these details.
  • Troubleshoots advanced issues with product designs and finds solutions that are documented and shared with internal teams working on similar products.
  • Provides essential technical input, support, and documentation for internal customers; advises less experienced engineers on how to provide support for clients.
  • Acts as a tech lead on mid-sized to large projects and owns the outcome of the project.
  • Manages project-related activities (e.g., meetings, documentation, deliverables) between their team and other teams working on the same or similar products, operating across locations and time zones; brings the project to conclusion.
  • Utilizes deep understanding of Qualcomm products to evaluate and test hardware designs and identify unique components or functions that could potentially be filed for IP patents; shares these findings with their manager.
  • Displays deep knowledge in a specific area; acquires advanced knowledge of industry trends, competitor products, and advances in various engineering fields from publicly available information; shares knowledge with others on team and helps less experienced engineers understand and apply advanced concepts.
  • Conducts specialized analyses (e.g., feasibility studies, signal integrity, power integrity, teardown analyses) and reviews analyses conducted; provides guidance and feedback to junior engineers in the execution and interpretation of these analyses.

Additional responsibilities may also include:

  • Develops design implementation, analysis, methodology, flows, and automation for development and validation of System on Chip, electronic parts, components, integrated circuitry, and packaging.
  • Provides design solutions to evaluate, characterize and develop the design implementation solution for leading-edge products in the most advanced processes.
  • Interfaces with various cross functional teams (RF, Analog and Digital IC designers, Software, System Engineering, Test Engineers, Customer Engineering, and Operations) to drive and incorporate the latest design solutions in the production program to improve yield, productivity, and quality.

Level of Responsibility:

  • Working independently with little supervision.
  • Making decisions that are moderate in impact; errors may have financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct.
  • Using verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. May require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents.
  • Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions).
  • Completing tasks that do not have defined steps; simultaneous use of multiple mental abilities is generally required to determine the best approach; mistakes may result in significant rework.
  • Exercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives.
  • Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.
  • Occasionally participates in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations.

The responsibilities of this role do not include:

  • Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).

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

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.

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Job date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 01:46:46 GMT

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