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Qualcomm SoC Systems Architect – Project Architecture Lead (PAL) in Bangalore, India


Qualcomm India Private Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Systems Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm's Platform Architecture (QPA) team

Work with Qualcomm's Platform Architecture (QPA) team on next generation System-on-chip (SoC) for XR, IoT, smartphone, tablet, automotive, machine-learning accelerators, and other product categories.

Candidate will be involved in architecture and/or micro-architecture of various subsystems and interfaces of the SoCs, e.g. reset, boot, power management, security, access control, debug services, various processing subsystems like CPU, DSP, GPU and AI Accelerator subsystems etc.

A successful candidate will engage collaboratively across the company with core Hardware design & verification, Software, Marketing and product planning teams - in analyzing power, performance, area trade-offs, IP wise Area deep dive analysis, Competitive area analysis etc.

Possible Assignments Depending on Area of Expertise & relevant Experience (CPU, SOC, Power, Security, System Architectures & Competitive Analysis)

The successful candidate will engage collaboratively across the company with core HW design & verification, SW, marketing, and product planning teams, to:

  • Define SoC Platform Architecture for various category of product viz: XR, IoT, Smartphone, Tablet, Automotive etc.

  • Innovation is the theme of team in which you would be involved in latest technologies viz: ARMv9, Newmore, SMMUv3, LPDDR5/6, PCIE Gen5, Chiplet, 3DIC, Leading tech-node etc.

  • Architect market-leading XR, IoT, smartphone, tablet, connected camera, Automotive and other SoC products with best-in-class performance and power.

  • Collaborate with HW and SW teams to define best-in-class multimedia, modem, compute, security, and memory technologies.

  • Perform area, power, performance trade-offs and analysis of HW/SW re-usability requirements for IP/Cores and complete SoC & Competitive Analysis

  • Develop Specification, system level architecture/micro-architecture of system use-cases, working with cross functional teams.

  • Directly apply computer architecture knowledge of CPUs, GPUs, DSPs, cache coherency, virtual memory, etc.

  • Effectively communicate experimental results, review with technical leads and peers, analyze outstanding issues.

  • Creatively overcome obstacles, Invent and file patents on technical solutions to relevant problems.

  • Collaborate within a rapidly growing and world-class computer architecture team!

Career Growth in Qualcomm Platform Architecture (QPA) Team

Qualcomm is working on the cutting edge innovation in smartphone, automotive, IOT & machine-learning accelerators.

Part of Qualcomm Platform Architecture team, candidate would get hands-on working exposure to next gen products definition and area, power, performance trade-offs analysis. System level architecture/micro-architecture of system use-cases.

Candidate would have immense opportunity to enhance his/her technical skills and opportunity for innovation to define next Gen complex systems/products and patents/recognition.

This candidate will be in a highly visible position with an excellent opportunity to influence Qualcomm's technical direction, to lead the industry and change the world!

Job Position: Sr Staff Engineer

Years of experience: 11 - 16 yrs

Educational Requirements

Bachelor/Master’s degree in Electronics & Communication / Micro Electronics

Individuals who possess skills/experience in one or more of the following are requested to apply:

Preferred Qualifications: Areas of Expertise (the more the better):

  • Good understanding of SoC Design & Verification Concepts.

  • Understanding of VLSI flow from spec to tape-out.

  • Proficiency in digital design, VLSI, computer architecture, HDL languages, Scripting languages

  • Profiles with VLSI Design, Micro-Arch and SoC Systems & Arch is a big plus.

  • Desired: hands on experience with SoC design, integration for complex SoCs and strong understanding in SoC Area, Performance and Power Analysis/tradeoffs, SoC Floorplan

  • Analyzing Complex Information, ability to gather, integrate, and interpret high level information from multiple sources.

  • Good Communication skills, ability to convey information clearly and accurately,

  • Getting Work Done: Working independently with little or no supervision, ability to be organized, resourceful, and planful.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 6+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.


Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 5+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.


PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.

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