Hardware Platform Engineer, Senior to Staff (E1973013)


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Job Description

Please apply via www.qualcomm.com/careers and refer to req number E1973013

Work with Taiwan based ODMs on PCIe Add In cards/modules for Qualcomms new Cloud AI inference ASIC. Primary responsibilities include development, support and test of cards/boards/modules solution utilizing Qualcomms new Cloud AI ASICs. 


  • Work with internal teams and ODMs to develop and support customer requirements.
  • Co-develop functional specifications for cards and/or sub-systems.
  • Support architecture and card designs including accelerator SOC, memory, I/O, power, electrical/mechanical and PCB definition/design.
  • Assist bring up and debug of cards at ODMs.
  • Evaluation of ODM/JDM partners and technical oversight of ODM engagements. Assist writing SOWs and ODM product requirements. Drive technical milestones. Review schematics, PCB layouts, component selections, mechanical design, thermal design, software support, test plans. Resolve architecture or design issues. Work across time zones to keep teams synchronized. Drive ODM aspects from card design to volume manufacturing delivery.
  • Coordination across multiple development sites is required. This includes QUALCOMM sites as well as ODM/JDMs, both domestic (Taiwan) and international. Travel to other development and customer sites is also required.
  • Able to bring consensus to technical tradeoff decisions at the hardware, software and chip design levels. Able to influence and bring technical recommendations or requirements across teams in other disciplines and geographic locations.
  • Coordinating and performing technical training for ODMs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate should have 5+ years of system/card development experience.
  • Knowledge of PCIe card, motherboard, daughtercard, and backplane signal and power delivery, chassis design and thermal management. Solid understanding of system software operation from lowest level boot to OS and application layers.
  • Experience qualifying power management ICs (PMICs), voltage regulator (VR) components, clock buffers, flash memory, connectors and incorporating into complex card designs.
  • Experience in card/system/sub-systems design and validation of motherboard, daughtercard, backplane, connectors, cables and components. Experience in dense high layer count designs, 8-20+ layers.
  • Experience with PCIe add in card/module design and debugging of cards in high performance systems (x86, Power and ARM).
  • Experience in bringing up PCIe card design using JTAG tools
  • Knowledge in high speed (6-10+ Gbps) serial IO design, signal integrity, PCI-E Gen3/4, LPDDR4x, DDR4/5. Physical design of systems with long (0.35-1.0 meter) PCB or cable topologies. Up to date with current standards body requirements. Understanding of link, transport, transaction and command levels for PCIe, with ability to debug at packet/protocol level.
  • Experience with LPDDR4x memory technologies, design, layout, validation of large DIMM configurations.
  • Experience in clock distribution, power distribution, SMBus, PMBus, SPI, PWM/Tach, BMC.
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools such as Cadence Allegro or Mentor Expedition
  • Work with ODM supplier to complete the schematic and layout design for assigned platform
  • Review ODM schematics and layout and ensure compliance to Qualcomm design guidelines
  • Experience with regulatory, environmental and compliance tests.
  • Experience with circuit simulation tools (SPICE), and Signal /Power Integrity concerns and analysis.
  • Experience with lab equipment and debug tools: high speed oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, JTAG, SMBus and Serial port debuggers
  • Experience working with ODM on joint designs.
  • Experience with BMC hardware/software
  • Good understanding of the x86 FW/SW stack
  • Good understanding of FW architecture

Education Requirements

  • Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

Please apply via www.qualcomm.com/careers and refer to req number E1973013


40K+ TWD/month

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