Qualcomm Staff Software Engineer Jobs & Careers in San Diego, CA

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7 hrs ago

Embedded Software Engineer (Staff) – new

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. * Mature interpersonal skills with an ability to… Glassdoor

4 days ago

Staff Engineer - ASIC System/Module Verification

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the development of low power, high image quality… Glassdoor

4 days ago

CAD/EDA Automation Programmer, Staff

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

- Own the life cycle for a system dealing with forecasting and optimizing engineering resources. - Drive automation around a variety of source… Glassdoor

4 days ago

Video Systems Staff Engineer (QCT Multimedia R&D & Standards

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

• Participate in the design and implementation of HEVC video encoder and its extensions. Develop encoder algorithms such as mode decision, motion… Glassdoor

2 days ago

Senior Software Engineer Careers @ Qualcomm | Firmware & Low-Level Embedded Desi – new

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

Education Requirements Required: Bachelor's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering Preferred: Master's, Computer… Glassdoor

4 days ago

Systems Security Architect

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

Job Function Systems Security Architect is responsible for working with R&D projects within QUALCOMM to research, design and develop the right… Glassdoor

4 days ago

Advanced Memory Device Architect/Integration Engineer

Qualcomm San Diego, CA

Job Function The Qualcomm Technologies Inc (QTI) Corporate R&D memory team is searching for a highly qualified memory engineer who can lead… Glassdoor

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    - Casual culture and flexible working hours.
    - Some very smart colleagues.
    - Leader in wireless chipset business.
    - You will learn a lot about the product and how to tackle some complex challenges.


    - Experience depends A LOT on what group you are in and how well the work is aligned with your interests. It is very easy to become pigeonholed into working solely on an obscure feature (such as some module of a particular chipset that does X).
    - Effort over results: promotion is largely based on how long you have been at Qualcomm, not necessarily your effectiveness as an engineer. There is also the pressure to show that you have been working hard by sending useless e-mail updates at late hours.
    - Very process-oriented: on an e-mail thread with a technical issue, a common tactic is to incrementally CC higher-ranked engineers/managers to passive-aggressively attempt to expedite progress. What starts as an e-mail exchange about an issue reported by a customer rapidly turns into a 50 e-mail long thread with at least 2 VP-level engineers, 5 senior staff, 10 senior engineers, etc. Too many meetings.
    - Large duplication of effort; there are a lot of similar projects between different divisions, such as QCT and Corporate R&D.
    - Relatively low salary; HR needs offer more compelling reasons to stay at Qualcomm other than the San Diego beach lifestyle.

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    Encourage more effective means of solving technical problems other than assigning more manpower to the problem at hand. Hire competent engineers, not obedient engineers.