R&D Software Engineer


San Diego, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Oct 31


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software EngineeringGeneral Summary:

At Qualcomm, we are transforming the automotive industry with our Snapdragon Digital Chassis and building the next generation software defined vehicle (SDV).Snapdragon Ride is an integral pillar of our Snapdragon Digital Chassis, and since its launch it has gained momentum with a growing number of global automakers and Tier1 suppliers.  Snapdragon Ride aims to address the complexity of autonomous driving and ADAS by leveraging its high-performance, power-efficient SoC, industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and pioneering vision and drive policy stack to deliver a comprehensive, cost and energy efficient systems solution. 

Enabling safe, comfortable, and affordable autonomous driving includes solving some of the most demanding and challenging technological problems. From centimeter-level localization to multimodal sensor perception, sensor fusion, behavior prediction, maneuver planning, and trajectory planning and control, each one of these functions introduces its own unique challenges to solve, verify, test, and deploy on the road.

We are looking for smart, innovative and motivated individuals with strong SW background and programming experience with languages such as C/C++, python, and more. Job responsibilities include design and development of SW framework and middleware. Development of sensor drivers to bring in sensors (IMU, GPS, Camera, Radar, Lidar, Ultrasonic) to our platform, sensor synchronization, and efficient techniques to share sensor across different SW modules. Work closely with different teams to implement SW optimization on Snapdragon Ride platform as well as involved in Ride SDK development. Work closely with test engineers to develop test plans and validation of SW. Will be actively involved in SW integration and debugging issues on the embedded (Qualcomm) platform.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 3+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 2+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

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

  • 8+ years of C++ development, C++11 and C++14 is a strong plus
  • Embedded SW design and development for safety critical systems is a strong plus
  • Experience with Programming languages such as C++, Python, Shell, etc.
  • Experience with multi-threaded / multi-core SW development and design
  • Knowledge/experience on Linux and embedded platform with QNX, AGL, Safe Linux, etc.
  • Knowledge of Linux network stack and any experience with network device drivers is a plus

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Familiarity with ROS/ROS2, DDS, Adaptive AUTOSAR middleware and frameworks
  • Knowledge / experience with safety critical software development process (Functional Safety), including ASPICE, ASIL, ISO26262, MISRA C++, AUTOSAR C++
  • Familiarity with static analysis tools, code coverage metrics, unit test generation
  • Experience with source code management tools such as git, git-lfs, github/gitlab
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work with a cross-functional team

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 here 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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