SW - Virtual Platform Software Engineer (Remote - US, Canada, UK)


Location: Santa Clara, California, United Kingdom

Job Type: Full time



Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

As a Virtual Platform Software Engineer, you will work with the Software, SOC Design, and SOC Design Verification teams to develop behavioral models of the SOC and surrounding system to enable accelerated software development and verification. In this role, you will be responsible for defining the virtual platform, developing and integrating models for SOC and platform components and working with the Software, RTL and Design Verification teams. Additional responsibilities include developing hybrid environments by combining virtual platforms and RTL simulators or by combining virtual platforms and physical hardware platforms.

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:

  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering with more than 5 years experience in SOC modeling, instruction set simulator development, or development of SW/HW simulation environments
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture concepts
  • Skillful at debugging the hardware/software interface for OSes and device drivers
  • Ability to independently identify, troubleshoot and solve problems using HW and SW debugging tools
  • Familiarity with simulators such as Fast Models, Virtualizer, Virtual System Platform, QEMU
  • Proficient in SystemC, Verilog, and System Verilog, and Assembly
  • Familiarity with industry standard technologies like ARM architecture, AXI, PCIe, DDR, and TrustZone
  • Experience with RTL simulators such as Cadence Xcelium and Synopsys VCS
  • Experience developing and debugging firmware and device drivers
  • MS degree in Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering; 10 years of practical experience
  • Understanding of software unit and integration test methodologies

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the virtual platform system, both creating new models as well as integrating third party models
  • Collaborate with software team on bring up and automated testing
  • Partner with SOC Design and Design Verification teams on defining model behaviors and verifying equivalency to RTL
  • Create hybrid virtual platform+RTL simulator and virtual platform+physical hardware environments
  • Opportunity for leadership including defining the long term strategy for co-development and co-verification and building out a virtual platforms team

** Remote options available for UK, Canada and Mexico as well as US **

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