Engineering Internship, Bristol 2023 (6 month internship)


Location: Bristol City

Job Type: Full time



Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd

Job Area:

Interns Group, Interns Group > Interim Intern

General Summary:

A world leader in smart mobile technologies, Qualcomm offers complete solutions that enable continuous innovation for today's smart connected devices. Our vast expertise in wireless technology, combined with our unique systems approach to developing solutions, puts Qualcomm at the forefront of the rapidly expanding mobile industry.

The IoT Business Unit is a leading player in Internet of Things, Voice and Music and Bluetooth Smart with locations around the world. The business group develops and delivers hardware, software and applications that bring together the very latest wireless and audio technologies to create industry leading audio voice and music products. You will be joining a successful engineering department whose deliveries can be found in billions of Bluetooth and Voice and Music products worldwide.

Based out of Qualcomm’s Bristol office, this role offers 6 months internship position on PHY algorithm development, simulation, implementation, and testing for data communication modems supporting WLAN and BT connectivity standards. The algorithm design will involve both RF/Analog and Digital/Baseband interactions within the modem as well as fixed point implementation.

In this role you will have an opportunity to interact with Systems, Digital and Software teams.

This internship gives you the opportunity to join a world class team (including other interns and recent graduates) in the heart of Bristol’s thriving silicon community. As an intern you will be assigned a mentor to support your progress throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute on Modem Systems Design for Single Carrier and Multi-carrier Systems

  • Contribute on algorithmic analysis and architecture specification for Communication and DSP blocks such as Front-End Filtering, transceiver synchronization and demodulation including AGC, Time and Frequency Synchronization, Channel Estimation, Clock and Frequency Offset Tracking, Equalization/Detection, Channel Decoding, System Modelling of SISO and MIMO Baseband, RF and Wireless Channels, assuming technical ownership of aspects of a project under moderate supervision

  • Contribute on Modem fixed point Implementation

  • Own and contribute on algorithmic simulations, testing, debug and optimisation

  • Contribute to requirements capture and task definition, participation in design reviews

  • Task definition and breakdown including time and risk estimation

  • Participation and presentation of results at the design reviews

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good background on Digital communications theory and signal processing

  • Awareness of wireless communication standards (GSM, WCDMA, IS-95, IS-2000, 1xEVDO, Bluetooth, WLAN, etc.)

  • Ability to program effectively in C/C++, Matlab, Python/Perl

  • Mathematical and Statistical analysis skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Proactive, creative, curious, motivated to learn and contribute with good collaboration skills

Education Requirements

  • Final stages of a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher qualification) in Electronic Engineering, preferably a Masters or Ph.D program

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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