Wireless Systems Engineering Internship - Summer 2024


Job Description


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area

Interns Group, Interns Group > Interim Engineering Intern - Systems

General Summary

Before there were smartphones or smart cities, before autonomous cars or 360 virtual reality videos, there was our technology. Headquartered in San Diego, for over 30 years Qualcomm’s inventions have inspired others to make the impossible, possible. From 5G to artificial intelligence, IoT to automotive and extended reality applications, Qualcomm is inventing the technologies of an intelligently connected future, spearheading research efforts for the next global wireless standard, and collaborating with industry leaders in the wireless value chain to make this future a commercial reality.You’re bringing skills. We’ll provide the environment and the experience to push your limitless potential. Join us for our U.S. 2024 summer intern program! 

Over the last few decades the Wireless Research and Development (WRD) and Modem Systems groups at Qualcomm have been the instrumental driving force behind the mobile communications revolution, having touched every aspect of our modern day life. From the early days of CDMA to 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, LTE Advanced, and now onto 5G NR and wireless Machine Learning and beyond, both groups have been key players in moving these technologies from concept to lab to actual mass scale real life deployments. As a Qualcomm Wireless Systems Engineering intern you have the opportunity to push the boundaries of what exists and establish the new standards for tomorrow. You will work as an equal contributor on a team of leading engineers to innovate on CDMA Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and architect, analyze and simulate cutting-edge, next-generation wireless networks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s, or Ph.D. degree program in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field
  • Must be available for 11 – 14 weeks during Summer 2024 (May-September) with a graduation date of December 2024 or later

Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the following Wireless Systems Engineering technical tracks:

Wireless Communication

  • Communication theory, Stochastic Processes, Linear Algebra, signal processing, information theory, channel coding, probability and random processes, applied mathematics, RF interfaces and digital mitigation of RF distortion, Bayesian inference or upper layer protocol design experience including 3GPP IMS, NAS, MAC/RLC/PDCP and RRC, IP, UDP, TCP, HTTP, routing etc.
  • Experience with machine learning and key machine learning tools/libraries (TensorFLow, PyTorch, Keras etc), neural networks architectures and building models
  • Experience with wireless standards (i.e. LTE/WiFi/5G/UMTS)
  • Knowledge and/or experience in MIMO, OFDM, CDMA
  • PHY/MAC layer systems design for 5G (sub-6 and mmW), spectrum sharing, and next generation WiFi
  • Modem architecture, software engineering and simulation design, microprocessor architecture, embedded software, data network protocols knowledge
  • Ability to program effectively in C/C++, Python and/or Matlab.
  • Systems design for M2M, cellular V2X communication, and industrial IOT
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

RF System Design

  • Solid Knowledge in RF and microwave theory
  • Antenna theory
  • Analog IC Design
  • linear systems & Filter Design
  • Digital Pre-Distortion

System Integration & Test (SIT)

  • Test Automation framework design and development using Python
  • Experience w/cellular systems, voice/data, test equipment/tools systems performance analysis
  • Understand existing internal automation frameworks for performance, power and thermal analysis
  • Communication system knowledge (physical, upper layers)
  • Application layer protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP)

Qualcomm’s Internship Program

Our interns join world-class teams to help define and build what is next for mobility and the world.  You’ll be paired with a mentor with visibility to your project and team, receive support from your manager, and have access to the entire Qualcomm employee community to ensure your success. To round out your summer internship, we host professional development workshops, social events, cross-functional speaker sessions, and an executive speaker series. In addition to competitive hourly pay and accrued vacation time, you will receive relocation coverage and furnished housing accommodations for the duration of your internship.

By applying here, you are expressing interest in one of our many 2024 Qualcomm Wireless Systems Engineering internships. It’s important to note that this is not a job posting for a specific role. We will review resumes on an ongoing basis, and a recruiter may reach out to you.

Applicants: If you are an individual with a 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 to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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Pay Range

$0.00 - $0.00

The above pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this job code for the location for which it has been posted. Even more importantly, please note that salary is only one component of total compensation at Qualcomm. We also offer a competitive annual discretionary bonus program and opportunity for annual RSU grants (employees on sales-incentive plans are not eligible for our annual bonus). In addition, our highly competitive benefits package is designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that Qualcomm has to offer!

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers.