XR Technology Systems Engineer


Job Description


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Multimedia Systems

General Summary

Qualcomm's XR Technology Systems team is seeking motivated engineers with who will work on driving next generation technologies & platforms enabling the future of Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality applications. This team interfaces with product management, platform architecture, technology/IP and software implementation leads.

The successful candidate will be responsible for one or more of the following roles:

  • Driving technical workstreams across key technology tracks (perception, rendering, composition, reprojection, split-processing, user input interfaces, camera & display processing). Key role here is to have forward looking perspective and identify opportunities for prototyping, demonstrating the system level trade-offs (working with respective technology team(s) ), helping define the feature goodness criteria from end use case perspective.
  • Collaborating with technology experts to drive strategic direction in cross-functional AR/MR/VR areas.
  • Working with technology, hardware, and software experts to translate use-case requirements into implementation specifications and contributing to reference design planning.
  • Engaging on identifying and scoping new use-cases.
  • Early engagement with customers and works on aligning with product management on platform requirements.
  • Working with technology tracks to drive the system level what-ifs/trade-offs and helping with competitive analysis.

For this multi-disciplinary role an ideal candidate has proven expertise in AR/VR, computer vision, machine learning, perception, camera technology, hardware design, SoC architecture, HW/SW partitioning, and/or system modeling (power, performance, thermal).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 2+ years of Systems Engineering or related work experience.


Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 1+ year of Systems Engineering or related work experience.


PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

  • Works in the lab, can use hazardous chemicals (e.g., glue, machinery).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s and/or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science
  • 4+ years experience in HW architecture/design with emphasis on areas listed above
  • Proven experience in conducting architectural trade-offs, power/performance analysis and/or SW-HW trade-offs
  • Extensive knowledge of graphics pipeline, computer vision pipelines, machine learning methods and/or camera pipelines
  • Experience with system level modeling (performance and/or power)
  • C/C++ programming

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.

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Pay Range

$114,500.00 - $171,500.00

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!

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