AR / VR Power Analysis Engineer


Job Description


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Multimedia Systems

General Summary

Qualcomm is the innovation leader in the area of integrated chipsets that power advanced mobile devices, XR/IoT/Automotive & compute platforms. We are building on and expanding our reputation as the industry powerhouse for innovation in both wireless technologies and enabling advanced multimedia capabilities.

Qualcomm's XR Architecture Team is seeking an experienced Power Analysis Engineer who is passionate in solving power challenges and develop innovative solutions for optimizing power for next generation Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) SoCs. Working as part of a AR/VR system architecture team this engineer drive pre- and post-silicon power analysis and optimization projects across Qualcomm's AR/VR SoC roadmap.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with a cross functional team to understand AR/VR use case requirements, dataflows and HW/SW partitioning
  • Develop novel power optimized architecture designs
  • Implementation of power models for multimedia and other compute IP cores
  • System level power analysis of various complex use cases
  • Work with the HW and SW teams to verify implementation of power features, and validate power at various design steps
  • Work with multiple teams during commercialization to correlate power and meet power targets

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's or Doctorate, Electrical Engineering + 5 years of professional experience in the following areas is preferred.
  • Experience working with power analysis, optimization or modeling at a detailed level.
  • Experience with multimedia technology and IPs (Camera, Video, Computer Vision, AI accelerators)
  • Knowledge on hardware and software factors affecting SOC power. (power impact from use cases, architectures, power saving features, firmware/software algorithms, operating frequency and voltage modes)

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).

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

$97,000.00 - $145,000.00

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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