Vice President and General Manager, XR


Job Description


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area

General Management Group, General Management Group > General Manager

General Summary


We are seeking an accomplished and visionary VP and GM of XR to lead our global XR business unit. As a key executive of our company, you will shape the future of XR technology, leveraging our cutting-edge chipsets, software, and systems to transform user experiences. Your strategic insights, technical acumen, and leadership will drive our success in this dynamic field.


  • Collaborate with our GM and executive team to define our XR vision and mission. Align XR strategies with our overall business objectives.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive XR plans, including product roadmaps, market positioning, and ecosystem partnerships.
  • Lead a talented team of XR product management experts and influence global engineers, designers, and researchers. Foster innovation, mentorship, and cross-functional collaboration.
  • Conversant of XR trends, emerging technologies, and industry standards. Drive innovation by integrating our package of chipset, software, and system solutions up through the stack.
  • Identify strategic opportunities for XR applications in automotive, healthcare, gaming, industrial automation, and beyond. Cultivate partnerships with OEMs, developers, and content creators.
  • Ensure the reliability, performance, and security of our XR products. Collaborate with QA teams to meet rigorous standards.
  • Manage and negotiate complex long-term commercial agreements with major global companies.
  • Navigate regulatory frameworks related to XR safety, privacy, and interoperability.
  • Oversee budgeting, resource allocation, and cost-effective execution of XR projects.
  • Analyze market dynamics, customer needs, and competitive landscapes. Make data-driven decisions to position our XR offerings effectively.
  • Represent Qualcomm at industry conferences, analyst and press events, contribute to whitepapers, and engage with XR communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field of study
  • Fifteen (15) years of related work experience including 5 years in the field of XR, MR, AR, and/or VR in a product management related role
  • Five (5) years of P/L experience
  • Five (5) years of hands-on embedded development/engineering experience
  • Six (6) years of leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, MBA or a related field of study
  • Twenty (20) or more years of related work experience
  • Ten (10) or more years of leadership experience including people management
  • Ten (10) or more years working in a global technology organization
  • Deep understanding of XR developer, applications and services ecosystem, managing platform level software roadmap with SDK/HDKs releases for the developer community.
  • Understanding of open source software development and the open source community.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • SoC architecture knowledge
  • Press and analyst event experience

In addition to experience, the successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies in the following areas:

Management skills: The ability to grow teams and individuals personal skills by build trusting, collaborative relationships though 1:1 meetings, mentoring and demonstrating leadership skills that enables peoples soft skills and inspires others to excel. Must be able to build rapport with different types of people and businesses. The individual must be able enable/ improve constant soft and hard skill improvement for people on their team. The individual must also, be able to successfully plan headcount, budgets, capital, and any additional mgt task required.

Analytical Skills: The ability to collect information and identify fundamental patterns/trends in data. This includes the ability to gather, integrate, and interpret information from several sources.

Building Trusting Relationships: The ability to build trusting, collaborative relationships, and rapport with different types of people and businesses. This includes delivering on commitments and maintaining confidential information, as well as being approachable, showing interest in the other person, and relating well to people regardless of personality or background.

Communication: The ability to convey information clearly and accurately, as well as choosing the most effective method of delivery (e.g., email, phone, face-to-face). This includes using a technically sound communication style both verbally and in writing.

Creating the New and Different: The ability to be creative. This includes the ability to produce breakthrough ideas, being a visionary, managing innovation, seeing multiple futures, having broad interests and knowledge, and gaining support in order to translate new ideas into solutions. This also includes the ability to plan and implement unconventional ideas and speculate about alternative futures without all of the data.

Decision Making: The ability to make quick, accurate decisions. This includes the ability to weigh alternatives and take into account the impact of the decisions on people, equipment, or other resources.

Getting Work Done: The ability to be organized, resourceful, and planful. This includes the ability to leverage multiple resources to get things done and lay out tasks in sufficient detail. This also includes the ability to get things done with fewer resources and in less time, work on multiple tasks at once without losing track, and foresee and plan around obstacles.

Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of program management methodology (e.g., planning, scheduling, tracking, execution). This includes the ability to effectively use program management tools to carry out the program management function.

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Pay Range

$283,500.00 - $425,000.00

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!

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