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CPU Micro-architect/RTL Designer (Multiple Locations)

**Company:**

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

**Job Area:**

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > CPU Engineering

**General Summary:**

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

We are hiring talented engineers for CPU RTL development targeted for high performance, low power devices. As a CPU Micro-architecture and RTL Design Engineer, you will work with chip architects to conceive of the micro-architecture, and also help with architecture/product definition through early involvement in the product life-cycle.

**Roles and Responsibilities**

+ Performance exploration. Explore high performance strategies working with the CPU modeling team.

+ Microarchitecture development and specification. From early high-level architectural exploration, through micro architectural research and arriving at a detailed specification.

+ RTL ownership. Development, assessment and refinement of RTL design to target power, performance, area and timing goals.

+ Functional verification support. Help the design verification team execute on the functional verification strategy.

+ Performance verification support. Help verify that the RTL design meets the performance goals.

+ Design delivery. Work with multi-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design on the aspects of timing, area, reliability, testability and po

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Thorough knowledge of microprocessor architecture including expertise in one or more of the following areas: instruction fetch and decode, branch prediction, instruction scheduling and register renaming, out-of-order execution, integer and floating point execution, load/store execution, prefetching, cache and memory subsystems

+ Knowledge of Verilog and/or VHDL. Experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools

+ Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications

+ Understanding of low power microarchitecture techniques

+ Understanding of high performance techniques and trade-offs in a CPU microarchitecture

+ Experience using a scripting language such as Perl or Python

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 (https://qualcomm.service-now.com/hrpublic?id=hr\_public\_article\_view&sysparm\_article=KB0039028) 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.

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:**

$139,000.00 - $234,500.00

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!

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers (http://www.qualcomm.com/contact/corporate) .

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

CPU Micro-architect/RTL Designer (Multiple Locations)

Full time
Austin, TX

Published on 05/10/2024

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