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ASIC Design Engineer (Security Group)

**Company:**

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

**Job Area:**

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

**General Summary:**

As a leading technology innovator, Qualcomm pushes the boundaries of what's possible to enable next-generation experiences and drives communication and data processing transformation to help create a smarter, connected future for all.

A world leader in smart mobile technologies, QCT offers complete solutions that enable continuous innovation for today's smart connected devices. Our vast expertise in wireless technology, combined with our unique systems approach to developing solutions, puts QCT at the forefront of the rapidly expanding mobile industry. QCT offers solutions for CDMA, UMTS, GSM and LTE technologies, providing support for both 3G, 4G and now 5G networks and devices. Qualcomm also offers a broad portfolio of additional wired and wireless technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics product segments. All of our solutions and products are elegantly engineered for optimal performance and power consumption. Our system-on-chip solutions like Snapdragon bring together CPU, GPU, connectivity, security, multimedia and GPS technologies in a way that is redefining mobile possibilities for people everywhere. Because of its unsurpassed performance and capabilities, Snapdragon is enhancing the mobile experience and fueling an ever-expanding array of new connected device categories, ranging from smartphones to tablets to e-readers and beyond.

The Hardware Security team is seeking Digital Design Engineers with Security experience in San Diego, CA. The Security team works on cutting edge digital Security IP for use in premium tier Snapdragon chipsets.

This is a high level, high profile position, requiring interaction with cross-functional teams. The work will expose the candidate to all aspects of Hardware Security Product design flow, including Architecture, IP development, Security Certifications, Cryptography, Fault Injection, Side-Channel Analysis, Countermeasures, Silicon Testing and other security product aspects.

**Requirements**

+ 5+ years of experience in ASIC design

+ Preferred experience with security designs and concepts (crypto, access control, fault and side channel hardening, random number generators, certifications, etc)

+ Experience and understanding of ASIC design flow: Architecture, Microarchitecture, verilog/system-verilog RTL design, Clock Domain Crossings, DFT, synthesis, and timing closure

+ Problem solving, strong communication and teamwork skills

+ Self-driven, able to work with minimum supervision

**Stand out of the crowd:**

+ Strong familiarity with symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms (e.g. AES, DES, SHA, RSA), implementation and use models within high level protocols

+ Ability to identify security threats, weaknesses, propose countermeasures, evaluate resolutions, understand, and interpret government standards

+ Exposure to security concepts and implementation techniques

+ Experience with RNG, PUF, Error correction codes

+ Experience with fault injection, side channel analysis, countermeasures

+ Experience with security certifications

+ Experience with root of trust, provisioning

+ Experience with system level architecture, analog design, and silicon test

+ Experience with High-speed, Low Area, and Low Power architectures

+ Experience in verification and modeling is a plus

+ PhD or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering Preferred

**Minimum Qualifications:**

• Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.

OR

Master's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 1+ year of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.

OR

PhD in Science, Engineering, or related field.

Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, rest assured that Qualcomm is committed to providing an accessible process. You may e-mail myhr.support@qualcomm.com or call Qualcomm's toll-free number found here (https://qualcomm.service-now.com/hrpublic?id=hr\_public\_article\_view&sysparm\_article=KB0039028) . Upon request, Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations 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.

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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.**

Qualcomm expects its employees to abide by all applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to security and other requirements regarding protection of Company confidential information and other confidential and/or proprietary information, to the extent those requirements are permissible under applicable law.

**Pay range:**

$108,000.00 - $162,000.00

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 (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


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