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Modem Systems Engineer (Boulder, CO)


Boulder, CO
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Modem systems engineers are at the heart of Qualcomm's success in wireless. They are specification and algorithms wizards and work with software, RF, and digital hardware engineers to design the best modems. Qualcomm Boulder modem systems engineers are embedded in the Test Base Station (TBS) team. The TBS team currently provides solutions for verification of QCT chipset functionality of WLAN, UMTS, LTE, LTE-D (Proximity Services), eMTC, and Multefire. It is expanding into V2X and 5G. Tasks performed by modem systems engineers on the TBS team include:
  • Analyzing latest 3GPP and other specifications to derive requirements
  • Translating requirements into end-to-end designs
  • Theoretical analysis and simulation of features, algorithms, and implementation choices
  • Presenting & documenting specifications, designs, and other results to cross disciplinary and diverse teams and building consensus around solutions
  • Supporting the implementation and commercialization of features by providing test vectors, log & other analysis
    All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.
    Minimum Qualifications Graduate level classes or equivalent training in:

  • Digital Communications
  • Probability and Random Processes
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Statistical Signal Analysis or Signal Detection and Estimation
  • Error Control Coding or Information Theory
  • Programming in C/C++ and Matlab

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to work on a diverse team and interact in a diverse and inter-disciplinary engineering organization
  • Knowledge of LTE physical layer specifications
  • Knowledge of OFDMA and SC-FDMA
  • Knowledge of multi-user and/or MIMO transmission and reception strategies
  • Experience with RF interfaces and digital mitigation of RF distortion
  • Experience with solving complex physical layer problems independently
  • Experience with Perl or Python
  • Experience with C++ development under Linux
  • Advanced object oriented programming/software design with C++

    Education Requirements Required: Master's, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering
    Preferred: Doctorate, Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering

    Keywords Modem, systems, LTE, OFDM, OFDMA, digital signal processing, 3G, 4G, 5G, information theory, detection, estimation
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