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Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd
Cambridge GBR
Embedded Software Engineer (C and Python) - Audio Group

General Summary:

At our Cambridge site we are focused on pioneering IoT and automotive technologies, with engineering areas of excellence including, Analogue and Digital Design, Voice and Music (Hardware, Software, OEM Support, Innovation). Cambridge is our largest office in the UK, with more than 600 team members including engineers, business strategists and support staff.

This is an opportunity for a fresh graduate or somebody with up to 2 years of experience, with interest in firmware/embedded work and who would love to learn a wide variety of embedded software skills from low level world (boot up systems, HAL, etc.) to system level design (subsystem interaction, feature level design, etc.). If you’d like to learn and work in this challenging environment, we would love to hear from you!

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree (or equivalent qualification) in software engineering or a systems engineering course with a software component

About the role

The position of Software Engineer is in Qualcomm’s Audio group.

The Audio group is a world-wide group of engineers developing Audio framework technology for accessories based on Bluetooth like: earbuds, headsets, sound bars and smart speakers. The group is highly successful.  Deliveries can be found in over 2 billion Bluetooth products. Audio wireless products continues to evolve, offering excellent opportunities for engineers to work on innovative product development.

The role of the Software Engineer focuses firstly on the development of the audio framework used by DSPs and secondly on integration of work done all over the world. This involves coding in C and occasionally assembler, within a resource constrained real-time environment.

The team maintains its own collection of tools most written in Python, used within the team and by customers.

Engineers work on both Windows and Linux with simulators, emulators, and silicon.

The projects tasks are usually split amongst small, mostly autonomous teams of specialists.

Individual engineers mainly interact directly with their peers inside and outside the team using a wide collection of tools (video conference, email, instant messaging, wiki, revision control, bug tracker…).

Perks and benefits

Qualcomm offers a broad benefits package including a competitive annual salary, performance bonus, an employee share purchase program, generous pension scheme, private medical and 25 days annual leave.

You will also be eligible for subsidised gym membership, season ticket loan as well as subsidised lunches in our onsite canteen.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire and curiosity to learn new things
  • Understanding of firmware design techniques
  • Understanding of basic testing, coding, and debugging procedures.
  • Understanding of CPU architectures
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent qualification) in software engineering or a systems engineering course with a software component
  • Python knowledge.
  • Understanding of signal processing software.
  • Knowledge of assembler


Embedded software, Embedded Device Drivers, C, assembly, software engineering, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Audio, DSP, Eclipse, RTOS, FreeRTOS

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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