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Qualcomm Principal/Lead Software Engineer - Automotive Camera Driver Technology in Markham, Ontario


Qualcomm Canada ULC

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Software Engineering

General Summary:

Qualcomm Automotive team is rapidly expanding to offer optimized solutions for infotainment and ADAS/Autonomous Driving. To scale and strengthen our offering in this domain, we are seeking a strong Principal level Lead Technical Engineer Leads who enjoys working with cutting edge technologies, in a super-charged fast-paced environment.

This Principal role in Qualcomm requires managing and mentoring multiple software developers and/or teams across multiple geographies. You will be expected to drive embedded software development throughout the lifecycle and be a subject matter expert.

This is a high-impact and visible role responsible for successful product launches by partnering with Product, Program, Business and Engineering teams and leadership.

We are seeking experts in camera driver development .

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 6+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


Master's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 5+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.


PhD in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of Software Engineering or related work experience.

• 3+ years of work experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

The Principal Engineer shall:

  • Own and drive product definition and requirements for the software product.

  • Oversee software development planning and execution and drive the product delivery in alignment with leading edge Automotive OEMs

  • Coordinate end-to-end architecture and design, including considerations for functional-safety and cybersecurity

  • Champion continuous process improvements across various stages in the development lifecycle, including participation in process and project audits, driving process maturity metrics.

  • Participate to software development throughout entire lifecycle across multiple technologies

Ideal candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

  • 15+ years of progressive Systems Software Engineering and related work experience.

  • Proven experience in developing software for real time embedded systems in automotive electronics with good understanding of SoC architectures.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational abilities.

  • Good understanding of Automotive standards such as ASPICE and ISO26262

  • Demonstrated ability to translate and navigate business and customer goals into actionable engineering and technology solutions.

  • Proven hands-on and self-driven ability to boot-strap, define, and deliver into successful products.

  • Strong understanding of software engineering tools and workflows.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and enable teams to solve sophisticated challenges across SoC, Hardware and Software.

  • Experience in communicating and coordinating with clients and customers on technical issues

Required Skills

  • 8+ years of focused extensive embedded software engineering (C/C++) background including must-have experience in Camera technology

  • Proven development experience on big scale drivers in RTOS and Linux ecosystems

  • In-depth understanding of Camera/ISP/Image sensors, SoC architecture and RTOS.

Preferred skills

  • Camera tuning experiences and working knowledge

  • Working knowledge of popular automotive SERDES

  • Programming experience with popular sensor modules

  • Experience delivering large scale SW for Automotive ADAS/Compute or Infotainment programs.

  • Strong understanding of Camera ISP features and functionalities

Applicants : If you need an accommodation, during the application/hiring process, you may request an accommodation by sending email to accommodationsupport

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.

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.

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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