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Director Thermal Systems Engineering

San Diego, CA, USA | Qualcomm Incorporated

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
    Telecommunications & Wireless
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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QCT Thermal and Limits Systems Team is looking for a Senior Thermal Lead with 15-20 years of experience to lead a cross-functional engineering team to address thermal challenges supporting the Qualcomm product roadmap from concept through commercialization. Products can range from mobile/compute/IoT devices to high power automobile/server products. Must be proficient with thermal simulation and experimental analysis methodologies for silicon die, semiconductor package and full commercial systems. In addition, the Lead must also have a deep understanding of power systems including power control, thermal control and monitoring technologies for power and thermal. The thermal engineer will contribute to Qualcomm success by developing innovative thermal solutions, algorithms and methodologies to support product development and commercialization and help build long term strategy at Qualcomm in the Thermal and Limits systems design areas. Specific sample tasks include: 1.Coordinating with technology teams to drive architecture, high level designs, modeling and algorithm development for power and thermal management control systems. 2.Identifying use cases to develop system level power and thermal targets based on input from project leads, customers, technology owners, power leads and performance leads for products ranging from mobile phones, tablets, XR, automobile, IoT and server. 3.Coordinating with Product Management, Marketing and Customer Engineering to communicate product features and gather key customer requirements related to power and thermal. 4.Working with internal/external customers to develop thermal solutions for reference and commercial products which can meet performance targets. 5.Working with power, performance and thermal teams to develop integrated simulation tools and experimental analysis methodologies. 6.Developing experimental methodologies to characterize thermal/power/performance of various thermal designs, materials, and technologies. 7.Identifying needs and developing advanced thermal technologies as needed to support future Qualcomm products. 8.Analyzing competitive analysis data of various products in the market Responsibilities:

Coordination of workflow between teams related to power, thermal and performance and Thermal/Limits execution reviews across various products on the QCT roadmap

Development of methodologies and procedures for thermal experiments and analysis

Contribute to power and thermal architecture definition

Contribute to hardware and software design related to power and thermal management

Communication to engineering executive leadership at various forums including operations reviews.

Support product development and delivery related to power and thermal systems

All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.

8+ years Systems Engineering or related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Expert knowledge of thermal solutions for consumer, commercial, industrial and automotive products

Expert knowledge in power systems including power regulation, power control techniques and power delivery in highly integrated microelectronics products

Strong knowledge in experimental techniques for thermal and power measurements

Understanding of some or all architecture related to multimedia systems, ARM microprocessors, graphics processors and DSPs

Understanding of modem systems related to WLAN, 3G, 4G and/or 5GUnderstanding of semiconductor package, board level and system level thermal solutions

Understanding of Design of Experiment (DOE), Statistical Analysis, JMP, Measurement Capability Analysis

Understanding of software architecture

Excellent communication skills

Demonstrated ability to manage projects across multiple teams

Education Requirements MS or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering with a focus in thermal or semiconductor power systems with more than 15-20 years of industrial experience in semiconductor product development

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