Physical Layer Systems Engineer - QCT in England, United Kingdom

at Qualcomm

Computer Software
Minimum Qualification
MPhil / PhD
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT) is the largest provider of 3G chipset and software technology in the world, with chipsets shipped to more than 50 customers and powering the majority of all 3G devices commercially available. QCT partners with nearly 60 3G network operators around the globe and has the largest CDMA engineering team in the wireless industry. 

QCT provides complete chipset solutions and integrated applications from the Launchpad suite of advanced technologies. Our integrated solutions offer device manufacturers reduced bill-of-materials costs, time-to-market, and development time. Mobile handsets powered by QCT chipsets can offer more features while maintaining a smaller, sleeker form-factor and benefiting from reduced power demands. 

Reports to Physical layer Systems Leader.

To be hands on with the development and testing of GSM/GPRS/EDGE technologies .This position also offers exposure to the inter-working aspects of advanced 3G/4G technologies (WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE).

 To be part of the team of systems engineers responsible for designing, defining, verifying and integrating physical layer requirements and algorithms for complex digital modem ASIC products with an emphasis on GSM/GPRS/EDGE technologies. Role provides unique opportunity to be involved from conception to final commercialization.

 Develop floating point and fixed point C code for GSM base band modem signal processing algorithms 

To provide systems support for architectural implementation of modem signal processing algorithms in hardware and/or firmware.

To support debugging Physical layer performance issues in Lab using Logic Analyzer, oscilloscopes, ICE tools, etc. 

To support debugging Physical layer performance issues observed in the field.

To become conversant with the 3GPP technical specifications to which Qualcomm's products conform

To share areas of specialist knowledge with other members of staff, making technical presentations, doing code reviews as required



Good grasp of theoretical concepts along with practical implementation experience in developing communications systems through research projects in university

Ability to work in multi-discipline team to design, develop, test and debug a complete wireless communications system in the lab and in the field 

Candidate should be fresh PhD graduate in field of signal processing

Candidate should have IEEE conference papers and journal publications in Signal Processing and/or Communications as first author

Candidate should have excellent academic credentials and achievements

Candidate should have good programming skills in C and Matlab 


Strong background in communication theory and digital signal processing with a good understanding of GSM/GPRS/EDGE and/or WCDMA physical layer. 

Experience in GSM/GPRS/EDGE physical layer design.

Experience with Firmware programming and implementation of systems algorithms is a plus

Good communication skills and strongly motivated to take on new challenges

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