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Qualcomm Embedded Software Engineering Internship (Summer 2021) in Boxborough, Massachusetts

Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Job Area:Interns Group, Interns Group > Interim Engineering Intern - SW

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age - and this is where you come in.

Before there were smartphones or smart cities, before autonomous cars or 360° virtual reality videos, there was our technology. Headquartered in San Diego, for over 30 years Qualcomm inventions have inspired others to make the impossible, possible. From 5G to artificial intelligence, from IoT to automotive and extended reality applications, Qualcomm is inventing the technologies of an intelligently connected future, spearheading research efforts for the next global wireless standard, and collaborating with industry leaders in the wireless value chain to make this future a commercial reality.As a Software Engineering intern at Qualcomm you have the opportunity to push the boundaries of what exists and establish the new standards for tomorrow. You will be innovating as an equal contributor on teams of world-class engineers to develop, implement and maintain software for the most complex wireless devices in the industry today. You will leverage your degree in Computer Science or Engineering to make an immediate impact on the Software Development Life Cycle of one of Qualcomm numerous wireless software technologies.Sounds like a pretty big deal to just start with a simple internship, doesn’t it? But we are looking for the next generation of dreamers, inventors, rebels, risk takers, and pioneers.Potential Project Responsibilities & Technologies:

  • Design and develop embedded, real-time OS

  • System-level integration issues

  • Design and Integrate new features

  • Integration and test platforms

  • Develop and execute test scenarios

  • Android Architecture

  • Linux OS Development

  • Linux Kernel/Device Driver Development

  • Modem Software: Air interfaces/Data Services/Multimode

  • OS: Android, Linux, Windows, Chrome, Native Platforms (RIM)

  • Multimedia: Video, Display, Audio, Graphic, Core Power, Camera

  • LTE (Long-Term-Evolution)

  • L2/L3 Protocols

  • CoreBSP (Board Support Package): Drivers, Peripherals, Products, OS

  • Power and Thermal Management Software

  • DSP Performance

Relevant Skills:

  • Strong coding abilities in C/C++

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl

  • Experience with Linux/UNIX, Linux Drivers, Linux Kernel, Mobile SW development in Windows Mobile, Android, design patterns, wireless network protocols such as TCP/IP, SIP

  • Familiarity with real-time operating systems

Education Requirements:

  • In study towards a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

  • Must be available for 3 months during Summer 2021 (May-September) with a graduation date of December 2021 or later

Spend your summer working in the future.Working at Qualcomm may be the closest you’ll get to experiencing time travel. You won’t just work in a lab or write lines of code. Our interns join world-class teams to help define and build what is next for mobility and the world.

  • You’ll be paired with a mentor with visibility to your project and team, receive support from your manager and have access to the entire Qualcomm employee community to ensure your success.

  • In addition to competitive pay and accrued vacation time, you will receive full relocation coverage and furnished housing accommodations for the duration of your internship

  • We’ll make sure you have fun outside of work with weekend surf lessons & beach days, networking opportunities with Qualcomm executives and professionals, company-wide mentorship program platform, overnight hackathon, community service opportunities, and so much more...

  • Whether you're graduating and seeking a full-time position after your internship, or hoping to return for another internship the following year, you will be considered for a returning offer through an evaluation of your work from the summer.

  • Possible work locations outside of San Diego-CA include: San Jose/Santa Clara-CA, Boulder-CO, Austin-TX, Raleigh-NC, Boxborough-MA

*Certain program offerings are only available in certain office locations or to those who qualify based on pre-determined criteria. Specific benefits provided for given roles and locations will be detailed at the time of offer.All Qualcomm employees are expected to actively support diversity on their teams, and in the Company.

Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here ( for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able participate in the hiring process. Qualcomm is also committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities. Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

To all Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: Our Careers Site is only for individuals seeking a job at Qualcomm. Staffing and recruiting agencies and individuals being represented by an agency are not authorized to use this site or to submit profiles, applications or resumes, and any such submissions will be considered unsolicited. Qualcomm does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Qualcomm employees or any other company location. Qualcomm is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications.

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.

Pay range:

$17.00 - $98.00

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Qualcomm Careers ( .

We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal—we invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates.

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