Machine learning research engineer/Staff

Qualcomm Incorporated


Shanghai, China

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    Position summary


    Qualcomm China

    Job Area:

    Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Machine Learning Engineering

    General Summary:

    Creates advanced machine learning techniques that enable a broad set of technology verticals or designs and extends training or runtime frameworks or model efficiency software tools with new features and optimizations. Models, architects, and develops advanced machine learning hardware (co-designed with machine learning software) for inference or training solutions. These enable the discovery and improvement of state-of-the-art machine learning solutions that has general applicability at functional platform level towards audio, camera, graphics, video, sensors, wireless, and other functionality over various operating systems running on ARM processors and other embedded hardware like DSP/NSP processors, GPU processors that are embedded into mobile, edge, auto, and IOT products, or on data center based systems such as GPUs or dedicated AI hardware. Develops optimized software to enable AI models efficiently deployed on hardware, such as machine learning kernels, compiler tools, or model efficiency tools, to make sure of specific hardware features, and/or working closely with hardware teams for joint design and development. Works with and/or optimize machine learning software frameworks like TensorFlow or PyTorch to efficiently run machine learning algorithms on hardware.

    Minimum Qualifications:

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


    Qualcomm's Multimedia R&D and Standards Group is seeking passionate candidates with expertise in Computer Vision or Computer Graphics. The team is developing advanced AI and deep learning algorithms, architectures, and systems for applications enriching the embedded systems for Smartphone and Extended Reality.

    The candidate should bring a deep understanding in computer vision or computer graphics, exhibiting excellent analytical and algorithm development skills and proficiency in Python, C/C++ or OpenGL programming. The selected candidate will have responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:

    • Research and develop efficient deep learning architectures and models for AI-enabled camera and extended reality. This includes but not limited to facial animation, image restoration, multi-view body 3D reconstruction, implicit representation of 3D head and body, and 3D body pose estimation.
    • Prototype solutions on mobile platforms for proof of concept and demonstration purposes, such as mode training and testing, model quantization, C/C++ simulation implementation.
    • Support product teams for commercialization, such as solution optimization, performance profiling and benchmarking.

    Must have Qualifications

    • Master's or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and/or closely related field.
    • 3+ years of professional experience in computer deep learning software development for applications like Computer Vision or Computer Graphics.
    • 5+ years of experience developing practical deep learning algorithms using PyTorch, TensorFlow, or other deep learning frameworks.
    • Solid Background in Computer Vision or Computer Graphics.
    • Knowledge how to handle various 3D Data representations like meshes (Raw/Retopologized), Point Clouds and UV Maps.
    • Solid background in machine/deep learning fundamental knowledges and mathematics.
    • Academic publications in computer vision research at top conferences and journals (PAMI, IJCV, NeurIPS, CVPR, ICCV, ICLR, ICML, etc.)
    • Proficiency in C/C++, OpenGL, or Python programming.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Excellent knowledge of C++ and object-oriented programming, capability to design and implement robust, high-performance, and flexible system software.
    • Expertise in various networks architectures such as GAN, Diffusion, Variational Auto-Encoders, U-Nets, NeRF etc.
    • Experience in 3D head and body reconstruction and synthesis, 3D body shape and pose estimation, and 3D clothes modeling and rendering.  
    • Experience in software development, incl. testing and debugging on mobile platforms, XR platforms or other embedded systems.
    • Experience of deep learning model pruning, compression, and quantization for executing on edge device without performance decreasing.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Track record of driving ideas from design through commercialization.
    • Experience in computer vision algorithm design development and integrating machine learning algorithm into camera systems.
    • Self-motivated and strong desire to learn new technologies, design novel techniques and propose them for technology commercialization.
    • Team Player.

    Minimum Qualifications


    Bachelors - Computer Science, Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Information Systems

    Work Experiences:

    2+ years Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.

    Preferred Qualifications


    Masters - Computer Science, Masters - Engineering, Masters - Information Systems

    Work Experiences:

    2+ years’ experience with one or more programming language suitable for machine learning (e.g., Python, R, C, C++). ,1+ years of experience with low level interactions between operating systems (e.g., Linux, Android, QNX) and Hardware ,2+ years’ experience using statistics and probability (e.g., conditional probability, Bayes rule) ,2+ years’ experience in embedded system development and optimization with application to a specific problem domain in ML (e.g., NLP, multi-media). ,2+ years’ experience with Machine Learning frameworks (e.g., Tensor Flow, Caffe, Caffe 2, Pytorch, Keras) ,1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,2+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization.


    AI Frameworks, Calculus, Data Manipulation, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning, Performance Optimization, Python, Statistics.

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

    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 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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    About the company

    Industry: Telecommunications

    Before there were smartphones or smart cities, before autonomous cars or 360° virtual reality videos, there was our technology. Qualcomm inventions are the foundational technologies that others build upon—inventing new industries and applications that have global impact. From 5G to artificial intelligence, from IoT to automotive and extended reality applications, Qualcomm is inventing the ...

    Why you should apply for a job to Qualcomm Incorporated:

  • 4.1/5 in supportive management

  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Maternity leave varies by state, but typical is 8-12 weeks of fully paid pregnancy disability plus 12 weeks of bonding at 100% of salary.

  • Lactation rooms are available globally.

  • The Back-Up Care Advantage Program - seven calendar services per year for a child or an elder relative.