Lead C/C++ Software Engineer (GPU Team) - Cork, Ireland

Remote Ireland
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QT Technologies Ireland Limited

Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > ASICS Engineering

General Summary:

About the role

Qualcomm offers flexible work options tailored to our employee’s needs. These include a combination of work from home and working in our brand new, state of the art office in Penrose Dock, Cork.

Well-being and life balance are fundamental to Qualcomm as an employer.  We recognise and understand that employees have missed spending quality time with loved ones and extended family. 

As such, Cork Qualcomm policy allows our employees to blend short-term remote working with annual leave.

We are looking for a Lead for our GPU Systems Software Team in Cork. This would suit someone who wants to be involved in building a world-class team of software engineers and be the Technical Lead for the team

The Qualcomm graphics system team in Cork will be developing software for the next generation of graphics processors (GPU).

The Systems Software Team is responsible for delivering device drivers and tools for prototyping, exploring and verifying new and prospective features for next generation GPU’s.

System software engineers work closely with top mobile GPU experts, systems architects, hardware designers, verification engineers and silicon team throughout the development life cycle of GPU.  Knowledge of graphics, algorithms, computer architectures, and operating systems are required to develop device drivers and solutions to support the graphics team for validation of future Adreno GPU’s.

You will need to cultivate a deep understanding of Qualcomm’s Adreno hardware architecture and its impact on relevant graphics APIs. You will be the subject-matter expert within the team and guide and mentor your team members.

Please note, you must have Graphics Rendering experience to be considered

Minimum required skills:

  • Strong C/C++ programming skills
  • Understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills with the ability to work independently
  • Interest in computer graphics, machine learning or GPGPU
  • Experience mentoring Junior Engineers

Skills and Experience we would love to see:

  • 3+ years experiences with OpenGL ES/Vulkan/DX11/DX12 Graphics APIs
  • 5+ years on C/C++ programming
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Exposure to Embedded systems or Real-time operating systems
  • Experience working with ARM architecture
  • Familiarity with Git, Perforce or other SCM tools
  • Comfortable working close to the hardware


  • 5+ years of industry experience in GPU industries or related field such as game engine development
  • Experience with Ray Tracing
  • Experience with Device Driver Development
  • Experience with Game Engine Development
  • Knowledge on game engine such as Unreal Engine and/or Unity
  • Familiar with real-time computing graphics technology
  • Working experience on large scale system software

Where you will be working

Cork has a proud reputation as Ireland's second largest economic engine and is now one of the Top 20 location choices in Europe with 39,000 people being employed by over 170 overseas companies.
There's a growing diversity in the region with people from many nationalities relocating to Cork, relishing the opportunity to work and live in a location that offers an excellent quality of life.
A gateway to Europe, Cork airport provides access to almost 50 international destinations including transatlantic air routes.

About Us

Qualcomm Cork, a greenfield site based in the beautiful harbour city of Cork opened its doors in August 2013 and has been growing ever since across our QCT Engineering, OneIT and HR teams.

The Cork QCT engineering team is continuing to expand. Our engineers work on all aspects of leading-edge technology (7nm, 5nm), including; Analog Mixed Signal, Security, Power Management, Sensors, Machine Learning, Modelling, Validation, Design Automation, Automotive and Physical Design. We are the R&D engine that benefits the world in three ways: Enabling Customers, Transforming Industries and Enriching Lives.

Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay

We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

Giving Back

Employees in Cork have a strong sense of community. We are encouraged through the philanthropic endeavours of the Qualcomm Foundation to support causes that matter to us.


What's on Offer

Apart from working in an open, relaxed and collaborative space, you will enjoy:

  • Salary, stock and performance related bonus
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Employee stock purchase scheme
  • Matching pension scheme
  • Education Assistance
  • Relocation and immigration support
  • Life, Medical, Income and Travel Insurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Bicycle purchase scheme
  • Employee run clubs, including, running, football, chess, badminton + many more

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 4+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.
Master's degree in Science, Engineering, or related field and 3+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.
PhD in Science, Engineering, or related field and 2+ years of ASIC design, verification, validation, integration, or related work experience.

*References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

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.

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.

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

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