Sr Software Applications Engineer - Mobile

Qorvo San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago


Based in the San Jose Office, the SW Applications Engineer primary goal will be to contribute to the development of software functions and solutions dedicated to Qorvo Mobile phone applications and products. As such, he/she will assist Mobile phone customers in implementing Qorvo's Ultra-Wideband wireless technology in combination with the suitable software stacks and modules, thereby contributing to securing design-wins for Qorvo and ultimately driving revenue for the company.


  • Design and write code for mobile phone applications, that includes:

  • UWB radio transceiver drivers - including Linux Kernel drivers and hardware abstraction layers

  • Android middleware

  • Android applications that demonstrate UWB capabilities and/or implement specific functions, meeting customers' requirements. Applications shall typically be IoT related and shall accomplish client objectives and needs

  • Re-use, when available, existing software blocks & libraries

  • Design and write embedded code for the low-level layers and drivers into the companion chips to QORVO UWB transceivers: Such companion chips can typically include general purpose microcontrollers and/or Secure Elements to form advanced UWB solutions suitable for seamless integration by the customers into their mobile phones :

  • Embedded software & drivers running of OS such as Free RTOS, Zephyr, Mynewt or similar

  • Test codes & applications extensively to ensure they are error and bug free

  • Write internal and customer documentation including release notes, user's guides etc.

  • Remodel and adapt applications as needed to meet specific demonstrator requirements and/or customer objectives.

  • Interface directly with customers as required

  • Interface with partners to build reference designs & solutions


  • Primary support to Qorvo Mobile, Tier 1 accounts, for all UWB software related activities

  • Assisting customers directly and indirectly in their software integration developments and in the design of their Qorvo-based products

  • Interact with (and take advise from) lead software architects and software integration managers

  • Producing technical documentation to the highest standards to drive customer understanding of Qorvo technology and the optimum ways in which to use it in particular applications

  • Reproducing, analysing and solving technical issues seen on customer platforms in the laboratory to meet customer performance expectations

  • Develop Qorvo's UWB software know-how related to Mobile applications and share with other Mobile Applications teams in the regions


  • Ability to communicate efficiently

  • Ability to work with remote teams


  • 5 to 10 years of relevant industry experience

  • Bachelor or MSEE degree in a relevant software engineering discipline

  • Android experience is mandatory, including lower layers (Linux Kernel)

  • Technical understanding: Embedded systems, digital, network & RF software layers

  • Experience in the Semiconductor industry and/or in the mobile phone industry is highly desired

  • Customer facing experience (customer support, applications, field applications) highly desirable

  • Embedded software and real time

  • C/C++ programming and Embedded software

  • OS: Android; Free RTOS, Zephyr, Mynewt and similar

  • Knowledge / experience with network MAC layers such as 802-15-4 is a plus

  • Excellent communicator

  • Responds well to pressure

  • Team player

  • Ability to work on multiple projects / clients simultaneously and to manage priorities

  • Think creatively

  • Understanding of the Customer

  • Client Relationship

  • Work across different cultures

  • A problem solving approach and a strong desire to see the customer succeed


We are Qorvo. We do more than create innovative RF solutions for the mobile, defense and infrastructure markets - we are a place to innovate and shape the future of wireless communications. It starts with our employees. As a unified global team, we bring a commitment to excellence, growth and a passion for creating what's next. Explore the possibilities with us.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, and/or any other status protected by law.

Experience Level Individual Contributor Job Type Full Time Location CA - San Jose

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