Careers at QuickLogic

Company Description

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) enables OEMs to maximize battery life for highly differentiated, immersive user experiences with Smartphone, Wearable and IoT devices. QuickLogic delivers these benefits through industry leading ultra-low power customer programmable SoC semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithms for always-on voice and sensor processing. The company's embedded FPGA initiative also enables SoC designers to easily implement post production changes, and increase revenue by providing hardware programmability to their end customers.

Current Openings

Senior Staff Embedded Software Engineer

Job Description

We are looking for a professional Senior Staff Embedded Software Engineer to execute the complete embedded software development lifecycle. The goal is to create scalable and optimized platforms that our customers can adapt to implement their products. This position is in San Diego.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Lead software architecture design efforts
  • Provide level of effort estimates to support planning activities
  • Develop and implement software for embedded devices and systems
  • Develop, code, test and troubleshoot system software
  • Analyze, monitor and improve efficiency, stability of the system
  • Support software QA and optimize I/O performance
  • Provide post production support when necessary
  • Interface with hardware design and development
  • Mentor junior embedded software engineers
Requirements and qualifications
  • BS with 10 years/MS with 8 years in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with development and troubleshooting on embedded targets
  • Good programming experience in C or C++
  • Excellent knowledge of RTOS coding techniques
  • Familiarity with software configuration management tools, defect tracking tools, and peer review
  • Good knowledge of reading schematics and data sheets for components
  • Good knowledge of hardware debug tools such as logic analyzer and oscilloscope
  • Familiarity with ARM based MCU
  • Good knowledge of different protocols, interfaces and hardware subsystems
  • Strong documentation and writing skill
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team work and leadership skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Some experiences with artificial intelligence are preferred
Behavioral Characteristics
  • Information Gathering - the ability to seek out relevant data from a range of sources and to identify, analyze and interpret situations, issues and problems logically
  • Strategic Thinking - the ability to look broadly and see the whole process/picture and to see linkages and interdependencies, which may not be obvious
  • Analytical Thinking - The ability to understand and draw conclusions from situations, problems and issues logically and systematically
  • Initiative – The ability to be a self-starter and to act without prompting
  • Communicating and Influencing - The ability to communicate effectively and to influence others to act and/or commit support to one’s own goals or objectives
  • Planning and Organization – The ability to develop clear and logical step-by-step plans for self and others which set out what needs to happen, when, how, and by whom
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness - the will and ability to understand the thoughts, feelings and concerns of others, to predict what their likely response will be and to fine tune one’s own behavior accordingly.
  • Collaboration – The ability to cooperate with others to meet objectives, both locally and across geographies
  • Professionalism and Business Integrity - The ability and willingness to align behavior with the objectives, mission and values of the Company, and act in ways that present the organization

A resume is required with application submission.



Vice President, WW Sales

Job Description

This is a key leadership role with primary responsibility for developing and implementing sales plans based on company goals that will promote sales growth and increasing revenue generation, as well as leadership and development of the company’s WW Sales team, reporting to the CEO.

The VP of WW Sales develops and implements sales strategy, and provides leadership and direction to the field sales organization through the WW Sales Directors, their regional sales and support teams, and channel partners.

This role is responsible for the overall fiscal success of the WW sales team, including net revenue and expense management, with a particular focus on scalable, new product revenue growth from our System-on-Chip (SoC), AI and SensiML software solutions.

Essential Functions:

With worldwide sales teams located in the US, Europe, Asia Pac & Japan, the key result areas include but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic sales leadership to ensure that the company exceeds revenue growth targets and increases market share in embedded and Internet-of-Things (IoT) markets with an emphasis on implementing a low-touch, scalable go-to-market sales plan.
  • Meeting forecasting, revenue and profitability objectives. Produces expected profit results by balancing revenue generation and expense management.
  • Developing, lead and manage the WW Sales team, through the recruitment, selection and development of employees in support of key customer/geographic areas.
  • Develop, lead and manage the Channel Strategy for QuickLogic Sales Representatives and Distributors
  • Developing annual sales plan in support of business strategy and objectives with Executive Leadership Team;
  • Cultivate and maintain cross-company executive and senior level management relationships between QuickLogic and OEMs.
  • Establishing sales operational strategies by evaluating sales trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing sales systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change
  • Working closely with Marketing to identify and develop new and future market opportunities that support growth and revenue generation.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Marketing to develop strategies for success.
  • Design and implement sales incentive program and professional development program that motivates the sales team to achieve sales targets.
  • Analyze and control expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements. Establish policies and procedures to reduce department’s operating costs.
Education, Competence and Experience:
  • 15+ years in semiconductor sales leadership roles and a min BS in Engineering or related discipline
  • Proven track record in penetrating new accounts and building winning relationships with semiconductor-based solutions in Embedded Systems and/or IoT products.
  • Outstanding communicator with background in evangelizing value-added solutions, convey value propositions and technical issues to both external an internal customers in a clear and persuasive fashion
  • Proven ability to take on full accountability of P&L and ROI analysis essential to developing and executing a focused account strategy.
  • Successful track record of selling complete solutions, including microcontroller-based, intelligent sensor-based, as well as associated software.
Other Required Qualifications:
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word) proficiency.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel required (min50%).

Resume must be submitted with application for consideration.



Full Stack Developer

Job Description

We are looking for a Full Stack Developer to join our team to help realize our vision for enabling everyone to build intelligent endpoint IoT devices using advanced dev tools that take the complexity out of AI. This role involves planning, design, development, piloting, implementation, and maintenance of our front and back-end SaaS service offerings. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated and can work well both independently and within a team. They are a self-starter eager to learn new technologies and deploy commercially robust and secure services and applications.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop back-end systems along with web-based front-end applications to administer scalable user onboarding, management, provisioning, and billing.
  • Develop eCommerce portal and advanced services that enable deployment and scalable monetization of new AI-based developer services.
  • Manage and maintain the data model and enforce database quality standards
  • Develop and extend test coverage of existing code bases
  • Work closely with internal team and external partners to ensure new developments align with roadmap and integrate seamlessly with other platform components
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to ensure all requirements are met
  • Support ongoing development for existing projects/applications
  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans
  • Identify opportunities to leverage new technologies to enhance SensiML AI service offerings
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering or similar degree
  • 7+ years’ experience developing and deploying end to end applications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good relational database design principles and experience building and deploying scalable database schema and and technology
  • Experience with Python programming, PostgreSQL, and Django
  • Strong experience with test driven development methodologies
  • Experience developing front-end web applications (HTML5, CSS, Modern JavaScript Frameworks like Angular and React)
  • Familiarity with REST API and web service development
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience developing applications on cloud platforms (AWS)
  • Experience working on Agile/SCRUM development teams
  • Knowledge of IoT and wearables technology
  • Experience of using user centric design and applying User Experience concepts
  • Familiarity with data privacy concepts (GDPR, PCI)

SensiML believes the opportunity for IoT smart sensing devices to enrich our lives is only just beginning. Advances in miniaturized high-fidelity sensing enabled by MEMS technology and smartphone economies of scale continue to drive new groundbreaking capabilities to measure the world around us. The next big advance before us is the convergence of these low-cost rich-data sensors with ever more capable microcontrollers and the advent of vector and machine learning accelerators that will bring significant leaps in intelligence to rich data sensing devices.

As with nearly every advance in computing hardware, software development tools allowing programmers to fully tap these new capabilities are critical but all too often overlooked. SensiML is committed to the development and commercialization of a groundbreaking machine-learning developer tool suite that facilitates rapid creation of evolving, real-time embedded algorithms for a new generation of smart sensing Internet of Things and wearable computing devices.

The core team is composed of data scientists, developers, and managers formerly from Intel Corporation that set out to build a game-changing software development tool to simplify the complex problem of building AI algorithms for practical use in ultra low-power microcontroller applications as found in consumer IoT devices, industrial sensor endpoints, and wearables. In January 2019, SensiML was acquired by QuickLogic Corporation with a charter to continue its vision for simplifying AI algorithm development with powerful, platform-agnostic tools that make AI practical and useful by all developers on low-power embedded smart devices of nearly all capabilities.

Resume must be submitted with application for consideration.