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Pradnya Chaphekar


Previous positions

  • Staff Engineer/ Manager at Qualcomm
  • Senior Software Engineer Contract at St. Jude Medical


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans Sardar Patel College Of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Electrical and Electronics Engineering




Software engineer with 14+ years of experience in software development. Proven track record in developing and driving multimedia feature development end to end. Expertise in Android multimedia framework. Extensive experience in developing embedded software using C/C++. Proficient in OOAD, design patterns. Experience developing GUI applications. Feature lead for audio post processing solution, experience leading and mentoring small team of engineers.


  • Principal Software Engineer


    January 2016 – Present(3 years 9 months)

  • Staff Engineer/ Manager


    July 2008 – November 2015(7 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Feature lead for Dolby audio post processing feature on Android – responsible for end to end working of this feature on Qualcomm chipsets, interfacing with Dolby team. • Design and develop hardware abstraction layer for Dolby post processing feature. • Debug and fix several customer launch gating issues with very aggressive timelines. • Design and develop Slice delivery mode feature, Smooth streaming feature in video driver, openmax component, openmax test app. • Debug and fix stability issues to meet goal of several thousand back to back video playback and video record iterations. • Provide in-depth technical design, debug, and code level support to internal multimedia and customer engineering teams. • Interface with cross-functional teams within Qualcomm including QCT Applications Engineering, AST and Product management, interface with Customers.

  • Senior Software Engineer Contract

    St. Jude Medical

    March 2006 – November 2007(1 year 8 months)Sylmar,CA

    Worked on developing/ enhancing automated network test system used by the validation team for pacemaker devices Enhanced ‘Clinical Tests’ module for programmer software used to interrogate, test and program parameters on supported pacemaker devices.

  • Software Specialist

    Patni Computer System

    August 2000 – November 2007(7 years 3 months)Mumbai Area, India

    Worked on several projects with different customers like Sony, St. Jude Medical, Applied Identity, Keyence Corporation, Amax, D & P, Datalink. Here are the details of some of the projects worked on at Patni Computer Systems. Sony LSI, Japan Project: Develop firmware for a new generation GPS Integrated Chip with TTFF (time to first fix) of less than 3seconds. Responsibilities: • Design Satellite Allocation Manager and Acquisition module in the GPS system using Rhapsody. • Refactor Satellite Allocation Manager module. • Develop a UART gateway for Rhapsody to enable debugging using the Rhapsody debug Animator on the target board.



  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Marathi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Hindi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Gerrit
  • Git
  • Mobile Devices
  • Wireless
  • C#
  • Embedded Software
  • MS VC++
  • VC++
  • Linux
  • Embedded Systems
  • Medical Devices
  • UML
  • C
  • Debugging
  • C++
  • Android
  • Design Patterns
  • Software Development
  • UML Tools