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Standards Development Engineer

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
San Jose, CA 95002
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Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI) is advancing the worlds technology. As a leader in Memory, System, LSI and LCD technologies, our US teams contribute to breakthroughs in 5G, SOC, memory and display. By seeking the diverse perspectives of our counterparts around the world, we collaborate to make a global impact. We are looking for team members who share our commitment to learning and growth as well as our desire to build personal connections along the way.

SSI is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the #1 employer in the world (Forbes, Oct 2020) and top patent-holder in the U.S. Want to advance the worlds technology with us?


Job Title: Standards Development Engineer

Req ID: 40168

Location: San Jose, CA


The Memory Solutions Lab (MSL) mission is to develop innovative open system architectures and solutions that transform the performance of semiconductor memory in SSDs, mobile devices and data centers.


Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a world leader in Memory, System LSI and LCD technologies.

The Memory Solutions Lab (MSL) is part of Samsungs Memory Business Unit, the industry's technology and volume leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SRAM memory. MSLs vision is to solve key problems and optimize architecture solutions for Cloud & Data center environments. We are an integral part of Samsungs strong R&D focus & lab innovation engine. We work closely with development teams to bring feature innovation to product roadmaps.

We are currently looking for a senior engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA to lead industry standards and ecosystem development activities.

The Candidate will be a key technical member of MSL Data Center Device Solutions (DCDS) team. He or she will join a team of experts in researching and developing innovative data center/ cloud networking, storage, and compute ASIC/ FPGA and system solutions. Primary focus of the candidate would be to represent Samsung at various standards organizations such as PCI-SIG, OCP, NVMe etc to enable industry ecosystem. The ideal candidate must have prior experience developing leading edge networking, storage, and/or embedded computing solutions.


  • Research Data Center storage requirements, bottlenecks and pain points, especially related to form-factors, power, and thermal aspects
  • Propose SSD architectures, solutions, and features to address Data Center storage requirements
  • Research next generation storage (SSD) controller architectures, especially host interfaces, high speed IO connectivity technologies
  • Represent Samsung at standards organizations such as PCI-SIG, OCP, SNIA, NVMe TWG and others
  • Provide architectural guidance, for next generation SSD architectures and products
  • Collaborate with Samsung internal teams such as product planning, marketing, and product development to formulate Samsung standards and ecosystem development strategy
  • Work with other hardware/software/firmware architects to develop one-of-a-kind innovative prototypes and contribute to feasibility studies and solution development


  • S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 15+ years of experience
  • Solid understanding of high speed IO technologies such as PCIe, Ethernet with link lane rates such as 32 Gbps.
  • In depth understanding of solid state storage technologies and protocols: PCIe, NVMe
  • Strong experience with Standards organizations such as PCI-SIG, SNIA, NVMe TWG
  • Good understanding of system architecture, data center requirements, issues
  • Experience with system architectures and solutions that utilize hardware acceleration (FPGA, ASIC, DSPs, GPUs)
  • Experience with Lab bring-up and debug involving high speed serial links and technology such as PCIe
  • Proven track record of innovation
  • Good understanding of storage technologies and familiarity with SSD Controller architectures
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to meet aggressive project deadlines in a team environment
  • Ability to work successfully with cross-functional teams, including coordinating across organizational boundaries and geographies.
  • Ability to create near term value within a strategic research environment.
  • Comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity

Additionally, we look for the following universal qualities in all candidates:

  • Resourceful Achiever: self-driven and proactive, you apply logic and reason to effectively solve problems and manage risks.
  • Avid Learner: you eagerly take on new challenges and seek out opportunities to grow and stretch
  • Passionate Owner: you are energized by your work, taking ownership and delivering results without ego
  • Committed Collaborator: with a positive attitude and commitment to get to the best result, you welcome ideas from others and drive processes forward in an inclusive manner

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Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- one of the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays. SSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is SSIs policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and hiring decisions are made accordingly.

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Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-03

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