Staff Engineer, SoC Memory Controller

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Posted Jan. 14, 2024

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<div class="content-intro"><p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Advancing the World’s Technology Together</strong></span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Our technology solutions power the tools you use every day--including smartphones, electric vehicles, hyperscale data centers, IoT devices, and so much more. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to be part of a global leader whose innovative designs are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and powering the future.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. We’re dedicated to empowering people to be their true selves. Together, we’re building a better tomorrow for our employees, customers, partners, and communities.</span></p></div><p><strong>What You’ll Do</strong></p> <p>The&nbsp;Advanced Controller Development&nbsp;(ACD) is part of Samsung’s Memory Business Unit, the industry's technology and volume leader in DRAM, NAND Flash.&nbsp; ACD’s vision is to solve key problems of Cloud &amp; Data center by developing the new technology for storage (SSD) controller. We are an integral part of Samsung’s strong R&amp;D focus &amp; lab innovation engine. We work closely with development teams to bring feature innovation to product roadmaps.</p> <p>Come join the team that is creating new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, data analytics and edge computing. You’ll focus on enhancement of storage (SSD) capability by developing the prototype controller and optimize it for mass production.</p> <p>Location: Hybrid with at least 3 days in office in Folsom, CA office location remainder of time to work remotely.</p> <p>Job ID : 41867</p> <ul> <li>Define memory controller level hardware architecture and design requirements by collaborating with system and FW team.</li> <li>Explore memory controller feature trade-offs in system performance, area, and power.</li> <li>Perform logic design and RTL implementation along with quality check (Assertion, Lint, CDC, and STA)</li> <li>Working closely with design verification team to meet functional coverage criteria.</li> <li>Working with physical designers on timing constraints, synthesis, DFT insertion, and static timing analysis.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What You Bring</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelors in Electrical, Computer Science or related Physical Science with 10+ years of experience or Masters in Electrical, Computer Science or related Physical Science with 8+ years of Industry Experience or PhD in Electrical, Computer Science or related Physical Science with 5+ years of Industry Experience Preferred.</li> <li>Experience in designing micro architecture of SoC.</li> <li>Experience in writing micro architecture specification and RTL code.</li> <li>Experience in ASIC design flow.</li> <li>Experience in the DRAM interfaces.</li> <li>Experience in high frequency clock distribution design, implementation, and analysis.</li> <li>Deep understanding of PPA (performance, power, and area) trade-offs.</li> <li>Proven record of the complex logic designs and timing closure on the large sophisticated designs.</li> <li>Self-motivated problem-solver with an ability to work well in a team.</li> <li>BE (MS preferred) in Computer/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with 5+ years working experiences in storage industry, data center technologies, or cloud infrastructures</li> <li>You’re inclusive, adapting your style to the situation and diverse global norms of our people.</li> <li>An avid learner, you approach challenges with curiosity and resilience, seeking data to help build understanding.</li> <li>You’re collaborative, building relationships, humbly offering support and openly welcoming approaches.</li> <li>Innovative and creative, you proactively explore new ideas and adapt quickly to change.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Preferred Skills </strong></p> <ul> <li>Deep understanding of flash memory controller architecture, and related IP design, verification, SOC implementation process and tools.</li> <li>Working knowledge of storage technologies (NAND flash, SSD, etc.), especially for datacenter scale product (requirement, usage, etc.)</li> <li>Strong understanding of server memory and storage hierarchies, the existing and emerging technologies that could be utilized at each level, and the potential performance trade-offs and optimizations involved.</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of general computer architecture: computer/server systems, processors, storage, I/O, network, data centers, and typical applications.</li> <li>Understanding of the emerging technologies (CXL, Computation in memory and storage, Ethernet-attached SSD etc.) in server memory and storage systems</li> <li>Experience with evaluating the emerging challenges and opportunities in server memory and storage systems in 2015 and beyond.</li> <li>Experience with performance modeling of embedded systems is beneficial.</li> </ul> <p>#LI-RR1</p><div class="content-pay-transparency"><div class="pay-input"><div class="description"><p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>What We Offer<br></strong></span>The pay range below is for all roles at this level across all US locations and functions. Individual pay rates depend on a number of factors—including the role’s function and location, as well as the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, education, and training. We also offer incentive opportunities that reward employees based on individual and company performance.&nbsp;<br><br>This is in addition to our diverse package of benefits centered around the wellbeing of our employees and their loved ones. In addition to the usual Medical/Dental/Vision/401k, our inclusive rewards plan empowers our people to care for their whole selves. An investment in your future is an investment in ours.<br><br></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Give Back </strong>With a charitable giving match and frequent opportunities to get involved, we take an active role in supporting the community.</span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enjoy Time Away</strong> You’ll start with 4+ weeks of paid time off a year, plus holidays and sick leave, to rest and recharge.</span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Care for Family </strong>Whatever family means to you, we want to support you along the way—including a stipend for fertility care or adoption, medical travel support, and an errand service.</span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Prioritize Emotional Wellness</strong> With on-demand apps and paid therapy sessions, you’ll have support no matter where you are.</span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Stay Fit </strong>Eating well and being active are important parts of a healthy life. Our onsite Café and gym, plus virtual classes, make it easier.</span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Embrace Flexibility</strong> Benefits are best when you have the space to use them. That’s why we facilitate a flexible environment so you can find the right balance for you.</span></p></div><div class="title">Base Pay Range</div><div class="pay-range"><span>$138,945</span><span class="divider">&mdash;</span><span>$215,055 USD</span></div></div></div><div class="content-conclusion"><p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Equal Opportunity Employment Policy</strong></span><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Samsung Semiconductor is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed and empowered to do their best work. We hire the best talent for our teams, regardless of race, religion, color, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, or veteran status. Our focus is on hiring teammates with humble expertise, kindness, dedication and a willingness to embrace challenges and learn together every day.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Covid-19 Policy</strong></span><br>To help keep our employees, customers, and communities safe, we’ve developed guidelines for our teams. Currently, we encourage vaccination for all employees, and may require it depending on job functions (e.g., traveling for business, meeting with customers). While visiting our offices or attending team events, we ask employees to complete a daily health questionnaire and complete a weekly COVID test. 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