Title: Sr. Algorithms and Standards Research Engineer- Wi-Fi - MAC/PHY

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab:  Standards and 5G Mobility Innovation Team

Locations: Plano, TX

Lab Summary: The Standards & 5G Mobility Innovation team is committed to developing technologies that enable ubiquitous access to information and provide immersive multimedia experiences for mobility users.  Our research focuses on:

  • Wireless standards and technology including 5G, 6G, and associated verticals
  • RF & fast prototyping of 5G wireless systems
  • Multimedia standards and technology including VR, HDR, All-IP delivery

Position Summary:   Join Samsung R&D organization, based in Plano, Texas, to contribute in the development of Samsung's vision of next generation wireless technology. Develop key aspects of air interface, advanced algorithms, system architecture and related industry standards.

We seek a candidate with potential or proven ability to contribute to Wi-Fi standards (IEEE 802.11). The ideal candidate must be able to work within Samsung in cross-functional, cross-divisional teams and assist in the design, analysis and standardization of PHY/MAC layers of IEEE 802.11 standards. Candidates applying for this position may expect up to one week of travel per month in support of standardization activities (post-COVID-19 pandemic). Performance will be measured in part by the quality and quantity of technical results produced, quality of documentation of these results and contribution to the efforts to standardize selected technologies with the wireless industry.

Experience Requirements:

  • Solid knowledge for most aspects of the 5G/NR Release 15 physical layer and/or protocol (MAC/RRC) layer. Knowledge of NR Release 16 is a plus. Prior participation in RAN1/RAN2 standardization activities is preferred but not required.
  • Solid understanding and expertise in Protocol architectures and protocol design for wireless systems.
  • Solid knowledge of IEEE 802 MAC architecture and protocols and the ability to conduct simulations for validating protocol performance.
  • Ability to lead and manage a Wi-Fi standard team (IEEE 802.11).
  • Ability and willingness to take on leadership positions in standards organizations as well the ability to generate consensus on “newer” ideas that may be challenging the established view.
  • General understanding of advanced radio access technologies used in modern day wireless systems OFDM, OFDMA, SU/MU-MIMO, beamforming.
  • Proven skills in the simulation of wireless technologies, to derive tradeoffs and to predict performance in diverse channel conditions.
  • Ability to clearly define high level requirements and criteria to be used in the evaluation of air interface technology alternatives.
  • Ability to generate clear and organized technical submissions (presentations as well as contribution text documents) for standards-bodies.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills to effectively represent the derived results and technical concepts developed in the course of the work.
  • IEEE 802 and 3GPP standards knowledge, experience required
  • PhD with 2+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Additional Information

Work Hours

Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Physical Requirements

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.

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