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Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI) is advancing the world’s 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 world’s technology with us?

JOB TITLE/REQ ID/LOCATION:

Job Title:  Staff Firmware Engineer, DataCenter SSD

Req ID: DSA33321

Location: San Jose

INSIDE THIS BUSINESS GROUP:

The Technology Enabling Development Lab (TED) Our core development focus is the host interface firmware layer that sits in the intersection of system software and flash management firmware. This key host interface firmware technology drives Samsung’s breakthrough V-NAND technology and enables our customers to power performance-oriented, demanding, enterprise-class applications ranging from hyper-scale data centers, to big data processing, to software defined virtualized storage arrays and infrastructures

OVERVIEW & IMPACT:

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated engineer to develop and support our cutting edge Data Center NVMe SSD products.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Data Center NVMe SSD (both high performance and mainstream DC products) firmware development and debug for OEMs
  • Analyze, debug, and resolve firmware issues observed at domestic and international customer sites as well as at local and overseas development centers.
  • Triage and root cause system, driver, and device interoperability issues at customer sites.
  • Spec gap analysis, firmware customization\development; collaborate with other engineering teams to analyze debug information and implement and deploy firmware patches.
  • Frequent travel and stay at domestic and international customer sites as well as overseas development centers for extended periods of time (can be up to multiple weeks at a time).
  • Assist customers by running or inspecting their tests at onsite locations.
  • The qualified candidate is expected to hold technical leadership responsibility and help train and mentor junior team members.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • BS in Computer/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science, and 8 years of relevant experience in software or firmware or a MS in Computer/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science with 5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Strong familiarity with Data Center firmware feature design, implementation, and debugging challenges.
  • Strong experience in C/C++ for embedded systems is required.
  • Strong experience with UART/JTAG/ICE debuggers, firmware debugging and protocol analyzers
  • Good oral and written skills for communication and documentation of technical information
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, as part of a local and globally distributed team. 
  • Open to frequent and possible extended domestic and/or international travel.

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

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Familiar with NVMe protocol is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of Data Center SSD customer requirements and standards
  • Direct working experience with major Data Center OEMs in customer facing Firmware Support role.
  • Is comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity.
  • Ability to work well with internal and external customers

#LI-SF1

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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 SSI’s 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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