Host Software development engineer

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
April 3, 2021
San Jose, CA
Job Type


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: Host Software development engineer
Req ID: 40169
Location: San Jose
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.
We are seeking a range of Host Software and/or Embedded engineers with varied skill sets who love working on leading-edge technologies and are interested to help innovate and develop Samsungs new SmartSSD product for application acceleration and computational storage.

  • Architecture and software development for new and innovative storage and memory products targeted for Hyper-scale and Cloud environments.
  • Software development for computational storage drivers and APIs.
  • Research and innovate on new ways to improve application acceleration efficiency and performance on SmartSSD and other hardware platforms.
  • Analyze architectural trade-offs of server systems related to the memory hierarchy and storage systems.
  • Work with product development teams (both local and overseas), product planning team, external partners and customers to define product specifications, develop prototypes and enable new products into the market.
  • Create new and innovative intellectual property, and document technical architecture specifications and whitepapers.


  • BS with 8+ years, MS with 6+ years or PhD with 5+ years of experience in Computer/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Experience with Linux , FreeBSD and/or Windows kernel driver
  • Experience with x86 system architectures, multi-threading, DMA, memory management, interrupts
  • Storage software stacks
  • NVMe PCIe and NVMeoF driver stacks
  • Block, key-value, object storage, file systems, persistent memory
  • Virtualization, Hyper-V, KVM
  • High-availability, dual-port
  • Application acceleration / computational storage
  • Storage and networking technologies:
  • NAND Flash, PCIe, NVMe, NVMe-oF, SAS, SATA, SCSI, iSCSI, RDMA, Ethernet, TCP, UDP, Fibre Channel, RAID, erasure coding, compression, encryption
  • Python, Perl or other scripting languages
  • Publish papers for conferences and technical journals
  • Presentation skills

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


  • ARM or equivalent embedded multi-core processor architectures
  • System solutions that utilize hardware acceleration (FPGA, ASIC, DSPs, GPUs)
  • Lab debug using ICE debuggers and/or PCI protocol analyzers on hardware platforms


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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