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Sr. Automotive CMOS Image Sensor Applications Engineer

Location: San Jose, California
Job Category: Sales Engineering

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Job Title:  Sr. Automotive CMOS Image Sensor Applications Engineer


Samsung is a global leader in CMOS imaging technology. The Sr. CIS Application Engineer will support automotive CMOS image sensor business development and customer engagements in the US, reporting to the head of US Automotive CIS Business Development.

The role requires high levels of coordination with multiple teams globally to make sure Samsung’s automotive strategy is executed accordingly.

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for application support for automotive CIS

  • Drive specification and development of evaluation SW/HW and reference designs internally and externally

  • Work with the design team on verification, validation, debugging, HW bring-up and application-specific performance tuning

  • Support customer engagements directly as needed and work with other Field Application Engineers

  • Work with marketing on product definition, bench-marking, and creation of marketing collateral 

  • Support engagement with automotive and mobility ecosystem (OEMs, Tier 1s, startups)

  • Assist with creating product and application specific documentation

  Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Physics. Master's degree a plus
  • 5+ years of experience with CMOS Image Sensor technology 
  • Firm understanding of test and characterization methods
  • Familiarity with automotive requirements and applications
  • Familiarity with HW and SW tools
  • Openness for new sensing technologies and applications
  • Ability to travel (~15%)

  Preferred Skills:

  • Customer-oriented
  • Team player
  • Comfortable working on a very fast-paced environment
  • Korean language skill is a plus


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.- the second 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.


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