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Storage Systems Architect Intern

Location: San Jose, California
Job Category: Engineering - Systems

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Storage Systems Architect Intern

Summer 2021 internship applications are open September 2020.  Samsung Semiconductor summer internships start in May/June 2021.

Join us for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development. You’ll work with the teams that create new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing that benefit millions of users.  This program will give you the opportunity work on complex solutions to that address some of the world’s most complex technological challenges.


Based in San Jose, California, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. (SSI) is a multi-billion dollar subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, Ltd. and a world leader in Memory, System LSI and LCD technologies.  We provide the widest range of memory, logic, storage devices, LED components and LCD/OLED panels to enhance the user experience in home entertainment, mobile devices, lighting and computing. SSI has advanced R&D labs focused on product design and research in memory, displays, logic, image sensors, and mobile technologies. 

The Memory Solution Lab (MSL) is part of Samsung’s Memory Business Unit, the industry's technology and volume leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SRAM memory.  MSL’s vision is to solve key problems & optimize architecture Platform for Cloud & Data center environments. We are an integral part of Samsung’s strong R&D focus & lab innovation engine. We work closely with development teams to bring feature innovation to product roadmaps.

Come join the team that is creating new storage system architectures needed to support emerging applications like containers, distributed computing, disaggregated storage, computational storage, machine learning, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing. You’ll build enhanced storage systems software and applications to optimize the end-to-end architecture benefiting millions of users. You’ll publish cutting edge research papers and contribute to open source software.


  • Research on the topic of storage system including containers and SSD
  • Study the performance of large-scale data-intensive applications and identify the bottlenecks
  • Designing efficient systems (including CPU, memory, FPGA, and SSD) and/or frameworks for memory-intensive applications such as database, DNN, or graph applications
  • Design efficient architecture and software solutions to achieve higher performance, efficiency and scalability.
  • Create compelling publications to convey the value of solutions to internal and external partners, customers, technical leadership and peer-reviewed journals.


  • Pursuing PhD in Computer Architecture, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Track record of good research and publication
  • Highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • In depth knowledge and expertise of SSD and NAND flash architecture
  • In depth knowledge of computer architecture and storage systems architecture including container, and virtualization techniques and experience building & modeling full systems.
  • System software skills including knowledge of I/O and Linux networking stack
  • Software development in C/C++, or Python with experience in distributed processing frameworks


  • Good knowledge of Linux storage stack
  • Deep understanding of emerging applications such as Machine Learning and NoSQL Database Applications, etc.



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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