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SOC Design Engineer - Modem DSP PHY

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

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Job Title

SOC Design Engineer - Modem DSP PHY

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As a member of the GNSS HW team, the candidate will contribute to the design of next generation GNSS modems. It is required to have strong background on RTL design, DSP design, verification, and front end flows.

The candidate should exhibit strong technical abilities and collaboration with other team members across worldwide location, and great communication skills in spoken and written language.


  • Create Modem DSP PHY RTL microarchitecture and design for new features, modulations, and signal types. Including custom DSP datapath, FSM, and microcode engine based design.
  • Working with systems, architect, verification, software, and validation engineers during development, bringup, and commercialization.
  • Running full front-end flow: RTL, verification, waveform debug, lint, CDC, STA, formal verification, ECO, synthesis.
  • Highly meticulous to avoid bugs in high volume high visibility SoC products.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have 5+ years of experience in wireless ASIC / SoC DSP RTL design with a leading modem chipset company
  • BS with extensive industry experience or MS is preferred.
  • ASIC / SoC DSP RTL design experience.
  • Deep understanding of modem design, including computer architecture, logic design, VLSI design, signal processing.
  • Deep understanding for wireless embedded system such as GNSS, Wi-Fi, BT and cellular
  • Experience with Verilog and System Verilog.
  • Experience with C, verification, waveform debug, lint, CDC, STA, formal verification, synthesis, ECO, automation.
  • Highly meticulous.
  • Teamwork, dedication, strong communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.

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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