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Staff Engineer - Storage Software Research

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

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Staff Engineer - Storage Software Research 

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Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a world leader in Memory, System LSI and LCD technologies. Samsung founded a new advanced research and development lab, SAL (System Architecture Lab), at San Jose CA 2012. The vision of SAL is to be the engine of technology inspiration and renovation for Samsung semiconductor. Especially, SAL is tackling a variety of challenging issues in data center, server, and software infrastructure. SAL is operated like a start-up under Samsung umbrella. We are looking for most passionate and talented engineers who can share our visions and have a journey together.

Specifically, we have multiple openings for Staff Engineer - Storage S/W research engineer who has expertise in SSD, file system, storage management, and storage performance. He or she will join a team of experts in researching and developing innovative solutions that utilize existing and emerging technologies to add substantial value to Samsung.

The team covers a broad spectrum of topics and is building an ecosystem surrounding SSD and NVRAM. You will be working with the-state-of-art technologies in the context of vertical integration and optimization across H/W and S/W. Your initial tasks will participate in a project for new class of storage device where you will have chance to understand what are the critical problems of leverage state-of-art storage technology in datacenter software infrastructure. Our performance research will enable you to develop broad and cutting-edge expertise in system software.


  • The major role of this position is to conduct key research and development activities for new SSD technologies
  • The engineer is required to analyze the capabilities and performance of SSD and storage system in such context, identify issues, and propose and prototype new solutions across hardware and software
  • Create key IPs, implement prototypes, write or publish papers, and do standardization.
  • Collaborate with universities and international teams


  • Deep knowledge and hands-on skills of one of the following area
  • SSD internals
  • Data storage systems such as SSD, SSA, SAN, NAS, DAS technologies
  • Data center storage performance characteristics
  • OS File system (ext3/4, XFS, BtrFS, ZFS)
  • Google-like distributed storage (GFS), and Ceph
  • Relational database (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server),  
  • No-SQL database (e.g., HBase, CouchDB, MongoDB, Redis, Cassandra, DynamoDB, etc), mecached are plus


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and at least 3 year experience of industry quality with SSD and storage system
  • Knowledge of computer architecture

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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