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Firmware Development Intern

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

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Firmware Development 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 have the opportunity to work on different business initiatives while building in-depth technical knowledge and business acumen. 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. 

Samsung Controller Architecture Team R&D Lab in San Jose is seeking a talented, highly motivated individual to join the team responsible for developing the firmware / SoC architecture for next generation enterprise solid state drives. The ideal candidate should have passion for writing quality code, profiling firmware and exposure to the ARM architecture.


  • Development of new features in existing enterprise class storage firmware.
  • Evaluation of alternative embedded operations systems.
  • Performance evaluation of critical path firmware.


  • Pursuing a MS / PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer / Electrical Engineering.
  • Strong programming skills in C, C++ and Python.
  • Strong assembly programming skills are highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • A strong team player, self-motivated and positive attitude.


  • Experience with development of JIT compilation of bytecode.
  • Experience with eBPF (Berkeley Packet Filters) instruction set.
  • Experience working with embedded systems.
  • Familiarity with ARM / RISC-V architectures.
  • Familiarity with compilers / build systems.


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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