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Sr. Engineer - Performance Architect

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

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Job Title

Sr. Performance Architect


Req ID






  • Research architectural trade-offs of server architectures, especially as related to the memory hierarchy and storage systems
  • Work with emerging and established datacenter storage software stacks  to optimize and innovate for new memory and storage technologies
  • Propose changes to memory and storage systems to support new technologies that improve power or performance.
  • Define performance analysis methodology. Select commercially available tools or develop internal simulators as appropriate. Build out infrastructure, including models and test suites.
  • Create new and useful IP, publish at conferences, and generate whitepapers and specification documents.


Minimum Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Computer Architecture, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in system architecture and performance analysis
  • Good understanding of computer architecture: server systems, data centers, processors, memory hierarchy, memory subsystems, storage, I/O, networking.
  • Thorough knowledge of memory and storage systems. DRAM, flash and SSD.
  • Experience with  big-data applications(Hadoop NoSQL & RDBMS )  and benchmarks
  • Experience with datacenter   infrastructure (Virtualization, Containers, etc.)
  • Solid understand of Linux / Windows performance analysis tools and methods.
  • Direct experience building and deploying Linux kernel components..
  • Working knowledge of data center tiers and the server system trade-offs involved is beneficial
  • Track record of innovation and creativity in problem solving


Preferred Qualifications

  • Research and development experience building and analyzing storage systems architecture for the datacenter
  • Strong background in C/C++ programming
  • Solid knowledge of performance analysis tools on Linux/Windows
  • Proficient in Python or other data analysis tools (R/Matlab, etc.)
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work successfully with cross-functional teams, including communicating across organizational boundaries and geographies.
  • Comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity.

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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