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Product Planning Intern (Optimizer)

Location: San Jose, California
Job Category: Internship

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Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a world leader in Memory and Storage technologies. We are currently looking for a Compiler Engineer (Intern) to join our team in San Jose, CA. The System Software Engineer Intern will contribute memory and storage system research in the Memory Solutions Lab. This person will join a team of experts in researching and developing innovative memory and storage system solutions that utilize existing and emerging technologies to add substantial value to storage systems. The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of LLVM.



  • Setting up open source compiler software (LLVM) development and experimentation environment
  • Install the open source compiler software (LLVM)
  • Iteratively engaging in development, benchmarking, and tuning of an optimization module for data-centric computing platform
  • Documentation of ideas and experiments, presenting, and publishing the findings
  • Reproduce the experiments described in latest research, such as HPVM
  • Summarize and present the papers and reproduce evaluations if possible
  • Use LLVM core library and implement an optimization module for data-centric computing platform
  • Integrate and validate the optimizer against benchmarks with existing framework like HPVM or comparable one.



  • Bachelor’s degree in EE/CS/CE, enrolled in MS/Ph.D. program, with current coursework emphasizing Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Hands-on with LLVM or equivalent IR. Working knowledge of performance analysis and optimization tools. Highly skilled in C/C++, Basic understanding of acceleration technologies such as FPGAs and GPUs, Basic knowledge of database query optimizer and database performance benchmarking using TPC benchmarks.
  • Linux, Eclipse



  • HPVM. Data mining; SQL.



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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