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Location Navigation Software Engineer

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

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Location Navigation Software Engineer

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Samsung’s San Jose Location Group was established in October 2012 to develop market-leading location technology for mobile applications.  We have a team of about 70 people in the US driving our technology forward for future generation products.  Our main activities include architecture definition, silicon design, software development, and platform integration.  The Location Group is now part of Samsung’s Application Processor and Modem Group.  We work closely together to develop highly integrated products, and to find opportunities to optimize our products for market success.  The group is looking for a GNSS Software Engineer (all levels) to join us to share the opportunity and take the challenges.



·         Analyze and evaluate the measurements from our GNSS receiver;

·         Identify, isolate, model the errors that are present in the measurements and develop different schemes to handle;

·         Maintain the existing product and continue seeking improvements in performance and efficiency;

·         Identify the potential risks in our GNSS products considering different use scenarios, and propose new solutions;

·         Participate the design and development of integration of GNSS and sensors on mobile platform;

·         Participate the design and development of high precision GNSS products; Develop and verify the algorithms that are needed for applying the carrier phase measurements for high precision applications;

·         Define and implement performance metrics, develop methodologies and automation tools for the evaluation of algorithm efficiency;

Draft technical reports for work progress.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Good understanding of GNSS principle, from signal generation, transmission, reception, measurement construction and final position fixing; 

·         In-depth knowledge of different error sources in each stage of the signal processing; In-depth knowledge of satellite dynamics, satellite precise orbit and clock; In-depth knowledge of atmosphere modeling and the impact on high precision positioning;

·         Hands-on experience of Kalman Filter and Least Squares in navigation;

·         Hands-on experience in mobile/automotive navigation with GNSS and sensors;

·         Proficiency in C/C++, Matlab / Python programming;

·         Proven ability in large scale data processing.


Preferred Qualifications

·         Demonstrated ability to work as a team player as part of a local and globally distributed team

·         A self-driven engineer with good task execution skills to deliver high quality output in timely manner

·         Strong mathematical and analytical abilities

·         Solid communication and document skills

·         PhD in Geomatics, EE or relevant majors preferred


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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