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System Modeling Intern

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

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System Modeling 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 SoC models for next generation enterprise solid state drives. The candidate will be responsible for developing, enhancing, and correlating architecture models for SSD controllers, and will work for the performance modeling of Samsung’s SSD Controller SoCs. The primary focus will be on performance modeling of SOC design for architecture exploration and performance evaluation.



  • Performance modeling of SoC for architecture exploration and performance evaluation.
  • Development of profiling and performance analysis tools


  • Pursuing a MS / PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer / Electrical Engineering.
  • Strong programming skills in C++ and Python.
  • Strong transactional modeling skills with SystemC/TLM 2.0.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • A strong team player, self-motivated and positive attitude.


  • Moderate understanding of the storage stack (system and drive level).
  • Experience working with embedded systems.
  • 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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