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Sr. FPGA Design Verification Engineer (Storage)

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

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Sr. Engineer FPGA Design Verification (Storage)  

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Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a world leader in Memory, System LSI and LCD technologies. We are currently looking for an exceptional senior FPGA engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA.


The Memory Solutions Lab (MSL) is part of Samsung’s Memory Business Unit, the industry's technology and volume leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SRAM memory. MSL’s vision is to solve key problems and optimize architecture solutions for Cloud & Data center environments. We are an integral part of Samsung’s strong R&D focus & lab innovation engine. We work closely with development teams to bring feature innovation to product roadmaps.

We are currently looking for a Senior FPGA Engineer to join our team in San Jose, CA. The Candidate will be a key technical member of System Architecture Lab.  He or she will join a team of experts in researching and developing innovative data center/ cloud networking, storage, and compute ASIC/ FPGA and system solutions. The ideal candidate must have prior experience developing leading edge networking, storage, and/or embedded computing solutions on FPGAs.



  • FPGA architecture, design, verification, lab bring-up, lab test and validation of an FPGA prototype for storage applications
  • Research next generation storage controller features in an FPGA environment
  • Develop new IP for high performance solid state drives
  • Work with hardware/ software architects developing one-of-a-kind innovative FPGA prototypes and contribute to feasibility studies & developing solutions
  • Assist software architects developing Linux/ Windows device driver, test and debug
  • Developing unit level and cluster level test-benches, BFMs, random test generators, functional coverage monitors, using system verilog, UVM, C/C++, and python scripts.
  • Developing test plan, random and directed test cases, performing logic verification, and functional coverage analysis.
  • Developing front end methodologies and tool flows.
  • Participating in lab bring up


Minimum Qualifications 

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 0 to 5 years of experience
  • Good understanding of computer architecture, logic design and FPGAs .
  • Solid knowledge of SystemVerilog, UVM, Verilog and Perl/Python
  • Knowledge of design verification, and functional coverage.
  • Demonstrated ability with FPGA design tool flows, synthesis, timing analysis, partitioning, FPGA programming, bring up and testing
  • In-depth background in HDL development, Verilog coding, integration, synthesis, debug, simulation, test bench creation and debug using CAD tools (Synopsys, Mentor, Cadence, or FPGA tools)
  • Hands-on lab prototype set up, testing, measurement and debug of storage solutions on FPGAs
  • Hands-on experience with hardware board bring-up, server system integration and software integration with FPGAs
  • Must be highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to meet aggressive project deadlines in a team environment
  • Ability to work successfully with cross-functional teams, including coordinating across organizational boundaries and geographies.
  • Ability to create near term value within a strategic research environment.
  • Comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity



Preferred Qualifications

  • Past experience in FPGA design that uses high speed interfaces (DDR3/ DDR4, PCI-e G2/ G3 root port and end point, acquired digital IP, Ethernet, Gb PHY SERDES), System on chip, ARM CPU, networking, storage digital design, integration, board and system hardware bring up
  • 10/ 40/ 100 G Ethernet network interface design and debug
  • SATA/ SAS/ PCIe root port and end point interface design and debug
  • DDR3/ DDR4 memory controller and interface design and debug
  • AXI/ APB interconnect fabric design and debug
  • On-chip SRAM controller design and debug
  • Multi context DMA controller design and debug
  • Full chip integration and debug



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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