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Deep Learning Senior Hardware Engineer - Advanced Neural Processor Lab

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

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What we are looking for:

Are you passionate about exploring computer architectures for deep learning? Are you motivated to push the limits of Hardware Accelerators capabilities for vision and Speech related Products?  If so, Samsung’s NPL architecture group is looking add you to our team.

Samsung’s Neural Processor Lab (NPL) is working on the next generation architecture for NPU, Neural Processor Unit, to be used in handsets, ADAS, and mobile devices’ next generation Samsung products.


  • To define micro-architecture of key hardware component of neural network acceleration hardware, prototype hardware designs,
  • Analyze the performance of various machine learning/ DL algorithms on existing/new architectures
  • Identify bottlenecks and propose creative solutions to improve them.
  • Explore the commonality between deep neural networks and visual computing
  • Do area and power optimization analysis,
  • Propose and specify useful hardware optimizations
  • Research novel hardware techniques for future accelerators



  • 3 - 5 years of working experience
  • Masters with three years of experience, PhD, or equivalent experience
  • Strong Verilog, System Verilog, SystemC, C++ and Python coding skills, computer and processor architecture concepts, hardware design verification, and HLS synthesis.
  • Familiarity synthesis, simulation design tools, and power analysis tools.
  • Desirable – neural networks and machine learning concepts, FPGA development experience, knowledge of signal processing, linear algebra, close-to-hardware level programming experience,

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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