Firmware Performance Analysis Intern

Engineering - Firmware San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Firmware Performance Analysis Intern

Summer 2020 internship applications are open November 2019 through January 2020.  Samsung Semiconductor summer internships start in May/June 2020.

Join us for a unique 12-14 week paid internship that offers personal and professional development. You’ll work with the teams that create new computing system architectures needed to support emerging machine learning applications, internet of things (IoT) and edge computing that benefit millions of users.  This program will give you the opportunity work on complex solutions to that address some of the world’s most complex technological challenges.


Samsung Controller Architecture Team R&D Lab in San Jose is seeking a talented, highly motivated individual to join the team responsible for developing the firmware / SoC architecture for next generation enterprise solid state drives. The ideal candidate should have passion for writing quality code, profiling firmware and exposure to RISC CPU architectures.


  • Profiling of critical path firmware in an embedded system.
  • Evaluation of critical path firmware on alternative RISC CPU architectures.
  • Cycle level evaluation of instruction sequences on multiple CPU architectures.


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


  • Experience working with embedded systems.
  • Familiarity with ARM / RISC-V architectures.
  • 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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