Modem Systems Engineer (5G/LTE – Advanced Algorithms/Simulators)

Engineering - Systems San Diego, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Modem Systems Engineer (5G/LTE – Advanced Algorithms/Simulators)


Samsung SOC Lab in San Diego is looking for engineers to join the team of passionate engineers with start-up spirit to build the world-class cellular modem solution. The candidate is expected to bring passion, innovation and strong execution in modem PHY design and performance optimization.


  • Develop demodulation algorithms for a baseband modem processor
  • Understand estimation/detection/classification/expectation of signal processing problems
  • Develop machine learning algorithms for a cellular modem development using supervised/unsupervised/reinforcement learning
  • Build link level simulators using MATLAB, C/C++, Shell scripts, Pythons, etc.
  • Research fundamentals in communication theory and digital signal processing
  • Show strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Understand 3GPP specifications, especially with RAN1 and RAN4, for 5G NR
  • Understand a whole modem architecture

 REQUIRED SKILLS  (Education Certificates, Licenses, Travel) 

  • MS and industry experience or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Research experience in wireless communication technologies
  • Understanding of 3GPP specifications
  • Background of communication theory, signal processing, machine learning
  • Ability to design an architecture using MATLAB, C/C++, Shell scripts, Pythons, etc.
  • Conducting advanced researches on both cellular and machine learning technologies
  • Professional coding skill is required



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.