Navigation Software Engineer

Engineering - Software San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

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Navigation Software Engineer

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Samsung’s San Jose Location Group was established in October 2012 to develop market-leading location technology for mobile applications.  We have a team of about 70 people in the US driving our technology forward for future generation products.  Our main activities include architecture definition, silicon design, software development, and platform integration.  The Location Group is now part of Samsung’s Application Processor and Modem Group.  We work closely together to develop highly integrated products, and to find opportunities to optimize our products for market success.  The group is looking for a Navigation Software Engineer (all levels) to join us to share the opportunity and take the challenges.



  • Analyze and evaluate the measurements from our GNSS receiver;
  • Identify, isolate, model the errors that are present in the measurements and develop different schemes to handle;
  • Maintain the existing product and continue seeking improvements in performance and efficiency;
  • Identify the potential risks in our GNSS products considering different use scenarios, and propose new solutions;
  • Participate the design and development of integration of GNSS and sensors on mobile platform;
  • Define and implement performance metrics, develop methodologies and automation tools for the evaluation of algorithm efficiency;
  • Draft technical reports for work progress.

REQUIRED SKILLS  (Education Certificates, Licenses, Travel)

  • Kalman Filter, Least Squares, Estimation Theory, Random Processes, Statistics
  • GNSS fundamentals, Navigation algorithms, MEMS Sensor-related algorithms
  • Visual C/C++; Matlab; Python
  • Master or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Geomatics Engineering or relevant disciplines
  • Years of experience (PhD + 3 years and Master + 7 years)


  • Experience in database and large scale data processing
  • Experience in mobile activity classification and context awareness
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Fast learning, hard working and self-driven


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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