Sr. Engineer - Firmware NVMe

Engineering - Firmware San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Sr. Engineer - Firmware NVMe

Requisition ID     DSA33230


Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a world leader in Memory, System LSI and Display technologies. We are currently looking for Firmware Engineers to join our rapidly growing Enterprise Product Development in San Jose, CA that is developing the next generation of enterprise solid-state flash technologies. Our core development focus is the host interface firmware layer that sits in the intersection of system software and flash management firmware. This key host interface firmware technology drives Samsung’s breakthrough V-NAND technology and enables our customers to power performance-oriented, demanding, enterprise-class applications ranging from hyper-scale data centers, to big data processing, to software defined virtualized storage arrays and infrastructures.

The ideal candidate for this role would share our passion for creating and innovating new technologies, and thrive in a highly dynamic, fast-paced, results-driven environment. We are looking for highly talented, passionate, and versatile engineers that can create the next generation enterprise SSD solutions.


  • Design and development of high performance firmware and software for cutting-edge enterprise SSD products.
  • Debug, optimize, and validate SSD firmware on complex embedded multi-core architectures.
  • Support customer qualification and adoption of SSD products.
  • Participate in ground-breaking advanced SSD storage development and research projects.



  • BS/MS in Computer/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, and 5-10+ years of relevant experience in storage firmware development is required.
  • Strong programming experience and demonstrated proficiency in C/C++ for embedded systems, including development of algorithms, manipulation of complex data structures, and implementing highly optimized code, is required.
  • Relevant hands on experience in embedded software or firmware development, including storage devices or other embedded platforms is required.
  • Experience with one or more of the following storage related technologies: NAND Flash/FTL, Fibre Channel, NVM Express, SAS, SATA, SCSI, SSD, PCI Express, eMMC, or UFS is beneficial.
  • Experience with ARM or equivalent embedded multi-core microprocessor architectures is required.
  • Hands on experience with JTAG/ICE debuggers and protocol analyzers is required.
  • Some scripting experience in one of Python/Perl/Javascript is desired.
  • Familiarity and experience with modern agile software development methodologies and practices is preferred.



  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, as part of a local and globally distributed team.
  • Good oral and written skills for communication and documentation of technical information.
  • Open to domestic and/or international travel.
  • Is comfortable working in a multinational environment and understands how to leverage cultural diversity.



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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