SOC Principal Architect - Advanced Neural Processor Lab

Engineering - Hardware San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

JOB TITLE: SOC Principal Architect - Advanced Neural Processor Lab 


  • We are seeking a motivated and dedicated hands-on SoC architect to help develop an ASIC for our next-generation Data Center artificial intelligence computing architecture alongside a team of world-class scientists and engineers.
  • As a Principal SoC Architect, you will be responsible for defining the architecture and feature set of SoCs that are used in range of Samsung products, including, Data Center and ADAS.
  • To define micro-architecture of key hardware component of neural network acceleration hardware, prototype hardware designs,
  • Identify bottlenecks and propose creative solutions to improve them.


  • MS with 12+ years or PhD with 8+ years
    Strong foundation in SoC architecture and analysis
  • Strong analytical problem solving, and attention to details
  • Experience in heterogeneous SoCs and NoC interconnects
  • Knowledge of performance-modeling, design, and verification
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C, Python, SystemC
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and great teammate

Additional desirable skills and experience

  • Knowledge of ARM Processors and AXI Interconnects
  • Knowledge of Memory systems (DDR/HBM) and system-level QOS
  • Knowledge of FPGA and ML/AI Accelerators
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety and reliability
  • Knowledge of chip-to-chip interfaces and packaging technology

In this role, you will:

  • Design world class hardware
  • Work with vendors to anticipate issues and influence their roadmaps
  • Interact with cross functional engineering teams across the company
    Participate in design reviews
  • Address all aspects of technology readiness, including manufacturability
  • Help build robust methodology and processes to deliver technology to products
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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