Modem Systems Engineer (5G/LTE – Advanced Systems and Signal Processing)

Engineering - Systems San Diego, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Modem Systems Engineer (5G/LTE – Advanced Systems and Signal Processing)


Samsung SOC Lab in San Diego is searching for wireless modem systems engineers at all levels. Candidate will join a team conducting research on next generation wireless systems (5G and beyond) and working on the system design, standardization, implementation, and verification of a modem chip for latest 3GPP standards. Systems engineers in our team are innovative, driven, detail-oriented and have been responsible for design and development of Samsung modem chipsets that have been commercialized in millions of smart devices including Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.


  • Research new wireless communication system design for 5G covering baseband and RF domains
  • Understand the latest 3GPP wireless communication standards and systems
  • Develop signal processing algorithms for 5G and other wireless communication systems
  • Develop MATLAB and C/C++ simulators and study the system performance
  • Design the whole modem baseband architecture for 5G standards
  • Design fixed-point C/C++ model for newly developed algorithm
  • Evaluate performance in chip or platform level using test equipment in lab
  • Produce key intellectual property for 5G
  • Work closely with hardware and software engineers to develop an implementation that meets system requirements 

REQUIRED SKILLS  (Education Certificates, Licenses, Travel)

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in communication theory, information theory, digital signal processing, estimation theory, random processes
  • C/C++, Python, and MATLAB coding skills.
  • Experience in modem design of cellular systems and other advanced wireless systems
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and presentation skills



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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