Senior Engineer – Atomistic Simulation R&D

Engineering - Hardware San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

JOB TITLE: Senior Engineer – Atomistic Simulation R&D


Requisition ID     DSA32908


Samsung’s Device Lab located in San Jose, CA is currently recruiting world-class engineers who share our “Innovation through passion” philosophy and thrive in a fast-pace, results-driven environment. The Samsung Device Lab develops simulation solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology requirements. The lab focuses on the development of Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) models and simulation software for deploying advanced manufacturing processes for semiconductor devices and materials. The lab supports logic, memory and LED technology development, as well as the development of compact models for advanced logic and memory technology.


  • Develop atomistic/quantum models for semiconductor device/process simulations
  • Perform TCAD simulations to resolve semiconductor device/process issues
  • Path-finding researches on next generation semiconductor logic/memory devices
  • Work as part of a global team focused on quality, reliability and performance
  • Identify and implement best practices for quality and efficiency


  • PhD in EE or related fields (e.g., semiconductor device simulation/modelling, computational electronics/electromagnetics, solid state physics)
  • Experience in development of semiconductor device/process simulation software
  • Knowledge of semi-classical and quantum transport theories
  • Deep knowledge of density functional tight-binding (DFTB) theory
  • Strong background on algorithm development, numerical methods, scientific computing
  • Experience in machine learning algorithms is preferred


  • Good programming skills using C/C++ and Python are required
  • 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





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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