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System Technical Lead (NVMe)

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
San Jose, CA 95002
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Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI) is advancing the worlds technology. As a leader in Memory, System, LSI and LCD technologies, our US teams contribute to breakthroughs in 5G, SOC, memory and display. By seeking the diverse perspectives of our counterparts around the world, we collaborate to make a global impact. We are looking for team members who share our commitment to learning and growth as well as our desire to build personal connections along the way.

SSI is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the #1 employer in the world (Forbes, Oct 2020) and top patent-holder in the U.S. Want to advance the worlds technology with us?


Job Title: System Technical Lead (NVMe)

Requisition ID: 40006

Location: San Jose, CA


The Technology Enabling Development Lab (TED) 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 Samsungs 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.


We are looking for a Systems Technical Lead to mentor a team of engineers working on qualification of cutting edge high performance NVMe SSDs on Enterprise Storage Systems at our San Jose office. Candidate must have a strong background in Enterprise Storage Systems and NAND flash memory based storage devices. Expertise in NVMe, PCIe and NVMe over fabrics is required, while that in other protocols such as SAS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel is a plus. Position will work cross functionally with the Test, FW, Controller, NAND and Marketing teams on critical features, test plans and debug of critical customer issues. Should have previous experience working with Tier 1 enterprise customers for design and test reviews. Ability to independently plan and lead significant projects, across global sites. Must be able to multi task with a strong inclination to process based execution. 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


  • Technically mentor team of engineers working on qualification of NVMe Enterprise SSDs on Storage Systems
  • Triage customer field issues and provide leadership and support for timely resolution of customer issues
  • Independently design, plan and lead significant test improvement projects, across global sites
  • Provide feedback to functional test teams on issues seen in customer quals to better functional test coverage.
  • Provide guidance to the Automation team to continue to improve and add to the existing framework.


  • Deep knowledge of PCIe & NVMe & NVMe over fabrics & NVMe-MI standards
  • Expertise in SSD and Storage Array Technology Development and Debug
  • Good working knowledge of Flash technologies (TLC/MLC/SLC), controllers and FW, and failure modes
  • Must have strong knowledge/background in storage interface protocols (NVMe & PCIe & NVMe over fabrics) and be proficient in the use of Interface Bus analyzers to setup and capture traces, use standard analysis tools to trouble shoot issues
  • Expert trace analysis knowledge
  • Ability to take complex features/systems and devise test strategies and lead implementation on a tight schedule.
  • Proficiency in server operating systems especially system debug tools such as system logs
  • Scripting language skills (Python/Shell) are highly desirable for automating tests, and improving workflow
  • Linux/Windows driver/storage stack experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Sanblaze & Oakgate & & third party tools tools is highly desirable
  • C language and data analysis skills a plus
  • Other storage protocols such as SAS, FC and SATA a plus

Additionally, we look for the following universal qualities in all candidates:

  • Resourceful Achiever: self-driven and proactive, you apply logic and reason to effectively solve problems and manage risks.
  • Avid Learner: you eagerly take on new challenges and seek out opportunities to grow and stretch
  • Passionate Owner: you are energized by your work, taking ownership and delivering results without ego
  • Committed Collaborator: with a positive attitude and commitment to get to the best result, you welcome ideas from others and drive processes forward in an inclusive manner



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.- one of the 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. SSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is SSIs policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and hiring decisions are made accordingly.

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Posted: 2021-02-15 Expires: 2021-03-18

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