Sr. Memory Controller Micro-Architect/Logic Designer

    • Samsung Electronics America
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 29 days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
USD 174,557.00 - 305,414.00 per year
Full Time


Research and Development
High performance computing
Intellectual property
Logic synthesis
Timing closure
Physical data model
Computer science
As-is process
Scripting language
Systems modeling
Use cases
Life insurance
Linear programming
System on a chip
Change data capture
Adobe Certified Expert

Job Details

Position Summary

Samsung, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, is founded on a simple philosophy - the endless pursuit of excellence will create a better world for all. At Samsung Austin Research and Development Center (SARC) and Advanced Computing Lab (ACL), we are building a center of excellence for Intellectual Property (IP) that is applied to high-performance computing devices (mobile, automotive, and other custom market segments) consumed by millions of people around the world. Come build with us!

Role and Responsibilities

As a Sr. Memory Controller Micro-Architect/Logic Designer, you will contribute to the micro-architecture development and logic design of custom memory controller for LPDDR5, LP. This is a senior level role where you will interact with the system architects, verification, performance/power and design implementation teams. You will be own and drive the critical memory controller related RTL design, performance and power optimization, and also work on logic debug and timing closure of the design. Solid engineer foundation and RTL design experience are desired for success.

  • You drive the timely development and debug of new features on timely development of custom memory controller.
  • You work on SOC IP delivery with all sanity checks.
  • You work on timing debug and closure.
  • You work on LINT, CDC flows and analysis.
  • You work on power artist flow and power analysis.
  • You have experience working on ECO flows.
  • You collaborate with the verification team to verify the functionality and correctness of the design.
  • You communicate with implementation to achieve your timing and area.
  • You produce high quality RTL on schedule meeting PPA goals
  • You engage with performance and power team on achieving performance and power goals.
  • You partner with the physical design and CAD team to resolve implementation level details.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or 13+ years of experience with a Master's Degree, or 11+ years of experience with a PhD
  • Strong background owning and driving the RTL design of various sub-blocks of custom memory controller designs
  • Demonstrated experience of successful Architectural through RTL design on high performance digital designs
  • Verilog expertise is required as is a deep understanding of ASIC design flow including RTL design, verification, logic synthesis, timing analysis & ECO.
  • Experience working with memory controller u-architecture.
  • Familiarity with different memory technologies like LPDDR4/5, HBM.
  • Knowledge of JEDEC memory standards preferred.
  • Understanding of interface protocols such as AMBA, AXI, ACE is desired
  • Knowledge of AES, ECC, RAS features preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required, along with the ability to work in a dynamic, global team.
  • Experience with a scripting language like Perl or Python.
  • Energetic, curiosity, and passion in logic design.

Our Team

Our System IP team develops proprietary coherent interconnect and memory controller deployed in many high-volume products. Our team plays a key role in influencing the product roadmap for a market-leading system IP solutions. We focus on delivering system modeling capability based on optimization and use-case-driven analysis (gaming, computational photography) that enables a world-class memory subsystem.

With architecture scalability at the frontier of our design focus, our performance- and power-optimized IP solution gets integrated into complex semiconductor products, aiming to reach multiple market segments.

Being part of a new team of talented individuals with vastly diverse backgrounds and skill sets at a well-established global company means you have limitless room to explore, innovate, and expand role responsibilities to build technical expertise. With a big charter ahead, we get to do challenging work and solve unique problems in a highly collaborative and supportive environment. You will always be learning while helping us shape the team's culture.

Total Rewards

At Samsung - SARC/ACL, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $174,557 and $305,414. Your actual base pay will depend on variables that may include your education skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

Samsung employees have access to benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), free onsite lunch, employee purchase program, tuition assistance (after 6 months), paid time off, student loan program, wellness incentives, and many more. In addition, regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) are eligible for MBO bonus compensation, based on company, division, and individual performance.

Additionally, this role might be eligible to participate in long term incentive plan and relocation.

U.S. Export Control

This position requires the ability to access information subject to U.S. export control restrictions. Applicants must have the ability to access export-controlled information or be eligible to receive a government authorization to access export-controlled information.

Trade Secrets

By submitting an application, you [applicant] agree[s] not to disclose to Samsung, or induce Samsung to use, any confidential or proprietary information (including trade secrets) belonging to any current or previous employer or other person or entity.

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