SoC Performance Architect
Samsung Austin R&D Center - Advanced Computing Lab
Austin, San Jose, San Diego
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 SoC Performance Architect, you will drive the modeling and analysis of new SoC architectures and features for next generation mobile products. This is a role tasked with building models of SoC architectures to evaluate new feature and use cases. Solid architecture foundation, leadership, and SoC modeling experience is desired for success.
Key responsibilities include:
- Build and develop complex SoC performance models including CPU, GPU, ISP, NPU – particularly around smartphone and mobile platforms
- Perform high-level performance modeling and analysis of hardware features, applications, benchmarks, and complex uses cases.
- Understand and analyze the impact of system-level architectural trade-offs (including CPU, GPU, NPU, ISP, memory subsystems, and system software).
- Leverage a data driven approach to drive consensus around complex architectural proposals
- Work with teams throughout the company to identify, analyze and optimize critical complex use cases including gaming and camera applications
Skills and Qualifications
- BS, Masters or PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or comparable 6+ years of experience
- Experience with CPU, GPU, Accelerators or Memory systems microarchitecture
- Experience in architectural modeling and performance analysis, either with analytical models, or cycle-accurate simulators.
- Excellent software development skills and able to code in C, C++, python and similar programming languages
- Experience in modeling SoC architectures to analyze end-to-end performance on workloads of interest.
- Experience with gem5 desired.
- Experience in integrating internal/external IP models on a full system-level framework.
- Knowledge of Arm Architecture and memory subsystem design including caches, interconnects and memory controllers.
- Good written and verbal communication skills
Compensation for this role will vary among specific regions due to geographic differentials in the labor market, actual pay will be determined considering factors such as relevant skills and experience, and comparisons to other employees in the role. However, compensation in the following regions is expected to be as follows:
Colorado: Compensation is expected to be between $144,345 to $223,735
NYC: Compensation is expected to be between $144,345 to $223,735
Washington State: Compensation is expected to be between $166,024 to $257,336
California: Compensation is expected to be between $166,024 to $257,336
Regular full-time employees (salaried or hourly) 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.
*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
* Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and provide Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.