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Director of Memory Product Planning - DRAM

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?


Come to join the team that manages Samsungs product planning and enablement for DRAM products. The memory product planning team in the US, in collaboration with Korean HQ, is in the front and center of enabling next-generation memory products (DDR/HBM/GDDR/LPDDR) based on understanding CPU/System architecture, standard and new I/F eco systems . Working with customers and eco-system partners in the server, network and consumer vertical, this team defines the memory portfolio/specs/features for the largest semiconductor company in the world. This team consists of professionals who possess a fine mix of high level technical understanding as well as business acumen.


  • Planning strategic objectives and developing new initiatives for new Memory solutions
  • Understanding and analyzing modern Hyperscalers compute & Memory architecture.
  • Identifying bottlenecks and pain points in modern Hyperscalers HW/SW architectures, services and infrastructure management
  • Identifying new features maximizing benefits from Memory devices and enabling key ecosystems
  • Identifying strategic collaboration opportunity with various industry stakeholders in standard bodies to maximize product value proposition
  • Evangelizing new standards and features for key customers and industry partners.
  • Building a strategy and a feasible product concept effectively addressing multiple problem sets.
  • Define, identify and orchestrate the necessary resources, technical elements (internal & external) and ecosystems (including standard body) for customer PoC and productization. Ex) combining system/processor/memory/storage technology and resources available from Samsung Device solutions business units to define a new type of HW / Platform tailored for demanding/emerging workloads such as AI/ML, edge & big data analytics.
  • Coordinating, mediating and negotiating with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve consensus on strategy and product plan.
  • Working simultaneously with US colleagues, Korean HQ, and customers to effectively execute strategy and product engagement.


  • BS degree minimum, MS or higher degree in CS, EE/ECE preferred
  • At least 10+ years of combined experience in engineering, product management, business development and standardization in semiconductor strong understanding of memory products, ecosystem and roadmaps
  • Must be generally familiar with semiconductor design, specification and general semiconductor fabrication technology/processing.
  • Superb communication, negotiation and presentation skill with proven record


  • Experience in company strategy development and long term planning
  • Direct/indirect working experience with OEMs and Hyper-Scale Datacenter is 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

Job Title: Director of Memory Product Planning - DRAM

Requisition ID: 40097

Location: San Jose, CA



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: 2021-03-19

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