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Silicon Motion believes that the company's most important asset is their employees. That is why we make sure that we offer an excellent array of benefits to eligible employees and encourage them to find balance between work and life.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with employer match and generous paid time-offs. We also recognize and reward employees who excel in their performance through Stock Option Plan and Restricted Stock Units for eligible employees; Annual merit increase, patent award and other forms of special recognition awards.

We are looking for highly qualified and motivated individuals, including college graduates, to join our winning team of innovators. If you are driven to win, join us and be a part of our new venture at Silicon Motion!

For applying job positions or more information regarding the recruitment, please contact: jobs@siliconmotion.com

List of Job opportunities as follows:

Director of Engineering – Multimedia BU
Enterprise and DC OEM Sales Director
LOGIC DESIGN ENGINEER
SR. FIELD APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING MANAGER (FAE) – FCI USA
Software Engineer
APPLICATIONS ENGINEER (AE)
FIELD APPLICATION ENGINEER (FAE)
Sales Manager

 

Position: Director of Engineering – Multimedia BU (1 vacancies )


  • Responsible for all aspects of the overall engineering product development activities for ASIC, Software development and Systems engineering.  
  • Develop strategic planning for the direction, infrastructure and control of product development activities and formulate long-term objectives and standards of performance for the whole department.
  • Provides key guidance to the Engineering teams regarding project definition, scope, philosophy, activities, milestones, and staff requirements
  • Oversees timelines for all significant engineering projects, reviews and publishes reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly.
  • Communicate project status, identify risks and roadblocks, and implement mitigation plans to ensure project schedules are met with high quality. 
  • Work closely with Marketing on future product investigation, definition and architecture planning
  • Manage teams in U.S. and in Shanghai and work closely with other functional resources in Taiwan
  • Ability to roll up sleeves and perform a functional role in ASIC or Systems
  • Hires, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the team and the project
  • Reports to the President of SMI USA/GM of Multimedia BU

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

BSCS, BSCE, BSEE or equivalent, MSEE preferred
  • 10 – 15+ years of experience
  • Semiconductor experience is required; systems experience also desired
  • Must be a good coach/mentor and provide detailed troubleshooting assistance while fully understanding project design requirements. 
  • Must have the ability to communicate and work well in a team environment – especially with upper management
  • Possess strength in working and communicating effectively on a cross-functional team in a culturally diverse environment. Applies excellent interpersonal skills with superior communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong personal integrity, desire to win with the team
  • Chinese Mandarin language speaking skills is a strong plus

 

Position: Enterprise and DC OEM Sales Director (1 vacancies )


The Director of U.S. Enterprise/DC OEM Sales has the responsibility to develop, growing and managing new businesses for SMI (and its affiliates) in the said segment.  He/she will leverage his/hers existing or new contacts to form partnerships, design in SMI products and to grow business.  This individual will be responsible for the overall growth of this exciting segment and for the management of the relationships with customers.  He/she should be able to operate across multiple levels including executives, marketing, engineering, procurement in order to seek opportunities and promote SMI’s advantages and products.   Similarly, he/she should be able to work closely with the SMI team in Asia and U.S. to achieve design win in a team fashion.   The candidate enjoys taking the initiative, pushing both commercial and technical initiatives forward to results, are a great organizer and communicator.

Success metric:
Design wins, Revenue, margins, strength of the customer relationships, knowledge of the segment and customers

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • NVMe and storage – preferably SSDs
  • Enterprise, DC and AFA industry and contacts ie Google, FB, MSFT, AWS, Pure, Tintri, Netapp, Kaminario, EMC, IBM, etc…
  • 10+ of working experience in semiconductor sales/business development
  • BS or MS engineering degree
  • Experience in helping to drive through complex commercial and legal agreements
  • High integrity, team player, driven to win, strong balance of technical and business acumen

 

Position: LOGIC DESIGN ENGINEER (1 vacancies )


The position is responsible for completing whole ASIC design cycle.   Candidate should have experience in the following: RTL coding; RTL simulation; Test bench set up; Logic synthesis using Synopsys DC compiler; static logic timing analysis using Synopsys/Primetime; Post layout timing simulation with sdf file back annotation; ATPG and Scan insertion for production testing; and knowledge in FPGA generation and testing.  Logic design experience in the following field is preferred: 2D or 3D graphics, video display controller, DRAM/cache controller, MPEG or JPEG video controller and high speed interface (PCI Express, USB 3.0/2.0, USB Host, Ethernet).  Familiar with Microprocessors (ARM, 8051, ARC) and associated bus interfaces (APB, AHB, AXI, BVCI).

  • Experience with 3rd party IP integration and testbench generation.
  • Experience in programming/scripting languages like Perl, TCL, and UNIX shell.
  • Experience with CDC and linting.
  • Hand-on experience in logic synthesis, P&R, timing closure, and DFT insertion is a plus.
  • Good knowledge of FPGA tool flow (Xilinx or Altera) and prototype validation/bring-up is a plus.
  • Knowledge of C/C++ programming, Computer architecture and SoC Chip design flow.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSCS, BSCE, BSEE or equivalent, MSEE preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience.
  • Ability to communicate and work well in a team environment. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

 

Position: SR. FIELD APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING MANAGER (FAE) – FCI USA (1 vacancies )


This position will be responsible for supporting all FCI products, and will be lead support for US customers to resolve technical issues and help with design-ins.
 
General duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing field applications engineering focal point support for multiple customers and/or projects for both pre-sales and post-sales phases
  • Be able to build and manage an FAE team as the business grows
  • Lead the FAE function for the whole Wi-Fi IoT program – not just our first chip but other chips to come
  • Driving engineering to deliver bug fixes and deliver bug status information to customers
  • Visiting customer sites to assist with system development issues, sales calls, on-site design reviews and other support for the customer
  • Light software development tasks – patch code and other light software development tasks to support customers and the main software development team(System testing for performance and benchmarks)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Non-political team player interested in joining a fun, fast moving meritocracy where his/her impact can make an immediate impact on business results
  • BSEE preferable, MSEE a plus
  • 10+ years experience as an FAE or AE in a technical field (field applications engineer, applications engineer, or other engineering or support function)
  • Wireless networking (e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4) and IoT technical knowledge and background
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Demo expert
  • Strong software experience, especially in being able to integrate software into products
  • Semiconductor experience optimal; systems experience also highly desired
  • Must be senior enough to establish immediate credibility and manage top customers
  • Willing to travel to Korea for initial and periodic training, and to any US location to support customers

 

Position: Software Engineer (1 vacancies )


The position is responsible for bringing up platforms, validating silicon, and developing or modifying platform-dependent codes for embedded operating system, as well as porting reference drivers or writing new drivers to support the platform.   Hands-on software development experience in embedded systems, firmware and device drivers for Android, iOS, Linux or Windows on ARM/x86 based embedded system.  Prefer to have experience in graphics/video/audio software development. Analyze and debug performance, software and hardware architectural problems.  Serve as technical interface to both internal and external customers.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidate should enjoy working at the systems level.
    Must have knowledge of operating systems and CPU architecture, either as a result of schooling or experience.
  • Candidate should have strong programming fundamentals using C/C++ and at least one assembly language.
  • 1+ years of experience in writing embedded software or kernel level code, including drivers or hardware adaptations.
  • MSEE/MSCS or equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experienced with a broad range of hardware a plus.
  • Requires some travel

 

Position: APPLICATIONS ENGINEER (AE)


This position is Firmware Applications Engineer for flash controller products

Essential Duties And Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting Field Application Engineers for controller problem trouble shootings and controller firmware/hardware solutions.
  • Reviews and evaluates customers' inquiries and technical specifications to ensure design feasibility.
  • Working independently with headquarter firmware engineers on resolving customer issues or enhancing controller features. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A BSEE/MSEE or BSCS/MSCS degree is required
  • Semiconductor industry background
  • 3+ years’ experience in software/firmware applications engineer field 
  • Familiar with Microcontroller architecture as well as PC/embedded system environment
  • Knowledge on operating logic analyzer, oscilloscope and bus protocol analyzer
  • Experience in Assembly, C/C++ programming and data structure
  • Experience in NAND flash technology and storage interface (USB, SD, IDE) is a plus

 

Position: FIELD APPLICATION ENGINEER (FAE)


This position will be responsible for all Flash products, interface with sales reps and distributors and US customers’ support for technical issues and design-ins.

General duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing field applications engineering focal point for multiple customers and/or projects for both pre-sales and post-sales phases
  • Isolating and debugging NAND flash memory storage system problems at the hardware and software level
  • Tracking open technical issues and action items and participating in regular project conference calls
  • Driving engineering to deliver bug fixes and deliver bug status information to the customers,
  • Visiting customer’s location for system development issues, doing sales calls, on-site design reviews and runs for the customer. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS EE, semiconductor industry background
  • Experience in SSD and eMMC technology is a plus
  • Minimum 3+ years related field support experience in semiconductor industry
  • Familiar with PC system architecture and Windows/Linux OS environment
  • Basic knowledge of memory storage standards
  • Experience in Microcontroller architecture, schematic/layout is a plus

 

Position: Sales Manager (1 vacancies )


The primary responsibility is to generate, retain and expand sales revenue in assigned account base as well as drive new market share.  Will manage new projects being developed and identifies new directions for partnership with his/her customers in collaboration with the Market Development/Product Marketing teams in HQ.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities Include:

  • Implements sales strategy to meet/exceed short term as well as long term sales goals
  • Responsible for complete understanding of customers’ profile including key managers/personnel, business dynamics, competitive landscape, etc…
  • Work with SMI operations, finance teams as well as channel partners on executing sales logistics associated with revenue generation
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required to fulfill job function or as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requirements for the position include strong organizational/interpersonal & communication skills and be self-motivated 
  • It is important to have good computer skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • BS CS/EE a plus 
  • Five or more years sales experience and in the semiconductor, NAND flash or SSD preferred
  • Sales experience with 1st tier OEMs such Intel, Cisco, Dell, HP, Apple is a plus
  • Chinese Mandarin skills a plus