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Principal System Architect

San Jose, CA, CA, US


Req. ID: 217105 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our dedication to people, innovation, resourcefulness, teamwork, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.

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As a Principal System Architect in 3DXP Next Generation System Architecture and Performance Modeling Group at Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., you will work with the memory industry's leading architecture team on new concepts that will shape the future of electronic systems.  


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


Delivering architectures, white papers, and IP for novel designs and existing paradigms.  Work with customers, other architects, and design teams to identify the issues and requirements for a wide range of applications and deliver innovating solutions.  Performing open- and closed-loop system performance analysis of new advanced architectures in comparison with existing paradigms.  These activities will entail choosing the appropriate simulation tools/environment; constructing or modifying component models including memory devices, controllers, interconnects, and processors; verification, generating or acquiring relevant workloads; and constructing performance monitoring. The scope will span from block-level to full system-level architecture development and modeling, analysis and benchmarking.  Candidates should have strong knowledge of architecture development including successful industry experience with architecting large complex blocks for SoCs such as caches, interconnects, memory controllers, etc. while working in a collaborative environment.  The successful applicant will be responsible for creating innovative solutions, modeling, and analyzing them to demonstrate their benefits and tradeoffs.


Successful candidate for this position will have:


  • Must have experience delivering micro-architectures for large complex blocks.
  • Must have experience with server systems with an emphasis on memory and storage systems and usage.
  • Strong exposure to computer architecture analysis and design tradeoffs.
  • Experience in memory controller architecture and protocols, DDR, NVDIMM, etc..
  • Strong working knowledge of architecture tradeoff analysis and modeling tools, commercial and in-house.
  • C/C++ and SystemC experience; SystemVerilog and Python experience is a plus.
  • Must have an understanding of how to use the C++ Standard Template Library (STL).
  • Exposure to software development practices.
  • Exposure to HDL development flows and processes.
  • A strong knowledge through academic coursework or experience in DRAM and NAND memory systems, as well as other memory types is preferred.
  • Exposure to operating system (OS) memory management is preferred.
  • Exposure to virtual machine (VM) performance analysis is a plus. 
  • Ability to quickly react and adapt to changes based on modeling results, or project direction changes.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication and written skills.
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Must be a strong individual contributor as well as a team player.


Academic Discipline(s):                 Electrical, Computer, or Electronics Engineering;

Experience Required:                    minimum 10 years industry experience

About Us

As the leader in creative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to demonstrate the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and improve communication around the world.

Micron Benefits

Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.

To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).

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