Memory Architect, Technical Director - 20153

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Rambus is seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that have real life impact. 


Do you like to work in an environment where your contributions and innovations are valued and recognized? Where you get to make an impact on the future of memory architecture?


Then come and join Rambus Labs, the Advanced R&D center of Rambus. Rambus Labs, a division focused on developing breakthrough solutions to solve future technology challenges, seeks an experienced Memory Architect. In this collaborative, company-wide influential position you will be responsible for researching and architecting DRAM based future memory subsystems and helping to define the roadmap for corporate investment in this area. Rambus has a stimulating work culture and a strong technical ladder that attracts the best minds in the industry.


The Memory Architect will join a team of thought leaders in the memory market - investigating, developing and patenting solutions across the memory and storage hierarchy.  The Memory Architecture Research group has the responsibility for projecting market and technology trends 5+ years in the future, identifying key roadblocks and disruptive opportunities ahead of the industry, and architecting solutions that can lead to significant future revenue streams.  We focus on solving technical challenges in the enterprise/datacenter markets, and work with our other business units. As such, expect your work to be intellectually challenging, with a strong emphasis on research quality that leads to substantial innovations in memory architecture.


  • Develop and model memory architectures and innovative solutions to address problems facing the Data Center and AI markets; file patents where appropriate.
  • Propose new memory products or features and work with product groups to prototype
  • Publish/present technical papers at relevant conferences and engage with potential customers to understand market needs and industry trends


BSEE/MS or similar technical degree with 10+ years of industry experience


PhD with 5+ years of experience. Advanced degrees are preferred



  • Demonstrated experience in DRAM based memory system architecture with a track record of developing innovative solutions is a must
  • Knowledge of server architecture is a must
  • Knowledge of memory standards (DDRx, LPDDRx, LRDIMM, etc.) is a must
  • Knowledge of emerging memories (RRAM, MRAM, PCM) is a plus
  • Knowledge of serial link protocols (PCIe, SATA etc.) is a plus
  • Knowledge of server software architectures (MMU, VM, Operating Systems, Firmware, etc.) in the memory system domain is highly desirable
  • Experience with performance modeling and analysis of memory subsystems is highly desirable
  • Experience writing and maintain specs is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with current data center system configurations, applications, and performance limitations is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of storage system architectures, especially SSDs, is a plus
  • A track record of strong memory patents is preferred


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.

For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.


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