Memory Architect, Technical Director - 20348

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Memory Architect, Technical Director to join Rambus Labs in San Jose, California. Candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer.

As a Memory Architect, Technical Director, the candidate will be reporting to the Rambus Labs Fellow and is a Full-Time position.

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 R&D center of Rambus. The Memory Architecture Research Group within Rambus Labs is looking for an experienced Memory Systems Architect to work with our team to develop breakthrough solutions for future computing challenges. You will be responsible for researching and architecting memory subsystems incorporating a range of technologies, including DRAM, NAND, and Storage Class Memories. You’ll work closely with the most senior research team members in a role that collaborates across the company and that helps 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 memory system thought leaders investigating, architecting, and developing intellectual property 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.  With a focus on solving technical challenges in the enterprise/datacenter markets, candidates can expect the work to be intellectually challenging, with a strong emphasis on research quality that leads to substantial innovations in memory architecture.



  • Research, architect, and analyze/model innovative memory device and memory system architectures that address performance and power challenges faced by the enterprise/datacenter and AI markets.
  • Track key industry and technology trends, develop technology roadmaps that help guide our future research initiatives.
  • Propose new memory products and features, and work with the appropriate product groups to prototype and commercialize.
  • Lead/participate in critical initiatives within Rambus Labs.
  • Develop intellectual property and file patents where appropriate.
  • Attend relevant technical and industry conferences, publish/present relevant work.
  • Engage with partners and potential customers to understand market needs and industry trends.


PhD with 5-10+ years of experience. Advanced degrees are preferred


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



  • Experience with DRAM-based memory system architectures with a track record of developing innovative solutions is required
  • Knowledge of server architectures and their memory systems is required
  • Knowledge of memory standards (DDRx, LPDDRx, LRDIMM, etc.) is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Knowledge of memory controller architecture and functionality is required
  • Knowledge of emerging memories (RRAM, MRAM, PCM) is a strongly desired
  • Experience with performance modeling/analysis of memory subsystems is strongly desired
  • Familiarity with current data center system configurations, applications, and performance limitations is strongly desired
  • A track record of developing intellectual property is strongly desired
  • Knowledge of serial link protocols (PCIe, SATA etc.) is desired
  • Knowledge of server software architectures (MMU, VM, Operating Systems, Firmware, etc.) in the memory system domain is desired
  • Knowledge of storage system architectures, especially SSD is desired


About Rambus

With 30 years of innovation and semiconductor expertise, Rambus leads the industry with products and solutions speed performance, expand capacity and improve security for today's most demanding applications. From data center and edge to artificial intelligence and automotive, our interface and security IP, and memory interface chips enable SoC and system designers to deliver their vision of the future.

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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