Staff Firmware Engineer

About Synaptics

Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio of touch, display, and biometrics products is built on the company’s rich R&D and supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA) www.synaptics.com.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for outstanding embedded firmware developers who are up to the challenge of developing new fingerprint and touch features for best in class laptop computers

The successful candidate:

  • Enjoys architecting and developing small footprint embedded firmware
  • Is never satisfied with the status quo, learns quickly and is passionate about innovation and developing best in class solutions
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, intense environment
  • Enjoys working with global multi-disciplined teams such as the ASIC, tools, and other firmware development teams.
  • Is able to investigate problems at a system level and identify robust solutions quickly
  • Is capable of board bring up and troubleshooting
  • Enjoys providing onsite customer support

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have the ability to work with geographically diverse teams
  • BS or greater, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in real-time embedded software development
  • Minimum of 7 years of code development using assembly language and a higher level language like C/C++
  • Experience with I2C, SPI, RS-232, RS-485 or other inter-processor communications
  • Understands firmware development processes
  • Familiarity with analog and digital systems, ADCs, DACs, sensors
  • Familiarity with Logic Analyzers, ICE, DVM, Oscilloscope and similar tools is a must
  • Experience with fingerprint firmware development is a plus
  • Understanding of various touch technologies, Verilog and Chip design is a plus
  • Experience with digital signal processing is a plus

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