Staff Software 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

Synaptics, the world leader in human interface solutions for portable electronic devices, invites qualified applicants to apply for a career opportunity as an Algorithms Architect in our Systems Architecture Team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with great creativity combined with a strong programming and algorithms background.

Systems Architecture is responsible for contributing to the development of fundamental technologies for Synaptics’ future growth. Architects play a critical role in fostering innovation by combining their talents with a team of highly skilled technical contributors to successfully complete technology platform projects. The focus of this position is on developing algorithms and software platforms that sense and process data for consumer devices. The software is closely coupled to the hardware data acquisition platform. As such, the candidate should have strong electrical engineering and computer science skills.

The ideal candidate can develop well architected testable software, as well as tools to improve the development process. They possess a solid understanding of algorithmic methods for processing signals and data. An important aspect of the position is the ability to develop software solutions within a set of constraints imposed by building platforms that need to ship in the billions of units. To excel at this position, the architect must be able to accurately conceive problems, identify and understand corner cases and implement high performance solutions that are optimized over run time and memory usage.

We are seeking an individual that is effective in collaborating with a small focused team. Our candidate will have a track record of successfully completing technically complex projects. He or she must be effective in a fast-paced, highly technical R&D environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Physics. MS or Ph.D. preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Strong programming skills: C/C++, Python, Matlab
  • A background in structured software development. Experience with embedded processors a plus.
  • Broad technical experience is essential with skills in some or all of the following areas:
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Image or Signal processing
  • Algorithm development
  • Digital interface debugging
  • Rigorous and methodological approach to problem solving

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