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Sr Staff Engineer

Company: Synaptics
Location: California City
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:


Millions of people experience Synaptics every day. Our technology impacts how people see, hear, touch, and engage with a wide range of IoT applications - at home, at work, in the car or on the go.

We solve complex challenges alongside the most influential companies in the industry, using the most advanced algorithms in areas such as machine learning, biometrics and video processing, combined with world class software and silicon development.


The primary responsibility for the Senior Manager - RF engineering is to lead a team of RF engineers focusing on technologies related to the long-term growth of Synaptics' wireless connectivity divison. This role will play a critical role in fostering innovation within Synaptics by leading and coordinating teams of highly skilled technical contributors to the successful completion of futuristic and ongoing platform development projects. As such, our candidate needs very strong and diverse engineering and science skills. Thinking outside the box and challenging the conventional wisdom is strongly encouraged!

We are seeking a team-oriented leader/technical visionary with excellent teamwork, problem solving skills, self-driven with a keen technical mind and an eye for detail. He or she must be effective in a fast-paced, highly technical R&D environment. System-level analysis, modeling and design are central to this position. Areas of responsibility include driving the next generation technology roadmap of Wireless connectvity products. The candidate will also be overseeing projects that are often very multi-disciplinary in nature. Projects may involve combinations of disciplines such as electronics, physics, embedded firmware, algorithms, mathematics, materials, optics, and mechanics. Synaptics has experts in all of these areas and so the architect will also have the opportunity to leverage the expertise of others and expand his or her own areas of knowledge.

Our typical leader for this role will have a PhD in EE, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics etc. The leader should have successfully demonstrated capability in leaving teams of architects & engineers in defining technology roadmaps and executing projects that align with the long-term vision of the organization. The role will include interacting with our Tier-1 customers periodically to drive technical-oriented discussions on forward looking roadmaps. Limited travel to Asia is required for this role.


Required Qualifications:

  • Engineering/Science Masters' Degree. PhD Preferred.
  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience, plus 5+ years experience in a Manager level responsibilities including team leadership, influencing and motivating co-workers, project definition and guiding team execution. Must effectively communicate and interact with other internal departments as well as senior management.
  • Strengths in system theory and electronics, both analog and digital.
  • Broad technical experience is essential. Skills in some or all of the following areas are necessary:
    • RF circuit and system design
    • physics
    • mathematics
    • analog and digital signal processing
    • system-level modeling and simulatio
    • Wireless connectivity knowledge is a must
    • Rigorous and methodological approach to problem solving
    • Managing remote employees would be a plus
    • Hands-on design, bring-up, test and debug skills
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate and drive R&D technology projects
    • Effective multi-tasking capability
    • Attention to detail
    • A strong desire to win in the marketplace

      If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.


Keywords: Synaptics, Lancaster , Sr Staff Engineer, Engineering , California City, California

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