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Program Manager, Software

Location: Katowice, Poland
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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.

Synaptics is looking for a Program Manager, Software to join our Video Interface and Human Presence Detection team. You will be responsible for managing programs in SW/FW domains making sure the engineering teams stay synced, productive, and focused on creating the greatest value for the business. Projects will be in the domain of PC video interface and machine-learning based human presence detection. SW/FW runs on Synaptics designed chips. This highly visible position reports to the Sr. Director of Program Management.

Job Duties

  • Program management of engineering programs from idea to mass production including planning, scoping, design, development, and change management
  • Lead, track, and monitor cross-functional projects rallying teams around short-term and mid-term deliverables while maintaining the long-term plan
  • Plan and track execution creating visibility as far as a year out
  • Champion an efficient, disciplined approach to planning, tracking, requirements gathering, change management and risk management with the use of tools and analytics
  • Report status of program execution with focus on schedule, risks, and issues utilizing data-based models and indicators


  • Deep knowledge of system software/firmware stack and integration with hardware
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp new technical concepts quickly
  • Ability to influence horizontally across multiple internal functional organizations
  • Able to ask difficult but important questions and lead discussion to have them answered
  • Proactive, self-starter, able to work independently in a fast-paced environment with a strong sense of urgency, ownership, and accountability
  • A highly structured planner with a strong discipline towards pragmatic and efficient processes
  • Well organized and disciplined with strong attention to data and detail
  • Able to synthesize and report complex matters simply and briefly for the senior- and executive management
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (fluency in written and spoken English required)


  • Bachelors degree in computer science or Electronic Engineering or related field, or equivalent
  • 8 years of experience in SW program/project management
  • Knowledge and experience in AI & ML preferred (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning)
  • Expertise in planning tools and methodologies (jira, MS Project; SCRUM, waterfall)
  • Hands-on technical experience preferred
  • Occasional travel to the UK, US, or Israel

Belief in Diversity

Synaptics is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.