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Sr. Staff Digital Design Engineer, WLAN PHY

Location: Bangalore, India
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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 Sr. Staff Digital Design Engineer, WLAN PHY to join our dynamic and growing WDP team. You will be responsible to drive the WLAN PHY architecture, design and implementation of Wi-Fi 6/7 chips for the IOT market. Your responsibilities include coordinating with multiple teams on specifications, design deliverables, handoff, verification, and timing closure. This role will work closely with Systems/RF/Analog/SW/Validation teams for productizing WLAN/BT combo chips for home IOT and automotive markets. This position will report to the Director, ASIC Engineering.

Job Duties

  • Define WLAN PHY architecture from the standards and/or requirement documents
  • Digital design, RTL implementation, Lint, CDC checks, timing closure, verification and coverage closure, ECO implementation and chip productization debug
  • Work with Systems/SW team in performance analysis and propose IP enhancements to achieve better PPA
  • Provide expertise on technical issues or specific technologies in the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth field
  • Work on cutting-edge low power WiFi6 & WiFi7 client device for Home/IOT/Automotive markets
  • Partner closely with Program Management, Engineering Management, and group members


  • Strong Digital Design and Wireless Technology fundamentals
  • Knowledge in Wireless Communication, Digital Communication, Communication Theory, Digital Signal Processing
  • Knowledge in Lint, CDC, timing constraints, synthesis, power analysis
  • Ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly
  • Proactive, self-starter, able to work independently in a fast-paced environment to complete projects on time with minimal guidance
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail; proactively ensures work is accurate
  • Positive attitude and work ethic; unafraid to ask questions and explore new ideas
  • Resourceful and able to solve highly complex problems through adaptation of existing technology and development of new technology with a deep understanding of product architecture
  • Excellent verbal and written communication that is clear, concise, and compelling
  • Ability to work within a diverse team and mentor developing team members


  • Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in Electrical/Electronics, Communication, Engineering or related field, or equivalent
  • 12+ years of experience in the design and delivery of IPs
  • Strong digital communication background is required
  • Proven experience in designing digital circuits for wireless product
  • Experience in defining and using advanced front-end design flows based on industry standard EDA tools
  • Deep experience with system test, troubleshooting and root cause analysis of wireless product
  • No travel required

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.