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RF Test Development Engineering Intern

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Location: Irvine, CA, United States
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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.

The RF Test Internship is an opportunity to learn and develop your test development and silicon debug skills by working with our Wireless and Edge AI team. Our internship is designed for individuals who are currently enrolled at an accredited college/university and who will be continuing their studies in the fall.

The typical base pay range for this position is USD $27.00 - $47.50 per hour. Individual pay is determined by many factors including work location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Note that compensation listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only.

Job Duties

  • This is a great opportunity for anyone planning a career in silicon test development or bench validation, especially if interested in RF or Edge AI technologies
  • You will learn how to verify blocks in WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS devices according to datasheet or application specs under various electrical and thermal conditions
  • You will research, define, and document test requirements after cross-functional discussions with Design, Systems, Firmware, Packaging, Foundry and Product Engineering teams
  • You will also learn the basics of schematic and PCB layout, and how to design test fixtures for engineering and mass production


  • Ability to write code in any language and understanding of programming fundamentals
  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail; proactively ensures work is accurate an error free
  • Self-motivated and aptitude to learn quickly
  • Positive attitude and work ethic; unafraid to ask questions and explore new ideas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong sense of professionalism


  • Candidates should be seeking a bachelors or advanced degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Knowledge of common circuit building blocks like filters, PLLs, amplifiers, multiplexers, etc.
  • Basic lab skills like use of a multi-meter or oscilloscope is recommended
  • Knowledge of spectrum analyzers is a plus!
  • Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Able to work independently at times and dedicate a minimum of 20 hours/week
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of your employment and criminal history
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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.