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Sr. Software Engineer

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 talented Sr. Software Engineer to join our dynamic and growing organization. You will be responsible for the software development for Synaptics Astra SL Series of Embedded processors. The Astra SL Series is a family of highly integrated AI-native Linux SoCs optimized for multi-modal Consumer and Industrial IoT workloads with high-performance hardware accelerators for edge-based inferencing, security, graphics, vision and audio. These processors incorporate multiple high-performance compute engines including a quad-core Arm64 CPU subsystem, multi-TOPS NPU, GPU for AI-acceleration and 3D Graphics, along with multimedia accelerators for Image Signal Processing, 4K video encode and decode, backed by industry-grade security certifications. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Software Engineering.

Job Duties

  • Developing device drivers for Display/GPU/Camera/HDMI/MIPI as well as the Media/Camera/Graphics framework for our Astra processor series
  • Development of bare metal drivers for pre and post silicon bring up
  • Work on various Software lifecycle components including requirements analysis, design, implementation, qualification, and production release
  • This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a large team around the world working to create revolutionary products


  • Solid understanding of software system architecture
  • Excellent skills in C/C++ programming
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux system programming and kernel drivers
  • Proactive, self-starter, able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • 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
  • Good design, programming, and problem-solving skills and able to solve problems through practical use of technology and a solid understanding of product architecture
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, in English
  • Strong team player with the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse cross-functional team


  • Bachelors degree in CSE/ECE from premier institutions or related field or equivalent
  • 5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Experience in trusted software development in Secure OS/TEE
  • Expertise with systems analysis, profiling, and low-level debugging
  • Experience working with firmware/hardware
  • Hands on experience in one or more of the below areas
  • Device drivers (Display/GPU/HDMI/HDCP/MIPI/Audio/Camera)
  • Knowledge of functional areas Display/GPU/MIPI/HDMI/HDCP/Audio/Camera ISP
  • Linux Display/Graphics/Video/Audio subsystem OpenGL, FB driver, DRM-KMS, V4L2, ALSA
  • Linux graphics stack - Wayland, EGL, X11, Qt5 / Qt6 and QML
  • Media framework Gstreamer/OpenMax
  • 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.