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Embedded Engineer (Computer Engineering) Intern

Location: San Jose, 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 Embedded Engineer (Computer Engineering) Internship is an opportunity to learn and develop your computer engineering skills by working with cutting-edge embedded systems, contributing to projects that integrate advanced computing technologies with real-world applications. 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 $30.00 - $52.50 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

  • Assist in the design and development of embedded systems for IoT applications
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to develop and test firmware and hardware; participate in coding, debugging, and documentation of embedded software
  • Contribute to the integration of AI algorithms into embedded systems
  • Support the team in research and development of new technologies and solutions


  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail; proactively ensures work is accurate and error-free
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire and aptitude to learn
  • 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 Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Solid foundation in programming languages such as C, C++, or Python
  • Basic understanding of embedded systems, microcontrollers, and electronics
  • Interest in Artificial Intelligence and its applications in embedded systems.
  • 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.