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Wireless Signal Processing 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 Wireless Signal Processing Internship is an opportunity to learn and develop your DSP and Communication theory skills by working with connectivity products that include WiFi/BT combo chips. 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

  • Algorithm development for signal processing and communication theory. Involves python or Matlab and C programming. Will involve modeling RF impairments and simulations of the modem under various scenarios and in-depth analysis of the results
  • Will have the opportunity to participate in / learn about Signal processing algorithm design and implementation and bringup of the chips in the lab.
  • Will have opportunity to apply deep learning or neural networks to applications within wireless signals processing domain


  • Ability to read RTL code
  • Ability to understand TCL is nice to have
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail; proactively ensures work is accurate and 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 EE
  • Solid experience programming in C/C++ or Matlab or python
  • Completed DSP or Communication theory courses specifically in wireless communication
  • 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.