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Software Applications 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 EEPD Software Applications Internship is an opportunity to learn and develop your Embedded and AI skills by working with cutting edge AI technology with Synaptics open source Astra SDK. 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

  • Understand application requirements and implement solutions based on Astra platforms
  • Develop sample applications and code snippets for common multimedia use cases, including video playback, streaming, and AI applications
  • Assist in the development and debugging of device drivers for Camera, HDMI, MIPI, Display, Audio, and other multimedia peripherals
  • Contribute to the creation of technical documentation, tutorials, and knowledge base articles for the Astra platform
  • Develop Edge AI applications for Astra platforms based on given AI models
  • Participate in the selection of AI models, their optimizations, and the creation of the infrastructure necessary to their verifications in terms of performance and accuracy


  • Solid problem-solving skills and the ability to debug complex system-level issues
  • 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
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment


  • Candidates should be seeking a Bachelors or Advanced degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, or related field
  • Basic understanding of embedded Linux development, Yocto Project, and BSP integration
  • Proficiency in C/C++ programming language
  • Some experience in Linux device driver development for multimedia peripherals such as Camera, HDMI, MIPI, Display, Graphics, Audio
  • Experience with the Linux graphics stack - Wayland, EGL, X11, Qt5 / Qt6 and QML
  • Familiar with multimedia frameworks including V4L2, ALSA, DRM-KMS and GStreamer
  • Familiar with AI frameworks and their integration with multimedia applications
  • 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.