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Sr. System Validation Engineer

Location: Xizhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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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 a Sr. System Validation Engineer to join our dynamic and growing PC organization. You will be responsible for the qualification of touch and fingerprint products. We are looking for a highly motivated, engineer to work closely with our silicon, systems and applications teams to drive quality improvements in new products. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, System Architecture.

Job Duties

  • Conduct validation testing of touchpad and fingerprint recognition systems to ensure they meet quality standards and performance requirements
  • Develop comprehensive test plans and protocols for validating touchpad and fingerprint technologies, considering various use cases and environmental factors
  • Analyze test data and performance metrics to identify areas for improvement and optimize touchpad and fingerprint recognition algorithms
  • Identify and troubleshoot issues related to touchpad and fingerprint functionality, collaborating with cross-functional teams to implement effective solutions
  • Prepare detailed documentation of validation procedures, test results, and findings to support product development and regulatory compliance efforts
  • Collaborate with quality assurance teams to establish quality standards and ensure adherence to industry regulations and best practices
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices related to touchpad and fingerprint validation, contributing to continuous improvement initiatives within the organization


  • Good understanding of reliability testing methodologies, such as HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening)
  • Familiar with data collection and analysis software (Excel, Python)
  • 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
  • Resourceful 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


  • Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering, Electrical, Engineering, Information Engineering or related field or equivalent
  • Certification in quality management systems (e.g., Six Sigma, ISO 9001) is a plus.
  • 5 years of experience testing and qualifying consumer products with more than 1 year of expertise in system validation
  • Prior experience operating equipment related to reliability testing (ESD, Temperature chamber, ball drop test etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of capacitive touch-based technologies and their applications and related product system/reliability validation including touchpad and fingerprint reader
  • Experience in I2C, SPI, USB signal measurement and verification
  • Experience in consumer electronics product verification and reliability testing
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance standards relevant to touchpad and fingerprint validation (e.g., FCC, CE, RoHS)
  • 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.