Staff Engineer - WLAN MAC Design

Job Locations IN-Bengaluru


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 Inc is building a world-class franchise around WiFi/BT products targeted towards IoT applications. As part of this push to be the go-to vendor for connectivity solutions for IoT, a new silicon development team is being built in Bangalore. The team will have complete ownership of connectivity products right from architecture, specification development, design, design verification, integration, emulation, tapeout and production. The team is viewed as a “start-up” within Synaptics umbrella and is looking for highly motivated, talented members to create next generation products.


Job Scope

  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Build next generation WiFi MAC IP
  • Architecture / Micro-architecture / Implementation of next-generation WiFi MAC Digital IP 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Architecture Exploration:
    • Work with leads/architects to do PPA analysis
    • Contribute to product definition by performing trade-off analysis
    • Participate in exploratory design activities leading to architecture finalization
  • Design Implementation:
    • Create specifications for WiFi MAC sub-blocks/blocks/subsystems
    • Develop micro-architecture for WiFi MAC digital design
    • Implement WiFi MAC digital sub-blocks/blocks/subsystems in RTL
    • Perform structural checks on RTL (Lint/CDC) to ensure good quality RTL
    • Review DV testplans and contribute to coverage closure activities
    • Deliver timing constraints and work with PD teams to achieve design closure
    • Work with pre-silicon emulation teams to debug/bring-up SW suite
  • Leadership:
    • Help leads with design execution planning
    • Take on subsystem level leadership roles as required
    • Guide/Mentor junior members of the team in their tasks


Job Qualification

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in appropriate engineering discipline with 10+ years of experience in design and delivery of Wireless IPs.
  • Prior experience of taking design through the full ASIC development process from specification, RTL implementation, verification, synthesis timing closure, emulation and post silicon bring up.
  • Knowledge of Wireless LAN MAC layer blocks 
  • Solid understanding of wireless standards, such as IEEE 802.11, 802.15
  • Strong understanding of the ASIC development flow
  • Well versed with ASIC Frontend Tools: Linting, Formal Logic equivalence, Logic synthesis, STA, CDC checks
  • Good communication skills and ability to coordinate development activities across multiple sites


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