Sr Staff Engineer - WLAN MAC DV

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
  • Verification of WiFi MAC IP to ensure delivery of a high-quality, zero-bug design


Job Responsibilities:

  • Testplan/TB Architecture Development:
    • Analyze 802.11/WiFi protocol and arrive at DV impact of new features
    • Develop testplan for WiFi MAC sub-blocks/blocks/subsystem
    • Drive testbench architecture for WiFi MAC verification
    • Arrive at best testbench architecture to enable re-use at SoC level
    • Collaborate with design/architecture team to refine testplans to meet the verification metrics
    • Drive functional / code coverage metric finalization
  • Design Verification:
    • Develop TB components (drivers, agents, scoreboards, etc) required for MAC IP verification
    • Develop test cases for MAC IP verification
    • Drive functional / coverage closure
    • Drive JIRA closure for bugs found during the DV execution
    • Work on integration of 3rd party VIPs to accelerate verification
    • Interface with SW/Systems team to drive cross-functional activities
    • Work with pre-silicon emulation teams to debug/bring-up SW suite
  • Leadership:
    • Help leads with design verification execution planning
    • Take on subsystem level leadership roles as required
    • Guide/Mentor junior members of the team in their tasks
    • Drive latest methodology adoption within the team


Job Qualification

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in appropriate engineering discipline with 10+ years of experience in design verification of Wireless IPs.
  • Knowledge of Wireless LAN MAC layer blocks 
  • Solid understanding of wireless standards, such as IEEE 802.11, 802.15
  • Strong understanding of the ASIC design verification flow
  • Good communication skills and ability to coordinate development activities across multiple sites


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