Perks and Benefits
Plenty of Perks
In addition to offering competitive salaries, Synapse provides all qualifying employees with a comprehensive health and wellness benefits package that includes a medical plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) plus dental, vision, life, and disability programs that support employees’ health, as well as that of their families. Synapse also provides the ability to pay for dependent care expenses with a pre-tax flexible spending account (FSA) and offers an employer-matching 401(k) plan. Synapse supports the daily challenge of getting to work by subsidizing the cost of public transportation and providing bike parking, showers, and lockers to make biking to work easier.
The company offers a flexible work atmosphere, generous personal time off (PTO) and company holidays as well as paid parental leave. The Synapse work environment provides a range of perks for connection and rejuvenation throughout the workday. Depending on location, these may include espresso and coffee stations; soft drinks and snacks; a kegerator and carbonated water dispenser; bike racks; sit/stand desks; and table games.
The dog-friendly open office environment buzzes with activity, and employees are just as likely to solve problems over the ping-pong table as at the white board. With more than one hundred employees at this work site, Seattle Synapsters maintain the traditions of Wednesday Lunch, a weekly catered meal when the entire office comes together to celebrate successes and navigate shared challenges; Beer:30, where Synapsters are welcome to unwind every other Friday afternoon; and a variety of social events in which family and friends are invited to join in on the fun.
Here, the growing group of about thirty Synapsters balances focus with fun. Wednesday Lunch provides a catered meal to the entire office, as well as a time for employees to celebrate successes and navigate shared challenges. Thursday Active is the office’s opportunity to lift their noses from the grindstone and take part in a range of activities—from bike trips and runs, to museum visits and sporting events, to barbecues and poker tournaments.
Intern With Us
Synapse’s interns assist engineers in designing cool, innovative products for the consumer and industrial spaces, providing support to a multidisciplinary team of software, electrical, mechanical, quality assurance, and new product introduction engineers. Whether assisting an electrical engineer with a schematic design, helping a mechanical engineer with CAD and mechanical drawings, or contributing to a software engineer’s development of embedded firmware and software codebases in C and C++ running on both small microcontrollers and large embedded processors, Synapse interns develop hands-on experience.
Synapse interns participate in lively collaboration, so they are equally comfortable communicating as they are contemplating. They demonstrate the willingness to jump from task to task or even from project to project, sometimes on a daily basis. Synapse interns are always learning—and can even be the ones to teach from time to time: the opportunity to be a listener and a leader exists for Synapsters at every level. Synapse interns approach each challenge with the eagerness to learn, sense of humor, friendly attitude, and mutual respect that make working at Synapse as enjoyable as it is rewarding.