About goTenna

goTenna is foundationally disrupting the +$50B global mobile Mesh Networking (MANET) industry with communications solutions 40x more cost-effective, 12x lighter, 10x smaller and 6x longer-lasting than anything else on the market. goTenna Pro tactical mesh radios are deployed by the U.S. Military, FEMA and CALFire to enable real-time situational awareness and mission-critical comms during in comms-denied environments when cell, wifi, and satellite are unavailable. The next generations of goTenna’s products will expand into IoT, IIoT, ASIC, and mass consumer and emerging markets applications.

About the Role

goTenna is seeking a passionate SDR engineer to research, design and develop custom SDR for the baseband processing of wireless systems.  Responsibilities include architecting and coding FPGA designs or ASIC based designs in a hardware description language, producing design documents, performing timing analysis and floor planning, and validating and analyzing designs for errors and efficiency. The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual with a proven track record. You will work independently or as part of a team, demonstrate strong critical thinking skills and be collaborative in your approach to solving problems. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading the FPGA or ASIC SDR development effort for an entire product life cycle, from Concept to Validation and Product Launch.

  • Architecting and coding SDR designs in a hardware description language

  • Generating design documents and defining SDR architectures as part of roadmap planning.

  • Communicating design tradeoffs to internal stakeholders

  • Involvement in adjacent functions including signal processing, manufacturing, procurement, and more.

  • Performing timing analysis and floor planning, and validating and analyzing designs for errors and efficiency

  • Working with Project Management, Product Management, and leaders of goTenna’s multi-disciplinary engineering team (Network Design/Architecture, Embedded Software/Firmware, Software, Quality Assurance).

  • Write technical specifications and support technical proposals for new development.

  • Develop and support test requirements for product characterization and verification.

  • Assist with prototypes and engineering builds (hands on capability required).

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field.

  • 5+ years as a FPGA or SDR Engineer (ASIC SDR experience acceptable)

  • Experience with open source SDR platforms such as GNURadio

  • Experience in FPGA logic design, synthesis & simulation

  • Experience in HDL coding (VHDL, Verilog, and/or System Verilog)

  • Experience designing with Altera and/or Xilinx FPGAs, including simulation, synthesis and development tools.

  • Familiarity with EDA tools for schematic capture and PCB layout (Altium Designer preferred) a plus.

  • Experience with design control and change management techniques.

  • Experience in signal processing algorithm design and implementation.

  • Familiarity with digital communication, including modulation, coding and detection

  • Outstanding organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Knowledge of commercial and military performance standards such as FCC, CE, IEC, and MIL-STD-461.

  • Experience using RF test/lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, network analyzers and spectrum analyzers.

Preferred Experience:

●  Experience working on government-focused projects

●  Preference for working in the innovative, fast-paced environment of ap

●  Love for goTenna and our mission to build a distributed communication network from the ground-up!

ITAR: U.S. Citizen or Green Card Required

Placement at the appropriate job level (entry, senior, etc) will be determined by a combination of years of experience, demonstration of proficiency in this field, and other qualifications.

Able to lift 30 Ibs.

goTenna is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Depending on skills and experience. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. In these situations, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

goTenna Benefits:

·   Equity

·   401(k) plan

·   Unlimited PTO

·   Parental Leave with Pay

·   Holiday pay (including December recess)

·   Medical, Dental, Vision and life insurance

·   Pre-tax benefits

·   Short- and Long-term disability plans

·   Professional Education Stipend

This position has been filled.