Job Description: Embedded Network Software Engineer
goTenna believes that preparedness leads to better outcomes – a multi-layered service goTenna provides straight out of the box with network setup, training, and execution. We are advancing universal access to connectivity by building the world's most intelligent and scalable mobile mesh networks. goTenna is the world's leading mobile mesh networking company, providing off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices, as well as augmenting traditional communications networks. This technology enables mobile, long-range connectivity even without cellular service, Wi-Fi, or satellite connectivity. goTenna's drive to create resilient connectivity began during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when approximately a third of cell towers and power stations in affected areas failed. goTenna believes that preparedness leads to better outcomes – a multi-layered service goTenna provides straight out of the box with network setup, training, and execution. Based in Brooklyn, New York, goTenna is a proud partner of the United States military, first responders, and law enforcement, among others, and is backed by investors, including Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Bloomberg Beta.
About the Role:
goTenna is seeking an engineer to develop software for goTenna mesh networking products. You are responsible for the design, development, testing, and debugging of wireless networking protocols and embedded systems software including device drivers. You also will develop support for new hardware and optimize the performance of current and future products. In addition to working with the Firmware Engineering Lead, you will collaborate on a weekly basis with team members in web and mobile development, wireless networking research, hardware development, and quality assurance.
Code, test, and deliver network stack improvements in C on multiple goTenna products
Design, implement, and test embedded software modules on microcontroller- and FPGA-based embedded platforms
Develop unit test plans
Conduct research and development on new protocols
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or relevant work experience
Minimum 5 years of experience
Experience programming packet-switched networking protocols
Experience selecting, implementing, and testing data structures and algorithms
Experience writing portable, clear C code following the C99 standard or later
Experience programming for systems with moderate clock speeds, limited RAM and flash storage
Experience writing and modifying hardware device drivers
Experience with software development in UNIX/Linux/macOS using gcc, gdb, ld, make
Effective use of source control systems, especially git
Strong debugging skills
Ability to communicate quickly and effectively with engineers, management, and clients
Experience in wireless communications or mesh networking
Experience building and operating packet-switched networks
Familiarity with core IEEE and IETF networking protocols and terminology
Experience in real time operating systems (RTOS)
Experience with TCP/IP network programming in BSD UNIX, Linux, or macOS
Experience with scripting in Bourne (Again) shell or Python
Experience with high-level languages such as Java, Kotlin, and Swift
Experience with ARM microcontrollers
Experience producing project plans and budget estimates
Experience working at a startup
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.
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.
● 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