Senior or Principal Software Engineer, Wireless/UMTS, Start-Up Firm

Location:  Silicon Valley, CA

Senior/Principal Engineer at a early stage start-up (less than 2 years old).   This is an incredible opportunity for someone interested in building a product from the ground floor

with high impact and high influence.   It will be technically challenging and professionally rewarding.

Two tier 1 venture capital firms have funded, with round one closed

 Track record of the executive team is outstanding with past successes

 Market for this product has high end potential

Strong deep contacts into the wireless carrier space, and outstanding product and timing will enable this firm to be successful


o           Attractive stock option potential is offered with potential for large pay-out

What will you be doing?


o           Our client is seeking a senior telecom protocol developer who will architect, develop, implement and test wireless protocol software based on 3GPP UMTS, 3GPP LTE, and/or 802.16 WiMAX.


o         Define software architecture and implement/integrate wireless protocol stacks.

 Perform unit testing and verification for the wireless subsystem implemented or integrated.

Author design documents and specifications.


What kind of candidate are we looking for?


MS/EE or Ph.D with 5+ years industry experience.

Experience with software subsystem development and integration on UMTS RNC or CDMA2000 BSC products.

 Full understanding of carrier-class engineering requirements.

 A very good understanding of the role of Radio Resource Control/Management in the performance of wireless systems.

Experience with the design and performance validation of mobility mechanisms (softer/soft/hard handoff) including macro-diversity.

Good understanding of wireless terminal states (active/sleep/idle) and the design/implementation of area and local paging controllers.

Intimate familiarity with higher layer network protocols and the convergence of circuit-switched cellular network architecture with IP network architecture.

 Ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment; excellent communication skills; solid team player.

Real-time embedded software development experience, C/C++


Direct and relevant experience with provisioning and management of wireless network elements (RNC, BSC, BTS) in real deployments.

 A good understanding of the migration from 3GPP UTRAN to 3GPP Evolution SAE network architecture

 A good understanding of high-speed packet-switched air-interface (EV-DO/HSPA/WiMAX/LTE) mechanisms such as resource allocation and scheduling.

Salary:  Competitive for Silicon Valley area + Early stage stock options

Relocation:  Will provide moving assistance