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Embedded Software Engineer Needed by FreeWave Technologies

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Sr. RF Design Engineer Position

Job Tracking ID: 512437-513162

Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years

Job Location: Boulder, CO

Level of Education: BA/BS

Date Updated: November 23, 2015

Starting Date: ASAP

Job Description:

The embedded software engineer will be responsible for developing embedded software for FreeWave wireless products. These responsibilities will encompass all phases of the embedded software development lifecycle including requirements analysis, architecture review, software design, software coding and unit test, integration, and supporting system test. Duties will be focused on Layer 3 wireless data path design and implementation with typical work encompassing networking applications, protocols, drivers, APIs, and management interfaces.

Work should be performed at the FreeWave Technologies location in Boulder, CO unless otherwise specified by functional management

Functions and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Embedded software developer for a range of wireless products within the FreeWave product line
  • Analyze product requirements and customer use cases in order to propose design solutions as needed
  • Develop detailed software functional specifications and technical design documents for embedded software solutions
  • Design, implement, and unit test embedded software running on ARM based systems
  • Maintain close communication with other software engineers, system architecture engineers, hardware engineers and system integration/test teams throughout the design and development cycle
  • Perform other reasonably related duties as necessary
  • Must be a US Person in accordance with United States immigration laws to be considered for this position

Experience and Skills:

Must have experience with embedded software development with emphasis on networking and wireless technologies

  • Strong C and C++ language programming experience for embedded systems encompassing software design, coding, unit testing and debugging
  • Experience with embedded Linux user space and kernel space software development - Linux v2.6.x and 3.x
  • Real-time operating systems - semaphore, mutex, interrupt handling, task priority, threads, etc.
  • In-depth knowledge on network protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, multicast, SNMP, FTP, DHCP and related interface protocols
  • Programming experience in cross-compile environment
  • Experience with API and management interfaces
  • Strong protocol experience down to the byte level
  • Team player with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to find innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Independent self-starter, committed to delivering quality results on aggressive timelines

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with encryption technologies and implementation
  • Experience developing custom Linux kernel software
  • Assembly Language

Educational Requirements and Certifications:

BS/BA (MS preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Company Description: 

Looking to work for a company that will spark your innovation, fuel your professional growth, and offer unlimited future potential?

FreeWave Technologies is in one of the most exciting chapters of our 22-year history, and we're looking for exceptional, like-minded professionals to join our team and grow with us. We're poised to expand from a M2M communications leader into an IIoT networking powerhouse, with many new products on the horizon and partnerships with organizations like Oracle and Aruba that will drive us to the next level.

Here are a few things about us, and why we're a great fit for your career:

  • 20+ years of industry leadership and solid track record with an exciting start-up vibe
  • A proven leader in the exploding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space
  • Laser focus on exceptional service delivery to our 1000s of long-term customers
  • New, seasoned executive team with a Silicon Valley energy and approach
  • Clear, robust strategy for leading-edge technology growth in the IIoT market

Come join us in creating ground-breaking IIoT solutions that help further connect our world - from sensor to server.

FreeWave Technologies, Inc. engineers and manufactures certain products that are considered ITAR-controlled items under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).Consistent with ITAR, any position at FreeWave that involves work with the engineering or manufacturing functions of the Company may only be filled by a candidate who is (i) a citizen of the United States, or (ii) a person who has been accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant in accordance with the immigration laws.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.


Human Resources
FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
5395 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 100
Boulder, CO  80301
Tel: 303.381.9291
Fax: 303.407.5953



Posted February 18, 2016

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