RF Software Design Engineer
Ettus Research - Mountain View, CA

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Position Details
This position opening is for a full-time Software Design Engineer. An engineer in this role will be expected to tackle challenging software design problems and drive development to completed solutions. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and creativity are musts. Design engineers are expected to solve problems and complete tasks without heavy oversight, and identify & solve new design challenges in a self-motivated fashion. Work hours are flexible, we nurture a small-office setting, and employees receive full benefits as well as competitive retirement / investment opportunities (401k & ESPP).

One of the primary responsibilities of this position is the design, development, and maintenance of the UHD™ software. Additionally, software design engineers are tasked with the bring-up & programming of microcontrollers on new hardware, embedded system development (Linux-based), development of digital control logic on prototypes, and general product design.

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of RF / Wireless fundamentals.
  • Experienced with software development on Linux-based operating systems.
  • Solid programming ability with C / C++.
  • Great software engineering practices.

Recommended Experience

  • Skill with Python
  • Knowledge of FPGAs / HDL
  • Experience with GNU Radio.
  • Prior work with SDR or communications systems.
  • Master’s Degree or previous professional experience.
  • Familiarity with electronics fundamentals.

Company Description
Ettus Research™ is the world's leading supplier of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) platforms, including the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP™) family of products. USRP™ products are used by thousands of engineers worldwide and remain the top choice in software defined radio hardware for algorithm development, exploration, and prototyping.

We are a small engineering-focused company, located in Silicon Valley. Specializing in using the latest components to advance commercially-available radio equipment, we are an agile design team that takes pride in our ‘hacker’ / ‘maker’ culture. We are heavily involved in the open-source software community through our open-source USRP Hardware Driver™ (UHD™) software, and our support & use of the GNU Radio project & software.

Career Information
Founded in 2004 and acquired by National Instruments™ in 2010, Ettus Research™ is an established company with solid financials. Competitive and growing, we are looking for enthusiastic engineers to join our team. Focused in the SDR market, we provide a dynamic environment where your skills will be challenged & developed, and you will be able to work on the latest SDR technology.

New hires must be located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and work with the engineering team in Mountain View, CA. If a new hire is currently located elsewhere, Ettus Research™ will pay for re-location to the Bay Area.

Other Requirements
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States, although U.S. Citizenship is not required.

We are looking for candidates to fill this position and start immediately!