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Senior Embedded Engineer, Wireless Communication



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About Density

Density’s mission is to measure and improve our footprint on the world.

We help companies understand how their workplaces are used. We do that by observing behavior in the office through our highly accurate and always anonymous sensors. In other words: where are people actually spending their time?

We translate that data into actionable, opinionated insights that help companies increase the financial and experiential performance of any workplace.

Today, we work with companies from Fortune 500s to high-growth innovators in technology, financial services and healthcare, occupying more than a billion square feet worldwide.

And we’re in it for the long game: what if we knew more, created better spaces, and could build cities that worked and felt better? That’s where you come in.

In this role you will:

  • Design, develop, and implement embedded WiFi and Bluetooth-enabled systems for integration into our property tech products.
  • Conduct system integration over wireless networks, ensuring seamless connectivity and interoperability across various devices and platforms.
  • Perform tuning and optimization of embedded WiFi systems to enhance performance, reliability, and range.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define system requirements and ensure alignment with product objectives.
  • Lead WiFi kernel development efforts, including driver customization and optimization for embedded platforms.
  • Utilize userspace Linux configuration tools such as iwd and connman for wireless network management and configuration.
  • Conduct thorough testing and troubleshooting of WiFi systems to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends related to wireless networking and proptech solutions.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong background in C++, Linux systems, and kernel-level development.
  • Experience with hardware design to the extent that they can participate in schematic and layout reviews.

We offer:

  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, mental and reproductive health, 401K, equity, Flex Fridays, Remote Friendly, unlimited and mandatory PTO and more.
  • A company full of fun, smart, talented and legitimately kind teammates. Our culture powers everything we do and we work hard to nurture it by bringing on the right humans.
  • A team hailing from innovators like Apple, LinkedIn, Stripe, Meraki, Flexport, WeWork, NASA & beyond.
  • $227M raised from investors including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund and Upfront Ventures.
  • The chance to change the built world as we know it.
  • You can read more about our values here.

Density provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Compensation Range:

Salary Range: $150,000 - $250,000

Preferred Primary Location: San Francisco

An important note on salary:

The annual pay range for this position is based on the preferred primary location of the role which is listed above. If you are applying to this role at a location that is not the preferred primary location, please keep in mind the salary range will vary and may fall outside of what is listed. Only in truly rare and exceptional circumstances, where an external candidate has experience, credentials or expertise that far exceed those required or expected for the position, would the Density consider paying a salary or rate near the higher end of the range. Equity may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, depending on the position offered.