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New York, USA · New Jersey, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

Job Description: Software Developer Engineer in Test (SDET) - Firmware

About goTenna

goTenna is 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 without cell, wifi, 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's products are currently used by over 300 law enforcement, military, and public safety agencies worldwide. goTenna is backed by investors, including Union Square Ventures, Founders Fund, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Comcast Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, and ONE9.

About the Role

This Software Developer Engineer in Test (SDET) is a technical role to assist with goTenna’s firmware, and hardware testing activities. Candidates should be able to work independently and hit the ground running, and have a demonstrated interest in technology and business, strong problem-solving abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the quality and reliability of embedded firmware
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans and test cases on firmware embedded electronic devices
  • Independently create, implement, and execute low-level automated Firmware test scripts.
  • Document and track issues found during testing
  • Collaborate with the Development and Product Teams to identify, document, and mitigate firmware issues throughout the development lifecycle
  • Assist with manual and field testing as needed
  • Participate in design reviews and provide input on firmware requirements and design specifications

Required Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience.
  • Proficient with Python
  • Proficient with Linux
  • Beginner to intermediate C programming experience
  • Experience collecting, filtering, and consolidating log data for troubleshooting and reports
  • Experience working with the hardware devices and/or controllers (RPi, Arduino, etc.)
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong Communication & Interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits knowledge of software development lifecycles and Agile methodologies
  • Keen attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Self-starter, ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced, high-growth environment

Preferred Experience:

  • Preference for working in the innovative, fast-paced environment of a startup company.
  • RF, Networking and/or Hardware experience
  • Experience with mobile chat apps (Android and iOS)
  • Proficiency with debugging techniques and tools
  • An affinity for people who like telling jokes, sharing funny links, do cool stuff outside work, and try to be creative about team building (e.g. survival skills training, murder mystery dinner theater, shuffleboard tournament, Mafia/Werewolf).
  • Love for goTenna and our mission to build a distributed communication network from the ground-up!

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.

goTenna Benefits:

  • Equity
  • 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