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/ Firmware Engineer

About the company:

goTenna is a Brooklyn based startup, building products that enable completely decentralized communication. We’re starting with an eponymous device that, paired with your smartphone, lets you communicate with friends even when you have no cell or data service. goTenna aims to become part of everyone’s technology essentials, reducing our reliance on cell towers and wi-fi routers; and providing users the ability to create a network on their terms, anywhere in the world, free of charges or fees. Our first product started shipping in October 2015 and after being solely available on our website, in spring 2016 we launched at REI nationwide and are now expanding into different retail channels. We have various new products coming out later this year and beyond!

We care a ton about what we’re building — from both philosophical and technological perspectives — and our team is a scrappy group, armed with two rounds of venture capital from some really nice folks (incl. Collaborative Fund, Bloomberg Beta, A16Z, Brooklyn Bridge, MentorTech, BBG, Walden). Our downtown Brooklyn loft is stocked with snacks, a special room named after Freud, and a friendly, smart people who like teaching and learning from each other.

About the role:

As we have an exciting, multi­-pronged development pipeline, this position requires demonstrated ability to both extend and expand our firmware to support new hardware and software features from concept, through power-­up, prototypes, and testing to high­-volume production. In this position, you will collaborate with others who focus on engineering disciplines such as: networking, hardware, app development, and QA to create highly integrated products for our customers. Always seeking ways to improve productivity and quality you will contribute to the overall evolution of our Agile process.

Experience / skills required:

Preferred skills:

Desirable attributes:

This is a full-­time position based in Brooklyn. Compensation package includes: annual salary, equity, benefits (100% of premiums covered), a $1,500 technology stipend, and a month of holidays and PTO each year.

To apply, please write to with the subject “Firmware”. Please attach a resume in PDF format and tell us a little bit about why you’re interested in this position, and why you think it’s a fit for your skills and experience. We are hiring immediately.