/ Chief Architect - MANET

About the company:

goTenna creates distributed communication networks that increase scale, resiliency, and access. Communications is the keystone of all fundamental facilities and systems, but today’s infrastructure must evolve in order to meet 21st century needs. At goTenna, we are working on advancing universal access to connectivity by decentralizing it.

goTenna builds next-generation wireless architectures to power bottom-up communications networks that get stronger as they grow. We focus on low-power, low-cost, modular mobile ad-hoc networking protocols and devices that are easy-to-use and developer-friendly. Our parallel networks are designed to both enable completely off-grid communication and augment traditional systems by extending the practical edge of connectivity.

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

About the role:

In this role you will lead the design of goTenna’s wireless architecture, by defining and developing our mobile ad hoc networking stack — including mesh! — and, in the process, you will hopefully help us advance our vision for a scalable, resilient, intelligent distributed communication infrastructure. This is a great opportunity to architect and develop new protocols (including advancing our first protocols, Aspen Prime and Aspen Grove), deliver exciting new products for both consumer and professional markets, and closely collaborate with a top-class engineering team. Your role is to drive our company’s wireless protocol technology roadmap through definition of protocols as well as hands-on implementation of those protocols on various goTenna product line, taking the core of our technology from conceptualization to full commercialization.

This role’s main responsibilities include:


This is a full-time position based in Brooklyn, reporting to the head of engineering. 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 your resume and more about your relevant experience and interest in the role. Please title your email “Wireless network architect”. We are hiring immediately.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.

This position is based out of our Brooklyn, New York office.

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