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Linux Wireless Engineer 4+Yrs

Wifi Dabba

Wifi Dabba

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

Linux Wireless Engineer 4+Yrs

#C/C++ #linux #firmware #soc #wifiDriver
Full-time role at our Bangalore office

About Us

We enable humans & machines with internet connectivity at a price that they can afford.
The inspiration for Wifi Dabba came from the founders working together for the last decade in the mobile application industry and realising the biggest reason for user churn being access to cheap and affordable internet access. From having worked on ground onboarding users and facing poor connectivity issues all the time, we took it on ourselves to fix the internet access problem for the common citizen.
At Wifi Dabba (YC W17), we are building a low cost, scalable & distributed Wi-Fi infrastructure to connect next billion users online. We do this by deploying a grid of lasers (Free Space Optics) over the cities & town and bring cheap and fast internet for everyone. We enable anyone to buy 1 gig of data access at a time at a price they can afford. Sachetization of internet access is the foundation to rebuilding internet for all. We do this by leveraging crypto and blockchain to truly make internet infrastructure ownership distributed — our vision is to be connectivity layer for the Web3 world.

Why work with us?

You will get the chance to be an early team member at a fast-growth YC startup.
You get to define the future of telecom infrastructure ownership and operations.
We’re a tight-knit team where you'll learn a ton and have ownership.
Opportunity to build for the next billion users.


If you or someone you know is interested, please send us your resume and any additional info (live projects, portfolio, github) to founders(at) with a side note about your interests and aspirations.
If you refer us someone we hire — we’ll get you Wifi Dabba hotspot miner for no cost that will mine crypto for you.


Strong engineering fundamentals preferably in Computer or EEE
4-6 years of relevant work experience
Well versed with programming in one of C/C++ languages
Experience working in a Linux environment, developing applications or Linux drivers
Experience with:
Network device drivers, operating system internals, Kernels, compilers, SOC architecture
Experience in developing Wi-Fi features (802.11), WLAN MAC Protocol, system integration, evaluate various performance parameters.
User space development for connectivity related products (Wireless Lan access points/ controllers, networking equipment) in one or more of following areas:
. HostAPD, Portal, RADIUS, AAA, Identity and role management, Radsec
. Tunnels, Firewall, Iptables, Flow Classification, QoS, TLS, DTLS
· Experience with Wi-Fi device drivers on Linux.
· Hands-on experience in working with one or more WIFI chipset platforms (QCN / MT)
· Good System Level understanding of the Wireless AP functionality
· Experience in developing Wi-Fi features, system integration, evaluate various performance parameters

Bonus points

Entrepreneurial mindset (we encourage all employees to be future founders and this can be a great stepping stone towards that)
Customer-centric and passionate about working in a small & focused team
Previous experience building/working in telecom software or infrastructure
Previous experience at a high-growth, fast-paced startup

Interview process

Three rounds
Round 1: 45 mins video call with one of our engineering team member to discuss the opportunity & figure out mutual interest & compatibility.
Round 2: In person interview in our Bangalore office. 3-4 hours. We would expect you work on a small software engineering problem statement to help us analysis your networking, analytical & logical skills and approach. We could also ask you to run us through some of your recent project that you are proud of developing.
Round 3: 30-60 min call/in person with founder(s) to jointly define your career roadmap at Wifi Dabba.


We offer competitive market salary, health insurance & other benefits.