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Hardware Design Engineer 2+Yrs

Wifi Dabba

Wifi Dabba

Other Engineering, Design
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

Hardware Design Engineer 2+Yrs

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.

🧵 Requirements & Responsibilities

Strong engineering background preferably in Electronics & Communication
Experience architecting, developing, and testing Hardware devices end-to-end
Experience with coding microcontroller boards like Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Experience working with Altium, Eagle or other PCB design software
Experience with P-Spice or other Circuit simulation software
Experience with Solidworks, AutoCAD or other solid modeling software
Experience with 3D printing
Knowledge of code versioning tools like GIT.
Participate in design discussions with business users, web producers and engineering teams.
Write clean, concise, and sustainable code.
Team player who enjoys collaborative effort.

🚀 Bonus points

Entrepreneurial mindset (we encourage all employees to be future founders and this can be a great stepping stone towards that)
You’re passionate about wireless communication and decentralised networks
Customer-centric and passionate about working in a small & focused team
Previous experience building/working in telecommunication hardware design
Previous experience working with Free Space Optic Communication
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 hardware engineering problem statement to help us analysis your programming analytical & logical skills and approach. We could also ask you to run us through some of your recent hardware projects 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.

🪙 Compensation

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