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Principal R&D Engineer, Communications

About this position:

The successful individual will conceive and develop advanced techniques for  MAC through transport layers of the OSI for Starry’s broadband internet systems, using analysis, simulation, optimization, prototyping, and experimentation.  Starry uses its own millimeter wave broadband technology, fiber optic and a variety of other technologies.  Success in this position requires technical acumen and grace,  and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

What You’ll Do:

  • Create and research novel communications solutions to improve Starry’s customer experience
  • Use NS3 or other simulators to prove out your ideas, then prototype your designs in our systems lab or in field experiments


  • Master of Science in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related disciplines, PhD preferred, equivalent experience or aptitude accepted
  • Proficiency with C++, Python & Linux 
  • Experience with 802.11 (WiFi) based systems at protocol level

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with TCP acceleration techniques (e.g. proxying, QUIC)
  • Have made submissions to Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) or 802.11 TGs in any area