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Lead Systems Software Engineer

About Starry:

Starry is a rapidly growing internet service provider and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity workplace. Just like the internet service we provide, we do not discriminate. We welcome people from all over the world to share their knowledge and perspectives. At Starry, you can discover the many careers and opportunities that are made possible when you connect people to the limitless possibilities of the internet.

Our mission focuses on two things. First, we’re making the experience of accessing the internet simple, transparent, and delightful. Second, we’re bringing that experience to underserved communities around the world. We approach our mission with a cutting-edge wireless technology, customer service designed to delight, and a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity.

What you'll do:

Using your extensive knowledge of Linux, C, C++, Rust and physical hardware you'll lead a small team of three to six engineers in the development of the software that powers Starry's portfolio of millimeter wave radios and indoor WiFi products. Along the way you'll have the opportunity to work cross functionally alongside our RF, electrical, validation, network operations, and mechanical engineering teams to define product requirements, scope features, and influence the design of Starry's current and future products.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are a principal level engineer looking for the next level up in your career or a hands-on technical lead with a BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent discipline/experience.
  • You are an expert in C++ and / or Rust and have tackled the bring-up of physical hardware on Linux (DACs, ADCs, PHYs, SoC IP, PLLs, etc).
  • You have successfully led the development of large features and components from concept all the way through to deployment.
  • You have at least seven years of software development experience which are a mix of low and high level software.
  • You enjoy mentoring other engineers and are excited to help others advance their career.

Bonus points if you…

  • You have a solid understanding of WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 (802.11ac / 802.11ax).
  • You enjoy digging into murky issues at the boundary of hardware and software.
  • You creatively use software to make hardware exciting and meaningful.
  • You have in depth knowledge of general networking concepts and hands on experience debugging networking issues.

Double bonus points if you…

  • You possess a detailed understanding of millimeter wave and/or other RF technologies.
  • You have a knack for debugging issues from hardware all the way up the stack.
  • You are an active contributor to and / or are passionate about open source software.
  • You are driven to learn new languages and technologies while having fun in a fast paced / fluid environment.


We work hard, so we take care of each other and try to enjoy ourselves along the way.

All full time Starry employees receive:
  • 100% employer-paid low deductible health plan, dental plan, vision plan, AD&D, and life insurance and access to our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Equity compensation grant - so all employees have a stake in our continued success
  • 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents after six months of continuous employment
  • Professional development assistance after six months of employment
  • Catered meals on a weekly basis for employees working in the office
  • Casual dress, annual fitness reimbursement, stocked kitchen, and other perks and discounts

Happy Interneting!

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Starry does not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.