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Co-Op, RF Systems 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.

Our Spring 2023 Engineering Co-Op program lasts from Monday, January 9, 2023 to Friday, June 23, 2023 at our Boston, MA headquarters. As temporary full-time Starry employees, Co-Ops receive accrued vacation time in addition to paid holidays. Our RF Systems Engineering Co-Ops continue to be onsite at our headquarters with COVID-19 precautions in place

Location: Candidates must be able to be onsite full-time in our Boston, MA headquarters. We also offer a monthly housing stipend for candidates from outside the Boston metropolitan area (100 Miles), so we encourage students from all over the US to apply!

The Radio Frequency Systems Engineering team plays a key role in the design and development of Starry’s technology. Engineers on the RFSE team will take early modules from the Mechanical, RF and Firmware teams and integrate them into functional prototypes for determining initial performance and developing optimization algorithms. Additionally, this team takes new products from experiments to active deployment and ensures they succeed.

What You’ll Do:

  • Integrate newly designed modules into functional systems for proof-of-concept
  • Create and execute system test plans
  • Design, create schematics for, and build system test beds
  • Develop automation software for system-level tests
  • System circuit design and soldering


  • Experience with electronics labs and test equipment, including signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers
  • Enthusiastic about working in the lab.
  • Proficiency with Linux, Python, networking, and/or bash
  • Experience with source control and defect tracking systems (Github, Jira, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills

Bonus Points:

  • Working knowledge of RF/mmWave principles
  • Working knowledge of embedded systems and networking concepts


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.