We’re looking for full-time engineers with wireless communications experience to join the team developing Skylark’s new communications platforms. Please see the descriptions and application instructions below.
Working at Skylark
Skylark Wireless is a wireless networking hardware startup headquartered in the vibrant heart of Houston, TX specializing in Television White Space (TVWS) systems and wireless beamforming or “Massive-MIMO” technologies for 5G wireless. Originally founded in 2012 by Ph.D. colleagues in order to provide custom software-defined radio equipment for research and development, today we design and manufacture customized radio solutions addressing the needs of the rural broadband market.
The high cost of fiber and satellite communications, as well as the poor range and capacity of cellular wireless technologies leaves 24 million Americans and over half of the world without high-speed broadband communications. We believe that high-speed internet access is a great equalizer, providing citizens with vital education, access to commercial opportunities, and entertainment in an increasingly global world.
Skylark’s proprietary Faros™ base station is able to provide wireless high-speed multi-user data links over tens of miles using Massive-MIMO technologies first developed and demonstrated at Rice University. Skylark is funded through sales, consulting, investment, and development grants from the NSF SBIR program and Microsoft. With your help, we will be piloting our technology with strategic partners in order to start serving end users in the next few years.
We maintain an open, relaxing 2,640 sq. ft. office within Houston’s inner loop with access to parking and a wealth of dining choices nearby. Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, yet maintains an exceptionally low cost of living, a diverse and friendly culture, and plenty of night life and dining options from all corners of the world. There’s a reason Houston is consistently listed as one of the best and most diverse U.S. cities to live in—you’ll see it when you join us. Home of the Johnson Space Center and the Astrodome, we don’t shy from large projects or big ideas and we’re certain you can find your place here.
Please click on the below job descriptions for more details and instructions regarding how to apply.
Full Time at Skylark
We are currently hiring for full-time positions at Skylark’s Houston location. We also provide 401(k) and health insurance for full-time hires.
Wireless DSP Engineer I
We are looking for an experienced FPGA developer with an intimate understanding of FPGA programming and DSP architectures for wireless communications to implement and test embedded DSP algorithms for a wireless communications network stack.
Wireless Embedded Software Developer I
We are looking for an experienced embedded software developer with an intimate understanding of multicore and bare-metal optimization to implement and test server-based wireless DSP algorithms for a wireless communications network stack using Linux.
Wireless Core Network Engineer I
We are looking for an experienced core network developer with an intimate understanding of cellular core networks, in particular the 3GPP evolved packet core (EPC), and realtime multi-server programming to implement and test core network features for 4G/5G Massive MIMO wireless communications networks.
Internships at Skylark
At Skylark, we’re always looking for exceptional interns. You must have excellent object-oriented coding skills or direct experience working with C/C++ and Python in order to be successful. Skylark interns work on all layers of the network stack, ranging from RF simulation and physical layout to system integration, protocol development and performance testing of 5G Massive MIMO systems.
You will work alongside world-class engineers and receive immersive hands-on experience with production embedded systems. You will tour factories, interact with vendor representatives, participate in strategic planning, and get hands-on experience developing new products and systems for the cutting edge wireless industry.
We’re proud of our interns and make sure that they receive on-the-job training and education while they are working on real problems. This position is appropriate whether you are interested in an industry learning experience or are searching for full-time employment but wish to increase your resume experience. Intimate knowledge of OFDM, 4G and 5G wireless systems, digital signal processing, and networking are a strong plus but not required. Strong coding skills are required–there will be a test!
If you’re a self-motivated learner and want to work in a fast-paced, high-tech team environment at a growing startup, please submit your: resume, cover letter stating why you want the position, and desired starting and ending dates to email@example.com with the words “Internship Application” in the subject field. We’ll try to respond within 48 hours.
Please note that all Summer 2019 internship positions have now been filled! If you feel you are exceptionally qualified (i.e. have worked on software-defined radios and 5G systems) or wish to intern at a different time, we still encourage you to submit your resume as per the above instructions.