We’re looking for full-time engineers with wireless communications experience to join the team developing Skylark’s new communications platforms.
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 20 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, private 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 2020.
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 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.
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Internships at Skylark
At Skylark, we’re always looking for interns who are passionate about technology and love to learn about new things. Skylark interns have the opportunity to 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. As an intern, it’s helpful to have object-oriented coding skills and experience with C/C++ or Python. We hire on a rolling basis with a focus on the May – August summer break. So, whether you’re looking for a spring/fall semester of professional experience or a summer job, then Skylark is the choice for you.
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. Our interns are highly successful and have some gone on to professional careers in Skylark itself! Intimate knowledge of OFDM, 4G and 5G wireless systems, digital signal processing, and networking are a strong plus but not required.
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 the following: your resume, a cover letter stating why you want the position, and your desired starting and ending dates to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Internship Application” in the subject field.