Wireless Driver/Firmware Engineer

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Bowers & Wilkins
Redwood City, CA, United States

Web Site: www.bowers-wilkins.com/

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Wireless Driver/Firmware Engineer


Redwood City, CA 

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Job Description:

Bowers & Wilkins, based in downtown Redwood City, is looking for a Wireless Driver/Firmware Engineer to be a part of building the most innovative audio/video and home automation systems the world has yet to see. Our team is a unique set of people who love and embrace the rich heritage of the brand but quite literally defy the status quo of what is available in the market today. If you are an experienced engineer and want to be part of an amazing brand with a bottoms-up culture while creating the world’s first product of its kind, let’s talk.

Our founder, John Bowers, started this company in 1966 with a single loudspeaker and the vision, “if you create a better product, you will sell it.” Today, we are the market leaders in the premium audio category and are used by musicians and producers in the best studios in the world, from Abbey Road to Skywalker Studios. In May 2016, we ushered in a new era for Bowers & Wilkins through an acquisition by Silicon Valley startup, Eva Automation, led by Gideon Yu. Combining Eva’s culture of fast-paced technology innovation and the audio heritage of Bowers & Wilkins will allow us to create fantastic home entertainment experiences that make it easier and better for people to use the products they love.

We are currently seeking a Wireless Driver/Firmware Engineer, who will be responsible for developing the industry’s most innovative embedded system for streaming video and audio around your home. You will work with some of the brightest minds in the field across multiple disciplines of software, hardware and firmware to achieve the best solution for Quality of Service in video wireless networking.

Essential Responsibilities

  • ●  Design and implement a multi-radio WLAN stack for streaming video and audio content around the home

  • ●  Optimize WLAN stack to adaptively handle high throughput of real-time AV data traffic and achieve best Quality of Service for wireless video network

  • ●  Work closely with streaming engineers to optimize each network layer (APP, MAC, and PHY) and cross-layer to transmit video over WLAN

  • ●  Collaborate with software engineering to design and deliver best video sharing experience
    ●  Interface with third-party Wi-Fi silicon vendors to resolve technical issues


  • ●  5 years, linux/kernel driver development

  • ●  5 years, embedded software/firmware development

  • ●  Expert in C

  • ●  Strong 802.11 experience, MAC, PHY, QoS

  • ●  Knowledge of networking layers - ethernet, IP, IPv6
    ●  Experience debugging hardware/firmware - JTAG, etc

Preferred experience

  • ●  DFS, radar detection, spectral scan, DFS certification

  • ●  ath9k/ath10k driver

  • ●  802.11 MAC, PHY software/firmware/driver development

  • ●  hardware/firmware bring-up

  • ●  Qualcomm Atheros driver/firmware

  • ●  802.11s, QoS, rate control, traffic fairness


  • ●  We offer competitive pay and benefits (including pre-IPO stock options)

  • ●  Unlimited snacks and drinks (including beer), catered lunches, for free

  • ●  Casual dress code

  • ●  Centrally located in downtown Redwood City a few short blocks away from Caltrain, local shops and