WLAN Software Engineer

Engineering - Software San Jose, California


Position at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.


WLAN Software Engineer

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The Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Wireless Connectivity Software Engineering team is looking to build a highly scalable embedded software infrastructure, framework and protocol stack, that will help span the development of WLAN SW/FW to be deployed in various WLAN products. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic engineers in the field of Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) Software, primarily focused in the field of embedded software and/or firmware. As a member of the WLAN Software team, the candidate will contribute to the design and development of various software modules for the PHY, MAC and RF of various WLAN chipsets. It is required to have a strong background in implementation of WLAN (or 802.11) MAC protocols and framework, interfacing with various MAC, BT/WAN Co-Existence, Power Management and Host interface modules in HW. The candidate should exhibit strong technical leadership and collaboration with other team members across worldwide locations, with good communication skills both in spoken and written language. Flexibility in dealing with other team members across different time zones is preferred.


  • Design and develop software to build and scale Samsung’s Wireless Connectivity solutions
  • Work with WLAN chipsets, devices and protocols, including other networking devices
  • Collaborate with wider teams to automate processes, build software infrastructure tools and applications, build and maintain production quality software/firmware
  • Responsible for achieving the highest levels of quality and help achieve the KPI’s/goals set for power, performance, system latencies, etc



  • Excellent coding skills in C/C++
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • WLAN/BT standards, domain knowledge of Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) MAC protocols and Firmware
  • Understanding of the Linux Operating System, kernel and device driver development
  • Ability to debug issues with low-level embedded software, custom/proprietary code and enhancements
  • PhD, MS + 2-3 years in EE or CS, minimum BS + 4-5 years in EE or CS



  • C/C++
  • Familiarity with WLAN/BT standards and protocols
  • Embedded software design and development in Linux and/or other RTOS environments


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