Senior Director of Wi-Fi Software

Software Engineering Hyderabad, Telangana


About Silicon Labs

We are a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world. Our integrated hardware and software platform, intuitive development tools, unmatched ecosystem and robust support make us the ideal long-term partner in building advanced industrial, commercial, home and life applications. We make it easy for developers to solve complex wireless challenges throughout the product lifecycle and get to market quickly with innovative solutions that transform industries, grow economies and improve lives. 

The Role

As Director of Engineering, you will lead a team of highly skilled engineers in design & development of next generation Wi-Fi software (Firmware, MicroCode, Linux device drivers, and all associated Wi-Fi software components) for Silicon Labs’ IoT product family. A key focus will be your ability to attract, hire, retain and build a high-performance team that can support and grow the Wi-Fi business. In addition, you are expected to be the subject matter expert who can provide technical guidance to the team involving design and implementation of complex features, related industry standards (IEEE, WFA), and market driven enhancements.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with cross-functional team of leaders in Engineering, Product Management, and Architecture to define short/long-term roadmap for Wi-Fi software
  • As a subject matter expert, you will provide technical leadership and spearhead all aspects of Wi-Fi software design / development / delivery
  • Direct a team of highly specialized individuals in defining and implementing next generation software architecture
  • Partner with Project Manager(s) and other technology leaders in planning and effectively executing aggressive technology development roadmap that aligns with business strategies
  • Lead by example, mentor, coach and train next level managers and senior engineers, develop career plans that align with individuals’ aspirations
  • Hire talented engineers in a timely and efficient fashion while holding high bar for technical excellence
  • Be an integral part of the leadership team that will uphold Silicon Labs vision and values

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • BE in Computer Science or Electronics & Communications, Master’s Degree (M.E/MTech) preferred
  • 15+ years of overall software design and development experience with 10+ years of hands-on experience in 802.11n/ac/ax LMAC and UMAC software
  • 6+ years of people management experience and proven track record in building / scaling team(s) for success
  • Strong background in highly resource-constrained, real-time, embedded environments (with or without an RTOS)
  • Expert in C/C++ programming with hands-on experience of writing efficient code for low power, memory constrained embedded systems
  • Experience in multi-protocol (Bluetooth, LTE, 5G) Co-Existence design and implementation
  • Deep knowledge of Network and IP Layer protocols like TCP/UDP/IPv4/IPv6
  • Hands-on experience in Agile methodology (Scrum or TDD)
  • Hands-on experience with FPGA based software development, chip bring-up and related activities

Benefits & Perks

  • Equity Rewards (RSUs)
  • Insurance plans
  • PF and NPS

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.