Apply now »

Principal Hardware Engineer -WiFi

Req ID:  76698

Sunnyvale, California, United States, 94089

In our ‘always on’ world, we believe it’s essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.


RUCKUS Networks Leads The Wi-Fi 7 Revolution With The R770 Access Point. 


We  focused on delivering cutting-edge solutions to create a smarter, simpler, more connected world. At the heart of global connectivity are the engineers who write innovative software for our award-winning routing and switching products to bring the information quickly and reliably where needed. We are a pioneer in the wireless infrastructure market, enabling carriers and enterprises to stay ahead of the exploding demand for high-bandwidth applications and services Our RUCKUS Smart Wi-Fi, LTE, and Switching technology redefines what’s possible in wireless network performance with flexibility, reliability, and affordability.


Ruckus delivers innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing today’s wireless networks: how to create affordable reliability and how to manage exponential growth. It's what we do. It's in our DNA.


We are looking for an experienced engineer with high-speed hardware design expertise to join our team!


How You'll help us connect the world:


As a member of the Ruckus Wireless engineering team, you will be responsible for system- and board-level design of RF subcircuits based on various wireless industry standards.  You will work closely with the broader Engineering team, consisting of Electrical, Mechanical and Software Engineers.




  • Design, bring-up Wi-Fi AP products and accessories.

  • Debug and validate Wi-fi AP designs.

  • Investigate, present, and evaluate new hardware solutions and/or PoC.

  • Review and evaluate designs of outsourced projects.

  • Work with RF team and Antenna team to integrate designs and validate designs together.

  • Generate necessary documents for all categories listed above, such as PoC, PRD, HRD, HWFS, BOM, test plan, FA report…

  • Support compliance testing.

  • Sustain legacy products.

Required qualifications:


  • Minimum BSEE with 10+ years of relevant experience in high-speed digital hardware design; Wi-Fi, IoT, or wireless design.

  • Must have experience in all aspects of hardware design including schematics capture, PCB layout constraint, DFM implementation, bring-up and design validations.

  • Must have experience in common interfaces, PCIe, 10GE, DDR4, SPI, I2C, USB, UART...

  • Excellent knowledge of SI and PI for high-speed designs.

  • Excellent knowledge of DC/DC switching power supply including PoE PSE and PD.

  • Strong proficiency in OrCAD, Allegro, Arena, Ms office.

  • Familiarity with design for compliance/regulatory testing.

  • Familiarity with lab equipment, logic analyzer, oscilloscope, Sifos PoE tester, thermal chamber…

  • Good communication skills and be able to work with all cross-function teams.

  • Ability to proactively lead the whole design from scratch to product.

You"ll excite us if you have:


  • Basic knowledge of RF and antenna.

  • Familiarity with main Wi-Fi SOC in the industry, like Qualcomm or Broadcom, is a big plus.

  • Ability to manage the 3rd party for souring components, design and/or design reviews.

  • Experience in ODM, JDM design and contractor manufacture.



Our salary ranges consider various factors, including but not limited to benchmarking by independent third-party consultants, skills, years of experience, training, education, geography, and other business needs. Depending on experience, the range can be higher for candidates with outstanding experience and a demonstrated history of successful performance. This position's expected total compensation (base salary and commission range) is $135,000.00 - $176,000.00

What happens after you apply?

Learn how to prepare yourself for the next steps in our hiring process by visiting

Why CommScope?


CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables game-changing discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. 

If you want to grow your career alongside bright, passionate, and caring people who strive to create what's next…..come connect to your future at CommScope.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at You can also learn more about CommScope’s accommodation process and EEO policy at 



Learn more about how we're on a quest to connect the future and build what's next. 

Job Segment: Testing, Hardware Engineer, Thermal Engineering, Compliance, Network, Technology, Engineering, Legal

Apply now »