Principal Software Engineer

Req ID:  76257

Sunnyvale, California, United States

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

Ruckus Wireless 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 is important to us.


Ruckus continues to lead the industry in wireless innovation. We’ve assembled a team of the best and brightest wireless minds in the world to deliver the creative services and solutions needed to realize our vision.


This is a great opportunity to work without constraints on Wi-Fi by applying Ruckus’s unique technology and it's an amazing team to work in.

Come check us out.


How You'll help us connect the world:


The Wireless System Performance (WSP) team focuses on innovation and emerging wireless standards, and is part of the engineering team that delivers the best performing wireless and networking systems.  The WSP Team is a highly cross-functional systems performance team that interfaces with QA, Firmware, Hardware, Product Line Management, Data Science, Escalation, and Protocol teams.  We are open to any flexible engineers who have worked in multiple  of these roles and can comfortably straddle these boundaries.  We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about both sharing their knowledge across other teams and ongoing learning from those teams. Our ideal candidate will have recent strong embedded software engineering experience preferably for wireless/networking systems. The candidate should also have a R&D mindset, e.g., modify firmware to implement proof-of-concept ideas, develop experimental software to run trials, debug issues in new technology platforms, etc. 


You’ll Make an Impact By:

  • Developing innovations that deliver value for effort.
  • Leading those innovations through Proof of Concept, Development, Testing, and Deployment phases.
  • Staying on the cutting edge of innovations in the wireless, networking, big data, and AI spaces and communicating that expertise outward to other teams.
  • Driving technical engagements with external partners that lead to better and/or more reliable network performance.
  • Leading other teams through root cause debugging and analysis of complex performance bugs.
  • Being part of the customer-facing engineering team to support the sales efforts in public seminars and events, customer engagements, and critical issues.


Required Qualifications for Consideration:


  • Bachelor's or Masters degree in Computer Science or other STEM discipline
  • 10+ years of combined experience in either embedded software development or wireless/networking systems 
  • Strong experience in C/C++ programming and scripting languages like Python 
  • Experience in programming for embedded Linux systems 
  • Experience with R&D teams and proof-of-concept software development 


You'll excite us if you have any of the following:


  • Exposure to wireless AP platforms 
  • Exposure to chip vendor firmware/target SDK   
  • Demonstrated experience and exposure with the IEEE 802.11 standards and protocol stack, especially in 802.11ac and 802.11ax.
  • Proven experience in and/or a theoretical background in wireless networks and protocols, communication theory and RF propagation.
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies and AI/ML techniques





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  $135,600.00 - $176,200.00


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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 



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