Careers at ZaiNar

We are always seeking more amazing people to join our team. Come build cutting-edge solutions in a diverse and inclusive environment where the best idea wins.

5G Software Engineer

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a 5G Software Engineer for application development on embedded software-defined radio (SDR) platforms. You will work with other engineers to prototype and test cutting-edge positioning and time synchronization for 5G and other radio access technologies.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Implement and test 5G standalone (SA) location services (LCS) processes.
  • Support building of 5G automated testbeds using software-defined radio (SDR) platforms.
  • Develop and optimize 5G positioning/synchronization algorithms.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • 5+ years of experience in software development.
  • BS or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree/experience.
  • Proficiency with programming in C.
  • Fluency in English with an excellent ability to communicate in both oral and written form.
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Experience using SDRs, such as USRP B210 or X310, for one or more radio technologies (e.g., 5G NR, Radar, IEEE 802.11).
  • Experience with physical layer signal processing for wireless communications or positioning (e.g., 5G NR, 4G LTE or 802.11).
  • Experience with software development practices including design and code reviews, testing and regression, revision control, and user documentation.
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Experience developing device drivers, multi-threaded programming or real-time embedded applications.
  • Experience with development and testing of 5G protocol stack(s).
  • Experience with network function development and/or evaluation.
  • Experience with O-RAN protocol stack development.
  • Software development experience in C++ and Python.
  • Experience with Linux and embedded RTOS systems.
  • Familiarity with Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
  • Ability to interface with Business Management and customers directly.
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Embedded Systems Engineer

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

We are seeking an Embedded Systems Engineer for a technical leadership role in delivering our innovative products to the market. You are to exemplify critical thinking, mentor your peers and juniors alike, and effectively contribute to the highest levels of engineering efficiency. You have hands-on technical expertise covering embedded systems architecture, data modeling, intra- and inter-system communication, system security, operating systems, and leverage of multi-CPU and GPU-enabled systems. You are to drive the SW quality standards, implement automated design documentation generation, and support unit/integration testing and system/regression testing aimed at assuring the core system KPIs.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design, develop, code, test, and debug system software.
  • Review code and guide improvements towards the highest standards of design.
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resources.
  • Interface with hardware design and development.
  • Integrate and validate new HW product designs.
  • Support software QA and optimize I/O performance.
  • Provide pre-/post-production and field deployment support.
  • Assess third party and Open Source software for optimal inclusion into our system solutions.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Experience with C/C++ (experience in other programming languages will be considered as a plus, with a preference for Python).
  • Extensive experience with embedded Linux (OpenWRT preferred) and embedded RTOS systems, with knowledge of handling interrupts, ADCs, DACs, DMA, SPI, inter-processor communication, protocols, and clock/power management.
  • Interpersonal skills and appreciation of other people's work discipline within a startup environment.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Collegiate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject.
  • Deep understanding and experience in SW design patterns, data structures, and advanced real-time programming techniques.
  • Secure boot and ARM TrustZone integration experience with SELinux.
  • Experience with automated build/test/doc and Continuous Integration systems.
  • Familiarity with embedded debugging tools (including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.).
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • OpenAMP experience.
  • Experience with development of digital signal processing.
  • Experience with the CUDA platform.
  • Practice of Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively interface with Business Management and customers directly.
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Hardware Lab Technician

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a Lab Technician to maintain overall system and individual hardware test configurations. You will help keep the lab operational and assist in assembling new hardware devices. Work may require SMD component rework, precision soldering, and detailed testing to ensure full functionality. The successful individual must be self-motivated and have the ability to proactively see what needs to be done.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Configure and support various test configurations defined by the engineering team.
  • Maintain the test systems.
  • Update configurations including drivers and software.
  • Flash-program microcontrollers.
  • Organize and maintain the lab stock, tools and equipment.
  • Do mechanical assembly of our products.
  • Rework on surface mount PCBs (0402).
  • Assemble cables.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • At least three years experience as a technician in an R&D environment.
  • Equipment knowledge includes: DMM, Power Supplies, Scope, VNA, Noise Figure System, Spectrum Analyzer, etc.
  • Skilled at SMT assembly and rework including high lead density components.
  • Knowledge of how to use wire crimper.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • RF experience: VNA, Noise Figure System, Spectrum Analyzer.
  • Competent in use and operation of Windows PC OS, Microsoft Office, Google docs, etc. (includes updating the BIOS and drivers on a Windows PC).
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Automated Test Programming.
  • Bash or Python scripting.
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Hardware Program Manager

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

Hardware Program Manager oversees and coordinates various projects at ZaiNar to ensure coordination across projects to meet business goals. The main duties include organizing internal programs and coordinating external suppliers’ deliveries, assuring the fulfillment of the long-term goals for ZaiNar, and developing future programs and project budgets. Occasionally working remotely is feasible, but presence at our main office at Belmont, CA is required most days.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Organizing daily activities and priorities based on the goals of the organization.
  • Create, maintain, and evolve systems and structures that support the organization’s objectives.
  • Identify and resolve bottlenecks in our processes.
  • Implement technologies that simplify workflow, creating access to information, or otherwise empowering and increasing the productivity of individual contributors.
  • Create processes and standards that enable teams to work together smoothly and produce consistently good results.
  • Match people to jobs and ensure that there’s clarity on prioritization and allocation of work
  • Coach team members, especially team leads and managers, and help them implement structure in their teams.
  • Analyze projects to understand current and future priorities, challenges, and opportunities at both the individual project and the program level.
  • Assure the correct people are assigned to the right tasks.
  • Identify potential information silos and resolve the issues.
  • Develop processes and documentation systems to improve effectivity of the individuals.
  • Working across the diversely skilled engineering team to develop budgets and plans for the programs.
  • Monitoring projects and overseeing progress to ensure goals are met.
  • Updating stakeholders about program status and goals.
  • Working with the marketing team to improve strategies.
  • Support proposal development of new projects (solution development, cost structure, schedule, and scope).
  • Develop internal processes and procedures based on best practices and lessons learned.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • A BS/MS degree in EE or ME with an intuitive understanding of both.
  • Team leadership and relationship management experience.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills (including gantt charts).
  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills.
  • Positive energy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Risk management.
  • Budgeting skills.
  • Solid command of Microsoft Office applications and Google Docs suite.
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • 7+ years of experience in engineering development.
  • Experience in dealing with external vendors and partners, including off-shore suppliers.
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • PMP trained or certified
  • Monday.com experience.
  • Trello experience.
  • BoM and inventory management experience.
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Linux Software Engineer

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a Senior Linux Software Engineer for a technical leadership role in delivering our innovative products to the market. You are to exemplify critical thinking, mentor your peers and juniors alike, and effectively contribute to the highest levels of engineering efficiency. You have hands-on technical expertise covering Linux application architecture, data modeling, intra- and inter-system communication, system security, operating system, and leverage of multi-CPU and GPU-enabled systems. You are to drive the SW quality standards, implement automated design documentation generation, and support unit/integration testing and system/regression testing aimed at assuring the core system KPIs.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Architect, design, develop, code, test, and debug system software.
  • Review code and guide improvements towards the highest standards of design.
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability, and scalability of system resources.
  • Interface with hardware design and development.
  • Assess third party and Open Source software for optimal inclusion into our system solutions.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Expert knowledge of Python, extensive experience with C/C++.
  • Strong software engineering skills - Architecture and design.
  • Programming in Linux user and driver spaces.
  • API design and development.
  • Hands-on experience with Docker containers, Linux shell scripting.
  • Experience with CI systems, including full-scale quality build and test automation.
  • Interpersonal skills and appreciation of other people's work discipline within a startup environment.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Collegiate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject.
  • AWS-based containerization is a strong plus.
  • Deep understanding and experience in SW design patterns, data structures, and advanced real-time programming techniques.
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Experience with the CUDA platform.
  • Experience with embedded RTOS and/or embedded Linux systems.
  • Familiarity with embedded debugging tools including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • The practice of Agile Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively interface with Business Management and customers directly.
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Python Software and DevOps Engineer

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a Python Software and DevOps Engineer to accelerate R&D team engineering productivity through test automation and cloud-based DevOps practices. Provide flexible, innovative technologies and services to verify correct system behavior during test and to validate system requirements during design. Be able to separate test design and implementation: allow SW and Algo/System designers to concentrate on developing test requirements, test planning, and test case design, while test designers deploy and execute automated SW build and test scripts to implement an application-independent testing framework that both technical and non-technical testers can use.

This role reports to the VP of Engineering and operates closely with SW and HW development teams. The successful individual must be self-motivated and have the ability to proactively see what needs to be done.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Python development.
  • CI/CD pipeline design and implementation.
  • Design quality gates and develop test automation.
  • Prepare web-based reports, populate dashboards, and provide documentation updates.
  • Identify and record bugs.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Strong knowledge of Python and Linux (experience in other programming languages will be considered as a plus, with a strong preference for C/C++).
  • Debian packaging, pip packages, deployment automation, configuration management.
  • Strong knowledge of Jenkins, Gitlab or any other CI system.
  • Shell scripting.
  • Experience with AWS Cloud platform.
  • Interpersonal skills and appreciation of other people's work discipline within a startup environment.
  • Fluency in English.
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Hands on experience with Docker containers, Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Development experience with Linux platforms.
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • MSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject.
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS, web services (SOAP and REST), XML.
  • Experience with cloud-based CI systems, such as Azure Pipelines, AWS CodeBuild, or Google Cloud Build.
  • Experience with test frameworks like Robot and JMeter.
  • Experience with embedded RTOS or embedded Linux systems.
  • Experience with Windows platform.
  • Ability to also interface with Business Management and customers directly.
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Software Engineering Architect/Lead/Director

ABOUT US

At ZaiNar, we’re leveraging patented innovations using software-defined radios and advanced signal processing to build revolutionary new products in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. Our imaginative team has developed the world’s most precise network time synchronization and distribution capabilities – wirelessly syncing to sub-nanosecond accuracy. We’re solving leading-edge problems in RF location tracking and network communications. Our initial target market is asset tracking in dynamic industrial environments ($10B+), and the opportunities beyond that are endless. ZaiNar already complies with release 16 of 3GPP standards for 5G, to enable ZaiNar location tracking for any 5G-NR device without hardware changes. ZaiNar is VC-backed by tier 1 funds including Softbank, and has graduated from multiple accelerator programs including StartX, Alchemist, and Plug and Play.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace, where the best idea wins is, important to us. So, come join a curious, collaborative, and forward-thinking team, where everyone has the freedom to shape their own future, our company‘s, and the world’s – one nanosecond at a time.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a talented and motivated Software Engineering Director/Lead/Architect, who will join our diverse engineering team to develop ZaiNar’s wireless Location Service solution. Our offices are located in Belmont, CA. Local candidates are strongly preferred, but we will consider fully-remote candidates.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Design and architect embedded software under Linux OS, optimized for real-time performance.
  • Be a dynamic team leader, encouraging people, and innovative in her ways. ● Act as an agile team player, critical thinker, and problem-solver who engineers solutions across the full signal processing software stack.
MUST HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Proven competence in C, C++, and Python.
  • Experience in building complex wireless systems and simulations.
  • Excellent driver-level and embedded software development and debugging skills.
  • Understanding of cloud-based DevOps CI/CD build workflow and version control based on Git.
  • Expertise in microservices architecture and frameworks.
  • Experience in, or interfacing with, modern cloud technologies: REST APIs, WebSockets, AWS Lambda functions, noSQL stores, Elastic Stack, Kafka, ZeroMQ, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Excellent technical documentation and presentation skills.
  • Strong written and spoken English.
SHOULD HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar major, with at least 10 years of professional experience.
  • Experience developing on, and programming for, a Linux system (OpenWRT and PetaLinux target platforms desired).
  • Solid understanding of network stack programming.
NICE TO HAVE ATTRIBUTES
  • Understanding of wireless comms PHY and MAC protocols.
  • EExperience with geolocation and geospatial database technologies.
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