Director, Wi-Fi Research and Development

| Greater LA Area

Director, Wi-Fi Research and Development

At Boingo we’re solving some of the most complex issues in wireless networking. We’re looking for a Director, Wi-Fi architect who will research, develop and implement the latest WLAN solutions in a variety of challenging venues. In this Network Architect role, you’ll evaluate latest equipment, protocols, and methodologies in our lab environment, then following proof-of-concept, roll out new solutions for commercialization. You’ll also represent Boingo at the associations and committees that are defining future networking standards. You will also lead and manage a team of experienced professionals. We’re a collaborative team of folks who value innovation, constant learning, and humility. 

Responsibilities

  • Architect end-to-end WLAN solutions, using new and upcoming Wireless technology standards and protocols in the domain of Wi-Fi 6, Passpoint and 5G.
  • Design, lead and influence Wi-Fi infrastructure, protocols and unlicensed technologies to help Boingo succeed in an evolving wireless ecosystem.
  • Perform architecture recommendations, improvements and contributions in all areas of Wi-Fi and unlicensed technologies, including convergence, Multi path TCP/UDP, 5G, SDN and NFV, for example.
  • Lead efforts with Engineering, Operations, Business Development, and Marketing to define WLAN technology prototypes, proof of concept projects and execute them successfully.
  • Work on Infrastructure projects involving WLAN Core elements including Router, Gateway and Switch infrastructure.
  • Stay on top of various 802.11 protocols including focus on 5G and unlicensed standards.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience on WLAN Network technology; protocol stacks, radio topologies, and architecture.
  • Very strong design, architecture, and development experience (10+ years) across WLAN technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of, and experience in various networking protocols, including 802.11a/b/g/n/ax, OSI, MultiPath TCP (MPTCP), RADIUS, AAA, and TCP/IP as well as experience with VMWare.
  • 10+ years’ experience with Infrastructure-related projects in the area of Wi-Fi access points, core network architecture, SNMP, REST APIs, Virtual infrastructures etc.
  • Exposure and experience on the various NFV/SDN technology standards.
  • Passionate about network technology evolution, interested in crafting innovative solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; you’ll be our representative in the industry and bring new information back to the Boingo team – executive briefings, engineer training.
  • Experience gathering requirements, designing and executing successful projects.
  • Passionate about Wireless protocols, R&D, developing prototypes and building solutions for commercialization.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 14-16 years of equivalent development experience or Master’s Degree and 12-14 years' equivalent development experience.

Meet Boingo

Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of Wi-Fi and cellular networks covers more than a million locations and reaches over a billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, military bases, and multifamily communities. The Boingo platform drives revenue through various products, including Wi-Fi, DAS (cellular), Media, Wholesale, and more. We’re an enthusiastic team, dedicated to growing our business by building amazing, valuable products. 

Boingo boasts a super-fun, collaborative work environment, with an annual pool tournament, Halloween costume contest, summer picnic, bowling nights, and more. There’s a kitchen stocked with yummy snacks and drinks, and a well-appointed new mother’s lounge. We offer an incredible benefits package, including unlimited vacation, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401(k) match, equity, and more. And, our award-winning headquarters, located in Westwood, CA, has 360-degree views of LA, from Catalina to the Hollywood Sign. It’s no wonder we’ve been named among the Best Places to Work in LA four years in a row, and counting!

Boingo is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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Location

10960 Wilshire Blvd Suite, Los Angeles, CA 90024

An Insider's view of Boingo Wireless

How does your team reward individual success?

Boingo’s success is a product of our people, which is why we take pride in creating a work environment where employees feel rewarded. Employees are offered competitive pay, equity in the company (RSU's), attractive bonus plans, 401(k) with employer matching and more. These are just some of the reasons Boingo is an awesome place to work.

Genevieve

Director, Talent Acquisition

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Boingoites are faced with challenges every day, but there is nothing sweeter than overcoming a difficult task, together. The perfect example is launching Project Jake. We completely redesigned our UI for Boingo Broadband customers. It launched to much success & a boost in sales and is evidence of the awesome team work and collaboration at Boingo.

Lisa

Senior Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

If you want to succeed, Boingo will go above and beyond to make it happen. Our culture is all about promoting within, so career development is top priority. We have regular lunch & learn trainings, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and many hands-on learning experiences to support our growth and expand our skill sets.

Tyler

Senior Technical Recruiter

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some might think that it’s the gorgeous view, snacks, or kombucha on tap, but the people are really what make coming to work every day so awesome. It’s an innovative environment that solves complex problems, but knows how to have fun along the way.

I even live with two Boingoites, so I guess you could say…I really like it here!

George

Software Engineer

What are Boingo Wireless Perks + Benefits

Boingo Wireless Benefits Overview

Working at Boingo comes with more perks than a paycheck. We offer an incredible benefits package that includes equity for everyone, health, dental, vision, 401(k) match, unlimited vacation, 12 weeks paid parental leave, and more! Our award-winning office space in Westwood, CA has 360-degree views of LA - from Catalina to the Hollywood Sign – plus a kitchen stocked with yummy snacks and drinks.

Financial Well-Being
- Competitive pay
- Quarterly Incentive Plan (bonus)
- Company equity (RSU's)
- 401(k) Savings Plan with an employer match
- Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent care)

Time to recharge and give back
- Unlimited vacation
- Company match on charity donations

Wellness programs
- Reimbursement of up to $600 per year towards a gym membership for you (and more for your spouse)
- Equinox gym in our Westwood, CA office building (with discounted membership!)
- On-site massage, yoga and stretching

Valuable extras
- Company subsidized electronic devices like smartphones, tablets and fitness devices
- Casual work environment
- Monthly employee events like Hackathons, bowling & cocktail hours
- Lots of free snacks, fruits, veggies and drinks
- Lunches and treats from great restaurants
- Game room with Boingo keg — featuring craft beers
- We even cover the cost of your Costco or AAA membership

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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