RAN Software Lead Engineer

Celona is an early stage innovator developing a converged wireless edge platform, venture backed by Tier-1 venture capitalists, Norwest Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures and Cervin Ventures.

The company is founded by a seasoned team from Aruba Networks, Qualcomm and Cisco. Celona was born from a single observation: a combination of 5G, edge computing and AI will fundamentally change how organizations work and do business. As organizations start to embrace automation in every aspect of their work, we are facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create and become the platform for this innovation.

Celona is looking for a RAN Software Lead Engineer to join our team


  • Demonstrated understanding of embedded systems and experience working in firmware design/feature projects with experiences in various phases in requirements gathering, code design/implementation, test/verification
  • Experience with 3GPP small cell products based on SoC solutions such as Qualcomm FSM SoC
  • A quality-first mindset, and demonstrated experience producing high-quality code
  • Fluent in software development practices, tools, and technology
  • Experience Implementing protocols in one or more layers (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, GTP)
  • Analyze CPU / GPU / DSP memory, power, thermal, and network data metrics.
  • Solid understanding of OS internals (e.g., Linux), TCP/IP, multi-threading, inter-process communications.
  • Proficient in programing languages such as C or C++.
  • Attitude to thrive as a part of a small, high-performing engineering team

You will be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Responsible for designing, developing, and delivering software for Celona’s 4G LTE and 5G NR Radio Access Network
  • Support Agile team development processes, helping to resolve roadblocks and impediments
  • Measure and monitor the quality and progress of the work of the team and adjust accordingly
  • Hire, coach, and manage engineers as needed
  • Collaborate with peers and external partners to lead broader organizational initiatives
  • Create a culture that supports open communication and collaboration across teams and sites

Bonus Points if you have:

  • Good understanding or background in wireless communication systems and wireless radio technology
  • 5+ years of work experience with wireless networks – 4G LTE, 5G NR, Wi-Fi
  • Experience with product lifecycle management that executed CI/CD with microservices based architectures
  • Experience with products that use AI/ML to create differentiation
  • Experience working with ODMs and OEMs for hardware sourcing and supply chain
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Service Mesh, Edge Compute technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, as well as interpersonal skills


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