Principal Embedded Systems Engineer

Lakeland, FL | Tacoma, WA

At Wind Talker Innovations, our mission is to turn mobile devices into a global network where users can connect directly with one another any-time, any-place. As we develop our portfolio of products for commercial and government customers, we are looking for a Back-End Engineer to join our world class engineering team. 

WTI is looking for someone who is passionate. Someone who’s confident, makes things happen and doesn’t accept defeat. Sound like you? If you are the type of person who is surprised when people lack common sense, because practical intelligence comes naturally to you, then you may be our candidate.

This position is for a Principal Embedded Systems Engineer whose primary responsibilities are prototype design, build, and integration. The designed systems will integrate multiple network protocols including peer to peer networks and will integrate microprocessors and microcontrollers into hardware solutions. This person will also write, maintain, and develop embedded firmware. He/she should be able to test products: write, debug, and integrate drivers, protocols, and other firmware code. The Embedded Systems Engineer will be responsible for software design and modifications for RF optimization. Any candidate for this position must be knowledgeable in all aspects of embedded systems and have a proven track record of bringing products all the way from conception to manufacturing. This role will entail working with a wide range of technologies including firmware for micro-controller-based designs, Linux kernel and device driver development, wireless networking, and host applications in multiple programming languages.

Basic Requirements: 

  • Extensive knowledge of embedded system
  • Experience designing and developing firmware for real-time and micro-controller-based systems
  • Familiarity with data communications protocols 
  • Working knowledge of the Linux OS and kernel 
  • Experience implementing Linux device drivers, configuration, and build 
  • Experience applying RTOS, SPI and UART 
  • Extensive knowledge of power management, including adaptive power techniques 
  • Understanding of radar and radio theory, including beam forming and beam steering technologies 
  • Knowledge of ad hoc and mesh networks 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • Understanding of digital system design (circuit design, layout, firmware) 
  • Experience with micro-controller-based systems (ARM, Cortex M, Atheros, PIC, etc.)
  • Strong troubleshooting skills using test equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers, etc.) 
  • Wireless RF network knowledge of spectrum attenuation, propagation, and signal loss 
  • Experience or knowledge of modifying Digi, Ubiquiti, Marvell, and TI products 
  • Experience in circuit and system design for prototype and manufacturing 
  • Experience with Zigbee, DigiMesh, Yocto Project or RTOS a plus 
  • Working knowledge of continuous integration to include Git, Agile and/or Kanban 
  • Project or program management experience 
  • C / C++ and additional programming languages such as Java

Behavioral Skills: 

  • Understands complex problems and clearly communicates with team 
  • Efficiently performs tasks and meets deadlines for projects 
  • Employs innovative and out-of-the-box thinking in troubleshooting 
  • Applies ideas and input in an Agile framework to advance team goals

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship, current or previous security clearances are a plus


  • Systems engineer: 6 years (Required)


  •  Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Medical insurance 
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement plan 
  • Paid time off


  • We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.