Wifi Dabba, Inc.

Laser powered ISP in India.

Wifi Dabba - WiFi Firmware Engineer 4+Yrs

Location
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Shubhendu Sharma
Shubhendu Sharma
Founder

About the role

#OpenWRT #Shell #Python #Radius #C

📶 About Us

We enable humans & machines with internet connectivity at a price that they can afford.

The inspiration for Wifi Dabba came from the founders working together for the last decade in the mobile application industry and realising the biggest reason for user churn being access to cheap and affordable internet access. From having worked on ground onboarding users and facing poor connectivity issues all the time, we took it on ourselves to fix the internet access problem for the common citizen.

At Wifi Dabba (YC W17), we are building a low cost, scalable & distributed Wi-Fi infrastructure to connect next billion users online. We do this by deploying a grid of lasers (Free Space Optics) over the cities & town and bring cheap and fast internet for everyone. We enable anyone to buy 1 gig of data access at a time at a price they can afford. Sachetization of internet access is the foundation to rebuilding internet for all. We do this by leveraging crypto and blockchain to truly make internet infrastructure ownership distributed — our vision is to be connectivity layer for the Web3 world.


✨ Why work with us?

  • You will get the chance to be an early team member at a fast-growth YC startup.
  • You get to define the future of telecom infrastructure ownership and operations.
  • We’re a tight-knit team where you'll learn a ton and have ownership.
  • Opportunity to build for the next billion users.

✅ Apply

If you or someone you know is interested, please send us your resume and any additional info (live projects, portfolio, github) to founders(at)wifidabba.com with a side note about your interests and aspirations.

If you refer us someone we hire — we’ll get you Wifi Dabba hotspot miner for no cost that will mine crypto for you.


🧵 Requirements

  • Strong engineering background preferably in Computer or Electrical or Electronics
  • Experience in designing complex router and network emphasis on Mikrotik based network and devices
  • Excellent C programming skills working on Wireless router OS.
  • Good knowledge of 802.11, mesh and security protocols
  • Knowledge of networking subsystem and protocols like WLAN,TCP/IP, DNS, IPSec and PPPoE.
  • Bash/Linux shell, python experience
  • Embedded Linux development experience
  • Must have worked on OpenWRT
  • Troubleshoot Issues that arise during design and deployment of Large scale wireless networks
  • Working knowledge of AAA system (Radius)
  • Knowledge of Linux internal along with BASH scripting, API programming
  • Can independently identify areas needing improvement or change
  • Previous experience in networking, ISPs, or other related fields
  • Team player who enjoys collaborative effort.

🚀 Bonus points

  • Entrepreneurial mindset (we encourage all employees to be future founders and this can be a great stepping stone towards that)
  • Customer-centric and passionate about working in a small & focused team
  • Previous experience building/working in telecom software or infrastructure
  • Previous experience at a high-growth, fast-paced startup

🪙 Compensation

We offer competitive market salary, health insurance & other benefits.

About the interview

📋 Interview process

  • Three rounds
    • Round 1: 45 mins video call with one of our engineering team member to discuss the opportunity & figure out mutual interest & compatibility.
    • Round 2: In person interview in our Bangalore office. 3-4 hours. We would expect you work on a small software engineering problem statement to help us analysis your networking, analytical & logical skills and approach. We could also ask you to run us through some of your recent project that you are proud of developing.
    • Round 3: 30-60 min call/in person with founder(s) to jointly define your career roadmap at Wifi Dabba.

Why you should join Wifi Dabba, Inc.

We enable humans & machines with internet connectivity at a price that they can afford.

The inspiration for Wifi Dabba came from the founders working together for the last decade in the mobile application industry and realising the biggest reason for user churn being access to cheap and affordable internet access. From having worked on ground onboarding users and facing poor connectivity issues all the time, we took it on ourselves to fix the internet access problem for the common citizen.

At Wifi Dabba (YC W17), we are building a low cost, scalable & distributed Wi-Fi infrastructure to connect next billion users online. We do this by deploying a grid of lasers (Free Space Optics) over the cities & town and bring cheap and fast internet for everyone. We enable anyone to buy 1 gig of data access at a time at a price they can afford. Sachetization of internet access is the foundation to rebuilding internet for all. We do this by leveraging crypto and blockchain to truly make internet infrastructure ownership distributed — our vision is to be connectivity layer for the Web3 world.

Wifi Dabba, Inc.
Founded:2017
Team Size:19
Location:Bengaluru, India
Founders
Karam Lakshman
Karam Lakshman
Founder
Shubhendu Sharma
Shubhendu Sharma
Founder