Are you an experienced IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi MAC firmware engineer? Would you like to help build the next generation Wi-Fi chips that will enable a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices? Then join Australia’s hottest semiconductor startup. You’ll work with the team that invented Wi-Fi 20 years ago, and help them shape the future of Wi-Fi for IoT.
You will join a firmware team implementing the IEEE 802.11ah standard on Morse Micro’s state-of-the-art RISC-V multi-core chip architecture, working closely with Analog, Systems and Digital IC Design Engineers to build and maintain an elegant embedded software architecture. Your main focus will be the 802.11 MAC layer, but there will be necessary involvement in writing Python scripts, device drivers, core DSP loops, interrupt handlers, and other related areas.
Starting date for this role would be May 2019.


Morse Micro is a fabless semiconductor company building Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) chips for the Internet of Things (IoT). We are a team of wireless experts that love to work hard, innovate & invent. Together, we are building the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi technology that will enable billions of IoT devices to connect securely to the internet. Today we are a team of twenty-two based in Sydney & Picton (Australia) and Boston (USA). Over the next two years we will be growing significantly and opening more overseas offices. We can sponsor a work visa for the right candidate.


  • MSc in Electrical / Electronics / Communication Engineering or Computer Science
  • Embedded software developer with 4+ years relevant industry experience
  • Expert C programmer with proven experience in Firmware and Embedded projects
  • A deep understanding of the IEEE 802.11 standard and familiarity with 802.11ah
  • A deep understanding of 802.11 Soft MAC and Full MAC architectures
  • An understanding of 802.11 security
  • A deep understanding of embedded processors and familiarity with RISC-V
  • Experience with wpa_supplicant and hostap
  • Experience with wireshark for testing and debugging of 802.11 systems
  • Experience and understanding of the Git version control system
  • Good understanding of C++
  • Strong problem-solving skills and thorough methodical work style
  • Experience using Python for tools and scripts.
  • Experience in using static analysis and other tools
  • Strong experience in working on GNU/Linux, GCC and Make development environment
  • Experience with Linux kernel development and/or RTOS driver development
  • Bonus points if familiar with digital design languages such as VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog or IC design flows from Cadence or Synopsys
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience with software defined radio (SDR) such as GNURadio
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A hands-on, practical attitude

    Responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the 802.11ah standard in C in both Soft MAC (Linux) and Full MAC (RTOS) architectures for both Access Point (AP) and Station
  • Implementation of Wi-Fi Alliance security and other specifications as required
  • Implementation of Wi-Fi Alliance test suite software as required
  • Support of chip bring up on bench
  • Various optimisations for Performance, Footprint and Power consumption
  • Writing elegant Python scripts to facilitate testing and other tasks
  • Providing an overall technical expertise and brilliance
  • Wi-Fi interoperability testing may necessitate some travel (mostly USA)

  • There will be some customer interaction, e.g. implementation of customer requested features, resolution of customer found issues etc.


  • Work besides and learn from some of the world’s most experienced engineers
  • Potential to sponsor a work visa for the right candidate
  • Competitive salary + excellent stock option package
  • Healthy work environment with sit/stand desks and large screens
  • Lots of snacks + drinks, incl barista coffee + some of the world’s best beers

  • If you are interested in building the first 802.11ah chipset together with the inventors of Wi-Fi, then send us your resume and application letter to and tell us why you should become Morse Micro's IEEE 802.11ah MAC Firmware Developer.