WLAN physical layer engineer

Job Summary

Join a team working on cutting-edge WLAN standards, such as 802.11ax and 802.11be.

You will contribute to the development of our world-class software tools, used by the key players in the wireless connectivity market. In this role you will create software to simulate the physical layer of WLAN systems, including transmitter models, MIMO techniques, propagation channels and advanced receiver algorithms.


  • Develop MATLAB software to model the physical layer of WLAN communication standards

  • Track new versions of the 802.11 standard, such as 802.11ax/be/ay

  • Work through the development cycle for each feature: gather requirements by engaging with customers and customer-facing engineers, design the feature by interacting with teams members, code, debug and test new features

  • Showcase our tools by developing demos illustrating the different aspects and use cases of our wireless simulation products

Minimum Qualifications

  • communications systems
  • software development
  • A bachelor's degree and 5 years of professional work experience (or a master's degree, or equivalent experience) is required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of wireless communication standards such as: 5G, LTE, WLAN, UMTS, Bluetooth

  • Knowledge of Simulink

  • SDR experience

  • Programming experience in C/C++

  • Knowledge of UNIX or Mac environments

Why MathWorks?

It’s the chance to collaborate with bright, passionate people. It’s contributing to software products that make a difference in the world. And it’s being part of a company with an incredible commitment to doing the right thing – for each individual, our customers, and the local community.

MathWorks develops MATLAB and Simulink, the leading technical computing software used by engineers and scientists. The company employs 5000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.A. MathWorks is privately held and has been profitable every year since its founding in 1984.

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