Software Architect (Santa Clara, CA)

Wi-Fi Alliance is a global trade organization that prizes collaboration. Wi-Fi Alliance staff work with cutting edge technology in a dynamic and inspiring work culture that supports a strong work/life balance, new opportunities, and individual growth.  Regardless of discipline, all who work at Wi-Fi Alliance contribute to delivering the terrific user experience for which Wi-Fi is known.

Wi-Fi Alliance seeks an experienced Software Architect to develop Wi-Fi test automation software and scripts.  He or she will design and develop the next generation Wi-Fi test automation platform.  This role will lead a software development team by managing the development, testing, and release life cycle. They will support program development and self-certification business by providing and delivering high-value solutions.  They will drive and contribute open source efforts to improve the quality of software.  He/she will work with the best technical and marketing talent in Wi-Fi Alliance member companies, driving industry-visible efforts that support the mission of connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop new product concepts and development, deliver product prototypes.
  • Conduct new technology research, concept specification and design of individual software components.
  • Coach and mentor software engineers
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends and communicate to the business
  • Embrace the innovative culture and actively participate in innovation
  • Recommend development best practices
  • Recognized expert in WFA software and technologies
  • Drive and solve technical problem across multiple teams
  • Ability to travel, including internationally, 10% of the time


  • 10+ years of experience
  • Expert in C, C++, Python
  • Expert in software and system architecture
  • Solid experience in design and development of computer network, multi-threaded, database, embedded, and distributed applications
  • Strong object-oriented analysis and design experience and familiar with design patterns and various software architectures
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Linux kernels and device drivers
  • Familiar with IEEE 802.11x and other Wi-Fi technologies
  • Working experience with Agile methodology and development
  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with proficiency in diagnosing and troubleshooting complex software system that runs on multiple platforms including Linux and Windows
  • Strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients

Skills and Behaviors

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, demonstrated proficiency in addressing international audiences
  • Proven success working in dispersed, cross-functional, and international (time-shifted) teams


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical engineering or other related science field (Master’s degree preferred)


Competitive compensation and benchmark benefits package, including 100% employee paid healthcare premiums, 401K matching, generous PTO, and fitness allowance. Wi-Fi Alliance staff travel all over the world to engage with members, partners, and government – a unique opportunity to gain international experience and witness the impact of Wi-Fi.

If you have the talent and skills to be incredibly successful as a Software Architect and as a member of our team, we want to hear from you.  To be considered for this role, please forward your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest, including your salary requirements, to  This position is located in Santa Clara, California, no relocation is available.  To learn more about Wi-Fi Alliance, please visit our website at  Wi-Fi Alliance participates in E-Verify.  For more information, please refer to