Protocol Engineer

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh

pureLiFi is the world leader in Light Fidelity (LiFi) innovation and Visual Light Communication (VLC) systems. Our products provide pervasive high-speed wireless access that delivers significantly greater security, safety and data densities than Wi-Fi.

Those joining this pioneering team at pureLiFi will be part of creating our wireless future. LiFi will be the solution that delivers us unlimited bandwidth and unlimited data, powering our connectivity demands of the future.

As the Protocol Engineer, you will be working on the development and implementation of novel LiFi protocols spanning across multiple layers of the communication stack. This will include aspects of user & resource management, roaming, QoS, fairness, networking, etc.


The core responsibilities include: –

  • Development and implementation of novel secure-by-design protocols and algorithms for the LiFi communication stack
  • Modification (as appropriate) and integration of state-of-the-art algorithms and techniques into the LiFi protocol stack
  • Working with the Lead Software Architect to define & deliver current and future technology roadmaps
  • Working within a cross-functional team to ensure successful verification of the algorithms and integration into products
  • Supporting the standardisation team as needed

Person Specification


  • Expert level embedded firmware/software/driver development experience on low power platforms (microcontroller, low power CPU, etc.) with or without an OS
  • Expert level knowledge of mobile/digital communications protocol stacks as well as cellular telecommunication and networking (3G/4G/5G) principles
  • Expert level understanding of enterprise networking and wireless controller protocols (e.g., LWAPP/CAPWAP)
  • Good understanding of protocol/network certification levels and procedures
  • Hands-on communications protocol / signal processing algorithm development and implementation experience
  • Knowledge of protocol security and authentication mechanisms and concepts
  • Ideally 5+ years of experience successfully delivering products to the commercial market
  • Proven track record of delivery and commercial success
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Strong level of documentation experience
  • Knowledge across all major operating platforms
  • Good understanding of digital hardware and architecture (discrete logic, FPGA, ASIC)
  • Solid understanding of cyber security techniques and implementation as part of stack and system architectures
  • Basic hardware design/development experience
  • Experience with using source control and versioning tools (e.g., SVN) on a day-today basis



Apply today with your CV and a cover email highlighting any additional information in support of your application 

s1 says:

This job is new this week. Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.Apply now
Contact Name Kelli Buchan
Telephone 01315161702
Home  ›  Jobs  ›  Engineering/Technical  ›  Electronics  ›  Edinburgh

Get email alerts
for similar jobs!

Add alert

Your email is already registered, simply enter your password to set up your alert

Incorrect password, please try again.

Forgotten Password

You have 0 shortlistedApply for all Clear shortlist