Software Engineer III - Networking

Boise, Idaho


This is a remote opportunity

Cradlepoint was born in Boise and built for wireless. We are a team of authentic, hard-working, and innovative people driven by a shared vision toConnect Beyond the limits of wired networks. We help customers - big and small, across industries and around the world - utilize LTE and 5G cellular technology to connect people, places, and things, anywhere.We're at the forefront of the Wireless WAN and 5G - the next big waves in networking - and we remain as hungry and humble as the day we started. If you're hungry to be part of something big, come join us.

How Will You Contribute to the Company?

Cradlepoint's R&D team is seeking an energetic and uniquely talented engineer who brings both networking and programming experience. This engineer will help build cloud delivered networking services to the next generation of fixed 5G connected networks. This engineer will work together with an energetic team that has excitement and passion about computer networks and making it fun and easy to use. Working at Cradlepoint offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, great team culture, and rewarding benefits. The 5g connected wireless edge is coming. A true game changer to the fixed wireless connected branch offices as part of small footprint distributed enterprise. Networking expertise as well as cloud software orchestration is critical to this success.

What Will You Do?

  • Act as a team member responsible for designing and implementing firmware and SaaS components of cloud connected routers
  • Help implement control plane components used to orchestrate distributed deployments of routers
  • Implement and maintain network services functionality
  • Work in a scrum driven team proactively looking for ways to increase velocity and remove impediments
  • Support, maintain, and document firmware and software functionality
  • Learn existing frameworks to bring quality to products through automation
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 3-5 years of experience
  • Fundamental understanding of computer networking including switching and routing
  • High level of knowledge of a programming language and object-oriented design patterns
  • Exposure to CI/CD such as Jenkins and Gitlab
  • Understanding of scrum methodologies and works well on a team
  • Python experience a plus
  • Back end experience in a microservices environment a plus
  • CCNA certificate a plus
  • Understanding of IPSec VPNS and dynamic routing protocols like BGP a plus
Note: Did you know that women and other marginalized groups often hold back on applying to jobs if they don't meet 100% of all listed requirements? We don't want you to hold back! If you don't check every single box above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! We'd love to connect and see how you could add to our team.

Why Cradlepoint?

At Cradlepoint, we're one team - all in on inclusion. Celebrating the uniqueness of our individual team members across the globe helps us build diverse teams where we all can thrive. Our connected, community-focused culture enables each one of us to perform at our best and fully be ourselves.

Our Cradlepoint values drive everything we do:
  • Stay humble and hungry: Be a curious learner, resilient, and competitive.
  • Don't point a finger; lend a hand: We are one team! Communicate, provide support, and lift others.
  • Make a difference: Prioritize, innovate, differentiate, and think big for customer success. Make a difference in work and in our communities.
  • Keep it simple: Eliminate complexity. Reduce time to value.
  • Enjoy the ride: Celebrate - appreciate - grow.
  • Trust, Respect, and transparency: Be ethical, data-driven, respectful, and straight shooters who share openly.

We are creating the future of global connectivity & community. Come join us. You belong here.

Benefits & Perks:
  • Competitive salary with a focus on a global market; Annual and Incremental Incentive plans; employee retirement plans (where available)
  • Flexible Time Off with Global Holiday Schedules to promote work-life balance
  • Wellness initiatives focused on the health and mental well-being of our team members and their families, including free membership to Headspace (a mindfulness and well-being app), an International Employee Assistance Program, and dedicated quarterly Well-being Days and No Internal Meeting Fridays.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Eligible to participate in customary health and other benefit plans and programs based on location
  • Work from home opportunities across our global locations with a culture rooted in inclusion and teamwork


Cradlepoint's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging mission is to create an inclusive work environment where all employees' differences are celebrated, their thoughts matter, and everyone feels safe to bring their authentic selves to work. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to attract, develop, and engage top talent from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy and commitment to provide equal opportunity employment for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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