Telecom Trailblazers: 4 of The Hottest DC Startups Hiring in the Industry

As the world evolves into a digital era, the telecom industry stands at the forefront of transformative change.

In this blog, we highlight four trailblazing telecom startups – all based in the Washington, DC region. Each one is revolutionizing the way we connect and communicate. And each one is rapidly growing their team.

Read on to learn about these startups and their exciting career opportunities. 



  • Work Policy: Hybrid (Arlington, VA). Remote work available.
  • Company size: 25-50
  • Year Founded: 2016
  • Funding: $7.7M, Series A

What problem are they solving? The convergence of advanced AI & machine learning with wireless signal processing provides for a new generation of smarter and more efficient wireless systems which learn and improve from data, reduce cost of ownership, and improve spectrum usage and user experience.

DeepSig develops AI/ML foundational software components and products that improve commercial and private wireless communication systems. Their team of engineers, data scientists, and computer scientists have pioneered the convergence in industry-leading wireless ideas, software solutions, and patent development. They’re on a mission to build the foundation for the next generation of wireless.

More About the Company. The team at DeepSig recently ranked number 339 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing telecommunications companies in the US and are committed to bringing cutting-edge software which continues to improve performance and reduce costs in both private enterprise and public mobile networks.” – James Shea, DeepSig CEO. 

Interested in joining the team? Check out their open technical roles



  • Work Policy: Onsite (Falls Church, VA)
  • Company size: 50-75
  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Funding: $50M, Series A

What problem are they solving? Over 3 billion people per year own mobile phones but are disconnected for extended periods of time because only 10% of the Earth’s surface is connected by cell towers.  90% of the planet has “coverage black spots,” otherwise known as “0G”. Mobile coverage is limited by the economics of building and operating traditional ground-based cell towers, making it cost-prohibitive to expand into remote areas lacking coverage.

Lynk solves this problem by connecting standard mobile phones directly to satellites, otherwise known as “cell-towers-in-space”. Anyone who has a mobile phone already in their pocket will now stay connected everywhere using Lynk’s satellites. Lynk will connect billions everywhere with their existing phones, and connect the next 1 billion people who will buy their first mobile phone after they have affordable coverage where they live and work.

Lynk is the only patented, proven, and commercially licensed satellite-direct-to-standard-mobile-phone system (sat2phone) in the world.

Check out this interview with Charles Miller, CEO of Lynk, to learn more about the problems they’re solving:

Interested in joining the team? Check out their open roles.



  • Work Policy: Hybrid (Offices in NJ and VA)
  • Company size: 75-100
  • Year Founded: 1997
  • Funding: $38.9M, Venture Round

What is their mission? Anterix is building the foundation for smart infrastructure, smart cities, and smart communities.

Their team is focused on delivering transformative broadband that enables the modernization of critical infrastructure for energy, transportation, logistics, and others. At Anterix, the team is uniquely positioned to enable solutions that support secure, resilient, and customer‑controlled operations.

They were named a winner in the 2022 Leading Lights Awards

Want to join the team? Check out their open roles



  • Work Policy: Onsite (Rockville, MD)
  • Company size: 175-200
  • Year Founded: 2004

About the company. Intellian is the world’s leading provider of satellite antennas and terminals, with a mission to empower connectivity so connectivity can empower the world. 

A recognized leader in maritime satellite communication, Intellian is the trusted provider of worldwide connectivity solutions for VSAT and satellite TV systems, using state-of-the-art RF antenna technology. Expanding into the next phase of continuous connectivity, Intellian is empowering satellite communication around the globe to provide access at any time, anywhere, on land, in the air, and at sea. 

Why do employees love working at Intellian?

Working at Intellian means joining an international team of professionals who are passionate about finding innovative approaches to connecting people and expanding the markets they serve.

Team members are ambitious, creative, collaborative, and bring leadership to their role, no matter what they do. 

“It has been an amazing 4 years working at Intellian, with a lot of opportunities to communicate and learn from different cultures of people. At Intellian we are focused on teamwork and you will never walk alone.” – Administrator 

Want to join the team? Check out their open roles



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