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WiFi Designer

at Spectrum

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1470367
Keywords: design

Job Description

Business Title
WiFi Designer

Posting Location
United States - North Carolina - Durham

Posting Job Description
JOB SUMMARY
  • The deployment of commercially offered Wi-Fi is a vital strategic product that Charter communications is focused on expanding.  The position of Wi-Fi Design Engineer encompasses the responsibility of both pre-sales design as well as post installation design.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional with a working knowledge of building construction, analyzing RF environments, current industry leading 802.11 wireless standards, applicable knowledge of current routing and switching protocols needed to support an enterprise grade WiFi solution.     
  • Critical elements of this role include, not just the technical requirements but aligning closely with operational support organizations, sales teams, SE support groups and others to assist in the continued review and delivery of highly reliable network designs.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create fully comprehensive network designs for potential customers to meet wireless and back office core requirements defined by the customer use case. 
  • Integrate knowledge of building construction, RF behavioral characteristics and current hardware vendor limitations to create a design proposal.
  • Gather and translate customer requirements or strategic business objectives into final product design and leverage the available solutions for multiple initiatives.
  • Be fluent in authentication, access control, policy creation, policy enforcement, application acceleration, roaming, EMS/NMS, scale, redundancy and reliability in controller based Wi-Fi architectures. 
  • Perform in-depth site survey’s using the latest test equipment available to determine pre-existing environments. Troubleshoot problems identified in lab testing and drive them to resolution.
  • This includes working closely with vendors to determine root causes or final resolution to global issues.
  • Design cutting-edge technology solutions into a usable and marketable service using the knowledge of Wi-Fi standards, architecture and evolution. Make decisions and recommendations for technical solutions of the Wi-Fi service offering.  
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Must have strong knowledge in fundamental IP/Ethernet networking
  • Experienced in data communications, networking principles, traffic engineering, and bandwidth capacity management.
  • Fundamental understanding of modern router architecture (control plane and forwarding plane separation, switch fabric design, egress queuing, IP lookup algorithms).
  • Hands on experience working knowledge of LAN Switching architecture including design and implementation.
  • Fundamental knowledge in packet based protocols such as TCP/IP (including protocols like DHCP, DNS, TCP, UDP, etc), MPLS and routing protocols such as OSPF, BGP4.
  • Knowledge of optical transport systems.
 
Education
 
  • BS/BA in related discipline (i.e., EE, CS, etc.) OR MS/MA and 2-4 years of experience in related field. Will consider additional related industry experience in lieu of degree.
  • Cisco Certification (CCNA, CCENT, CCNP, etc.)
 
Related Work Experience                                                                       
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience as a technical specialist / engineer in a Telecommunications / Wireless / MSO company supporting IEEE 802.11 technologies.
  • Knowledge of data network phenomena relating to network performance: response time, throughput, and availability.
  • Experienced telecommunications engineer with the ability to understand physical and data-link layer media properties and implications as they relate to network architecture (i.e. fiber optics, 802.11, HFC, DOCSIS, RF, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Wi-Fi Alliance and 802.11 specifications.  
  • Knowledge of Picocell, and Femtocell technologies.
  • Knowledge of Security protocols and authentication (WISPr, EAPS-TTLS, 802.1x, AAA, RADIUS)
 
WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment , M-F
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Requisition #
245491BR

Job Code
EWI101 WiFi Designer Nonexempt

Position Type
Full Time

Area of Interest
Field Operations

Business Unit
Field Operations

Location
1000 Park Forty Plaza Dr 500 Suite #500

FCC Unit
13530

Account Code
F94-62902-920

Controlling Establishment ID
01983 - Durham Park Forty Plaza Dr

More on Spectrum
The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Work State
North Carolina

Work City
North Carolina - Durham

Posting Job Title (Do Not Exceed 250 Characters)
WiFi Designer

Zip Code
27713