Wi-Fi Implementation Engineer in Bluffton, SC at Hargray

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Hargray’ s Mission – To Envision and deliver customer delight

 

Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives?  Are you motivated to learn and connect people with cutting edge technology?  Do you go the extra mile to provide customer delight? 

 

If you like boundaries and exact specifications, we are not the place for you.  We are seeking creative, problem solvers that thrive in challenging circumstances.  If you want to enhance your technical skills and have a deep understanding of WiFi Network Designing, we would love to broaden your skill base.  We are a 24/7 customer-focused operation. However, there is a very nice tradeoff - you get to work or in one of America’s top-rated beach island!

 

The Wifi Implementation Engineer will be responsible for designing and maintenance of Hargray's Wi-Fi, Fixed Wireless, and Microwave network infrastructure using the latest technologies, develop internal processes for the deployment of these technologies while providing leadership to our technical staff.  Works in a team environment to develop and manage our Wi-Fi core and access point deployments.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage complicated technical projects including time-lines, costs, resources and vendor relationships.
  • Provides advanced technical and operational escalation support to the Operations staff on network elements, internal processes, training requirements, vendor support, and network design and planning.
  • Manages site assessment and acquisition process for fixed wireless and microwave applications.
  • Uses RF propagation and planning tools to assist in the engineering for planning and site acquisition
  • Identify causes and resolve RF interference that affects network performance for commercial and residential environments
  • Applies knowledge of 5G and LTE technologies to contribute to network design and expansion
  • Provides senior-level project management and capital management duties.
  • Manages vendor relations and product evaluations provide costs analysis and feasibility studies for various projects and proposed network designs.
  • Identifies operational and design issues through data analysis and recommends solutions to make Wi-Fi networks more efficient.
  • Monitors network performance and perform capacity planning to ensure optimal performance of Wi-Fi network resources.
  • Works with our internal technical, sales and support groups to provide a reliable and secure Wi-Fi network infrastructure used to deliver telecommunications services including voice, video and high-speed data.
  • Supports carrier Wi-Fi network equipment such as WLAN controllers, wireless access gateways, policy managers, capture portals, AAA/radius, and charging platforms.
  • Applies strong knowledge of wireless data communications principles, architectures, and protocols including TCP/IP, routing, switching, WAN and Ethernet technologies to design and implement efficient Wi-Fi network configurations.
  • Researches emerging technologies as a member of a task force or independently and makes appropriate recommendations to improve Wi-Fi network performance, security, and reliability.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the effective operation of the department.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • 5 - 7 years’ of Wi-Fi Network design experience
  • 5-7 years’ experience of RF design
  • Strong knowledge of system design for 5G and LTE
  • Direct experience in developing requirements, partnering with vendors, and implementing a service provider wireless core consisting of WLAN controllers, wireless access gateways, policy managers, capture portals, AAA/radius, and payment platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge of delivering Wi-Fi services in commercial, hospitality, MDU/MTU, and residential environments utilizing a carrier Wi-Fi core infrastructure to provide mobility.
  • Progressive experience in wireless systems engineering in all phases of the system life cycle
  • Applicable industry-recognized technical or security certifications (CWNA, CWSP, CCNPW, CCNA, etc.)
  • Conduct wireless RF site surveys and RF spectrum analysis, document results, and provide recommendations on optimization and performance improvement.
  • Working knowledge of Air Magnet or Ekahau test Equipment
  • Working knowledge of wireless access platforms based on the following standards: Passpoint, Hotspot 2.0, and WiGig
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks/projects as well as lead small, directed projects.

 

Additional Qualifications Desired:

 

  • Working knowledge of Aptilo or Cisco Wi-Fi core architectures
  • Working knowledge wireless carrier Wi-Fi offload

 

EOE/Disability