|Summary of Role:
Individual contributor who is responsible for providing technology leadership for the development of wireless access technologies including WiFi and mobile, RF engineering design & deployment support. Drive the wireless technology roadmap w/stakeholders, i.e. product organization, engineering & operations as well as vendors & MSO partners. Responsible for defining and developing wireless access technology architecture.
Major Duties And Responsibilities:
Responsible primarily for the Wireless Radio Access Network (RAN) related infrastructure and products but will be required to closely collaborate with other engineering organizations, product development organizations, vendors, MSO partners and standards and policy organizations.
Assess new products requirements & develop technology solutions and architecture design to support them.
Produces Technical Bulletins and relevant technical documentation for Operations to deploy and manage WiFi network infrastructure.
Tests & certifies new Small Cells, Home/SMB Routers, Wireless AP (Access Points) and Controllers products for the field to deploy.
Supports the deployment of WiFi and 4G/5G Small Cells Access Networks.
Supports Business Services w/selling Wireless Services to vertical businesses such as Venues, Hospitality & Mobile Operators. Provide site surveys and RF design as well as assist in opportunity assessment, presentation, negotiation w/potential customers.
Works with Operations to resolve WiFi & mobile access network issues that could impact the business and/or the customer.
Develops tools and processes for Site Survey, RF design, deployment and operational support for WiFi and mobile access network.
Responsible for new technology development and validation to include: studying new technology trends, formulating impact statement of such technologies on wireless technology strategy & services offering, validating the capabilities of such technologies through lab evaluation and possibly field trials.
Develops a long-term technology evolution roadmap (3-5 years) articulating the strategic decision points, technology evolution plan and recommendations w/regard to technology and network infrastructure investments.
Performs lab evaluation and field trials to validate new technology concepts in RAN, Fixed-Wireless and wireless backhaul technologies.
Contributes and represents in relevant industry and standards forums such as: the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), CableLabs, IEEE, WiFi Alliance (WFA), Cable WiFi MSO Alliance, Small Cell Forum, etc.
Supports mobile strategy with technology expertise to assess the feasibility of new business opportunities such as home automation, Assessment of 5G technology impact on HSD business in the long-term, Impact assessment of Next Generation Wireless Technologies Video Compression technologies on video distribution business.
Intellectual Property creation, patent filing and promotion of such IP through the contribution to relevant standards and industry forums.
Supports Regulatory Affairs w/wireless activities such as the recent FCC Spectrum Auctions activities, represented in meeting with the FCC and provides technical expertise to NCTA in responding to the FCC NPRM (Notice of Public Rule Making) regarding 5GHz, 600MHz and 3.5GHz auctions.
Provides a robust wireless connectivity experience around the home through the use of a single access-point or multi-AP managed solution.
Monitors, detects and remediates WiFi related issues using RRM/SON (Radio Resource Management/Self-Organizing Network) solutions.
Develops Carrier grade Video over WiFi solutions and supports new initiatives related to WiFi First, Hotspot 2.0 & other mobile roaming efforts.
Drives new innovative technologies and approaches (802.11ad/ay, UWB, BNC, Mesh Network, and others) for increasing the performance, reliability, and QoE (Quality of Experience) for customers, while driving down the CPE cost.
Supports other initiatives that may include improving network security, virus detection and virtualization of network functions, along w/new applications running on the Router to support new services that Product may request.
Supports efforts to maximize the performance of Spectrum WiFi (public WiFi infrastructure), while protecting the performance and experience of users on their own private SSID.
Supports new wireless technologies for IoT activities to possibly include: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Thread, Weave, Bluetooth, 802.11ah, etc.
Supports efforts related to RDK-B & Cable Labs initiatives of interest.
Drives standards to become more agnostic to silicon and OEM vendors for functions like Airtime Fairness, Band-steering, AP Steering, and WiFi APIs.
Develops tools and processes for Site Survey, RF design, deployment & operational support for WiFi & Wireless Access Networks.
Analyzes complex business needs presented by the user community and/or clients and recommend technical solutions.
Produces detailed time line for each product release and implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status.
Reviews all designs, code and unit test plans where applicable.
Reviews and assess all business requirements prior to the technical solution development.
Provides recommendation to product development organization with the objective of optimizing cost, reducing complexity and improving user experience.
Participates on all hardware and software evaluations and maintain vendor contracts.
Deep knowledge in wireless access technologies including WiFi, 4G-LTE, familiar w/5G and a clear track record of excellence managing the wireless access engineering systems within an organization of a well-known media brand.
Hands-on experience with a broad range of wireless access technologies including WiFi, 4G-LTE and IoT as well as competency with key networking elements such as routing, switching, and security.
Ability to lead complex projects working w/a matrix team of engineers at junior and senior levels across the different Engineering Organizations.
Strong technology expertise, proven leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, superb technical skills and a strong customer-service orientation.
Familiarity w/the CPE Wireless Gateway and Router designs and roadmap plans for all major Operators in the U.S.
Operational experience with WiFi and 4G-LTE
Ability to manage and deliver against several initiatives simultaneously
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to communicate effectively orally and electronically
Demonstrated project management experience
BSEE in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent; MBA preferred.
Related Work Experience/Number of Yrs
Technology Development & Management 10+
Technology management experience working with the top 5-7
MSOs, Telco, satellite operators or major wireless vendor in the U.S
Must have US Work Authorization and must be able to pass all background checks.