Director, Wireless R&D Engineering

Full Time Greenwood Village, Colorado, Denver, Colorado Posted 11/20/2021 Areas of interest: Engineering, Information Technology, IT Management/Project Management, Leadership Requisition Number: 285356BR EGN700
Company Overview:
Charter Communications is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.

Responsible for directing and managing the Wireless R&D Engineering staff and technology development. Drive the Wireless R&D technology roadmap with stakeholders, I.E. product organization, engineering, Enterprise, and operations as well as vendors and MNO, MVNO, MVNE, and MSO partners. Implement and enhance consistent engineering practices to ensure stable product delivery aligned with company initiatives and expectations. Direct project planning, capital budgeting and assist with business plan development. Ensure a high degree of cross functional communication and participation in line with product deployment and support.

Responsible primarily for the research, development, architecture hands-on development as well as managing and leading teams for integration and evaluation of IIOT platforms and functions based on LORA and NBIoT and other IoT technologies. Collaborating with the Engineering and Product Development organizations, vendors, MSO partners and standards and policy organizations. Will drive proof of concept solution creation with main focus on the end-user devices and next generation e2e applications

Responsible for Wireless R&D related development , infrastructure and products working in close collaboration with other engineering organizations, product development organizations, enterprise, vendors, MNO, MVNE & MSO partners and standards and policy organizations

Develop and manage yearly budget for Charter’s wireless R&D engineering and technology development efforts and develops tools POCS, and processes core based testing, certification, on-going bug fixes, and operational support.

Assess new product requirements and develop technology solutions and architecture design to support them.

Take initiative in conducting research projects and investigation studies in IIoT and developing IIOT architecture

Participate in Defining system requirements, evaluate technologies and solutions

Support the development of systems based on Wi-Fi ,4G/5G, LoRAWAN, other WAN, PAN and provide technical support to operations.

Develop and validate new technology to include studying new technology trends, formulating impact statement of such technologies on Charter’s wireless core.

Validate 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 with regard to Wireless technology.

Contribute and represent Charter in relevant industry and standards forums providing leadership with regards to Wireless Core technology evolution.

Intellectual Property creation, patent filing and promotion of such IP through the contribution to relevant standards and industry forums.

Assist with development of carrier grade Video and computer vision over Wi-Fi and 3GPP solutions.

Support other initiatives that may include improving network security, virus detection, and virtualization of network functions, along with new applications running on the Router to support new services that Product may request.

Support efforts to maximize the performance of Spectrum Wi-Fi (public Wi-Fi infrastructure), while protecting the performance and experience of users on their own private SSID and supports new wireless technologies for IoT activities to possibly include: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Thread, Weave, Bluetooth, 802.11ah, etc. and supports efforts related to RDK-B and CableLabs initiatives of interest.

Provide specific technical leadership as the subject matter expert in the following areas: Wireless technology strategy, Technology Solution strategy, Architecture evolution, Technology innovation

Analyze complex business needs presented by the user community and/or clients and recommends technical solutions.

Produce detailed timeline for each product release and implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status.

Review all designs, code and unit test plans where applicable and reviews and approves all business requirements prior to the technical solution.

Participate on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor contracts.

Ensure financial assurance and alignment, monitors cost optimizations, and maintains continuous process improvements and efficiencies.

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Develop an effective front line Leadership team and assist them with developing their direct reports as to drive a high performance culture and environment.

Lead an innovative, collaborative work team to produce exceptional results delivering the customer experience.

Evaluates and consults with all levels of leadership regarding technical operations, strategic planning of rebuilds, network operations, dispatch, and new product development and deployment.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Comprehensive knowledge of wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, familiarity with 5G
Demonstrated ability to manage the wireless R&D engineering within an organization of a well-known media brand.
Able to lead complex projects with a matrix team of engineers at junior and senior levels across different organizations.
Proven track record on hands-on development of proof of concept solutions and LIVE demonstrations to technical and CxO level personnel.
Extensive experience in coding and software development using C++, JavaScript, XML, Scala, Perl, HTM, Big Data tools ( Cassandra/ Hadoop ) Python (SciKit, LoRa ), Weka, R, Visualization tools used with Python and JAVA, VB
Experience with Development Environment and Methodologies: ClearCase, CVS, ANT, Git, Eclipse, IntellJ, , Agile
Experience with Cloud based development platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
Experience with supervised/unsupervised Machine Learning techniques
Familiar with E2E security framework (PKI, Trusted platform module..)
Wide range Knowledge of different IoT access technologies: LTE-NB, Cat M, Cat1, LoRa, ZigBee, BLE, IEEE,..
Strong ability to lead a team of engineers at junior and senior levels.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong customer-service orientation.

BSEE in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent; MBA preferred.

Related Work Experience / Number of Years
Technology Development & Management / 10+
Management experience / 7+

Office environment
Varying schedules in a 24 x 7 Network Center
Exposure to moderate noise levels
Travel as required EGN700 285356 285356BR

Here, employees don’t just have jobs, they build careers. That’s why we believe in offering a comprehensive pay and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.

The pay for this position has a minimum of $120,700.00. The actual salary offer may be higher as we carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.

Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

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