Principal Wireless Engineer I

Full Time United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village Posted 03/09/2021 Areas of interest: Information Technology, Telecom Engineering Requisition Number: 276592BR EWI601
JOB SUMMARY
Lead Individual contributor who responsible for providing technology leadership for the development of wireless access technologies including mobile handsets, RF engineering design, and deployment support. Drive the wireless technology roadmap with stakeholders, i.e. product organization, engineering and operations as well as vendors and MSO partners. Responsible for defining and developing Charter’s wireless mobile device technology architecture merging the mobile wireless efforts of Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and driving the implementation of this unified Charter solution, allowing wireless access within the customer’s home, business and on the go.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the Wireless Mobile Device 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 product requirements and develop technology solutions and architecture design.

Produces Technical Bulletins and relevant technical documentation for Operations to deploy and manage mobile devices and network infrastructure.

Test & certify new 5G Small Cells, Wireless Access Points, Mobile phones and applications products for the field to deploy.

Supports the deployment of WiFi and 4G/5G Access Networks.

Supports Business Services with selling Wireless Services to vertical businesses such as Venues, Hospitality and Mobile Operators. Provide site surveys and RF design, assist in opportunity assessment, presentation, negotiation with potential customers.

Works with Operations to resolve WiFi and mobile access network issues that could impact the business and/or customer.

Develops tools and processes for RF feature development, 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 technologies on Charter’s wireless technology strategy and services offering, validating capabilities of such technologies through lab evaluation and 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 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 Charter in relevant industry and standards forums such as the Wireless Broadband Alliance, CableLabs, IEEE, WiFi Alliance, CableWiFi MSO Alliance, Small Cell Forum, etc.

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 Charter’s video distribution business.

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

Supports Charter’s Regulatory Affairs with wireless activities such as the recent FCC Spectrum Auctions activities, represent Charter in meeting with the FCC and provides technical expertise to NCTA in responding to the FCC 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 mobile handset related issues using 4G and 5G solutions.

Develops Carrier grade solutions and supports new initiatives related to WiFi, 5G Hotspot 2.0, and other mobile roaming efforts on the mobile handset.

Drives innovative technologies and approaches for increasing the performance, reliability, and Quality of Experience for customers, while driving down the device cost.

Improving network security, virus detection, and virtualization of network functions, along with new applications running on the Mobile Device to support new services that Product may request.

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: 5G SA, 802.11ax, WiFi6e, DSDS, Bluetooth, 802.11ah, etc.

Supports MPTCP and CableLabs initiatives.

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 and operational support for WiFi & Wireless Access Networks.

Analyzes complex business needs and recommend technical solutions.

Produces detailed timeline for each product release and implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of the firmware releases 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Deep knowledge in wireless access technologies including WiFi, 4G-LTE, 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 and competency with key networking elements such as routing, switching, and security.
Lead complex projects working with 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 with the CPE Wireless Gateway and Router designs and roadmap plans for all major Operators in the U.S.
Operational experience with WiFi, 4G-LTE and 5G
Ability to communicate with all levels
Ability to manage and deliver against several initiatives simultaneously
Prioritize and organize effectively
Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to communicate effectively orally and electronically
Demonstrated project management experience

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

Related Work Experience / Number of Years
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Skills /Abilities and Knowledge
Management experience Some management experience preferred
Qualcomm Chipset
QXDM/Accuver log analysis
SIM development
Samsung/Apple Handset Development

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment

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 $90600. 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 commissions or bonuses.

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.


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.

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