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PEI, Wireless Access Engineering – Architect

at Spectrum

Posted: 5/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1456383
Keywords: architecture

Job Description

Business Title
Principal Wireless Eng I

Posting Location
United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village

Posting Job Description
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.

The Wireless Access Engineering PEI is responsible for the development of Charter’s Spectrum Spectrum Connectivity (SCP) Platform development. In this role, you will work closely with technology vendors, starndards bodies, and key business stakeholders, i.e. Product Engineering, Advanced Engineering, and Operations.  Develops innovative solutions and leads all SCP POC initiatives.

Primary responsibles include, defining SCP Architecture, Silicon SDK and Target Layer Requirements, Technical requirements, presenting technical solutions to leadership, evaluating multi-vendor solutions, creating innovative proof-of-concepts, and drive new technologies and products into the network.

Supports software initiatives that include test automation, cloud management, and virtualization of network functions, along with new applications running on the Router to support new services that Product may request.

Develops new innovative Spectrum Connectivity Platform Cloud and CPE solutions for Wireless Access technologies, such as 802.11ax/ad/ay, 6GHz Wi-Fi, IoT, RRM/SON, and LTE that increased performance, reliability, and QoE (Quality of Experience) for customers, while driving down the CPE cost and velocity to market.

Develops a long-term technology evolution roadmaps (3-5 years) articulating strategic decision points, technology evolution plan and recommendations with regard to technology and network infrastructure investments.

Works hands-on in the lab to implement best-in-class testing tools and test methodologies.

Assesses new Product initiatives to define and document the technology architecture,  technical requirements, and design to implment them.

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

Provides a robust wireless connectivity experience around the home through the use of a single access-point or multi-AP managed solution.

Contributes and represents Charter in relevant industry and standards forums such as: the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), CableLabs, IEEE, WiFi Alliance (WFA), CableWiFi MSO Alliance, etc.

Primary lead for all SCP vendor hardware and software evaluations.
Defines architecture strategies and partners with other Engineering architects to identify gaps and/or risks.
Makes the right strategic decisions.
Contributes and Improves SCP Cloud environments, CPE development and test methodologies.
Contributes and Reviews all SCP architecture and Wireless Access CPE designs, code, and implementation strategies.
Reviews and assesses business requirements to align the technical requirements and technology development.
Provides technology and solution recommendations to Product Development organization with the objective of optimizing cost, reducing complexity, improving user experience, and driving innovative solutions to our customers.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Experienced in cloud, containers and modular software architectures, such as OpenSync.
Experienced in wireless radio access technologies, such as Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, familiar with 5G.
Hands-on experience in designing software and leading software development initiatives.
Experienced in software/hardware test methodologies, test and measurement tools and test automation
Experienced with software and programming languages that include JAVA and Python.
Experienced in network programming and/or developing/designing large software systems
Ability to lead complex projects working with a matrix team of hardware and software development engineers at junior and senior levels across the different Engineering organizations.
Strong technology expertise, proven leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong technical skills, and customer-service orientation.
Experienced with Wi-Fi routers and Access Point hardware design, development, and certification
Experienced with defining requirements for hardware and Wireless features and performance
Familiar with RDK-B, OpenWRT, and CableLabs initiatives
Familiar with Wireless Gateway and Router designs and roadmap plans for all major Operators in the U.S.

Ability to communicate with all levels of management
Ability to manage and deliver against several initiatives simultaneously
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
Ability to communicate effectively orally and electronically
Ability to think outside the box to develop new and innovative solutions.
Possess proven leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong technical skills, and customer-service orientation.

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.

Skills /Abilities and Knowledge
Management experience  Some management experience preferred

Office environment 

Requisition #

Job Code
EWI601 Principal Wireless Eng I Exempt

Position Type
Full Time

Area of Interest
Engineering/Technical Operations, Telecommunications

Business Unit

6360 Fiddlers Green

FCC Unit

Account Code

Controlling Establishment ID
01930 - Greenwood Village 6360 Fiddler

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.

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