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Sr Engineer-Fixed Wireless

at Windstream Communications

Posted: 7/1/2018
Job Reference #: 18002255

Job Description

Job Description:

The successfulcandidate's primary responsibilities include evaluation of Fixed Wirelesstechnologies, evaluating hardware platforms, testing and certification of radiohardware and software, as relates to a service provider. Responsibilities alsoinclude testing new features and services and providing short and long termnetwork engineering guidance.

  • Working knowledge of various Fixed Wireless technologies in licensed and unlicensed spectrum, Point to Point, Point to Multi-point, and Multipoint Mesh topologies, Capacities and Best Practices
  • Follow Industry trends and new technologies and incorporate them into a forward-looking 3-5 year Network development
  • Hands-on familiarity with radios, features, reach in different spectra, inter-operability with other network equipment, etc. and the ability to cable out and power equipment in a lab environment
  • Author detailed test plans and oversee lab execution of test bed and test cases
  • Design, Write, and Publish Reference Architectures to guide the evolution of the Fixed Wireless Network and products delivered over Fixed Wireless
  • Write and Publish Technical Specification Documents (TSDs) that are vendor-specific and include provisioning and troubleshooting guidelines
  • Excellent documentation skills in writing and following published lab test plans for lab testing and certification of new and existing equipment
  • Work with Marketing, Engineering and Operational teams on new services and products
  • Utilize high level communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships
  • Promote positive change in the company's business strategy through achievement of customer specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature
  • Other job related duties as needed/assigned


Desired Requirements:
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Layer 2 / Layer 3 networking, protocols, design, implementation, and operation
  • Knowledge of 4G/5G technologies
  • Knowledge of open network platform work and network automation methods and standards in public telecommunications and service provider networks
  • Good understanding of the Telecommunications industry, in depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical writing skills for documenting test plans, test results, certification and application guides
  • Ability to independently manage workload and intergroup expectations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data networking as applies to a service provider
  • Strong knowledge of accepted engineering practices
  • Strong computer software knowledge including Microsoft Office, MS Visio, Metasolv, and other custom planning tools.
  • Ability to stay current with economic and technological developments in the industry


  • 7 years in a Network Engineering environment or related technical job field
  • 5 years' experience working for a Tier 1/Tier 2 Service Provider
  • 4 years' experience with Fixed Wireless engineering and network deployment

Minimum Education andExperience: 

College degree and 5-7years experience or 9 years equivalent related Engineering/Technicalexperience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technicalexperience required.Desired Qualifications: Ability to stay current with theeconomical and technological developments.