Department: Systems Engineering & Communications Infrastructure
The Senior Wireless Network Engineer (WNE) will serve as the subject matter expert for wireless technologies and capabilities supporting the business needs of Rice University and executing wireless projects.
The Senior WNE will work very closely with other Network Architects, Network Engineers, Information Technology Directors, Assistant Directors, and Managers in order to properly design and support these systems. The Senior WNE is responsible for the technical aspects of the design, management, and support of the wireless systems and related networking systems that support the successful operation of Rice's campus networks.
They will lead the analysis of customer requirements and development of wireless solutions to meet required performance and coverage and mentor more junior staff. Lead and oversee the work of tech services staff for wireless.
This position will do the following: - Develop wireless coverage/heat maps utilizing industry standard tools. - Recommend wireless hardware and software to meet requirements and minimize cost. Plan, schedule, and execute entire end-to-end installations. - Interface directly with campus representatives, and subcontractors to communicate project plans and status. - Coordinate and execute site surveys to determine the actual layout and placement of the Wi-Fi equipment to provide optimal Wi-Fi coverage, data rates, network capacity, roaming capability, and QoS. - Develop and execute wireless test plans to include test strategy, criteria, test cases, schedule, locations, and expected & actual results. - Install and Configure servers, routers, switches, and access points. - Integrate new wireless capabilities into existing network infrastructure and systems. - Install and configure wireless software solutions.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 12108
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