Network Architect, Sr - Wireless Job Listing at Frontier Communications in ALLEN, TX (Job ID 309259)
Senior Network Architect - Wireless Technology Group
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The Senior Network Architect for Wireless is responsible researching, documenting and communicating Frontiers public WiFi and Small Cell reference architecture. This includes evaluating emerging wireless technologies and practices, recommending best practice architecture, designing wireless network roadmap, creating wifi, micro/small cell and supporting network element test plans, and performing in depth vendor evaluations. The successful applicant will demonstrate extensive background in managing and deploying large scale service provider municipal wifi and cellular networks with direct expert knowledge of leading wireless and cellular network vendors such as: Cisco, ALU, Erickson, Tropos, and Aruba.
This individual will be required to help assemble capital budget inputs, create projects for new technology evaluation and manage lab evaluations. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Technology and Network Planning.
This position translates business and product requirements into functional requirements and integrates solutions into a cohesive technical architecture. This position oversees the development and definition of detailed system specifications and service requirements in support of new product rollouts including vendor selection, engineering analysis, product testing, functional system integration testing and end-to-end network architecture for transport equipment. The person in this position plays a key role within the organization by coordinating engineering and operations teams to integrate new products and services into the network.
The evaluation process for new products and services includes performing vendor and lab evaluations and network pilots, documenting recommendations and reporting on the results to Frontiers Senior Leadership Team. The position also plays an important role in evaluating new business opportunities by identifying the technologies, costs and timeframes needed to create new revenue opportunities.
Specific duties/responsibilities/functions: Technology planning and evaluation as it pertains to system design requirements including new equipment selection, integration, requirement specifications, requirement gathering, design selection, alternative recommendations, costing and scheduling. Ability to work in a lab environment to define test plans and execute tests to meet customer requirements. Close coordination with Strategy and Product Development is needed to define new products and service requirements. Provide input to the development and documentation of guidelines and specifications for the proper configuration and usage of application equipment and its components within the network. Provide financial analysis on proposed products and justify the cost benefit of the new technologys impact on Frontiers network.
Required Kind and length of experience: BSEE, BSCS, BSET and 8 years experience in investigating and deploying new wireless technologies required, Masters degree preferred. The candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and writing skills. Strong working knowledge of network management tools and operating systems required.. Proficient in network equipment design and engineering in areas of expertise including:
Computer skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio used for formulating reports and generating presentations.
Typical Problems: Providing recommendation on specific vendor equipment Network upgrade enhancements and coordination to meet customer requirements. Performing technical research on new equipment. Determine the most cost effective way to provide additional network services. To insure that practices, procedures and programs are issued in a timely manner to ensure effective guidance required to improve human resource utilization and to enhance the quality of service experienced by Frontiers customers.
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