Wireless Engineer

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03-16-2018
Since its founding in 2000, TeleSolv Consulting has been committed to helping organizations solve complex problems. Our solutions integrate sound management principles with the most appropriate technologies to assist senior executives in effectively managing programmatic, schedule, and technical risks.
Position Summary:
Position requires the design of effective and efficient, high throughput, wireless systems in challenging outdoor and indoor environments.  This job category will have three (3) levels: entry, mid-level and Senior.  Based on the interview results, the Customer will make the determination of which category a candidate will be assigned.  The primary focus is on 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11 technologies; however, knowledge of other wireless technologies including CSS and FHSS is also essential.
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Task Management.  Working directly with a Customer manager, will manage tasks, milestones and deliverables for wireless service integration. Projects include tasks being performed by both in-house staff and contractors.  This may involve delegating tasks to staff, gathering information from staff to produce status reports and working with staff directly to complete projects, as needed.
  • Preparing detailed written reports with cost estimates, timelines and technical strategies.  Preparing presentations including recommended courses of action concerning the results of impact analysis of design decisions against current and future network requirements.
  • Conducting analysis of customer requirements for additional network services, such as wireless access points, integration of the wireless hardware with voice and data network communications hardware.
  • Acts as the primary point of contact for the wireless technology component for the department.
  • Responsible for ensuring all deliverables to be provided by both in-house staff and contractors are provided on time and with accuracy.
Knowledge Abilities and Skills:
  • Knowledge of radio frequency theory and wave propagation.
  • Knowledge of antenna fundamentals.
  • Ability to resolve and/or control radio frequency interference from co-channel and outside interference sources.
  • Ability to perform active and passive site surveys and apply data from surveys to create effective wireless designs.
  • Knowledge of an experience using propagation analysis software to create designs.
  • Knowledge of an experience using spectrum analyzers to assess environments.
  • Ability to perform site surveys to qualify and optimize wireless designs.
  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco wireless controllers including the Cisco 5500 series.  This includes the ability to create new wireless LANs, configure anchor controllers, configure FlexConnect APs and configure wireless security and authentication.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco wireless access points including 1550 and 3600 series.
  • Ability to deploy and configure lightweight and autonomous access points.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco Prime or WCS.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco Mobility Services Engine.
  • Knowledge of switches and routers.  This includes knowledge of trunks and aggregated ports.
  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals including subnets, protocols and standards
  • Thorough knowledge of 802.1X/802.11i standards
  • Knowledge of firewall applications and uses
  • Ability to configure WLANs using PEAP and RADIUS servers
  • Ability to use tools to detect rogue access points
  • Ability to use tools to detect various forms of wireless attacks
  • Ability to create custom test networks and WLANs for lab testing of new devices.
  • Ability to measure performance and impact of devices using data collection tools in Prime or other monitoring systems
  • Ability to measure performance and impact of devices using spectrum analyzers
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Cisco debug commands to analyze issues
  • Knowledge of and ability to use spectrum and 802.11 analyzers
  • Knowledge of and ability to use data collection tools in WCS or Cisco Prime to detect and resolve issues
  • Knowledge of and ability to use various wireless client tools to detect and resolve issues  
Minimum Qualifications:
Recent verifiable experience designing, developing, implementing and supporting Wireless systems utilizing a Cisco wireless technology for transit industry customer, along with the following minimum position requirements:
  • Ten (10) years’ wireless design experience with no less than five (5) years designing 802.11 networks
  • Knowledge of radio frequency theory
  • Understanding of wave propagation
  • Knowledge of antenna theory
  • Experience with and ability to use Propagation analysis software
  • Experience with and ability to use spectrum analyzers and 802.11 analyzers
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