Senior Wireless Network Engineer
Company: Rice University
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Professional, Information Technology
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 10/25/2017

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.


Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications



Education Required 

Bachelor's Degree - Engineering or computer science or related discipline.


May substitute additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year-for-year basis in lieu of the degree.


Experience Required: 8 years

Type of Experience 

  • Experience as a network architect or engineer working with advanced network protocols and architectures for wired and wireless networks.
  • Experience leading projects to deploy wireless technology and infrastructure.
  • Experience with Cisco WISM-2 WLC and Cisco Prime.
  • Substitution for Experience Requirement 
  • Education may not be substituted for experience requirement.

Experience Preferred 

  • Experience in an academic environment is highly desired.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with Aruba’s wireless systems and management tools.


License/Certification Preferred 

  • CWNE (Certified Wireless Network Expert)
  • or CWAP (Certified Wireless Analysis Professional)
  • or CWDP (Certified Wireless Design Professional)
  • or CCNP Wireless (Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless).
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