Principal RAN Specialist, New York

  • Job Reference: JC42
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Wireless Mobile International Search
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Package
  • Sector: Field Engineering, Project MGT, RAN Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Graham Quinn
  • Email:

Job Description

The Principal Radio Access Network Specialist will be responsible for operating and maintaining the statewide digital radio system and associated peripherals, as well as overseeing special projects related to the radio network .


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct proactive (preventive) and reactive maintenance on complex digital land-mobile radio, microwave, and network communications systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electronic communications systems.
  • Analyze system performance data to include both RF performance and traffic loading statistics to plan and implement improvements to infrastructure and operating parameters to address capacity, coverage, and interference
  • Analyze alarm data logs and statistics. Plan and implement corrective actions
  • Collect and analyze test instrument data and translate into actionable measures to repair, improve, optimize, or calibrate RF, microwave, or network communications systems
  • Respond to trouble tickets initiated from both end-users and vendors in a timely fashion and meet stringent SLA requirements
  • Participate in on-call schedule rotations
  • Coordinates facility visits/access, as necessary, with outside vendors/agencies.
  • Provide weekly status reports in detail to include active projects, pending maintenance and efforts to achieve 99.999% availability on all equipment
  • Mentor and provide on the job training to junior members of technical team
  • Schedule job assignments for junior staff members
  • Serve as a technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) to other staff members
  • Seek out new technology and processes to support existing and emerging corporate radio communications and wireless requirements
  • Participate in a lead capacity with the implementation of on-going communications systems projects.
  • Work under minimal supervision


Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Completion of a technical training or degree program in electronics with a concentration in wireless systems (field experience will be considered in lieu of degree or certificate)
  • 10+ years’ experience in operations and maintenance of large, multi-site, digital wireless communications systems including conventional and trunked land mobile radio systems, MPLS microwave networks.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office 365 including Microsoft TEAMS

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrate practical understanding of trunking, microwave and antenna RF theory.
  • Advanced understanding of land-mobile radio systems engineering principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate practical experience and responsibility for operating systems using one or more of the following digital LMR air interface technologies: P25, FDMA, TDMA, TETRA, iDEN, DMR, NXDN, and at least one of the following commercial air interface technologies: 4G/LTE, and/or other wireless technologies
  • Demonstrated operational knowledge and experience with various network transport technologies including: MPLS, T1, OC3, EPL.
  • Have proficient knowledge of fundamental networking and protocols to include L2TP, TCP-IP, UDP, Multicast, Unicast, SNMP, SMTP, NTP, OSI layer, etc.
  • Understanding of emergency/UPS power systems
  • Completion of a technical training or degree program in electronics with a concentration in wireless systems (field experience will be considered in lieu of degree or certificate)
  • Demonstrated practical experience with Computer-Aided Dispatch systems.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills


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