Job Summary: Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA) is looking for an experienced wireless network engineer to support the airport’s wireless network.
Job Position: Airport Wireless Network Engineer
This Network Engineer with wireless expertise is to maintain a reliable, secure, and efficient wired and wireless data communications network. The ideal candidate will have a background in managing Cisco wired and wireless network equipment, which includes installing, configuring, and maintaining it within a variety of settings. This professional will also be knowledgeable about industry Wi-Fi standards and best practices.
Installing any necessary hardware or software, including those for backups or to monitor system performance
Troubleshooting tasks to prevent downtime
Providing solutions for upgrade management
Developing plans to address consistent wireless network problems
Planning for future strategies and initiatives to keep the network operating at high performance
Collaborating with vendors and network managers on implementation and deployment
Installing and managing firewalls and other network security protections
Training in-house staff on wireless technologies, if applicable
Putting solutions in place to continuously test network performance
Testing and modifying equipment as needed
Deploying access points appropriately and effectively
Conducting site surveys
Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Follows standardized procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proven experience in a network engineer role
Hands on experience in networking, routing, switching, and wireless
Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of wi-fi network infrastructures
Experience with Cisco wireless land controllers, implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution
Ability to set up and configure network devices such as access points
Great at organizing, prioritizing, and multitasking
Cisco training and certifications
Experience using Ekahau
CWNA training and certification a plus
Evening and overnight hours are required, and weekend work may be required
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or related field (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis). 5 years of wireless networking experience.
Preferred Education & Experience
Master’s degree in computer science or engineering (equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the master’s degree on an exception basis) with 5-8 years’ of directly related professional work.
Cisco CCNA, CCIE Wireless, CCNP, and / or ITIL highly desired
Candidate must have current driver’s license.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Candidate may be required to lift 40lbs and stand or walk for long periods of time.
Candidate may be required to access and/or assess equipment on/in ceilings, light poles, or other elevated locations
Candidate must have the ability to work flexible hours including weekends or on-call rotation.
The applicant must be able to manage multiple projects and/or task concurrently. Must be a self-starter and be able to use own judgment/initiative to undertake activities with minimal supervision. The candidate must also have excellent oral and written communications skills as well as the ability to work alone or within a team environment. Effective with department divisions and staff members serving as AVS Rep proving a liaison between assigned business unit. Applicants employed in this position will be required to work extra hours, as needed, and to be on-call for scheduled after-hour emergencies and respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with others to achieve team and organizational goals; prioritize projects and/or task; provide constructive input to achieve team goals; deliver and customer-focused, responsive services to customers; support efforts to enhance business efficiency and effectiveness; demonstrate a positive, “can-do” attitude; respond constructively to new information, changing conditions, and unexpected obstacles. Support and assist with achieving the Strategic Objectives and Goals of the Department.
Wireless Networking Experience
Bachelor’s Degree – Computer Science, Engineering, or related field – Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis.
Valid Driver’s License – Candidate must have current driver’s license