RF Architect, Wi-Fi

| Greater LA Area

RF Architect, Wi-Fi

The RF Architect will work with a global team and be responsible for Wi-Fi design, RF analysis, and optimization of Boingo Wi-Fi Networks. They will provide technical expertise supporting existing Wi-Fi networks as well as planning new networks and assisting in pre-sales design efforts. The RF Architect will also support day-to-day operations of the RF environment of many Boingo Wi-Fi networks, consisting of Airports, Military Bases, Stadiums and other public facing locations in support of our customer needs, ensuring a network availability of 99.99%. The position will require excellent communications skills working with cross functional teams across all Boingo Departments, as well as direct interaction with customers remotely and onsite.

Specialization in Wi-Fi design, Wireless troubleshooting, and WLAN infrastructures is required. This role will require knowledge of wireless networking best practices, knowledge of Cisco, Ruckus and Aruba wireless controllers, APs, core networking, and a thorough understanding of enterprise scale Wi-Fi networks.

Responsibilities

  • Design, engineer and support complex, enterprise scale, commercial Wi-Fi networks.
  • Generate predictive RF Models using software-based modeling tools.
  • Conduct site surveys as needed using software-based survey tools and spectrum analysis tools.
  • Communicate installation best practices, written and verbal, to onsite teams ensuring proper equipment installation procedures are followed for APs and Point to Point Wireless links.
  • Provide operational support, configuration and implementation of change request services.
  • Analyze, optimize and troubleshoot wireless point-to-point links, as well as high density Wi-Fi environments.
  • Design and deploy key WLAN applications including Secure Mobility, Voice over WLAN, Passpoint, and Wireless Guest Access.
  • Configuration and optimization of Cisco, Ruckus and Aruba Wireless Lan Controllers.
  • WLAN network RF frequency and channel planning for a variety of venue types.
  • Evaluation of WLAN systems, including access points, controllers, antennas and various other components and equipment.
  • Outstanding troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are a must.
  • Must possess the ability to work well on a team as well as be able to work independently.
  • Exhibit the ability and proven skill set to manage, coordinate and prioritize tasks to ensure quality work delivered in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain documentation related to the design, administration, and maintenance of network infrastructure.
  • Link budget and PTP link planning for complex networks.
  • Perform analysis and diagnosis of complex wireless networking issues.
  • Provide SME support assisting with designs and technical solutions for RFP responses and proposals.
  • Host and\or actively participate in meetings with key stakeholders regarding the roadmap planning, design and expansion of Boingo networks.
  • Draft thorough technical responses to support proposed design recommendations.
  • Draft technical standards and best practices documents to add to the Boingo repository.

Requirements 

  • Degree in CS or ECE or equivalent experience.
  • CWNP, CCNP wireless or equivalent industry experience required.
  • At least 10 years’ experience with design and implementation of large scale Service Provider and campus networks, including enterprise level WLAN solutions.
  • Extensive RF Design, RF Survey/Engineering and RF troubleshooting skills.
  • Fluent in the use of RF coverage planning and analysis, optimization of air interface and radio access, interference and coexistence analysis, site surveys and RF performance optimization.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging Wi-Fi and wireless transport technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of WLAN security, implementation, architecture and network management.
  • Familiarity with Antenna theory, various antenna technologies, and RF propagation.
  • Hands on experience installing and implementing enterprise scale wired and wireless networks.
  • Experience designing and deploying high capacity Wi-Fi networks.
  • Experience with iBwave, Ekahau ESS Pro and spectrum analysis software required.
  • TCP/IP Network Architecture and Design skills required.
  • Cisco router, switch and WLAN core skills preferred.
  • Experience with Cisco, Ruckus, Aruba and Extreme WLAN equipment.
  • Expert level Inter-networking troubleshooting in a large-scale network environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience with, IP networking, network management, network availability, QOS & capacity planning.
  • Mobile cellular communications systems technologies, principles and planning experience a plus.
  • CBRS and Small Cell technologies experience desired.
  • TCP/IP stack routing protocols experience required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be customer-oriented; willing to engage in discussions with customers, with aim of a quick resolution and customer satisfaction
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office & Visio Suite.

Meet Boingo

Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of Wi-Fi and cellular networks covers more than a million locations and reaches over a billion consumers annually – in places as varied as airports, stadiums, military bases, and multifamily communities. The Boingo platform drives revenue through various products, including Wi-Fi, DAS (cellular), Media, Wholesale, and more. We’re an enthusiastic team, dedicated to growing our business by building amazing, valuable products. 

Boingo boasts a super-fun, collaborative work environment, with an annual pool tournament, Halloween costume contest, summer picnic, bowling nights, and more. There’s a kitchen stocked with yummy snacks and drinks, and a well-appointed new mother’s lounge. We offer an incredible benefits package, including unlimited vacation, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401(k) match, equity, and more. And, our award-winning headquarters, located in Westwood, CA, has 360-degree views of LA, from Catalina to the Hollywood Sign. It’s no wonder we’ve been named among the Best Places to Work in LA four years in a row, and counting!

Boingo is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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An Insider's view of Boingo Wireless

How does your team reward individual success?

Boingo’s success is a product of our people, which is why we take pride in creating a work environment where employees feel rewarded. Employees are offered competitive pay, equity in the company (RSU's), attractive bonus plans, 401(k) with employer matching and more. These are just some of the reasons Boingo is an awesome place to work.

Genevieve

Director, Talent Acquisition

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Boingoites are faced with challenges every day, but there is nothing sweeter than overcoming a difficult task, together. The perfect example is launching Project Jake. We completely redesigned our UI for Boingo Broadband customers. It launched to much success & a boost in sales and is evidence of the awesome team work and collaboration at Boingo.

Lisa

Senior Marketing Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

If you want to succeed, Boingo will go above and beyond to make it happen. Our culture is all about promoting within, so career development is top priority. We have regular lunch & learn trainings, a generous tuition reimbursement program, and many hands-on learning experiences to support our growth and expand our skill sets.

Tyler

Senior Technical Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

It’s all about 5G! Our team is currently working on technologies that will be crucial to power 5G. I recently led our team of engineers to a significant milestone when Boingo rolled out the first private LTE network on the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band at a major commercial venue—Dallas Love Field Airport.

Kishore

VP, Engineering

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some might think that it’s the gorgeous view, snacks, or kombucha on tap, but the people are really what make coming to work every day so awesome. It’s an innovative environment that solves complex problems, but knows how to have fun along the way.

I even live with two Boingoites, so I guess you could say…I really like it here!

George

Software Engineer

What are Boingo Wireless Perks + Benefits

Boingo Wireless Benefits Overview

Working at Boingo comes with more perks than a paycheck. We offer an incredible benefits package that includes equity for everyone, health, dental, vision, 401(k) match, unlimited vacation, 12 weeks paid parental leave, and more! Our award-winning office space in Westwood, CA has 360-degree views of LA - from Catalina to the Hollywood Sign – plus a kitchen stocked with yummy snacks and drinks.

Financial Well-Being
- Competitive pay
- Quarterly Incentive Plan (bonus)
- Company equity (RSU's)
- 401(k) Savings Plan with an employer match
- Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent care)

Time to recharge and give back
- Unlimited vacation
- Company match on charity donations

Wellness programs
- Reimbursement of up to $600 per year towards a gym membership for you (and more for your spouse)
- Equinox gym in our Westwood, CA office building (with discounted membership!)
- On-site massage, yoga and stretching

Valuable extras
- Company subsidized electronic devices like smartphones, tablets and fitness devices
- Casual work environment
- Monthly employee events like Hackathons, bowling & cocktail hours
- Lots of free snacks, fruits, veggies and drinks
- Lunches and treats from great restaurants
- Game room with Boingo keg — featuring craft beers
- We even cover the cost of your Costco or AAA membership

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, 1-to-many program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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