The Wireless Network Specialist empowers business users with mobile communication through the setup, development and maintenance of wireless technology. The Wireless Network Specialist is in charge of all optimization, installation and support of wireless local area network (WLAN) equipment and its connections to the overall IT infrastructure. The Wireless Network Specialists ensures quality service levels for the organization by proactively identifying vulnerabilities or potential points of failure and solving problems in a timely and efficient manner.
Setup and troubleshoot 802.11b, a, g and n wireless networks and supporting hardware, wireless spectrum analysis equipment, network sniffers, and TCP/IP protocol
Conduct wireless site surveys, access points, networking setup and troubleshooting
Maintain detailed configuration and testing documentation, with good verbal and written communication skills
Develop a highly disciplined debug methodology, including paying close attention to detail
Assess near- and long-term WLAN capacity requirements based on discussions with management.
Establish policies, procedures, and associated training plans for WLAN administration, usage, and disaster recovery/business continuity.
Deploy wireless and mobile security countermeasures, including personal firewalls, anti-virus software, encryption
Stay current on relevant wireless products and make recommendations on procurement
Work with third parties such as vendors, consultants and contractors with regard to WLAN products and services
Monitor and measure the availability to WLAN connectivity to all IT infrastructure and network devices
University degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and/or equivalent work experience.
Proven success and success with enterprise-level LAN and WLAN setup, installation and deployment
Demonstrated track record in to working with routers, hubs, switches, and access points from vendors such as Cisco, ProCurve, Juniper, etc.
Demonstrated understanding of radio frequencies, TCP/IP, IEEE 802.11 protocols, and electromagnetic interference.
Success with site surveys and site design for the purpose of creating efficient and effective WLAN signal overlap.
Experience in WLAN packet analysis, signal optimization, Power over Ethernet, and general wireless connectivity.
Solid understanding of wireless vulnerabilities, WLAN-specific security threats, and software weaknesses, as well as mitigation strategies.
Solid understanding of WLAN switching and routing techniques for Ethernet networks.
Proven experience with WLAN capacity planning.