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Principal Radio Access Network Specialist

NJ Transit
Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
Principal Radio Access Network SpecialistInformation TechnologyFORBES LIST OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS 2018 Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets customers to their destinations on time--and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible. MAIN FUNCTIONS:+ 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+ Handle management roles and responsibilities during RSPS managers absence 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:+ Demonstrated practical understanding of trunking, microwave and antenna RF theory.+ Advanced understanding of land-mobile radio systems engineering principles and practices.+ Demonstrated practical knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations. This includes but is not limited to Parts 22 and 90.+ Demonstrated 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. Specific experience with Teltronic/PowerTrunk TETRA infrastructure is a plus. + Demonstrated operational knowledge and experience with various network transport technologies including: MPLS, T1, OC3, EPL. Specific experience with Nokia microwave infrastructure is a plus.+ 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 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations+ Valid driver's license + FCC General Radio Telephone Operator and/or amateur license is preferred but not requiredWorking Environment+ Indoor+ Outdoor+ Normal work hours along with special maintenance windowsPhysical Demands+ Able to lift up to 50 pounds+ Ability to work under objects such as desks+ Some confined space areas Other Conditions+ Be able to drive all areas of NJ+ Be able to perform On-Call after hour duties At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package:+ Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Prescription, Dental, Vision+ Flexible Spending Account+ Life Insurance+ Paid Leave+ 401(a) and 401(k) Retirement Plans--up to 9% employer contribution+ Tuition Assistance+ Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE) At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. INDCO1 Job DetailsCityMaplewoodStateNJ

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