Director Wireless Network Architecture and Engineering
Job ID: 2019-10586 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Information Technology
The Director Wireless Network Architecture and Engineering is responsible for designing, engineering, and overseeing the implementation of the campus wireless network that enables faculty innovation and research and supports the IT services for teaching, learning and administrative operations. The strategic leader in this role will use their expertise in current and emerging wireless trends to continuously evolve Princeton’s network toward a world-class, future-proof, wireless-first network.
The leader in this role will manage a team of technical staff who are responsible for the wireless network infrastructure and services. They will also work in close partnership with the teams responsible for the wired routing and switching infrastructure and services. The director also works collaboratively with other leaders in OIT and colleagues across the University to identify needs and develop strategic plans for wireless network services.
This director position reports to the Associate CIO, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, in Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).
Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of what Princeton researchers, faculty, students and administrative staff need from the campus wireless network today and in the future, to inform the optimal wireless network design
Continually define the multi-year, campus wireless network roadmap
Build and lead a team of wireless network experts
Partner with key technology stakeholders (e.g. cybersecurity specialists, software and application owners, and high-performance computing technical staff) to implement the wireless network design
Serve as a wireless network strategic advisor to technical teams throughout the organization and across campus
Provide campus-wide oversight and governance for wireless network control standards
Design a reliable, scalable, secure and contemporary wireless network that optimally addresses current needs, as well as anticipates future needs
Deliver a network that leverages next-generation concepts and best practices to meet the campus goal of providing a wireless-first network (such as automation, software-defined network configuration, and intelligent monitoring)
Develop and report on wireless network reliability and performance metrics to enable network optimization and continual improvement
Define and implement a wireless network operations and support model that is aligned with IT Service Management (ITSM) principles
Coordinate and collaborate with partner technology support and operations teams to ensure reliable, customer-focused, end-to-end wireless support
Ensure thorough documentation of network standards and processes
A minimum of 10 years of experience delivering increasingly complex IT infrastructure and network services, including at least 5 years with staff management responsibilities
5 or more years of experience engineering wireless networks
Strong experience leading sizable IT efforts through all phases of the IT service lifecycle: strategy, design, implementation, and operations
Strong experience designing, installing and configuring medium to large 802.11 networks
Experience leading and managing technical teams and developing and retaining talent
Relevant certifications in network technologies (such as CCNPx, CCIEx, CCDA)
Demonstrated expertise in 802.11, LTE and DAS wireless technologies and standards, as well as emerging technologies (such as 5G, WiFi 6)
Information security and data privacy advocate
Experience in vendor management
Strong influencing and communication skills
Experience working with Aruba WLAN
Prior work experience in higher education
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an IT related discipline. Master’s degree in a related field, preferred.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 112751859
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.