Network Engineer

Job ID Number

R3206

Employment Type

Full time

Worksite Flexibility

Onsite

Job Summary

The ideal WiFi Engineer will possess expertise in Aruba WiFi, Cisco Catalyst WiFi, and Meraki WiFi technologies, as well as experience in voice design and wireless networking solutions.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced WiFi Network Engineer to join our IT team. This position will be full-time, Hybrid, and is a contract position, renewed semi annually.

What You'll Do

  • Design, deploy, and optimize wireless network infrastructure onboard Cruise Ships, Enterprise Office Spaces, Cruise Ship Terminals, and Private Destinations, using Aruba WiFi, Cisco Catalyst WiFi, and Meraki WiFi technologies

  • Manage RF Spectrum allocation for internal and external RF equipment in a variety of environments

  • Conduct thorough site surveys and RF analysis to ensure comprehensive coverage and optimal performance of onboard WiFi networks

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including shipboard IT personnel and vendors, to integrate wireless solutions seamlessly into existing network environments

  • Implement and maintain voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) solutions, ensuring reliable and high-quality voice communications for guests and crew

  • Monitor network performance and conduct regular audits to identify and address issues proactively, both onboard and during drydock and life cycle management periods

  • Provide technical guidance and support to shipboard IT teams, assisting with troubleshooting and resolving complex network issues

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in RF and WiFi engineering, continually seeking opportunities for innovation and improvement

  • Adapt wireless network designs and configurations to meet the unique challenges and requirements of maritime and harsh shoreside environments, including factors such as ship movement, metal structures, and other challenging environmental conditions

What You'll Need

Required:

  • Experience in RF and WiFi engineering, with a focus on Aruba WiFi, Cisco Catalyst WiFi, and Meraki WiFi technologies

  • Proven expertise in wireless network design, deployment, and optimization, particularly in complex and dynamic environments

  • Strong understanding of RF principles, WLAN standards (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), and wireless security protocols (WPA/WPA2, 802.1X)

  • Experience with voice design and implementation, preferably in WiFi environments, with a focus on ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance

  • Familiarity with Spectrum Analysis tools

  • Familiarity with maritime wireless networking solutions and the unique challenges associated with providing WiFi connectivity at sea

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and resolving technical issues

  • 6+ years in RF design

  • Maritime experience a plus

  • Bachelors in Information Technology or equivalent experience

  • Must be willing to travel up to 50%

Preferred:

  • Cisco Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)

  • Cisco Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP)

  • Ekahau Certified Solutions Engineer (ECSE)

  • Aruba Certified Mobility Associate (ACMA)

  • Aruba Certified Mobility Professional (ACMP)

  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Physical Demands

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA and other federal, state, and local standards

  • Sedentary work that involves sitting or remaining stationary most of the time with occasional need to move around the office to attend meetings, etc.

  • Ability to conduct repetitive tasks on a computer, utilizing a mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Statement

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employment selection process, please direct your inquiries to application.accommodations@cai.io or (888) 824 – 8111.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the policy of CAI not to discriminate against any employee or applicant due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or being a protected veteran. It is also the policy of CAI to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or being a protected veteran, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment. Employees and applicants of CAI will not be subject to harassment due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or being a protected veteran. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited.

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