Provide technical expertise on spectrum planning and wireless technology evolution. Advise the technology, regulatory, and leadership team on key spectrum matters facing CTIA members including spectrum for 5G. Serve as a resource for internal CTIA staff (executive, regulatory, Government Affairs, Public Policy, and External/State Affairs), members, and national/regional operators on spectrum and technology matters including use for smart cities, connected cars, and drones.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED):
Provide technical expertise on commercial spectrum planning including use of spectrum for 4G LTE and 5G. Focus on making low, mid, and high band spectrum available for 5G services.
Recognized as a subject matter expert regarding spectrum planning, allocations, sharing, and interference management in the mobile wireless industry
Make recommendations regarding spectrum allocations, coordination, and sharing to determine options for mobile operators
Work with senior management and government agencies (FCC, NTIA, DoD) to identify and refine new spectrum bands for commercial use as well as possible relocation bands for incumbent users
Develop and articulate key positions on spectrum planning for internal teams, regulatory bodies, and policy makers
Work with member companies including operators, network providers, device, and technology companies
Collaborate with members on use of wireless technology and spectrum needs for smart cities, connected cars, and drones
Serve as a resource for wireless technology and spectrum planning for national and regional operators and other members
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (IF APPLICABLE):
Provide leadership and direction to industry and member groups.
Manage internal and external resources to plan and analyze options for spectrum including consultants
COMPETENCY:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Project Management -Coordinates projects. Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. Interpersonal Skills – Ability to maintain confidential information. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information. Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Solid understanding of Radio Frequency propagation, interference and mitigation techniques
Experience in development or deployment of mobile wireless networks and/or equipment
Technical knowledge of base station or radio access node equipment and capabilities, including filtering
Detailed knowledge of Frequency Division Duplex (FDD), Time Division Duplex (TDD), and Modulation formats
Understanding of issues related to ‘spectrum sharing’ and coordination
Ability to distill key technical points for policy makers, regulatory bodies, and media
COMPUTER SKILLS: Experience in Microsoft Office, with advanced experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: BS in Engineering or related science field with a minimum of 10 years of job-related experience. MS or equivalent a plus.
Knowledge of radio communications technologies and implementations, spectrum compatibility analyses methods, US spectrum management regulation and policies is required.
Experienced in Radio Frequency planning, analysis, optimization experience with an operator or supplier. Field experience with identifying and addressing interference sources valuable.
Experience in conducting analyses of lab and predictive interference. Understanding of spectrum sharing techniques and methods.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Proficient knowledge of grammar and punctuation. Excellent proofreading and strong communications skills are required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
This list describes general duties and responsibilities. It is not a complete list of duties. Incumbents may be required to perform additional tasks related to these duties.
CTIA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, pregnancy or related conditions, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume.
Additional Salary Information: Interested candidates should send cover letter and salary requirements along with resume.
CTIA (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.