UCSD – Cisco Wireless RF Network Engineer

Job Description

Administrative Computing and Telecommunications’ (ACT) Data Communications team, in partnership with the ACT Network Architects, Security Team and other colleagues within ACT, and several other campus departments, strives to provide UC San Diego with a state of the art sophisticated data network infrastructure, both wired and wireless. The Data Communications team designs, configures, maintains, upgrades and monitors UC San Diego’s campus-wide local, wide area, and wireless networks. We support the campus routers and switches which are primarily Cisco.

These devices operate on Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n, and other technologies in a heterogeneous multi-protocol environment. The Cisco Wireless RF Network Engineer provides design, installation, engineering, and maintenance assistance on the UC San Diego campus wireless and wired local area network. Troubleshoots wireless network radio frequency interference, coverage, access point hardware problems, power over ethernet and other technical issues across campus while in the field as well as in the office. Uses spectrum analyzer, watt meter and various software tools to provide expert level RF troubleshooting.

~~Must be available to work rotating “time on call” shifts and overtime or odd hours, as needed.


A Bachelor’s Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

Thorough knowledge of wireless protocol suite, such as production protocols, tunneling protocols, and wireless management protocols including the 802.11 protocols, CAPWAP, and WPA2.

Thorough knowledge of wireless RF and spectrum concepts, mathematics, and use in wireless data networks. Experience and ability to use spectrum analysis tools to troubleshoot.

Working knowledge of industry best practices for AP placement, RF survey procedures, and other wireless functions.

Ability to independently conduct daily walking, in field, RF surveys, RF troubleshooting/investigation, and AP troubleshooting using appropriate hardware and software.

Demonstrated ability to configure network switches to support wireless networking. In-depth experience with network diagnostic and performance management tools and software.


-Background check is required.

-Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license at all times.

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