AMI Network Operations Manager

Apex Systems Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description: Job #: 1028782

RF Network Operations Manager
6 month c2h

Atlanta, GA

What does the day to day look like?

Projects & Production Support

  • Lead the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance (O&M) support activities related to the Infrastructure.

  • Conduct radio propagation modeling and prediction, interference analysis, and intermodulation studies

  • Develop and maintain the backhaul strategy of the system

  • Provide root-cause analysis and troubleshooting of the network


  • Lead the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance (O&M) support activities related to the Infrastructure.

  • Project Manage the annual capital expansion projects.

  • Conduct radio propagation modeling and prediction, interference analysis, and intermodulation studies

  • Develop and maintain the backhaul strategy of the system

  • Provide root-cause analysis and troubleshooting of the network

  • Evaluate and assess site infrastructure including antenna systems, repeaters, and signal amplifiers

  • Perform analysis and process support for legacy and emerging wireless technologies (FlexNet)

  • Manage the tuning efforts of the end devices including the operations of the Sensus Flexet NMS (network management system) product

  • Work with Internal / External partners to administer maintenance activities of the Network

  • Develop strategies to provide O&M savings over time

  • Develop and maintain key performance indicators for network activities

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills)

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of IT processes and back-end systems associated with transporting data from Smart Points to the Head-end, including data collectors, RF, WAN and LAN (wired and wireless) data communication systems

  • Expertise of RF in a wireless environment

  • Good understanding of RF Principles, such as Link Budget Analysis, Antenna Theory, etc.

  • Proficiency with performing propagation analysis with tools such as Techwizard, Vertical Mapper, Atoll Radio Planning, Planet EV or similar propagation analysis

  • Understanding of a Spectrum Analyzer and the ability to support Field Engineers using Spectrum Analyzers to troubleshoot performance issues

  • Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations to ensure regulatory compliance

  • Experience with Ansible or other automation tools is a plus

  • General knowledge of the budgeting process related to managing Capital and O&M activities

  • Experience with Vendor Management

  • Knowledge of Smart Meter Infrastructure Systems is a plus

  • General understanding of electricity utility operations is preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft and other computer software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 5+ years' experience in RF, AMI/AMR, Cellular is required

  • Experience supporting wireless carrier equipment (AT&T, Verizon, Southern LINC / LTE)

  • Experience developing Measures of Performance and Measures of Effectiveness that are used for traceability to ensure specified performance thresholds are met

  • Experience with mapping software such as MapInfo, Streets & Trips, Delorme or similar mapping software would be a plus

  • Effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to convey complex technical issues

  • Ability to build relationships, to communicate and work with all levels of management, vendors, and other internal and external groups and customers and exhibit positive influence at all levels

  • Basic programming experience a plus

  • Periodic after hours and weekend work


  • Demonstrates good judgment and personal responsibility in all aspects of performance

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Consistently sets and maintains high-performance standards

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Must demonstrate behaviors consistent with the Company's values of unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [ Phone number blocked ] .

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