Starry is reinventing the way people connect to the internet. Our mission focuses on two things. First, we're making the experience of accessing the internet simple, transparent, and delightful. Second, we're bringing that experience to underserved communities around the world. We approach our mission with a cutting-edge wireless technology, customer service designed to delight, and a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity.
Who we're looking for:
Starry is seeking an experienced Radio Network Planning Engineer to join our growing team. You will directly support the Network Design and Deployment group by developing the wireless network design as well as its build, implementation, and optimization. This role includes radio planning activities related to Starry's network roll-out and operations in Boston and other markets across the country. Our ideal candidate will design, plan, verify, and optimize the performance of point-to-multipoint (PMP) wireless systems, including radio propagation modeling and prediction, frequency planning, site equipment design, end-to-end testing, and performance optimization. You will have had success building out complex wireless data communication systems from greenfield to operations for multiple dwelling units (MDU) and fixed wireless access networks.
What you'll do:
Develop the greenfield RF design for mmWave fixed wireless access network
Act as an SME for all RF design, planning, and engineering for all point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network designs
Perform network design and quantitative analysis using a combination of radio network planning tools and GIS to determine most optimal PMP hub locations that service a maximum number of buildings within a market
Extensive field measurement to characterize performance of millimeter wave frequency bands under varying RF environments and clutter class, and form agreement with model predictions
Design high capacity point-to-point (PTP) wireless backhaul using Tier 1 radio equipment across a variety of frequency bands and technologies
Design point to multipoint links (PMP), optimizing for diverse engineering and commercial needs
Verify end-to-end testing results meet expected results
Optimize the network for capacity and interference through site modifications, parameter adjustments
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related engineering technical field, or equivalent work experience
+7 years in Microwave radio network planning with experience in wireless system design (PMP, PTP)
Microwave radio network planning design, deployment, and optimization experience acquired with a wireless provider, consultancy, or radio equipment supplier
Expertise with RF planning tools (Siradel, Atoll, Planet, or IBwave) and GIS tools (MapInfo, ArcView)
Understanding of RF propagation theory and model tuning of the radio planning tool, ideally across several frequencies - 80GHz, 60GHz, 37 - 40GHz, 23GHz, and 18GHz
Ability to do E Band and PCN licensing
Proven understanding of balancing construction cost, leasing/permitting risk, schedule, and RF performance in evaluating and selecting hub site locations that serve MDUs
Hands-on experience with field measurement, installation, and testing of radio equipment
Comfortable working in a small team or startup, and sometimes ambiguous or fluid environments
Ability to develop new and nontraditional solutions that leverage multiple wireless technologies and methodologies
Bonus points if:
You have passionate feelings about Starry and our mission
Your sense of humor shines through even if stressed
We work hard, so we take care of each other and try to enjoy ourselves along the way. We have:
Premium medical, dental, and vision coverage with no employee contribution required
12 weeks of paid parental leave
Catered meals on a weekly basis
Groups for skiing, biking, running, climbing, stretching, shuffleboard, darts, and more
Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
Starry, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.