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Principal Engineer III – Standards

JOB TITLE: Principal Engineer III - Standards

Charter Communications is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.

JOB SUMMARY (for RAN-domain expert: Standarization and Architecture)
Seasoned Individual contributor, in the office of the Wireless R&D CTO, responsible for creating, and advancing Charter’s interests in the wireless segment (cellular, WiFi etc), and associated global standards fora. Expected to provide recommendations wrt upcoming technology (e.g. 5G NR in mmWave, 5G NR in unlicensed spectrum), roadmaps, spectrum strategy to stakeholders e.g. Product organization, Engineering and Operations, Regulatory and government affairs, as well as vendors and MSO partners.


  • Responsible primarily for the creation, and execution of Charter’s strategy wrt 3GPP RAN domain (E-UTRAN, NG-RAN) both within the company, and in affected global standards fora such as 3GPP, CBRS-A, ITU-R, IEEE, WBA, WFA etc. Experience in driving CRs/SIDs/WIDs in 3GPP RAN WG2 is required. Experience in other 3GPP RAN WGs (e.g WG1, WG3), or other fora such as IEEE 802.11 groups, or WBA/WFA is preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of E-UTRAN and NG-RAN architectures is required.
  • Current or prior experience with radio network planning of 3G/4G/5G RAN is desirable.
  • Provide necessary standards-related support to ongoing trials for 4G (e.g. DOCSIS overlay, Fixed Wireless Access) or 5G (e.g. mmWave characterization)( mmWave etc).
  • Assess new product requirements, develop technology and architecture solutions and evaluate performance in support of those requirements.
  • Produces Technical Bulletins and other relevant technical documentation for internal organization such as Wireless Engineering, Advanced Engineering, and Product providing recommendations for responsible topics.
  • Refines a long-term technology evolution roadmap (3-5 years) articulating strategic decision points, technology evolution plan and recommendations with regard to technology and network infrastructure investments.
  • Supports Charters’ mobile strategy with technology expertise to assess the feasibility of new business opportunities such as smart home technologies, assessment of 5G’s potential to impact the wired high-speed data business, and next-generation wireless video compression technologies on Charter’s video distribution business.
  • Contributes to intellectual property creation, patent filing and promotion of such IP through the contribution to relevant standards and industry forums.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Required Technical Skills:
  • Minimum 10-yrs of experience in major global standards fora. Specifically in 3GPP RAN WG2 (required, or 3GPP RAN WG3 (desirable) or IEEE 802.1ac/ad/ax/ay (desirable), in the last 3-5 years, with a proven track record. Past or present rappoteurship of specification(s), and/or chairmanship of a 3GPP WG or IEEE taks group is desirable.
  • Intimate familiarity with E-UTRAN and (currently in development) NG-RAN MAC/RLC/RRC/PDCP/SDAP is mandatory.
  • Deep know-how of EPC/NGC is desirable.
  • Strong background in lower-layer 3GPP RAN control and user protocols and/or IEEE 802.11 PHY/MAC is required.
  • Multiple (more than 10) patents, and/or publication in reputed journals (eg IEEE ComSoc)
  • Ability to navigate complex research areas such as (c)(v)-RAN, Edge Computing, mIoT, V2X, NFV etc is essential to this role.
  • Desirable Technical skills:
  • Extensive knowledge of wireless communication theory, linear and non-linear systems, spectral efficiency, DSP algorithms, link-level / system-level simulations.
  • Proficient in RF propagation modeling, interference, and link budget analysis.
  • Required Soft-skills:
  • Ability to lead complex projects working with a matrix team of senior domain experts across different organizations is required.
  • Strong technology expertise, proven leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, superb technical skills, and a strong customer-service orientation.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Ability to manage and deliver against several initiatives simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and electronically.

Masters degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering with a minimum 10-yrs of experience OR
Phd in Electrical/Computer Engneering with a minimum of 10-yrs of experience with 3-5 years experience in Global Standardization Fora such as 3GPP.

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Global Standards Development experience 5+
Architecture and Systems Development 10+

Office environment
Travel Required

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