Summary of Duties: The Telecommunication Systems Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and design of information systems, network transmission schemes, multi-band broadcast systems, as well as desktop computers, network servers/computers and related computer and telecommunication technology in the Murrow College and its public broadcasting units. The Systems Engineer evaluates and establishes protocols for users of hardware, software, and other telecommunication network components, facilities, and specifications. The position independently assesses, identifies, and provides analysis and procedures including consulting and collaborating with users to determine systems functionality for internal and external clients including academic units, Northwest Public Radio and Northwest Public Television. This position bears the responsibility for planning all associated computer systems, servers, network transmission and related equipment to meet QOS standards and current FCC guidelines. The complex computerized systems include (but not limited to): desktop computers, servers, IP-based radio studios, FM, HD (digital FM), and AM radio transmission, high-definition television studios, digital television transport and world-wide satellite transmission uplinks and downlinks, emergency standby power, central routing and processing infrastructure, and related computer- based monitoring and control. The position travels to support system wide initiatives across Washington State, Idaho, and Oregon. This position must independently work at a distance to manage telecommunication and network facilities, and to supervise 3rd party contract/technical staff. The position must have proven experience with, and a demonstrated understanding of work performed by supervised staff in order to provide effective instruction and oversight, documentation, creation and modification of operational and transmission systems and to lead projects with staff from other WSU areas and outside contractors. Workload, resources, projects, or other priorities may vary the position's duties to meet objectives of the college. The individual will be highly independent in establishing priorities and scheduling. The position will be on-call to respond to system issues outside of normal business hours. Work will be occasional outdoors year-round in varying weather conditions. This position provides input into budgets related to projects. This position is based out of Wenatchee, Washington.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree and three (3) years professional experience OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired. Education and experience may be tailored to specific need requirements of position.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.