DRW is a technology-driven, diversified principal trading firm. We trade our own capital at our own risk, across a broad range of asset classes, instruments and strategies, in financial markets around the world. As the markets have evolved over the past 25 years, so has DRW – maximizing opportunities to include real estate, cryptoassets and venture capital. With over 900 employees at our Chicago headquarters and offices around the world, we work together to solve complex problems, challenge consensus and deliver meaningful results. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration.

DRW is looking for a RF Project Manager to oversee and manage a wide range of project and operational activities for our internally-managed wireless networks. This an opportunity for you to utilize both your project execution skills and analytical abilities in a dynamic, technology-focused environment that provides continuous new challenges and opportunities.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing direction to field technicians and subcontractors regarding maintenance and deployment-related work; ensure work is completed in accordance with company quality and safety standards
  • Perform regular site inspections and review maintenance checklists with field technicians
  • Oversee and audit the deployment and testing of new infrastructure at wireless sites
  • Create and maintain project plans, schedules and documentation
  • Provide management with regular reports on project progress and operational issues and risks
  • Work with internal teams and external vendors to negotiate and execute service agreements; ensure that service level agreements are being met
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure ample inventory and delivery of equipment and supplies
  • Track billing schedules for wireless sites; approve related expenses
  • Oversee the regular delivery of availability and latency reports; align resources to create new or enhanced reporting as needed
  • Monitor and update site frequency registrations; coordinate with internal and external parties to establish new registrations as needed
  • Perform interference analysis and mitigation activities

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience leading complex technology projects; previous experience managing wireless site development and/or telecommunications projects highly preferred
  • Previous experience working with microwave backhaul technology a big plus
  • Solid knowledge of networking concepts and terminology
  • Strong initiative; proven track record of taking ownership of projects through successful completion
  • Experience leading team meetings, assigning action items and tasks, and performing overall project tracking
  • Strong business acumen and ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Excellent organizational skills; strong attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Valid driver’s license (in order to travel to wireless sites)
  • Previous experience working with Pathloss software and Google Earth for path planning a plus

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