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Wireless Engineer



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Wireless Engineer


IL - Illinois

Information Technology

Job Description

Wireless Network Engineer

Decatur, IL

Role Profile

As a key member of the Tech Ops Infrastructure Engineering team you will fill a critical role supporting the transformation of wireless networking systems and solutions across ADM, and subsequent ongoing continuous improvement.

This could be through the creation of strategies, roadmaps and implementation plans, creating low level engineering designs or by providing subject matter expert (SME) level support to the Operations teams.

The role will suit an individual who enjoys working collaboratively with Engineers and Architects to create holistic solutions incorporating a wide range of systems and technologies, and who is able to bring creativity to the solutioning process.

You will work closely with other Engineers who have specialized skills while cross-training within ADM’s core technologies. Both they and you, will be constantly learning from each other.

Role Responsibilities

  • Create wireless network engineering solutions and designs within defined standards, or proposing new standards when required, ensuring that designs work holistically within larger solutions.

  • In close collaboration with cross functional architecture teams, develop strategies and roadmaps which support the introduction and continuous improvement of next generation wireless network and control systems across all areas of ADM.

  • Actively develop Software Defined Wireless Networking models and introduce automation solutions across Wireless platforms.

  • Work closely with the Networking Operations teams to introduce AiNetOps into existing wireless network platforms and future wireless platforms.

  • Design roadmap implementation projects, communicating with stakeholders and operations teams to ensure delivery.

  • Maintain a good awareness of Operations activities through regular communication with operations leads and by attending update meetings.

  • Create build instructions for engineering designs, and support operations teams during implementation.

  • Undertake requirements analysis of incoming requests ensuring deliverables are clearly understood and agreed with stakeholders.

  • Proactively seek out opportunities for continuous improvement of systems and processes and propose improvement activities.

  • Incorporate security-by-design into all solutions, ensuring that security requirements are considered concurrently with technical requirements.

  • Work closely with Tech Ops tower leads as an escalation point, providing SME support to operations teams assisting with P1/P2 incident resolution.

  • Align with 3rd. party vendors when appropriate to create engineering solutions and continuous improvement proposals.

  • Collaborate with Architects to propose, review and implement new standards and technologies.

  • Carry out continuous personal development, ensuring technical skills are kept up to date and non-technical skills are gained and improved.

  • Develop a base cross functional technical knowledge allowing holistic thinking during design processes.

  • Carry out technical reviews of change requests and designs created by other teams.

  • Work with Operations teams to analyse RCA’s and design action plans.

Role Requirements


  • Extensive experience of implementing and developing Next Gen Software Defined Wireless Networking platforms and Network Automation, including provisioning and administration activities using automation technologies within the following environments.

  • Industrial & Manufacturing (working closely with IT/OT plant support teams to understand and meet requirements)

  • Office & Campus

  • Indoor & Outdoor

  • High density

  • Extensive experience of working with stakeholders to define requirements, select technologies, design, and introduce innovative, performant, and scalable wireless solutions.

  • Experience of integrating automation technologies with a broad range of monitoring tools and introducing AiNetOps solutions.

  • Extensive experience of defining the requirements of wireless surveys in all the previously defined environments, and subsequently understand and utilizing the results in new solution designs.

  • Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience of wireless networking technologies and standards, and global wireless implementations

  • WiFi, Cellular, Public and Private LTE

  • Mesh networks including Cloud managed solutions

  • Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (WIDS, WIPS)

  • In depth Routing & Switching (L2 / L3 connectivity)

  • Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS)

  • In depth Routing & Switching (L2 / L3 connectivity)

  • Firewall Management (policies/rules/security zones)

  • Identity & Access Management

  • VPN configuration


  • Experience of creating technology roadmaps based on strategy inputs

  • Experience of working with radio vendors to design and implement management and monitoring services.

  • Ability to carry out requirements analysis and create detailed engineering solution designs using Visio

  • Experience in providing engineering expertise to Operations teams in support of incident and request resolution

  • Ability to create low level implementation and build documentation

  • CWDP or CWNE Certification

Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.


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