Wireless Engineer - System Performance
Location:
Posted:
November 21, 2016
Reference:
441176-1A

Responsibilities

Our Network Engineering team keeps us ahead of the competition.  You will Design, turn up and optimize performance of VZW In-building systems.  You will define requirements and scope of work of projects and select equipment type to meet objectives in the most effective way. You’ll have a positive impact on our organization, and change the way that our customers live, work, and play.

  • Initiate projects in Siterra and build them in Geoplan/Atoll database.

  • Develop translations for equipment and provide required information for Customer Questionnaires (Small Cell, DAS RFM, SpiderCloud).

  • Generate and issue RFP’s (Request for Proposals) and work with Vendors to assure design objectives are met.

  • Work with Project Management, Real Estate and Construction teams to assure project timelines are properly set and met.

  • Turn up and integrate In-building systems into the VZW Network. Work with System Performance Engineers in charge of macro system to ensure graceful integration and optimal performance.

  • Provide support to RF Design and System Performance teams for network expansion & data capacity growth. Identify “hot spots” and collaborate with RF Design Engineers in the development and approval of In-building solutions required for traffic and performance needs.

  • Proactively conduct long term planning to ensure long lead performance solutions are tracked and included in network upgrades/redesigns, and ensure network performance maintains consistency with changing requirements and needs of the business.

  • Responsible for continuous improvement of the performance of voice and data wireless networks.

  • Monitor and trend Site, Sector and Carrier level statistics to find optimization opportunities and resolve network issues.

  • Proactively collect and analyze data to improve LTE and VoLTE performance.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system problems like handoff failures, frequency related issues, intermodulation, external interference, radio and network blocking, poor SINR, low data throughput and data capacity.

  • Support performance testing of new features including maintenance window monitoring of network changes.

  • Additional responsibilities include basic project management and the ability to effectively interface with cross-functional teams, Vendors, Customers and our Sales team.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve customer service issues in a timely fashion.

  • Take ownership of projects and identify new processes to improve efficiencies and optimize network performance. Prioritize high visibility projects to meet Regional build plan goals and manage projects with little supervision.

  • Ability to quickly respond to critical system impacting issues such as external interference or major network disruptions.

  • Work flexible hours and support night or weekend work if needed.

Qualifications

Must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant experience.

  • Four or more years of experience with LTE/VoLTE cellular systems, and understanding of CDMA/EVDO systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in design and optimization techniques for LTE networks with special emphasis on In-building systems.

  • Knowledge of wireless technologies including air link protocols.

  • Experience in RF and Antenna theory, and working knowledge of wireless voice and data design tools and test equipment including: Atoll/Geoplan, Data-Pro/QXDM, XCAL, pilot scanners, spectrum analyzers, post-processing tools such as Actix/Windcatcher, and GIS tools such as MapInfo.

  • Ability to work flexible hours and support night or weekend work as needed - Overnight travel may be required.

  • A valid Driver's License.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • A Master’s degree a plus.

  • Proven ability to demonstrate proficiency in office computer applications: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent analytical troubleshooting skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the job functions with general guidance, and understand the job, departments, and company’s expectations and goals.

  • Demonstrated decision making skills via appropriate use of available information and data and sense of ownership to be responsible for specific projects or definable portions of larger projects or processes.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to excellence, following company values and policies with integrity, initiating action and accepting responsibility for results.

  • Strong attention to details skills with the proven ability to follow up through to completion on all assignments, projects, and deadlines.

  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment, maintaining good interpersonal relationships with team members and cross-functional groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to innovate by trying alternate solutions to resolve issues, and adjusting to a dynamic, changing business environment.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills by developing and completing concise project plans, and completing projects in a methodical fashion.

  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills. Communicate in a clear and concise manner; listening attentively; applying appropriate grammar; and integrating information from multiple sources.

Not to boast, but a little bit about us

Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. Technology moves fast and so do we. We believe that bringing great ideas and customer experiences to life should be recognized and rewarded.  Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status.  Different makes us better.

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