Senior System Performance Engineer

Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc - Castle Rock, CO3.2

Full-time

Location: Castle Rock, CO

Salary: $110K - $125K / year

Full-Time

The Castle Rock, CO office is seeking a seasoned System Performance Engineer to be the subject matter expert in CDMA, UMTS & LTE Radio Access RF mobile network, with wider knowledge on telecommunication networks. The right fit for this role must be a critical thinker, able to troubleshoot to assess and correct location errors with a sense of urgency. In addition, the candidate must possess exceptional communication skills, including written and verbal, effective presentation skills and the ability to mentor less-seasoned staff. This position will require you to travel up to 40% of the time.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 10+ years engineering/technical working experience
  • Previous experience in System Performance and/or RF Engineering and/or Operations functions with Tier 1 HSPA+/LTE carrier or OEM
  • Experience with either UMTS or LTE performance. Design and capacity planning skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop software tools and scripts to maximize efficiencies for analyzing data and performing data integrity checks
  • Desirable programming languages are: Visual Basic or any other high-level language
  • Experience with Planet EV or similar RF propagation tool
  • Experience with QxDM, TEMS, Nemo, Actix, JDSU E6474A
  • Experience with ZTE, ALU, Nokia, Ericsson wireless infrastructure

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of golden network parameter standard and its implementation and ongoing maintenance
  • Perform parameter audit against the standards & remove inconsistency across the network
  • Responsible for customer experience on CDMA/EVDO/HSPA+/LTE networks
  • Improve and monitor performance KPIs such as drop calls, access denials, throughput and latency of data network
  • Improve the system performance by developing translations for new cell sites, frequency planning, suggesting hand-off parameters and carrier additions.
  • Work with Switch Engineering to ensure proper testing of switch enhancement such as new loads and features related to System Performance
  • Ensure customer tickets are resolved and documented
  • Work with project managers and RF Engineers to ensure adequate planning of new sites, repeaters etc. to improve customer issues
  • Provide management reporting and communication related to System performance
  • Collect drive test from selected areas using Nemo Outdoor / JDSU E6474A or other similar test equipment
  • Analyze data for handoff using Actix Analyzer, coverage or interference problems and present recommendations to the team
  • Work with vendors and other departments to create test plans if required for evaluation and implementation of new software and hardware releases as they pertain to system performance
  • Support RF design in the development and approval of new cell site search area locations as required for traffic needs and performance enhancements

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $110,000.00 to $125,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • engineering/technical: 10 years (Required)
  • RF Engineering: 3 years (Required)
  • ZTE, ALU, Nokia, Ericsson wireless infrastructure: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Planet EV or similar RF propagation tool: 2 years (Preferred)
  • QxDM, TEMS, Nemo, Actix, JDSU #6474A: 2 years (Preferred)
  • System Performance: 3 years (Required)
  • Operations Functions with Tier 1 HSPA+/LTE carrier or OEM: 3 years (Required)
  • Visual Basic programming language: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)