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Network Architect - II

PDS Tech is seeking a candidate for the Network Architect for an open position located in Westlake, TX.  

The LTE RAN - maintenance engineer is responsible for providing subject matter expertise on various Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung RAN network elements. They lead IOTs (Inter Operability Testing) and FOAs (First Office Application) of new platforms and software in a lab and production environment, as well as providing the necessary documentation to introduce into the network to keep up with the latest technologies while maintaining the quality of the network. They lead multiple projects and are included in various other planning, PDI, and NI driven projects. 
New Product Introduction: 
-Work with HQ Planning, PDI and/or NI to understand requirements of new platforms or software to be deployed in the network 
-Work with vendor to establish integration procedures, test plans, completion documents, and backout procedures for each new platform, software or service 
-Work with regional operations, engineering, system performance to schedule activity 
-Lead IOTs (Inter Operability Testing)/FOA (First Office Application) activities to ensure successful deployment 
-Establish standards documents for new platforms and software 
-Publish directives with all appropriate documentation and comply by date. 
-Ensure that new products comply with all EOS (Engineering Operations and Support) standards and regulations 
Network Support 
-Work with vendors and other internal organizations to identify any customer impacting issues and/or security vulnerabilities. 
-Post advisories notifying operational and engineering teams of potential network issues. 
-Provide tier 3 support for network issues across the nation and lead outage calls to ensure timely resolution 
-Develop troubleshooting and best practices procedures for all LTE RAN equipment 
Vendor Management 
-Manage the relationship with Nokia, Samsung and/or Ericsson to ensure a reliable network, timely delivery of new products and services and efficient rollout. 
-Work with the vendors on issues and security vulnerabilities to ensure that resolution is provided quickly 
Network Integrity 
-Develop and review procedures, standards, and guidelines for operational and engineering teams to follow for new products and/or services as well as maintenance 
-Identify gaps or issues in existing system deployments and provide guidance for resolution 
-Responsible for running nationwide configuration audits, identify severity and oversee resolution 
The LTE RAN maintenance engineer will require minimal direction and supervision. The candidate will have the ability and authority (based on experience and skillset) to make decisions within their designated platforms. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, other related discipline or relevant work experience 
• 2-4 years networking experience in cellular or telecommunications environment 
• Detailed knowledge and direct extensive experience with LTE RAN hardware and software products (eNodeB) 
• Detailed understanding of LTE/VoLTE call flow 
• Extensive hands-on experience in configuring eNodeBs: 
• Nokia: bCEM, bCEM2, eCCM, TRDU, RRH, MRO, MCO 
• Ericsson: DUL/DUS, BB52XX, RU, RRU, AIR, R503 
• Samsung: Digital and Radio Units 
• Experience leading and participating in projects and technical discussions 
• Good understanding of EPC core elements 
• Basic understanding of RF principles 
• Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects 
• Ability to work with minimal supervision 
• Strong team building and interpersonal skills 
• Excellent oral / written communication skills 
Preferred Qualifications 
• Experience with hardware and software testing/validation 
• Experience with CRAN, ERAN and/or VRAN 
• Experience in an operational environment 
• Network management experience, including fault and performance Management systems (SAM, NetACT, OSS) 
• Experience in vendor management

Job Number: 1710069480
Job Location: Roanoke, TX
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/09/2018
Last Updated: 07/16/2018
Attention: Gabriel Virata
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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