Network Support specialist long term Contract- San Diego, CA- Remote job.
This engineering position provides an opportunity to work closely with leading wireless operators, infrastructure vendors and R&D Teams across the globe on cutting-edge wireless technologies such as 5G/LTE-Advanced/LTE/Wi-Fi Advanced. Responsibilities include 5G/LTE-A/Wi-Fi systems integration, performance characterization and optimization, debugging support, demos and over the air (OTA) field trials of new features. Further responsibilities include working with the network equipment provider to resolve any inter-operability issues, evaluate system performance including coverage, capacity and mobility. Additional areas of responsibility include design, optimization, capacity estimation and management, debugging of air-interface and core-network issues, system parameter recommendations, participating in new technology inter-operability tests and field trials in conjunction with R&D teams, lab performance studies, authoring white-papers and documents on new wireless technologies and standards. The candidate should have an academic background in digital communications, wireless and computer communication networks. The successful candidate should have the ability to understand detailed technical design, implementation and issues related to 5G/LTE-A/Wi-Fi technologies. The candidate should be able to provide onsite support to mobile operators worldwide to help roll out and enhance their 5G/LTE-A/Wi-Fi networks.
Position requires significant customer interaction and ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Up to 30% Travel Required.
Interact with wireless Operators to investigate and characterize the performance of 5G/LTE-A/Wi-Fi networks in various aspects ranging from core network, air interface, to devices and applications
Use handset and network infrastructure based advanced tools to accurately measure existing and potential network performance
RF and OTA parametric optimization and troubleshooting involving the use of various complex data collection and post-processing tools to assess wireless network performance and propose solutions to problems
RF Network Planning, including propagation model calibration, link budget definition, network planning tool configuration, coverage and capacity planning and network growth dimensioning
Support the development and evaluation of infrastructure vendor RFPs for 5G/LTE/Wi-Fi networks
Support development of forward looking solutions to address network operator growth and expansion plans covering all network entities
Support efforts related to wireless network voice/data capacity estimation and techniques to mitigate/manage cellular network congestion
Develop white-papers, conference contributions, technical memos, new technology training documents and detailed technical presentations.
Use in-house simulation platforms written in C/C/MATLAB with live network traffic data and develop solutions to improve network performance & efficiency
Ability to present complex technical ideas and results to multi-level, multi-disciplinary internal and external audiences
Skills and Experience:
Good knowledge of cellular (5N NR, and LTE-A Wi-Fi advanced) technologies.
Experience with data services including knowledge of protocols such as RTP/TCP/UDP/IP is a strong plus
Background in 3GPP protocol standards, design, development, integration and verification, call processing of cellular (5G/LTE-A) and WLAN systems or networks is a strong plus
Exposure to network planning, measurement and optimization tools such as Atoll, Asset3G, iBwave, QXDM, TEMS, Ethereal, Actix, Agilent, R&S, Spirent, PCtel is a strong plus
Knowledge of Wi-Fi is a plus
Programming skills in C/C/Perl/Python/MATLAB and proven programming project experience using these is a plus
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