Cellular Network Engineer


On Site
Depends on Experience
Full Time
No Travel Required


network hardware
network engineering
Network Engineer
Cisco switches
cloud computing
Red Hat

Job Details

Title: Cellular Network Engineer
Location: Boulder, CO
Clearance: Ability to obtain a Public Trust

The Cellular Network Research Engineer will provide full-time, on-site support for the advanced cellular network research and development operations of the CRAIN (Communications Research and Innovation Network) laboratory at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS). The primary responsibilities include testing, configuring, and optimizing new and prototype cellular network equipment, software, and features to support policy development and future industry deployments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Configure, test, and troubleshoot IT equipment including servers, routers, switches, and specialized cellular network testing gear.
  • Prototype, integrate, and evaluate advanced cellular network technologies such as software-defined networks, 5G, and edge computing.
  • Deploy, configure, and optimize cutting-edge cellular network hardware and software.
  • Design and execute tests related to cellular network performance, interoperability, and integration.
  • Maintain cellular network equipment, including patching and updates.
  • Provide on-site support for the laboratory's cellular network infrastructure and virtual environments.
  • Capture and analyze network traffic data.
  • Monitor network health and coordinate with stakeholders on changes or maintenance.
  • Contribute to research papers and technical documentation.

Required Skills /Education/ Certifications & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) or equivalent certification and/or documented experience
  • LFCS (Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator) or equivalent certification and/or documented experience
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate
  • Minimum 4 years of network engineering experience in a work and lab environment
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco switches, routers, and software-defined networking
  • Knowledge of VMware virtual networks, ESXi, and vCenter
  • Proficient in IT networking skills, including routing, switching, VLAN configuration, IP management, virtual networks, subnets, firewalls, and tools like Infoblox.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional AWS Certified Advanced Networking
  • RHCSA - Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator
  • Firewall certification (Palo Alto/ Cisco)
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking
  • Experience working with modern configuration management tools.
  • 6+ years of network engineering experience in a work and lab environment
  • Experience or exposure to VMware, Nutanix, RHEV, AWS/Azure networking.
  • Experience with cloud computing, Datacenter, AWS/Azure or Google Cloud Platform networking.
  • Experience with firewall configurations, troubleshooting and CLI experience.
  • Exposure with DDI Tools, such as Infoblox
  • Experience with server administration (Windows/Linux) Firewall configuration and troubleshooting (ex: Palo Alto/ Cisco based hardware)
  • Prior experience on 5G cellular network or 5G core network functions are desirable.
  • Experience with telecom equipment from one or more the following manufacturers: Nokia, Ericsson and Samsung.

Soft Skills:

  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to document system configurations and changes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Adaptability to changing requirements and technologies.

About IBSS Corp.
Since 1992, IBSS, a woman-owned small business, has provided transformational consulting services to the Federal defense, civilian, and commercial sectors. Our services include cybersecurity and enterprise information technology, environmental science and engineering (including oceans, coasts, climate, and weather), and professional management services.

Our approach is to serve our employees by investing in their growth and development. As a result, our employees bring greater capabilities and provide an exceptional level of service to our clients. In addition to creating career development opportunities for our employees, IBSS is passionate about giving back to the community and serving the environment. We strive to leave something better behind for the next generation.

We measure our success by the positive impact we have on our employees, clients, partners, and the communities we serve. Our tagline, Powered by Excellence, is a recognition of the employees that make up IBSS and ensures we deliver results with quality, applying industry best practices and certifications.

IBSS offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage with company-paid deductible, paid time off, federal holidays, matching 401K plan, tuition/professional development reimbursement, and Flex-Spending (FSA)/Dependent Care Account (DCA) options.

IBSS is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Click to see that the EEO is the law.

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