Network Engineer I – Wi-Fi Core Testing EngineerLocation: DTC SouthDuration: 6 month contract with the possibility of extensionJOB SUMMARYThe Wi-Fi Network Test Engineer is responsible for testing and engineering activities supporting Wireless technologies System Integration Test function. This candidate plays a key role in evaluating new technologies and services prior to the integration and certification into Client’s network. The Wi-Fi test Engineer creates strategic test plans that ensure load performance and stability of Wireless products in Client’s network ensuring the highest levels of customer and operational satisfaction. Technologies you will be supporting include, Routers, Gateways, Wi-Fi Access Points, Service Provider Wi-Fi networks, and many other new technologies developed by key standards and collaboration committees you are a member of. You will collaborate with Network Architects, development and Product Development on business and technology requirements and assess vendor solutions to address the requirements. You will work with Network development engineers to create detailed test plans and certification curriculums and methodologies for analysis of performance criteria. You will also partner with technical operations staff on system design and configuration and training needs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experienceParticipates in network planning, network troubleshooting, ensure system load and performance, design and engineering functions.
Integrates wireless core systems, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations
Evaluates new products, performs network problem resolution.
Assists in the System testing and documentation of test evaluation and certification reports.
Implement and approved methods of procedure and Implementation guides.
Designs and establishes protocol compatibility standards, develops and implements network
enhancements and makes recommendations for improvement PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSSkills / Abilities and KnowledgeShould have excellent knowledge in IP core Networks, WiFi, In-Home Router industry standards and design/ implementation (MoCA, IPv4 / IPv6, TR-069, IPSEC, QoS, 802.11). Excellent knowledge of 3GPP standards (GSM, UMTS, HSPA, LTE), 3GPP2 (1xRTT / EVDO) and/or OMA.Experience in testing and automation with TCL, PERL, and Python programming languages.Should have excellent knowledge with common mobile handset operating systems (Windows Mobile, Android and other Java-Linux platforms) and knowledge of UICC/SIM chipsets & modules relating to wireless devices Knowledge of RF or Network System Performance. Should have knowledge of various Network adjuncts and services i.e. AAA, Diameter, EAP, PDSN, LTE Data, VoLTE, GRE, Soft GRE, L2TP, CAPWEP. Experience using protocol communications test equipment and tools (protocol analyzers, CDMA / LTE system simulators, wifi analyzers and packet sniffers). Understanding and/or experience working with the following is a plus: - DLNA, UPnP, oneM2M architecture - RRC, NAS, SIP, IMS, OSGI, and DHCP. Must possess excellent industry knowledge and theoretical understanding of IEEE 802.11 specifications (a/b/g/n/ac, SISO, MIMO, MCS index).Experience in RF design, HFC Design, DOCSIS specifications 3.0/3.1 a plus. Experience with testing and troubleshooting of Layer 1 thru 7 networksExperience developing automation scripts utilizing TCL, PERL, and Python programming languages.Experience writing and developing detailed test cases and test plansExtensive hands-on networking experience (802.11 AP’s, Cable Gateways, Routers, Switches, etc.)Experience with network test equipment, such as Ixia, Spirent, Fluke Networks, IBB, Spectrum Analyzers, Site Survey Planning tools, and Traffic Generators.Must possess expert skills and experience with desktop operating systems and applications (Windows, MAC, Unix/Linux).Learns and adapts to new technologies and methodologies. Must be able to think outside-the-box and exercise innovation.EducationBachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience
Professional level certification or equivalent work experienceRelated Work Experience 3+ years of professional experience in an MSO/ISP Networking Engineering capacity
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor
Years of Experience Required: More than 5 years
Expected Travel Time: None