Cell Site Engineer
Company: Verizon Communications
Posted on: January 14, 2019
What you'll be doing... This position is responsible for the proper operation of a large group of wireless Network Elements. Their goal is to ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for their customers. This includes the monitoring, completion, and analysis of drive tests; verification of new software loads and other network reconfigurations and upgrades; and the specification and acceptance of antenna, cell site, and DAS modifications / additions / removals. Additional responsibilities include maintaining hardware functionality for all Macro, Small Cells, Distributed Antenna Systems and CRAN. Duties in support of interdepartmental objectives, to include preventative and remedial maintenance, installation, optimization, building and ground upkeep, and integration of network hardware and interconnect facilities that includes the financial responsibility of reviewing services performed by vendors.* Perform duties independently and participate in cross-functional projects as scheduled.* Handle the on-site integration and activation of new service that includes macro / micro, small cells, distributed antenna systems and network facilities deployed in market.* Perform all drive testing activities required to support the network build program (new cells, LTE carrier additions, special events/hotspots, etc.) including data collection activity and post processing of the data to establish acceptable service levels.* Monitor network performance (using SMS alerts, Real Time Tools, stats reports) and respond to system problems. Implement corrective actions in a timely manner.* Manage the reviewing and understanding the key performance metrics of all services recently activated and existing network elements.* Analyze sites on a sector / cell site level using network tools to determine if any PIM / interference is present. Take the initial steps with the use of PIM test equipment / Spectrum analyzer to support on-site testing of the antenna system and over the air interference analysis to identify the source.* Analyze network coverage to ensure contiguous communication and network integrity. Make recommendations to engineering for improving network coverage and capacity.* Review, manage, and facilitate the financial procurement of vendor services that includes PO / invoice responsibility that results in a quality product at fair costs.* Maintain inventories of test equipment, base station, and transmitters. Update daily logs with site-specific information. Composes clear and concise reports for system documentation.* Utilize OTDR, OLTS, and related test equipment to troubleshoot and test fiber.* Work with multiple internal and external groups to manage and coordinate work. Engage with vendors, system administrators, and network personnel to resolve issues.* Perform preventative and remedial maintenance on all base station and transmitter equipment. Perform installation and optimization of same. Perform routine building and grounds maintenance and inspections.* Required to participate in on-call rotation within a specified coverage area, and to work various shifts when necessary.* Perform these duties for in-building, small cell, and DAS equipment, which often involves working in a customer-facing environment to solve complex problems with vague/little to no guidelines.* Participate in mobile unit deployments (COW, COLT, SPOT, etc.) during special events or emergency situations.* Read, understand, and execute methods of procedures (MOPs) and ensure technical standards are adhered to and no adverse effects will be caused in the network* Perform both hardware and software updates and/or changes to remote site equipment as necessary. What we're looking for... You'll need to have:* Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.* Three or more years of relevant work experience.* Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools.* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.* Valid driver's license. Even better if you have:* Technical degree. Ideally, a Bachelor's degree.* CCNA certification.* Strong understanding of LTE technologies, DAS equipment, Small Cell equipment, IP networking and VoLTE.* Understanding of call processing (originations, handoffs) and data networking (switching/routing, TCP/IP).* Antenna design and propagation knowledge.* Understanding of interference detection and correction techniques. This includes internal and external PIM as well as external interference hunting experience.* Familiarity with RF data collection/analysis tools and RF test equipment (e.g. DMAT, RF scanners, spectrum analyzers).* Two or more years of experience plus electronics training in one or more of the following fields: Wireless telecommunications, IP networking, System Performance / Network Analyst.* Demonstrated knowledge of the following technologies and/or platforms:* Hardware and infrastructure experience including: Ericsson LTE, Lucent routers, ALU CDMA/EVDO.* Telecom experience including: Ethernet backhaul, fiber optic testing / configuration, Dark fiber.* Power experience including: Galaxy, Lorain, GE Infinity, DC distribution systems, and troubleshooting. * Familiarity with Dark Fiber and CRAN concepts and operations.* Intermediate training in the following areas: data communications, digital communications, operating systems and applications, telecommunications, computer support, project management, and/or power.* Understanding of IP networking including routing protocols and router interface and configuration. When you join Verizon... You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon. Equal Employment Opportunity We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.
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