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Senior LTE Core Network Engineer
Synergis | Birmingham, Alabama
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Job Description

Sr. LTE Core Network Engineer
Birmingham, AL 35203
Contract to Perm
$85K - 95K + 12% Bonus
$50-55/hr contract

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for the design and operation of LTE evolved packet core and IP network infrastructure deployed within our Birmingham and Atlanta datacenters. These packet cores currently provide machine-to-machine data services and will soon be providing a suite of voice services including VoLTE, VoWiFi, PTT and messaging. The candidate will be required to blend LTE telecom engineering with enterprise IP network experience to plan, purchase, install and maintain mission-critical network equipment.

This role will be heavily involved with the team responsible for maintaining the network equipment installed in those core networks and will require interaction with the personnel and systems for monitoring and troubleshooting. The equipment includes Ericsson EPC and IMS network elements, as well as carrier-grade switching and routing platforms. Also in scope is a fleet of Palo Alto Firewalls, VPN appliances, and other WAN and customer access equipment. Enforcement of installation and operational standards such as hardening and cyber security best practices will also be expected.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills)
Key Requirements:
B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.
Other Engineering degrees may be considered.
A thorough understanding of network fundamentals and protocols is absolutely required - including but not limited to the OSI model, Ethernet, 802.1Q, IP, TCP/UDP, OSPF, BGP, IPSec.
A thorough understanding of LTE signalling and attachment flows is required.
4 years of experience maintaining IP routing and switching equipment.
2 years of experience working with LTE EPC network elements (Ericsson preferred).
Experience with Firewalls and an understanding of stateful inspection.
Excellent troubleshooting skills, including root-cause analysis of network issues.
Experience with Syslog, SNMP or other network monitoring protocols and tools.
Proficiency with network traffic analysis tools (Wireshark, etc).
Organizational, interpersonal, project management and meeting facilitation skills.
Ability to innovate, react quickly, and work independently.

Other Desirable Skills:
Experience with VoLTE, VoWiFi, and LTE Roaming.
Experience with geographic redundancy and the mechanisms involved.
Experience with carrier network deployments or traffic engineering, specifically MPLS.
Understanding of intrusion prevention or similar technologies.
Knowledge of cyber security best-practices.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Specify major duties performed by the job and % of time spent on duties.
1. Design future LTE and IP Network infrastructure for additional features, capacity or life cycle upgrades. (20%)
2. Maintain installed core network infrastructure - keep systems up-to-date, monitor performance, project capacity needs, and troubleshoot issues. (15%)
3. Oversee assigned capital projects. (15%)
4. Investigate new hardware or software as a proof-of-concept or potential purchase. (15%)
5. Work with IT Security during security assessments or to remediate identified issues. (10%)
6. Coordinate with other areas of the organization to serve their Network and Server infrastructure needs. (10%)
7. Document technology, processes and standards. (10%)
8. Provide input into yearly capital and O&M budgets. (5%)

For immediate consideration, please forward your resume to (see below)

Qualifications

Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Synergis

Synergis' programming team develops solutions that help integrate applications, reduce repetitive or time consuming tasks by understanding the unique challenges of leveraging technology to your advantage. Are you looking to improve your design time? Or reduce design errors and revisions? Or gain a competitive edge? How about eliminating redundant, value diminishing work processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then why not let Synergis Technologies develop a solution to automate your sales or drawing creation. Our experts understand that each design environment is unique and sometimes requires more than an "out-of-the-box" solution. Therefore our programming services are designed to leverage your existing software tools, and streamline your work processes. Synergis Technologies' process automation experts have a proven track record for developing solutions that provide the following results: Lower labor costs by improving efficiency Provide faster delivery of proposals and detailed drawings Reduce errors and revisions in documentation and drawings Increase production capacity without increased labor force Leverage existing software and technologies Retain and document product knowledge Eliminate duplicate data entry by integrating multiple software packages To speak to our process automation experts, please call 800-836-5440.

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