#6571 Performance Assurance Engineer (Richardson, TX) in Richardson, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

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Job Description

Performance Assurance Engineer III
Plano, TX

PA Engineer is responsible for the identification, analysis, and diagnostics of wireless telecommunications networks performance characteristics. The PA Engineer will answer technical questions as well as day to day operational questions. They are able to work independently with limited guidance to accomplish goals and objectives. They plan and execute their own work and provide guidance and/or training to others. They adapt to changes in a dynamic business environment, support management initiatives, and guide other engineers. They exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and results. They are able to present ideas, technical and non-technical, in a logical, compelling manner in a written format and verbally in both small and large group settings.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Responsibilities include monitoring KPIs, spotting trends, and correlating metrics across a diverse network infrastructure
  • Experience with at least one of the common industry data visualization tools (Tableau, Spotfire, Micro Strategy, Power BI, etc.) for data correlation, analysis, reporting, etc.
  • Work with the Network Engineering and Operations Teams on the cell site’s antenna and RF equipment configuration and database parameters 
  • Communicate PA team budget, milestones and deliverables to project management and implement plans to accomplish the milestones within budget, as required

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering; Master’s Degree a plus; 
  • 8+ years’ work experience in the wireless industry
  • Successful track record defining direction and providing specific instruction for engineering projects / programs leveraging personal knowledge and organizational skills to increase team efficiency, facilitate personal development and mentor colleagues
  • Demonstrated research and problem solving skills via prior work experience.  Experience with wireless infrastructure provider and / or operator is desired
  • A solid understanding of RF fundamentals and data network protocols
  • Strong technical knowledge of CDMA / EVDO and LTE / Volte technologies
  • Must have a strong work ethic, integrity and work extremely well in a team environment
  • Must have an aptitude for creativity and innovation
  • Programming knowledge and experience a plus: SQL, Python, R
  • Database design and administration a plus
  • Advanced working knowledge of Base Station Vendor equipment (Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson) 
  • Advanced working experience on Microsoft Excel, PowerPivot, PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills 
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment 

Physical / Mental Demands: 

  • The position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be skilled in developing and maintaining good working relationships with all appropriate levels within and outside the company
  • Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal more than 75% of work time in an office work environment
  • Frequently works additional hours beyond normal schedule
  • Performs work under time schedules and stresses which are normally periodic or cyclical and include time sensitive job stress, fatigue, unpaid over-time, intellectual challenge, constant technical data feedback, language barriers, and project management stress.
  • Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids include PC’s, printers, etc. most often associated with office work area equipment
  • Travel to customer locations, trade shows, etc. approximately 20% of time
  • Under minimal supervision with a high level of responsibility to apply general policies and guidelines where decisions are seldom monitored, consequences of decisions may adversely affect operating results and management decisions
  • Position has complete access to confidential company data where disclosure may jeopardize the company’s competitive position


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