#6773 LTE RAN Test Engineer (Reston, VA) in Reston, VA at MDI Group

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

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Job Description

LTE RAN Test Engineer

Reston, VA

The position is to be a key contributor as a product validation engineer in a multi-functional team of R&D, Systems engineering, and product validation to introduce client products to Wireless Carrier

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Responsible for development of product validation, feature validation, systems and performance analysis, customer review sessions for LTE RAN products focusing on Air interface, E2E performance, and Call Processing
  • Analyzing the product and feature requirements, converting them into system test cases and execution to ensure product meets customer spec
  • Aid in product & feature performance analysis, evaluation of new product & SW releases
  • Perform detailed analysis of 4G Wireless Protocols
  • Responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting the issues
  • Educate our customers on new products and services both individually and in a team environment
  • Ensures that customer commitments are achieved according to plan
  • Works closely with various support organizations, logistics, and cross- functional teams from to achieve successful new product roll-outs and developments

Must Haves:

  • Good understanding on LTE concepts such as DL / UL scheduling, LTE power control, Beamforming fundamentals, MIMO. Knowledge of CBRS product and SAS solution is a plus
  • Experience with ongoing 3GPP Rel activities is beneficial
  • Experience with system testing activities such as feature validation, test description documentation, parameter optimization, performance analysis, test strategy creation, problem troubleshooting
  • Strong knowledge in 4G air interface and call processing technologies and network architecture specifically focused on Radio Access Network
  • Good understanding of overall Wireless systems with emphasis on PHY, MAC, RLC, RRC and PDCP layers
  • Experience in EMS systems, managing network elements, software upgrades etc.
  • Experience with SW development is beneficial
  • Understanding of 3GPP systems: Core and RAN networks
  • Understanding of HW as well as SW architecture
  • Experience with test tools including protocol analyzers, XCAL / QXDM, Wireshark, Channel Emulator, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Generators, etc.
  • Undergraduate Degree in engineering with 10-12 years of directly related experience is required
  • A Masters with 10+ years’ experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree is EE / CS is required
  • Ability to travel sporadically during the project
  • Validation expert in driving the technical solutions to customer through complex organizational dynamics
  • Presentations Skills: Leveraging your ability to communicate effectively with all levels of organization as well as HQ partners on initiatives.
  • The ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple projects, sales and simultaneous performance objectives
  • Work independently in determining one’s personal work schedule to be productive
  • Work in a team environment, in order to achieve personal and team project milestones and to complete assignments within established time frames
  • Accept tasks and problems / situations that differ, requiring creativity to search for optimal solutions, when only broad and general guidelines exist for solving problems
  • Proven ability to interact at multiple levels within customers’ organizations
  • Negotiate with and convince others, in a potentially adversarial environment, including customer directors, managers and staff with opposing views to accept / approve plans, technical and project recommendations
  • Ability to achieve results within established time frames and requirements

Physical / Mental Expectations: 

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment
  • Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal between more than 50% of work time, including prolonged periods of time
  • Requires considerable work utilizing high visual acuity / detail, numeric / character distinction and moderate hand / finger dexterity
  • The movement and transportation of equipment, most of the time is under 25 pounds
  • Performs work under time schedules and stress which are normally periodic or cyclical, including time sensitive deadlines, intellectual challenges and project management deadlines
  • Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids include PC’s, printers, copiers, faxes and other equipment commonly associated with an office work area
  • May require working additional hours beyond normal schedule
  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest and ethical responsibilities
  • Excellence Dealing with Ambiguity: Bringing your experience in problem solving and ability to navigate complex organizations with pivotal shifts


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