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Verizon Senior Systems Performance Engineer in Houston, Texas

What you’ll be doing...

Our success depends on the quality of our network. We have high expectations for our system, and you’ll be using drive data and trouble ticket reports to spot problem areas and recommend fixes. And when system problems occur, or a customer reports an issue, you’ll investigate and find a resolution. Help us deliver on our promise to customers—the ability to make and maintain clear, uninterrupted connections.

  • Analyzing our network’s capacity and coverage, and looking for ways to make improvements.

  • Implementing various system performance improvement plans.

  • Recommending and evaluating the impact of new cells.

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting system problems.

  • Coordinating intersystem optimization.

In addition:

  • Specifically maximize the ability to connect to the network and improve the ability to retain a network connection without interruption, in the LTE, VOLTE, EvDO, and CDMA networks.

  • Analyzing Root Metric results, identify gaps and find solutions to resolve issues working with other groups such as RF planning and Deployment teams.

  • Perform all RF performance activities required to support the network build program (new cells, digital conversions, CDMA and LTE carrier additions, equipment migrations, etc.).

  • Identify causes of RF interference, make recommendations and provide solutions for reducing interference.

  • Coordinate intersystem optimization and consider all FAA/FCC issues. Coordinate with RF Engineering regarding spectrum exhaust to prevent system blocking.

What we’re looking for...

Never satisfied with the status quo, you thrive on continuous improvement. You have a strong domain experience in performance management tools, call processing, frequency planning, and all aspects of cellular networks. You enjoy the process of solving complex issues while empowering the team around you to do the same.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Willingness to work some nights.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in electrical engineering.

  • Experience in the cellular industry. Ideally, with network experience.

  • Experience with RF propagation tools and radio test equipment, like Ascm, DataPro, Spectrum Analyzers, Actix, Windcatcher, or RF Scanners.

  • Understanding of intermodulation, distortion, interference detection, and mitigation techniques.

  • Understanding of antenna characteristics or antenna system design and selection.

  • Understanding of frequency planning constraints and requirements such as C/I, co and adjacent channel criteria.

  • Understanding of LTE, VoLTE, Evdo, or CDMA.

In addition:

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Knowledge of 5G Design and Performance.

  • Knowledge of CRAN Hub architecture and associated parameters.

  • Knowledge with cell site, switch, and various subscriber translations.

  • Knowledge of call processing (originations, terminations, handoffs, directed retry).

  • Knowledge of PC spreadsheet and database packages (Excel and Access).

  • Programming experience in Python, Matlab, VBA, Perl.

  • Knowledge and experience on Data Analytics.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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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