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Systems Performance Engineer

Systems Performance Engineer| Engineering | Alpharetta, GA, USA

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The Engineer-System Performance is responsible for the performance and optimization of the regional Wireless Network. Must have Familiarity with frequency planning constraints and requirements (i.e. C/I, co and adjacent channel criteria, etc.).  Understanding of interference detection and correction techniques.  Understanding of antenna characteristics and antenna system design/selection. Understanding of intermodulation distortion and knowledge of how to troubleshoot interference issues. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

This includes (but not limited to) the following:

Antenna replacement, down tilt, azimuth and height

Handoff parameters

Neighbor lists

Base station transmit power

Relocation of sectors or sites

Addition or deletion of sites

Documentation of all changes

Analyze VoLTE, baseline, Nielsen, Root Metrics results and implement solutions for improving those results.

Monitor network performance (using SMS alerts, Real Time Tools, stats reports) and respond to system problems. Implement corrective actions in a timely manner.

Investigate trouble tickets, provide information to close a ticket, and call customer or employee if necessary

Perform measurements and tests to verify or dispute the interference case and resolve the interference case or find interferer.

Support In-building sites including test coverage at subject location, evaluate DAS designs, installations, complete all testing, and provide input to Traffic and Fixed Network on capacity requirements

Conduct drive testing, analyze drive data results and monitor stats for new site integration, system optimization, and activation.

Conduct VOLTE/LTE drive testing, analyze drive data results, recommend system optimization changes to RF Engineering, implement changes and re-drive.

Coordinate with RF Engineering in designing and deploying carrier additions to support network growth. Support adding network equipment and performance monitoring for special events.

Work closely with Operations Group, Vendor, and Design Engineers to troubleshoot network and hardware issues.

Interface with project manager, real estate, construction, switch/field operations, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal to assure that Verizon Wireless’s network quality and financial objectives are met

Expertise in the following areas is preferred:

Urban, suburban, and rural RF optimization

small cells




other RF related devices, topics or tools


 BS in Electrical/ Computer Engineering with specialization in RF or Communications Systems.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in cellular or telecommunications industry.

Excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated positive, proactive leadership abilities.

Knowledge of LTE and CDMA technologies.

Familiarity with Ericsson infrastructure.

Understanding of call processing (originations, handoffs) and data networking (switching/routing, TCP/IP). Ability to analyze TCP data using WireShark.

Antenna design and propagation knowledge.

Understanding of interference detection and correction techniques.

Familiarity with RF data collection/analysis tools and RF test equipment (e.g. DataPro, ActixONE, Accuver,  frequency scanners, spectrum analyzers).

Flexibility in work schedule (some nights required).

Must be self-motivated and resourceful.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

Required - driver’s license and good driving record.

Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Job ID: 356605

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