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Systems Technician

Systems Technician| Engineering | Birmingham, AL, USA

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The Technician – Systems is responsible for advanced integration, operation and maintenance (OA&M), and performance monitoring of VZW networks and platforms found within a regional data distribution site. Networks supported include 1X, CDMA/eHRPD, LTE EPC, EBH, TRFO/NNI, WDN, and WVN. Platforms included in these networks are:  eNB’s, MME, SGW; Cisco MLS Switches, EBH Routers, 3G PDSN/HA/HSGW, LTE PGW; Juniper MLS Switches, Network Services Core (NSC); Tellabs Titan 5500, and ACME SR, SBC. The Technician – Systems is expected to perform his/her duties with minimum supervision and participate in cross-functional projects as scheduled.

  • Troubleshoot, upgrade, integrate, and perform preventive maintenance on multiple vendor systems.
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on regional data networks and correct anomalies.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical leadership.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Participate in First Office Applications (FOAs) and other projects as scheduled.
  • Interface and escalate as necessary with key stakeholders both within and outside the Region to ensure projects as well as troubleshooting efforts are completed in a timely manner.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and 2+ years in the cellular/telecommunications industry OR Associates Degree and 5+ years of experience in the cellular/telecommunications industry with a focus on data networks and transport.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with TCP/IP, LAN/WAN and IP routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP).
  • Cisco CCNA /CCENT and Juniper JNCIA certifications preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of IP addressing, subnetting, network segmentation (VLAN), MPLS, and virtual routing instances. 
  • Experience with high speed wireless technologies; 1XRTT, EV-DO, and LTE.
  • Experience with Cisco & Juniper infrastructure and operating systems.
  • Experience with OA&M, monitoring, and growing large-scale data networks required.
  • Experience using various network monitoring or performance tools such as eHealth, Real Time Tool (RTT), Fluke, Netscout NGenius Suite, Wireshark, and Irisview preferred
  • Experience in Ericsson wireless switching environment preferred.
  • Must have strong work ethic, integrity and work extremely well in a team environment
  • Must possess a proactive work style with the ability to set priorities, work with minimum supervision and with a diverse group of professionals.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to follow up through to completion on all assignments/projects/deadlines.
  • Must have the initiative to independently identify issues, come up with timely, creative solutions, and own issues through resolution.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities and advanced problem solving skills.
  • Programming/Scripting experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access preferred.

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: 356454

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