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Senior Engineer System Performance

Senior Engineer System Performance| Network | Houston, TX, USA

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This position can be located at the Regional Network offices in Central TX (Westlake, TX), Houston Gulf Coast (Houston, TX) or South Central (Little Rock, AR) only

Key focus: ALU SME, Trial coordination and analysis, KPI analysis, Venue performance

  • Provide subject matter expertise for ALU hardware/software, provide guidance for market trials, and facilitate sharing best-practices across the Area and Nation.
  • Partner with Regions to identify cell clusters and Venues with greatest performance needs and drive improvement until Performance goals are met.
  • Coordinate trials and tests of new software, hardware, and design/optimization approaches, ensuring that best practices are followed in creation and implementation of trial MOPs as well as standardizing results to provide ability to compare trial results across the Area and nation.
  • Develop/refine methods for measuring Optimization efforts and associated Capacity gains and overall Capital impact/savings
  • Pull and analyze Performance data from multiple internal data sources and tools, such as vendor pegs/calculations, drive data, etc.
  • Identify Performance and process needs and forge new approaches that maximize both Performance and efficiency.
  • Present technical material to Regional and Area leadership, outlining upcoming technology features and impacts, readouts of market-level performance as well as prescriptions for improvement.
  • Work with other Area SP teams as well as HQ Planning, Maintenance Engineering, and Service Performance teams to coordinate trial efforts, share best practices, and drive necessary vendor hardware/software enhancements.
  • Will typically manage several projects at a time, with supervision, and proactively lead in implementing and supporting implementation of new technologies and system enhancements.
  • Engage internal and external tool providers on tool requirements/development, RFPs, and participate in tool trials

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in optimization of ALU LTE
  • Antenna design and propagation knowledge required; experience in RF Design a plus.
  • LTE network implementation experience (antenna verifications, drive testing, throughput testing, shake downs, system tuning, and problem resolution)
  • Familiarity with RF data collection/analysis tools and RF test equipment (e.g. DataPro, XCAL, Actix, Windcatcher ALPT/ELPT, NCWS, frequency scanners, spectrum analyzers).
  • Expert knowledge of LTE/VoLTE/EvDO/CDMA air interfaces and Call Flows
  • Expert knowledge of ALU LTE hardware/software, pegs & calculations.
  • Robust System Performance experience as well as scripting and programming skills.
  • Understanding of interference detection and correction techniques.
  • Experience with parameter optimization, testing, drive-data and peg count analysis is required.
  • Wireless vendor feature or equipment FOA or deployment experience is a plus.
  • Intermediate/advanced scripting and programming skills are preferred (PERL, VBA, PHP)
  • Work flexible hours and support occasional night or weekend work as needed.
  • Proficient in MS Office



  • Must have a strong work ethic, integrity and work extremely well in a team environment.
  • Must have an aptitude for creativity and innovation.
  • Must possess a proactive work style with the ability to set priorities, work with minimum supervision and with a diverse group of professionals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to effectively present technical material and interface with all levels of management
  • Superior organizational skills; very detail-oriented
  • Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical abilities; strong statistical analysis skills
  • Must be highly motivated and resourceful – showing initiative to independently identify issues, come up with timely, creative solutions, and own issues through resolution

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: 356238