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Systems Performance Engineer

Systems Performance Engineer| Network | Westlake, TX, USA

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This position can be located in Schertz, TX or Westlake, TX
  • Creating Small Cell Polygons/Search areas, conducting candidate assessment, and approving RF Design.
  • Attending site walks to identify mounting location for small cell antennas
  • Using system tools such as Network Flow and Siterra to create projects and propagation design tools such as GeoPlan and Atoll to model coverage.
  • Supporting the investigation and resolution of customer complaints regarding service by using drive test tools, post processing and mapping tools to determine root causes.
  • Working on new cell sites to ensure sites are properly integrated into network and optimized.
  • Managing multiple projects at the same time.
  • Pursuing technical issues, problem solving, and reviewing new technical products/services to the benefit and improvement of the overall network.
  • Using internal tools to process documents required for FAA/FCC filings and compliance.
  • Partnering with System Performance to reduce RRC setup failures, RRC Drops, Context Setup Failures, and Context Drops.
  • Performing Small Cell design including antenna selection and placement
  • Collaborating with Area planning to line up priorities for coverage, capacity and performance and creation of the annual budget and refinement throughout the year.
  • Reviewing capacity reports and growth rates at the site level and use information in design efforts.
  • Collaborating with other Network groups, (e.g., real estate, system performance, construction, regulatory, legal, etc.) to drive the build plan, to identify stalled objectives, and to assure that Verizon’s network quality and financial objectives are met.
  • Analyze baseline, Nielsen, Root Metrics results and implement solutions for improving those results.
  • Conduct drive testing, analyze drive data, monitor OMs and continuously optimize networks to improve performance and to meet or exceed goals.
  • Identify areas that require coverage improvement or capacity offload.
  • Review all aspects of job functions and recommend new procedures, programs, or test tools to enable greater job productivity.
  • Interface with PM, real estate, construction, switch/field operations, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal to assure that Verizon’s network quality and financial objectives are met.

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent work experience required. Master degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry with direct experience in RF Design, RF Engineering, or RF System Performance of CDMA and LTE.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the following platforms and/or technologies: System Design including LTE, CDMA, EVDO, and GSM; Voice cells infrastructure including Lucent and Motorola; Wireless data service including LTE, CDMA.
  • Familiarity with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson small cell technologies and cell site hardware, switch, and various subscriber equipment, preferred.
  • Understanding of call processing (originations, handoffs) and data networking (switching/routing, TCP/IP).
  • Proficient in office computer applications and operating test equipment: Datapro or equivalent commercial data collection tools, Windcatcher, Real Time Tool, Chicago Web Page, Zite/SSAT, Alerts, Neighbor List Tool, Autotest, Agilent Tool, Dashboard, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, MapInfo, GeoPlan; pilot scanners, baseline equipment, spectrum analyzers.
  • Understanding of interference detection and correction techniques.
  • Understanding of antenna characteristics and antenna system design/selection.
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to present as a Subject Matter Expert with relative discipline to large audiences both network and sales channel.
  • Flexibility with work hours, as some night or weekend work as well as travel will be required.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills by being committed to excellence, demonstrating company values and policies, initiating action, accepting responsibility for results, and making quality decisions.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility by attempting alternate solutions to resolve issues, and adjusting to a dynamic, changing business environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate organizational and planning skills by developing and completing project plans.
  • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • A valid driver's license is required.

**This position can be located with in Schertz or Westlake**

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.

  • 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: 354516