Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Portland


What you’ll be doing...
We promise our customers the most reliable coverage across the country, and you’ll make sure we deliver on that promise. You’ll be a technical leader and subject matter expert in network performance for a large geographic area, proactively identifying new ways to improve speed and quality, and helping to resolve our most complex problems. We’ve got an increasing customer base using more devices every day, and their expectations are high—you’ll play a key role in making sure they’re never disappointed.
Monitoring the system’s performance, including network LTE, 1x, and EVDO metrics, and finding ways to make improvements or mitigate potential problems.
Resolving service-impacting issues, sometimes using non-traditional, out-of-the-box solutions.
Investigating and resolving customer complaints, often through drive testing, field visits, and efforts to replicate the customer experience.
Working cross-functionally to deploy and optimize components for best efficiency and reliability.
Leading the investigation of Root Metrics/Baseline/Nielsen, and the coordination and implementation of complex network directives.
Creating pre- and post-cell site/carrier add templates and checklists for LTE & CDMA, also making sure site/carriers are properly integrated into network and optimized for peak performance.
Additional responsibilities:
Being the team’s lead on 5G.
Using and improving automation methods to drive workload efficiencies.
Partnering with RF Design to determine the best use of current assets and providing feedback on design needs for assigned cluster.
Providing Tier 2 support to Network Assurance in maintenance of the network and day-to-day troubleshooting of customer impacting issues.
What we’re looking for...
Motivated, proactive, and organized, you have the ability to manage complex projects simultaneously. You’re driven to find creative solutions to problems no one’s ever encountered before. Developing more junior team members to build capacity across the organization gives you satisfaction. You take ownership of your work, and are able to establish collaborative working relationships across the business to make our system even more robust.
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience with system optimization, KPIs, and parameters of LTE for Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, or Motorola end-to-end wireless network architecture.
Experience with (Vo)LTE, EVDO, CDMA2000-1X air interfaces.
A driver’s license.
Willingness to work nights and weekends, and occasionally travel overnight.
Even better if you have:
A degree.
A degree in electrical engineering or a similar discipline.
Experience with parameter optimization,trials, and statistical analysis.
Understanding of Ericsson LTE roadmap and plans for L14B, L15 and beyond, and how this relates to 3GPP standards.
Understanding of packet data networks analysis concepts. Ideally, including knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite, TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6) algorithms such as slow start or congestion control algorithm, IP measurement tools such as ping, traceroute, pathchar, snoop & tcpdump.
Understanding of Routing protocolslike RIP, OSPF, BGP or SIP.
Experience with WireShark.
Ability to differentiate and diagnose RAN, EPC, and IMS CORE related problems.
Experience with ANR, CMDS, Carrier Aggregation (CA), 4X Transmit, 4X Receive, AWS, TMA’s, RET, RRH, or Ericson AIR antenna products.
Understanding of Advanced Calling (VoLTE), SIP, and the analysis of SIP messaging using Irisview.
Experience with RTT, e-health, ELPT, Chicago web, Mars, SAM, Agilent Access CDMA, Actix, Windcatcher, NLT, Zite/SSAT, Mapinfo, Geoplan, and any network optimization tools.
Experience in RF design.
Understanding of core network including but not limited to PDSN, CSR router, WDN router, Aggregate Router, (P,I,&S)CSCF, PCRF, AAA, HSS, MME, SGW, PGW, IMS, 7750 and Cisco 9K, 10K & 1K routers.
Knowledge of one scripting language such as perl or visual basic.
In addition:
Working knowledge with utilizing scripting to assist in day-to-day tasks.
Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau.
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband,

About the company

For more than 100 years, Verizon has been at the center of the communications revolution.
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world.

We help people, businesses and things communicate better.

The digital world promises consumers a better, more connected life, and we’re the ones delivering it. We make it possible for people to stay in touch and businesses to connect with their customers. We’re also bringing technology and hands-on learning opportunities directly to kids who need it most. Our goal is to inspire tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world.

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