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Wireless Network Deployment Engineer (INTL)

Duties

  • Support operator and systems integrator, during and after deployment of Facebook powered connectivity technologies
  • Contribute to complex projects via writing and reviewing specifications and test plans, with focus on end-to-end integration, security, network performance, key performance indicators, network and resource management systems
  • Analyze and debug performance issues on wireless networking products working with a cross functional group of engineers to root cause.
  • Integrate various hardware and software elements into end-to-end configurations that are ready for lab trials, field trials and deployment related activities.
  • Work cross-functionally with local municipalities, engineering, and 3rd party vendors.
  • Work cross functionally with partners, project management, and network engineering to build network designs to solve for connectivity requirements.
  • Develop test and validation plan for deployed wireless broadcast, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and full mesh networks.
  • Travel regularly (up to 30%) in-region for meetings, technical reviews, and onsite delivery activities.
  • Skills
  • Firm understanding of networking architectures that provide connectivity to end users (at home, at work, at public spaces, in transportation, etc) and the relevant network design trade-offs and common deployment and operational challenges.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and commonly-used routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, MPLS)
  • Experience in working with Linux/Unix
  • Ability to automate and manage networks using programming languages such as Python
  • 5+ years’ experience deploying, maintaining, and administering networks
  • Knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases and debugging
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Relevant network certifications (JNCIP/JNCIE, CCIE/ CCNP, RHCSA)
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Solid understanding of WiFi base communications including fundamentals such as SNR, RSSI, MCS, and Tx/Rx power
  • Familiarity with AAA protocols such as RADIUS.
  • Experience with network traffic generators (eg., IXA, Spirent, Xena), traffic impairment boxes, KPI measurement tools, spectrum analyzers, protocol analyzers (eg., wireshark)
  • Preferred: Experience with wireless telecommunications systems and equipment deployment in emerging markets.
  • Preferred: Experience within the wireless telecommunications industry specifically working with LTE RAN / Core Engineering, RF Engineering, IP Networking, Live network LTE Trials and commercial deployment.
  • Preferred: Technical knowledge of various regional electrical configurations, AC/DC power, power redundancy scenarios.

Education

B.S. Electronics and Telecommunications or related discipline

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