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Wireless Engineer III - WiFi
Englewood, CO  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on June 30, 2022
Job Id #56685 Posted June 3, 2022

Job Description:
The Network Test Engineer is responsible for E2E testing and certification of Managed Wireless Wi-Fi and IP core network elements. This candidate plays a key role in evaluating and certifying IP Core Network deployment MOPs and IGs for the company. The Wi-Fi Core Network Test Engineer builds Virtual machines, storage NetApp, VMware. Creates strategic test plans and perform testing to ensure quality, performance and stability of Wireless IP networking products in the company's network ensuring the highest levels of customer and operational satisfaction. Technologies you will be supporting include, Cisco Spine-Leaf topology networks, Wi-Fi Access Gateways, Access Points, Service Provider Wi-Fi Controllers, and many other newer technologies developed based on industry standards. You will collaborate with Network Architects and Product Development Teams. Understand business and technology requirements and assess vendor solutions to address the requirements and create use cases for certification. You will work with Network development teams to create detailed test plans, test and reports issues to developers and prepare certification reports, analysis of performance criteria. You will also partner with technical operations staff on system design, troubleshooting, configuration and training needs.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION 
  • Responsible for test and certification of AA A servers and login portal web sites.
  • Good interpersonal skills, presentation skills, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Experience in Wi-Fi and Captive portal testing
  • Solid knowledge in routing and switching concepts
  • Experience with Nokia 7750 is required
  • Test tool experience with Spirent and IXIA is required
  • Experience in Linux Operating Systems and Python programming required
  • Knowledge in RADIUS protocols preferred 
  • Have good troubleshooting skills to resolve issues. Participates in lab network planning, design and engineering.
  • Evaluates  and certifies Methods of Procedures (MOP) and Installation Guide (IG) in new network solutions, performs network problem resolution in the Lab.
  • Define Test cases, development test plans and documentation of technical test reports.
  • Test, certify and approve methods of procedure (MOP) and  Installation Guides (IG).
  • Implements network enhancements and makes recommendations for improvement 
  • Works on projects/ systems/issues of medium to high complexity surrounding network planning, configuration and optimization
  • Track defects on MOPs and IG to development team through ticketing system (JIRA) and follow up for resolution for verification.
  • Works on one or more projects as a project team member, occasionally as a project team lead
  • Mentor less experienced engineers
  • Adhere to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable
  • Know, understand and follow company policy
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor
 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Skills / Abilities and Knowledge 
  • Should have excellent knowledge in RADIUS, testing  of routers, switches, various topologies, Access points, WLAN Controllers, in-Home Router, TR-069, IPSEC, QoS, 802.11, IPv4, IPv6 protocols.  
  • Excellent knowledge in routing, switching protocols. Knowledge in SNMP, CAPWAP, LWAP protocols is a plus. 
  • Experience developing test automation utilizing Python programming languages is desirable.
  • Must have good experience with tools like Spirent, IXIA traffic load generators for Network performance testing and analysis
  • Knowledge of various Network adjuncts and services i.e. AAA, Diameter, EAP, LTE Data, GRE, Soft GRE, L2TP, CAPWAP.   
  • Experience using protocol communications test equipment and tools (protocol analyzers, LTE system simulators, wifi analyzers and packet sniffers) preferred.   
  • Experience with E2E System Testing and Q/A of Layer 1 thru 7 networks required.
  • Experience writing and developing detailed test cases and test plans
  • Must possess expert skills and experience with server, desktop operating systems and applications (Windows, MAC, Unix, Linux other Java-Linux platforms) 
  • Strong work ethic with a desire to meet and exceed personal and business goals
  • Experienced technical writing skills sufficient to produce test cases, test plans, design documents, and technical diagrams
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently on assigned projects
  • Strong documentation, follow-up, communication skills
  • Learns and adapts to new technologies and methodologies.  Must be able to think outside-the-box and exercise innovation.
  • Knowledgeable in SDLC process with strong attention to process details
  • Possesses strong testing experience in similar Telecom industry preferred

Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Professional level certification or equivalent work experience
 
Related Work Experience        
  • 5+ years of professional experience in an MSO/ISP Networking Engineering capacity 
                                 
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Office Environment
  • Network Lab environment 
  • Exposure to continuous moderate noise
  • Work performed near power lines and electricity
  • Occasional travel as required

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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