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CommScope, Inc. Senior Systems Test Engineer in Lowell, Massachusetts

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. In this "always-on" world, we believe it's essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do. The epicenter of this transformation is powered by the world's most advanced networks - the connectivity we create. Our expert employees are rethinking the purpose, role and use of our networks across the globe; to increase bandwidth, expand capacity, improve efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From sports arenas to state-of-the-art data centers - we provide opportunities where you can innovate and create, while growing and developing your career. Come connect to your future.

Job Description

Are you a meticulous engineer who loves problem solving and creating solutions? If so, we are looking for you. As a member of the System Performance Team, you will focus on testing, measuring and improving the performance and customer experience of our 4G and 5G small cell products. More specifically you will define test strategy, test plans and perform Live Air Verification (LAV) tests and critical metric benchmarking for new software and hardware releases as per agreed upon release schedule. Our team performs end to end network bring up and maintenance of the LAV network including RAN, Switches, Routers, EPC, Security Gateway, Application servers and UEs. This includes Software upgrades, hardware installation, cabling and commissioning of LAV network. By continually evaluating, influencing and advancing our LAV to improve testing and analysis processes, you will have a direct impact on our ability to deliver carrier grade products to customers. This position is based out of Lowell MA

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Testing, validation and optimization of new algorithms and features in a Software release

  • Operational measurements (OM), critical metric and debug log analysis of LAV data to get to RCA of issues.

  • Perform RF and parameter optimization tests and analysis to drive critical metric improvements

  • Review product, feature requirements and technical documents written throughout the organization and provide feedback to different teams.

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with eight years of experience or a master’s degree with five years of experience.

  • Over three years of working through system performance testing and product development life cycle of 4G LTE, 5G NR RAN products at infrastructure OEM or LTE, 5G NR chipset vendors

  • Consistent track record of performing end-to-end testing, troubleshooting and solving complex real world 4G LTE and/or 5G NR network and handset issues

  • Domain expertise in end-to-end testing of LTE small cell or macro cell networks

  • Strong understanding of 4G LTE, 5G NR technology and 3GPP standards

  • Broad knowledge in understanding the interaction of small cell and macro cellular networks

  • Hands on experience and expertise with wireless data collection tools like QXDM, Wireshark, XCAL, NEMO, etc and lab equipment such as spectrum analyzer.

  • Experience with post processing tools like QCAT, XCAP, Windcatcher, Actix etc.

  • Expertise in IP and related technologies including IPv4, IPv6, IPSEC, Routing protocols, Networking protocols, Security Protocols, SIP and working with switches, routers etc.

  • Expert-level understanding of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and user experience metrics

  • Experience with scripting languages like TCL, Perl, Python for test automation preferred

  • Hands on expertise and experience with OAM of cellular networks using Element Management Systems (EMS).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proactive self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to work well in a team environment

Why CommScope?

In today’s always-on world, CommScope is pushing the bounds of communications technology. We are building better connections and shaping networks of the future. For more than 40 years, we’ve been leaders in innovating the network infrastructure of the future. Developments such as the Internet of Things, seamless connectivity, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. Our dynamic work environment attracts forward-thinking, hardworking, and caring people who strive to build what’s next. We provide our employees with opportunities where they can innovate and build, while growing and developing their careers. We thrive with change and know the value diversity plays in bringing forth new insights and generating better solutions.

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.