As a Premier Field Engineer you will be responsible for the successful introduction and deployment of theMicrosoft-Affirmed virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)at locations typically within Latin America.
This position requires 3GPP specification knowledge and virtualized deployment experience. The position may require frequent travel to customer sites to perform deployment and support related activities.
The ideal candidate is hands-on with a ?get it done? attitude that can quickly learn and contribute to fast paced projects.
Please note that this position can be located in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala or Mexico.
ResponsibilitiesSet up Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) in customer deployments ? strong experience on OpenStack, KVM, VMWare, E2E orchestration and Docker container orchestration via Kubernetes is extremely beneficial, including dimensioning VNF resources for deployment scenarios and knowledge on using VNF onboarding tools to deploy wireless core such as (NFVO, VNFM, VIM).
Support the overall design of the NFVI environment to support multiple VNFs across several compute nodes.Upgrade, maintain and troubleshoot x86 Servers such as HP DL360 / DL380 or C7000 blades server and connectivity to switches and next hop routers.
Engage support members and vendors to resolve software issues or hardware RMA. Replicate issues and validate resolution of production issues in lab.
Design, develop and build configurations to install and integrate the Affirmed vEPC products for lab and production environments.
Troubleshoot deployment related issues to resolution.Create, modify, and execute Acceptance Test Cases with the customer.
Should be able to work on preparation of CIQ, HLD, LLD and MoPs for the Packet Core Network.Provide advanced support on integration of new services, charging and billing and migrations.
Stay abreast of new products as well as underlying technologies, networks, hardware and protocols.Utilize various tools and technologies, including : Affirmed Mobile Cloud Content Gateway and Proxy, Acuitas EMS, Wireshark, Spirent Landslide, IXIA, HP C7000, Cisco ASR 5500, Juniper MX960, BIG IP F5 Load Balancer, HP 6125 Switches, OpenStack, VMWare ESXi Communicate and report updates to project stakeholders and towards customer interfaces.
Qualifications5+ years of working experience with the following : IP networking, routing protocols, and deployment of OpenStack / VMWare / KVM.
3+ years of experience in Mobile Core technologies, including 3GPP, EPC Virtualization, M2M, 5G / CUPS, 2G, 3G, 4G / LTE, 5G / CUPS and associated interfaces, and vEPC functions such as SGSN / MME, SAEGW / GGSN, ePDG / TWAG, DNS, AAA, PCRF, OCS, HSS / HLR, etc.
Should have deep knowledge of 4G Network Architecture (integration, call flows and signaling interfaces of packet core nodes) which include VOLTE, VoWiFi, IoT, Private-LTE, IMS, vvMME call flows and overall understanding of current technologies in the Telecom space including 5G.
Hands-on knowledge on troubleshooting Linux based systems and understanding of Cloud Native technologies.Knowledge of various network adjuncts PCEF, PCRF, AAA, RADIUS, HSS, Diameter architectures and standard practices and tools (protocol analyzers, LTE system simulators, analyzers and packet sniffers).
Strong experience on IP Networking and common UNIX / Linux operating systems administration troubleshooting. Knowledge of python scripting is a plus.
Demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communications skills with ability to adjust communication style based on the audience.
English and Spanish language fluency.