Test Engineer Mobile Backhaul and Transport

Infotech Sourcing - Menlo Park, CA

Job Title: Test Engineer Mobile Backhaul and Transport

Location: Menlo Park, CA

Duration: 1+ year W2 contract with possible extension/ conversion

Candidate is expected to travel (can include outside of country)

Duties:


  • Testing and configuration of various mobile backhaul and transport network elements such as cellsite gateways/routers, edge/aggregation routers and packet-optical devices in a lab environment

  • Integration of these network elements in various network transport topologies, and end-to-end scenarios including mobile base stations and mobile core systems

  • Configuring and operating various test tools & equipment (hardware & software) used in a lab environment

  • Development of operator-level test plan, execution of test plan and validation of requirements, identification of issues & troubleshooting and documenting test results

  • Collaborating with hardware and software vendors to improve product quality & readiness

  • Engaging with ecosystem partners (operators, equipment vendors, test equipment vendors) during lab trials

Skills:

  • Solid understanding of test & measurement principles that pertains to networking related functions in the context of mobile transport/backhaul networks

  • Significant experience in configuring and testing cellsite switches/routers/gateways, network demarcation devices, aggregation routers and packet optical transport systems

  • Strong understanding of IP/MPLS/DIA/Ethernet network design & deployments.

  • Strong experience configuring and testing Carrier-Ethernet services ELINE/ELAN/ETREE, L2VPN/L3VPN services, wavelength services

  • Deep understanding and configuration of IP/MPLS control/data plane, including routing technologies such as IS-IS/OSPF/BGP/RR, VPWS/VPLS/EVPN, Provider Bridging/QinQ/C-VLAN/S-VLAN, LAG

  • Strong knowledge and testing of fault management & performance monitoring functions for transport/backhaul networks such as 802.1ag/Y.1731/IPPM/TWAMP/MPLS-OAM

  • Strong knowledge of configuring and testing of QoS & H-QoS related mechanisms including classes of service, policers/shapers, schedulers, active queue management

  • Experience with various traffic generator equipment such as IXIA/Sprint/Xena/Viavi

  • Solid understanding and testing of frequency & time synchronization network architectures & functions such as Synchronous Ethernet, IEEE1588, Boundary Clock, ITU-T G.8265.1/8275.1 profiles

  • Capable of operating and configuring test & measurement equipment such as Calnex Paragon and various sync-related devices such as Grandmasters and clock sources

  • Working knowledge of EMS/NMS systems and managed service orchestration/API including service inventory, provisioning and activation, zero-touch provisioning

  • Experience with YANG models, OpenConfig models, including definition/specification and test & measurements

  • Good understanding of mobile operator network architecture including UE, eNB, MME, SGW/PGW, transport/backhaul networks, S1/X2 interfaces

  • Strong knowledge working with linux-based switches/routers

  • Good understanding of integrating and testing microwave/mmwave systems

  • Experience with test plan development, execution, troubleshooting and documenting issues, setting up test beds, configuring test equipment and troubleshooting end-to-end networks

  • Desired experience in automating test cases, API integration, python scripting

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact with cross-functional and very dynamic teams

Education: Minimum: B.A.Sc, CCIE/JNCIE

Skills and Experience:

Additional Skills:

  • API

  • CCIE

  • DOCUMENTING

  • INVENTORY

  • LINUX

  • MICROWAVE

  • MPLS

  • NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

  • OSPF

  • PROVISIONING

  • QUEUE MANAGEMENT

  • TEST ENGINEER

  • TEST PLAN

  • VLAN

  • DATA PLANE

  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • INTEGRATION

  • NETWORK DESIGN

  • NETWORKING

  • OPTICAL

  • OPTIMIZATION

  • SCRIPTING

  • TEST CASES

  • ROUTING PROTOCOLS

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree

An additional message from the manager with some more details:

This is an engineering role. The role consists in the validation of early-stage disaggregated 2G/3G/4G/5G cellsite gateway/router transport solution and mobile backhaul solution. The engineer will be asked to validate various solutions mainly through test & measurements and scripting. The engineer must have an excellent understanding of end-to-end access/edge/core networks, transport/backhaul networks and packet-optical systems. The engineer must also have a good understanding of equipment vendor design (both hardware & software) as well as control/data/management planes and multiple years of experience in test & measurements. The engineer must be familiar with the latest concepts such as orchestration, controller, service lifecycle, telemetry, API, data/information models. The engineer must also have good communication and reporting skills. The engineer must be able to travel internationally.

The manager emphasized that these are important points for your candidates to have:

Top 4 MUST haves to be considered:

  • Solid understanding of test & measurement principles that pertains to networking related functions in the context of mobile transport/backhaul networks.

  • Significant experience in configuring and testing cellsite switches/routers/gateways, network demarcation devices, aggregation routers and packet optical transport systems.

  • Deep understanding and configuration of IP/MPLS control/data plane, including routing technologies such as IS-IS/OSPF/BGP/RR, VPWS/VPLS/EVPN, Provider Bridging/QinQ/C-VLAN/S-VLAN, LAG.

  • Strong knowledge of configuring and testing of QoS & H-QoS related mechanisms including classes of service, policers/shapers, schedulers, active queue management.



Posted On: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Compensation: $92/HR on W2



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