GCI Communications Corp Engineer II, Wireless Switch - Anchorage - 18000218 in Anchorage, Alaska

Engineer II, Wireless Switch will perform a variety of engineering studies and analysis; recommend hardware and software improvements to overall network design. Lead in the deployment of all wireless technologies, including GSM, UMTS, LTE, CDMA, EVDO, IMS, VoWiFi, VoLTE, SMS, future 5G and all other wireless core services. Responsible for hardware commissioning, expansion and augmentation of the wireless core network elements. Support other system integration activities to ensure that the network is deployed and operates effectively. Perform software and licensing verification, feature testing and implementation of hardware and software upgrades. Works to design and implement all of the core node database entries including SS7, Diameter and other signaling design as well as call and messaging routing and translations within the core. Also responsible for management of network performance of all wireless core nodes. Prepares integration and test plans, assists in implementation and acceptance testing for integration of nodes, upgrades of existing equipment and coordinates implementation of new nodes into the existing network. Position s Customer(s): GCI management, engineers, cell-desk, TAC, wireless technicians, and network users. Essential Duties of All Levels in the Position: Works to design and implement all of the core node database entries including SS7, Diameter and other signaling design as well as call and messaging routing and translations within the core. Provides second tier troubleshooting and fault resolution of switch and supporting equipment. Study traffic to determine optimal system configurations and apply full basic principles, theories, and concepts to job assignments. Exhibit technical and operational proficiency with solving problems of moderate complexity and contribute to completion of projects and programs in the area of expertise. Interface with internal and external customers and provide guidance to non-exempts and technical leadership and engineering expertise to assist clients