Senior Lab Engineer

USA - Texas - Dallas
Posted 2 months ago


The Sr. Lab Engineer will be responsible for ensuring readiness and high reliability of cutting-edge networks through integration testing by translating client technical requirements into viable, scalable test cases, test case execution, test result documentation and implementation.  In this position, you will also coordinate efforts across product, engineering, network operations and services teams to design and build test beds for validating and certifying protocol conformance, interoperability, and scale aspects of network design.

  Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders from a strategic perspective to identify and exploit emerging technologies
  • Promote the strategic use of highly scalable architectures
  • Enable user automation and scale development of meaningful architectures which, in turn, will help deliver customer results
  • Interpret and translate client technical requirements into viable, scalable test cases
  • Develop the appropriate test cases for projects and working with clients and internal groups to document and resolve hardware and software problems
  • Execute test cases and document results
  • Lead strategic projects with an agile mindset that leverages the application of cutting-edge network technologies
  • Perform detailed lab evaluations of next generation networking equipment and automation
  • Ensure that the network architecture and function provide the capabilities needed to meet identified business needs

Other Functions:

  • Maintain lab environment in working order
  • Set strategic objectives for lab environment
  • Ensure up-to-date system and network documentation and inventories
  • Coordinate and control lab access and activities
  • Provide leadership to the network team
  • Meet regularly with leadership team to review lab readiness and strategic approach and priorities

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 

  • Will work from CSS Corp premises
  • On occasion, may work from client location or remote
  • Willing to potentially work extra hours and travel on short notice
  • Ability to work under aggressive project timelines

Required Education/Experience and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Highly versatile and equally capable of communications in front of an architecture review board or executive leadership
  • Possess expert level technical experience with networking hardware and software
  • Possess leadership skills with the ability to coalesce Network Design Specification and test requirements from Planning, Architecture, Engineering, and Operations teams
  • Excellent communications and technical writing skills
  • Familiarity with multiple OEMs hardware and technologies
  • Knowledge of various North American and European telecommunications standards and protocols including MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, Multicast, IPv4, IPv6, BFD, BFD, QoS, L3 / L2 VPNs, LDP, RSVP-TE, OAM, and Ethernet
  • Familiarity with 3GPP traffic flows, core protocol suite, and the core data nodes:  SGW / PGW / PCEF, PCRF, GGSN, RADIUS, DHCP, DNS
  • Excellent understanding of communications and data networking protocols, parameters, and interfaces SI-c/u, Gn, Gi, Gx, Gy, Rx
  • Capability to operate and interpret data from all kinds of tested equipment
  • Detailed understanding of software and hardware functionality on many different vendor platforms
  • Experience developing the appropriate test cases for projects and working with vendors and internal groups to document and resolve hardware and software problems
  • Experience working with vendors and internal organizations to implement changes and correct problems in the network
  • Advanced / expert routing and/or networking certification or relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of lab test tools and protocol emulators (example:  Ixia, Xena, and Spirent)
  • Knowledge with scripting languages (example:  Ansible, Python, and Jenkins)

Job Features

Job CategoryDelivery
OfficeCSS Corp - Dallas, Tx (Glow)
LocationDallas, TX, 75252, United States

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