Senior Mobile Services Operations Engineer

11/28/2017 2:30:31 PM

This position has a primary focus on service management operations across our wireless service domains; in addition, to supporting new services in both todays environment and as the services/technology evolves to always be ahead and ready for that next wireless service. The Senior Mobile Services Operations Engineer will guide, define, and execute operational responsibility for our mobile services. This role provides counsel to leadership on needed improvements and enhancements to mobile services. This position will perform top-tier level troubleshooting in large scale troubleshooting efforts for restoring service outages in collaboration with other support organizations as needed. 

Manage effective issue identification and resolution process. Serves as the focal point for end-to-end issues / crisis escalation and resolution on challenging problems. 

Leads the development of tools and documentation to assist call center teams in the resolution of customer tickets in a timely manner. 

Develops and utilizes analytical and development tools to proactively manage and support our wirelss services health.

Actively participate in key vendor/industry forums to help guide service health best practices and team technical development activities

Lead and/or Participate in process improvement initiatives, with special emphasis on wireless service enhancements for the customer experience.

Interacts with partner organizations/departments with special emphasis on the Mobile Core and Services Operations and Engineering teams, Product Management and Device Engineering teams to support service solutions for our customer-servicing network.

Assist and provide input with the management of  the Opex  and Capex budgets for the team.

Coordinate and drives advanced tier troubleshooting, including problem resolution, root cause analysis and on-call for all mobile services.

Influences the development of a full suite of documentation as it relates to the Mobile Services environement (Call Flows, end to end topologies, etc.) including tools used for day to day operations 

Support new services launch with focus on proper operational readiness and transition.

Participate in or lead industry/vendor forums to guide service development activities.

Work with call center organizations to monitor ticket volume and ticket handling trends to drive process improvement for customer ticket resolution between call center teams and the engineering organization.

Coordinate activities with the Service Engineering delivery and Service Assurance teams to ensure alignment and that operational measures for service quality are met.

Identifies changes needed in the Mobile Services configuration to achieve the service availability and reliability goals

Analyzes network wireless services and determines tuning recommendations to improve performance. 

Actively maintains an inventory of our current services to expedite the resolution process and advises team on best approach.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, abilities, and skills required of associates so classified. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related technical discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology
Networking/System Certifications or related experience preferred
Minimum 5+ years relevant work/industry experience with an advanced knowledge of concepts, protocols, vendors, and industry trends in legacy and next generation cellular data networks
Demonstrated problem solving / analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools
Advanced knowledge of vendor-specific solutions for wireless services, along with knowledge of standards-based application delivery best-practices 
Demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of End to End (E2E) Cellular Data Networks/Call Flows and the technologies listed below:
Services: VoLTE, Presence, UT Proxy, 4G/LTE, MIP, SIP, VoLTE and Data Roaming, SMS, MMS , WARN Act/Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), Message Application Broker (MAB)/Voicemail to Text, L2TP tunneling from the USCC network to enterprise customer’s LNS, dynamic public IP assignments and static public IP assignments.
Core Network Elements: IMS Core and Applications Servers, LTE S-GW, P-GW, HSS, 1NDS/Subscriber Data Management (SDM) ; PCRF, IMS and EPC DNS, Security Appliances, DRA, Lawful Interception Gateways (LIG) for CALEA compliance, CDMA/1xRTT, MIP, SIP, EVDO, Wireless Data, Packet Data Switch Node (PDSN), Home Agent (HA), Foreign Agent (FA), AAA, ECS.
3GPP Interfaces and associated Technical Specifications: LTE Traffic and Signaling, User Traffic, IMS Media, Session, Application and Control Planes, PSTN Signaling, SON - Cx, Gm, Gx, Gy, ISC, Mb, Mg, Mi, Mj, Mk, Mn, Mp, Mr, Mw, RX, S1-MME, S1-U, S5, S6a, S8, S11, SGI, Sh, Sp, SWa, SWd, SWm, SWn, SWx, X2
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, GTP, Diameter, SCTP, ISUP, SIP, Megaco, MTP, M3UA, UDP
Tools and Deep Packet Inspection: Netscout, Optima, WNG, SEV1, TrueCall, CellPage/CellGraph
Strong working knowledge: CXM, COGNOS, SharePoint, WIKI, Remedy Trouble and Change Ticketing
Strong working knowledge: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Visio
Experience supporting mission-critical services and applications
Knowledge of re-engineering / process improvement
Strong change management skills; change agent.
Project management experience with the ability to break down complex problems into manageable tasks preferred
Ability to build a cross-functional team is required
Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills are required
Mobile Services 24x7x365, including 3rd shift staff as required 
Travel required
U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.