Burns & McDonnell LTE Core Architect - Networks, Integration, & Automation (Multiple Locations) in Houston, Texas
This position will be responsible for designing mission-critical utility-grade Private LTE networks. This position is expected to have practical EPC deployment and design experience and provide detailed documentation and hands-on support when required. The architect will be responsible for designing and deploying a 4G EPC and 5GC core networks to include utility-grade security platforms. This may also include the high-level design of IMS or Mission-Critical push-to-talk (MC-PTT) interfaces. In-depth knowledge of 5G cloud core and service-based architecture, including network slicing, containerized microservice-based cloud architecture, and control /user plane separation, is required. The architect is also responsible for the solution lifecycle projections. This role is customer-facing and is highly technical, but must be able to articulate complex requirements and consult with clients to design around their needs, meaning every design will be unique.
Acting as the Technical Authority for the LTE EPC/5GC and responsible for the design and technical delivery of LTE EPC
Providing input to High-Level System Designs across 4G/5G Voice and Data Core, whether the designs be done internally or externally
Working with local and outsourced Vendor designs and being responsible for design deliveries for LTE EPC /5GC and the core interface to other network elements and solutions
Able to validate and create EPC architecture and engineering requirements, network impact assessment, engineering design standards, and alarms and network statistics definition.
Assist in developing, testing, and implementing advanced data core features such as LTE Mobility Management, Mobility Anchor Handoff, EPC Signaling and Control, Topography Design Support, Roaming Architecture/Design, and IPv4 and IPv6 Core Development.
Assist in defining engineering and planning rules for the MME (Mobility Management Entity), SGW (Serving Gateway), and the PGW (PDN Gateway).
Responsible for developing product requirements, feature requirements, systems, and performance analysis, conduct deep-dive sessions on Openstack/Kubernetes VM and Container-based virtualization strategies.
Responsible for the development of product requirements, feature requirements, systems, and performance analysis.
Analyzing the requirements, converting them into system requirements, and capturing detail design for the development team.
Responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting issues reported from customer labs and production.
Provides technical support and create compelling technical and commercial solutions to help achieve the assigned sales goals and business objectives.
Translates and communicates complex technical design considerations between the Vender team and Utility network team
Manage the overall engineering design, implementation, and second-level support of the LTE 4G/5G core network, including security and server networks.
Make independent decisions on core network-related design, security policies, and procedures based on budget impact, system utilization, and network security for optimal efficiency.
Develop, define, and refine processes and procedures for making network changes to services impacting core network equipment.
Actively participate in negotiations with vendors for new equipment and services.
Work with vendors on the high-level and low-level designs and approval responsibility for those designs.
Coordinate with program and project management to keep a project on track.
Develop, maintain, and provide risk assessment tools/techniques and perform studies to determine the risk range associated with various projects.
Provide program management with risk/cost assessment analysis of potential features and services.
Develop, implement, and maintain management tools that will maximize system reliability.
Bachelor's degree in electrical, computer, or another related engineering discipline from an accredited program.
10 years relevant work experience in 3G/4G/5G Core Network system design is required.
Technical expertise with wireless LTE networks, EPC, and security design experience is required.
Working knowledge of and understanding, risk assessment, and engineering related to mobile carrier 4G/5G networks, including emerging technologies, is required.
Thorough, practical knowledge of operations and maintenance of mobile carrier 4G/5G equipment is required.
A thorough understanding of APN controls UE attachment process and all other LTE signaling.
A complete understanding of the 4G/5G Network Functions and controls and the interaction with a 4G RAN. All distributed network functions, containerized systems, and Kubernetes.
Must possess the ability to solve complex problems, demonstrate the ability to conduct strategic analysis to make autonomous business decisions with time constraints.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to work with internal and external clients across departments and with vendors at all levels.
The ability to produce professional-quality PowerPoint slideware to present and deliver ideas and knowledge to clients is required.
Job Electrical Engineering
Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
Other Locations US-CA-Brea, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-GA-Atlanta, US-TX-Houston
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Req ID: 213501