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Job Description

Position:             Sr. Consultant

Job Name:           Sr. Engineer - Test, Device/Network Certification and Test Process Management

LOCATION:         Northern Virginia (will consider non-local candidates)

Telecommute:     No

Travel Required:   10-20%

Skills:                   Network equipment/device test development, test systems (IOT), end-to-end network/device test/analysis, and certification test.  Engineering degree preferred.

Experience Level:  Senior-level

Pay Rate:            Monthly, highly Competitive

Duration:             3-6 month, possible extension

Tax Term/position type: Contract 1099 with opportunity to W2

Job ID:                946


About Mobile Impact: Established by wireless industry veterans in 2007, Mobile Impact is a growing, high value consultancy.  We are committed to deliver quality solutions to our clients through strong teamwork and collaboration between our highly experienced consultants and management team.   We offer competitive pay with a collaborative, flexible, and virtual work environment.  For more information about us, please go to


Senior Test Engineers to develop test cases for LTE devices and network equipment. The project will include documenting both ground-up development of new test cases and evaluation/refinement of existing tests cases. The work will include hands-on testing in the lab and field verification. The scope of the tests will include RF and baseband hardware, firmware, OS, middleware, and functional tests. Application level testing will be significant as end-to-end network performance is critically important for final verification.

Skill and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in related technical field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering, Communications technologies) or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years of test engineering experience
  • Background  working with communication standards
  • Knowledge of connection layer between mobile devices and network equipment
  • Experience with multi-bearer communication management, device registration, authentication, throughput/bandwidth management, and performance measurement
  • Test engineering experience across functional disciplines that may include RF, protocol, firmware, software, and equipment
  • Experience with development and refinement of test strategies
  • Experience with LTE strongly desired
  • Experience developing device, network, and end-to-end test plans
  • Good understanding of network equipment, mobile devices, Operating Systems or Mobile Applications
  • Knowledge of end-to-end device testing including lab, field, IOT including multi-mode operation
  • Must have excellent documentation and communications skills
  • Intense focus on details and execution excellence, with outstanding organization, time management
  • Must have experience with test equipment, lab configuration, and analytic tools
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications 


  • Develop test cases based on 3GPP specifications for single and multi-mode devices and network elements
  • Work with other Mobile Impact team members to combine the test cases into a full certification process and establish fault coverage and test time metrics.
  • Work with Client test and design teams to integrate necessary test strategy updates, test parameters, network design elements and to define/refine and deploy test processes
  • Document the resulting test process and results of the testing
  • Support the debugging of devices and network elements involved in test failures
  • Work with the device and network OEMs to discover and define failures and propose design updates for hardware or firmware
  • Provide regular reports on progress of the project and maintain a log of activity against an agreed baseline 
  • Operate test equipment and execute test plans
  • Document test results and provide updated communications to client of test results, analysis, and activities