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posted about 6 years ago

Job Description

 Position:               Sr. Consultant

Job Name:             Sr. Engineer - Wireless Network Systems– IP Systems, Small Cell Network Engineering

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

Telecommute:       No

Travel:                    5-15%

POSITION TYPE:  Contract 1099, opportunity to W2

DURATION             3-9 months, possible extension

Skills:                      Engineering

Experience Level: Senior level

Position ID:            948


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


Mobile Impact is seeking multiple Senior Engineers to define integration paths of LTE network systems, gateways, and data elements for a Tier 1 wireless network. The position will include definition of IP network nodes and the development/management of requirements for those nodes. The position will be focused on the back office systems including backhaul, routing, gateways, authentication servers, and other auxiliary network equipment. Additionally, the candidate will support the integration of new IP data network elements into existing systems and will architect in new elements for future network upgrades and next generation network evolution. The candidate will work extensively in the integration effort of new sub-networks and will work with cell backhaul configuration and core network traffic integration.

Skill and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in related technical field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering, Communications technologies)
  • Minimum 10 years of network and systems engineering experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and strong client interaction skills
  • Background in CDMA and LTE specifications
  • Knowledge of IP systems and protocols
  • Deep knowledge of mobile data systems and network architecture
  • Experience with wireless cell site backhaul technologies and implementations
  • Experience across a variety of functional disciplines including RF, protocol, and functional levels
  • Experience with development and refinement product and service requirements
  • Experience with mobile operator core network design and implementation
  • Experience with LTE wireless networks and equipment
  • Experience with device, network, and end-to-end test and performance management
  • Good understanding of mobile devices, Operating Systems and Mobile Applications; application end-user interface
  • Experience working with network equipment vendors
  • Good understanding of IP data communication. Working knowledge of VoIP in the context of an IP based data system
  • Must have excellent documentation and communications skills
  • Strong analytical skills to identify network element and systems performance issues
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications


  • Develop architectures, requirements, and integration plans for wireless data systems including backhaul, fiber, leased Ethernet, gateways, IP routers, authentication, and provisioning systems
  • Work with OEM equipment providers to define and deliver needed network functionality
  • Plan the integration of new network elements and work with engineering implementation teams to deploy the new elements
  • 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
  • Develop, refine, and document network element requirements and manage requirements across multiple equipment vendors
  • Evaluate system performance results, identify issues and root causes of network problems or performance bottlenecks, and work with appropriate groups and vendors to resolve identified issues
  • Support product management groups and marketing groups in the definition of product and service requirements as well as their supporting business cases
  • Work with the device groups and application developers to integrate their network element requirements and performance goals
  • Provide regular reports on progress of the work and maintain detailed records of all activity