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Application Engineer, Expert - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043, United States
February 14, 2018

Application Engineer, Expert - RT

Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

The successful candidate is expected to work well on their own and within the broader organization. Multi-tasking skills are essential as well as a solid grasp of key communication technologies including Linux, TCP/IP, GSM, UMTS, and LTE. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal networking and communication skills and be extremely customer oriented maintaining excellent working relationships inside the customer community

We have been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With our help, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world.

This position is for a senior system engineer that can also assist with program management duties. Key areas of support include site surveys, planning, initial system installations and commissioning, fielded system support and troubleshooting, on-site system consulting, telephone support, and in some cases providing technical support for pre-sales efforts for our GSM, UMTS, and LTE network monitoring systems.


Provide system installation support including; packaging breakout and installation of equipment; create installation drawings/instructions, cable management (to include fiber, coaxial, and twisted pair); initial OS and application software installation; generate as-built documents; initial system configuration and equipment checkout for proper operation including system implementation and troubleshooting support as it relates to our GSM, UMTS, and LTE network monitoring system elements.

Provide ongoing support of installed base of systems; remote and on-site troubleshooting, software and hardware updates; including 24/7 remote telephone support as needed

Provide solution design recommendations. Ensure software packages and as-built documents are current.

Duties also include: network planning, lab testing, lab support and troubleshooting and system administration support as related to our systems deployed in the field or in customer lab facilities.

Planning and coordinating large and small scale network projects within a multi-vendor infrastructure environment in voice and data telecommunication networks.

Provide multi-level on-site customer training as it pertains to survey, planning, and installing system functionality and system operation.

Provide labor reporting, inventory management, indirectly manage other system engineers assigned to the program

As availability permits, support sales personnel in pre-sales activities for new business opportunities.

Position will be located in Columbia, Maryland.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary)

1. Must have active security clearance

2. 8+ years relevant experience required

3. Experience with hands-on rack and stack, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of telco grade servers and systems

4. Experience creating install guides and as-built documentation

5. Linux system and network administration experience

6. Experience with firewall and vpn configuration

7. Experience with scripting languages and programming a plus; python, perl, shell, vi

8. Strong knowledge of networking protocols such as TCP/IP, NAT, routing, and switching

9. Working knowledge of GSM, UMTS, and LTE mobile network architectures and protocols

10. Networking and security certifications a plus

11. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills

12. Program management experience a plus

13. Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience

14. Present Salary?

15. Salary Expectation?

16. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?

17. Current Address?