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Samsung Electronics America N1- Integration Support - Lead Engineer- Ref #501 in Plano, Texas

Position Summary

For decades, Samsung has been leading the charge on innovation. We see beauty in achieving excellence and our passion for change fuels our discoveries, inventions, and breakthrough technology. We believe that technology can, and should, make the world a better place, so we create new possibilities for people everywhere, push the limits of what’s possible, and constantly innovate.

At Samsung Electronics America, we take pride in the creativity and diversity of our talented people – they are at the forefront of everything we do. Their skillset and mindset drive our continued success. Only the resilient and resourceful thrive in the daily dose of unexpected at Samsung. We unapologetically push to achieve unforeseen potential in everything we do, both within the workplace and at home. We fearlessly face challenges head-on, conquer the unconquerable, and are comfortable living in the uncomfortable zone. Together we make the impossible possible. Because at Samsung, we Own the Unknown.

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Role and Responsibilities

If you have ambitions to be a part of a Best in Class organization, Samsung’s Wireless Networks team is the place to be. The role of the Wireless Networks Team is to support our carrier customers through innovative technology & products. The dynamic culture at Samsung offers both great challenge and great reward. If you want to work among the very best talent in the industry, working on the most innovative products in the world, Samsung is the place to be.

We are looking for a 4G LTE / 5G NR Tier 2 Network Support Lead to join our Wireless Networks team. You will be a key contributor being technical interface, on-site to customer market teams. You will have your finger on the pulse of the customer’s network. You will be responsible for the customer network heath, support and relationship.

Essential Skills, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading a team of technical support engineer in support of cutting edge 4G and 5G network products

  • Ability to lead a 24x7 support team to maintain a high performing customer network

  • Strong customer focus

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Lead calls with customers on technical discussions and ensuring issues are resolved to their satisfaction

  • Strong knowledge and experience with 4G / 5G 3GPP technologies

  • Good knowledge of RAN Element Management Systems (EMS) and protocols

  • Experience with management server installations in customer central offices

  • Knowledge of RET configurations

  • Provide 24/7 on-call support as needed for commercial network outages and network performance issues

  • Experience working with development teams to communicate customer enhancement requirements

  • Experience with wireless network architecture, protocols, RF optimization and standards

  • Knowledge of wireless network deployments, installation and commissioning

  • Be able to review various Engineering MOPs and identify missing steps or issues

  • Assist in resolution of high severity issues to meet SLA requirements 24x7

Success Criteria:

  • Lead a team to support maintain a high performing network

  • Ability to provide in person and technical guidance to a team of engineers and customers

  • Once trained, provide effective support of EMS questions from the customer with minimal support from others on the support team

Other Skills:

  • Develop Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on outages or market performance issues (e.g., throughput, accessibility, sustainability, handovers (Intra/X2/S1), capacity and coverage)

  • Familiar with RLC/MAC layer, different types of control channel and traffic channels, network access procedures, power control, handover algorithms, QoS types, TDD/FDD modes, HARQ/ARQ concepts, etc.

Background / Experience Desired:

  • Senior level customer support experience with mobile wireless network carriers

  • Previous experience working with 4G / 5G wireless Network Management or Element Management Systems in an SME role

  • Previous experience working in a wireless field engineer with a Tier1 carrier

  • Previous experience in a support role with a leading network equipment manufacture

Skills and Qualifications

Necessary Skills and attributes:

The ability to plan, organize and lead multiple projects, sales and simultaneous performance objectives. Work independently in determining team objectives and one personal work schedule to be productive. Work in a team environment, in order to achieve personal and team project milestones and to complete assignments within established time frames. Accept tasks and problems/situations that differ, requiring creativity to search for optimal solutions, when only broad and general guidelines exist for solving problems. The ability to utilize implied knowledge of task alternatives and to make spontaneous decisions using past experience and the guidance and/or successful experiences of others. Demonstrated ability to interact at multiple levels within customers organizations. Negotiate with and convince others, in a potentially adversarial environment, including customer directors, managers and staff with opposing views to accept/approve plans, technical and project recommendations. Make professional technical sales presentations in writing, through email, reports, or orally, to an audience of high technical skills, management and operational experience. Ability to achieve results within established time frames and requirements. Develop accurate proposals and designs to meet customer needs.

Physical/Mental Demands:

Work is generally performed in an office environment. Operate a computer keyboard and view a video display terminal between more than 50% of work time, including prolonged periods of time. Requires considerable work utilizing high visual acuity / detail, numeric / character distinction and moderate hand / finger dexterity. The movement and transportation of equipment, most of the time is under 25 pounds. Performs work under time schedules and stress which are normally periodic or cyclical, including time sensitive deadlines, intellectual challenges and project management deadlines. Machines, tools, equipment, and work aids include PC’s, printers, copiers, faxes and other equipment commonly associated with an office work area. May require working additional hours beyond normal schedule. Travel varies depending on position. Consistently demonstrates a commitment to policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest and ethical responsibilities.

Education, Work experience and necessary Skills & Attributes:

  • BS EE or CS required (preferred MS ESS or CS) - with at least 10 years of telecom work experience

  • Good knowledge of wireless network architecture concepts especially in RAN domain

  • Good knowledge of UNIX/LINUX operating systems

  • Strong customer support experience

  • Good analytical skills to investigate and evaluate trending data for issue resolution

  • Ability to develop scripts and tools to aide with the reports generation and analysis will be a plus

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to work under pressure and willing to work on the ad-hoc schedule and/or on-call environment.

  • Work generally is performed in an office and/or lab environment – may need to travel 0 to 10%

  • Operate PC and product test equipment more than 75% of work time

  • Ability to travel to customer locations up to 10% of the time

Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

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Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, and network systems, and the entire semiconductor industry with our memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the development of the Internet of Things through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives.

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