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Core Network Engineer

Company: US Cellular
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

Core Network Engineer - ENG001696

Please note that this role can be based in any UScellular Engineering office

Plan, design, engineer, develop, implement, and trouble shoot infrastructure technologies on the customer-servicing network. Provide subject matter specialization around specific technologies. Project management for the deployment of customer-servicing projects. Act as vendor interface for support of applications and technologies. Evaluate and implement new technologies, policies, and procedures for business network operations. The role will primarily focus on core data network elements (aggregation, IP core element routers, security gateways, etc.)!

  • Identify changes needed in the (customer-servicing) infrastructure configuration to achieve the technology organization goals. Analyze network & system response and resolve tuning recommendations for performance improvement. Support the customer-servicing infrastructure strategy reviews and development by performing applicable analysis.
  • Handle effective issue identification and resolution process; serve as the focal point for customer-servicing infrastructure-related issue / crisis resolution. Perform 24x7 advanced tier troubleshooting, including off-hour maintenance activities, problem resolution, and on-call.
  • Provide oversight on project management to customer-servicing infrastructure implementation projects. Implement technology and customer-servicing infrastructure changes. Lead interaction with partner organizations/departments to engineer multi-functional solutions for our customer-servicing infrastructure.
  • Evaluates new product/solutions for inclusion in our customer-servicing network. Define requirements in support of budget plans and make recommendations for ways to improve performance and reduce costs. Ensure communication of process and procedure changes to key stake holders. Design an effective test plan for any new / changed customer-servicing infrastructure.
  • Support identification and collection of metrics and performance reporting processes. Participate in process improvement initiatives, when applicable. Develop full suite of documentation as it relates to the customer servicing network infrastructure (Engineering Work Plans, Standards, policies and procedures, etc.). Utilize analytics and develop automations that improve effectiveness, reliability, and shorten cycle time of new services deployments!


Bachelors of Science in a technical field such as electrical engineering or computer science or equivalent work or military experience and a minimum 3 years relevant work/military experience.

Theoretical understanding of the business and/or industry. Knowledge of re-engineering / process improvement. Demonstrated problem solving / analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools. Excellent communication, written and verbal, skills. Foundation of the relevant technology:

WAN: PE Routers, Border Routers, P Routers, DSS, Security Gateways, Aggregation Routers.

Cisco Platforms: ASR 9K, ASR 1K, GSR 12K, CRS-3, Nexus 7K, 5K, 2K, Catalyst 6K.

Other Platforms: Juniper MX960, Nokia/ALU 7750SR.

TCP/IP, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, QoS, HSRP/VRRP, 802.1q, GRE, IPv6, vxLAN, Segment Routing.

Experience supporting mission-critical infrastructure in a fast-paced environment is preferred.

Job : Engineering

Location(s) : Illinois-SCHAUMBURG_IL Wisconsin-MADISON_WI, Illinois-CHICAGO_IL, Iowa-MARION_IA, Washington-LONGVIEW_WA, Tennessee-KNOXVILLE_TN, Iowa-URBANDALE_IA, North Carolina-GREENVILLE_NC, Virginia-ROANOKE_VA, West Virginia-MORGANTOWN_WV, Nebraska-OMAHA_NE, Oregon-MEDFORD_OR, New Hampshire-BEDFORD_NH, Wisconsin-BROOKFIELD_WI, Oklahoma-TULSA_OK

U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.

Keywords: US Cellular, Schaumburg , Core Network Engineer, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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