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Top 50 Switch Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Switch Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Switch Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 4.8% of Switch Engineer resumes contained SS7 as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Switch Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Switch Engineer:

1. SS7

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Here's how SS7 is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Verified SS7 continuity by performing ICOT tests and watching SS7 messaging through INET (SS7 protocol analyzer).
  • Design at least cost SS7 routing to various International Roaming Partners while maintaining acceptable service quality level.
  • Performed Tier 1 surveillance, trouble reporting of SS7 links, and switch equipment issues.
  • Developed expertise in SS7 and LSN operations and provide support in maintaining data operations.
  • Provision and maintain SS7 Services provided through a mated pair of STP's.
  • Provided technical support for switching and SS7 & R2 signaling systems.
  • Handled STP / AIN / and other SS7 translations company wide.
  • Plan, design & maintenance of SS7 sub-systems.
  • Used the tool OAMS for SS7/IP Gateway monitoring.
  • Used the HPSS7RMON tool to change and monitor the SS7 elements of HP OpenCall.
  • Translated EOC/TMC for SS7 links, trunk groups, and ISDN lines.
  • Responded to Carrier Group Alarms, SS7 Links and T1 troubles.
  • Test and turn up of SS7 & PRI trunks groups.
  • Turned up voice trunks, data and SS7 links.
  • Engaged the entire telecom network including VoIP, SS7, wiring, hardware, soft switching, monitoring and NOC staff.
  • SIP protocol interworking with ISDN/SS7 protocols on DMS250.
  • Reviewed and tuned SS7 signalling parameters.
  • Worked on communication technologies and protocols, PCM (2 Mbps E1 Lines), GSM, R2 and SS7 signaling.
  • Worked with PRI, SS7, FGD Inband protocol features.
  • Trained in backhaul, switching, SS7 and DACs equipment.

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2. Cell Sites

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Here's how Cell Sites is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Support to RF team during RF optimization and Cell Sites Technicians in power calibration and trouble shooting in BTS problems.
  • Tracked negative performance statistics and KPI's to identify chronic system issues for switches and cell sites and responded accordingly.
  • Compiled RF performance and capacity data to generate daily reports to implement capacity additions for both cell sites and switches.
  • Prepared cell sites exchange data in coordination with RF, Radio Base Station, Installation and Commissioning Engineers.
  • Initiated physically diverse DS3 through KINNET to accommodate Wichita cell sites from the I-35 corridor fiber route.
  • Monitor and operate OMC-R workstation for BSC, BTS cell sites and Server's backup.
  • Assist Field Engineers with testing and turn up of new circuits to cell sites.
  • Supported provisioning EVDO for new and swapped cell sites from Mini to Mod cells.
  • Involved in quality control inspection of constructed cell sites and acceptance of project.
  • Performed Design for Ethernet to Microwave Cell Sites in XNG granite database.
  • Monitored and responded to trouble tickets for over 600 CDMA cell sites.
  • Provided facility recommendations on all site surveys for potential cell sites.
  • Participated on site surveys for new potential cell sites.
  • Engineered entrance facilities for switch location and cell sites.
  • Assist cell site technician with maintaining cell sites.
  • Added translations to switch for growth of cell sites, trunk groups, packet pipes and SS7 links.
  • Ensured physical diversity was accomplished to protect the cell sites from total outages on backhaul facilities.
  • Implement hardware and software expansions and upgrades and installs on Ericsson switches and cell sites.
  • Provide support for CDMA Nortel MSC, BSC, BSM, and cell sites.
  • Tested T1's from the switch to various cell sites using T-berd, NetAnalyst and Acterna Centest equipment.

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3. Ericsson

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Here's how Ericsson is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and integrated Ericsson IMS VoWiFi solution.
  • Managed / led south India Ericsson Switch installations, quality and acceptance as we were major ASP's vendor.
  • Detail engineering of Ericsson switch, floor plan drawings, and material specification using engineering software.
  • Prepare the technical side and implement the new software for the project given by Ericsson.
  • Lead engineer responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of Ericsson AXE-10 Mobile Exchanges.
  • Provided O&M maintenance for Ericsson nodes, and completed daily/nightly work orders.
  • Work with vendors on repair/replace/install of faulty circuit packs, mostly Ericsson.

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4. GSM

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Here's how GSM is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented new asset tracking process to monitor availability and procurement needs for UMTS/GSM network equipment.
  • Provided technical support for two separate GSM networks for the US government in support of the reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
  • Worked with 2.5 G+ wireless packet data networking solutions for providing high speed data services on existing GSM network.
  • Served as Sole Engineer in the market in the design and implementation for the GSM overlay in New England.
  • Handled the commissioning, testing, and integration of cellular switches (AMPS/DAMPS, GSM).
  • Participated in planning; conduct installation, testing and activation of new and relocated GSM switch.
  • Managed mobile switch for 20-cell CDMA test overlay of Sprint/APC commercial GSM network in Washington D.C.
  • Managed several projects completed by Nokia Siemens Networks in GSM Technology.
  • Test and turn ups all customers PRIMEPATH circuits for MS/100/500/GSM/5ESS switches.
  • Assigned to improve quality for Southern Florida GSM Cellular System.
  • Performed LERG Updates across GSM/WCDMA and CDMA networks.
  • Develop the fraud solution for GSM Network.
  • Analyze logs for switch performance of GSM, UMTS, and MTX -TDMA switches.
  • Point person for BSC (DX 200) commissioning for GSM system.
  • Maintained, expanded and improved system for Ericsson AXE TDMA 2G and NorTel via Nokia GSM 2G.
  • Activated MTP routings used by Smart provision for international roaming of GSM subscribers.
  • Selected by the Group management to train and onboard IREG testers in the newly launched GSM network of Digicel Fiji.
  • Traffic analysis and forecasting for future network development in the Poi s. Experience in testing telecom applications/systems (GSM).
  • Havested Nokia and Ericsson GSM T1s and Cabinets.
  • Performed operations and maintenance of the following: GSM Nokia DX200 MSCi/BSC, Lucent 5ESS/ECP, Tellabs 5500S and 532L systems.

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5. MSC

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Here's how MSC is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Used reports in making recommendations for hardware, software, and transmission medium expansions and upgrades on MSC/BSC infrastructure.
  • Analyzed data gathered from the MSC (OM) Operational Measurements to determine problems and assist in the resolutions.
  • Maintain MSC switching equipment and related peripherals to ensure appropriate (proper) operation and compliance with company standards.
  • Provide troubleshooting and fault resolution of Mobile Switching Center (MSC) switching equipment and supporting peripherals.
  • Network connectivity with Operator / POI /BSC/ VAS nodes / IN / Inter MSC connectivity etc.
  • Verify and sign off on all contractor work related to MSC software and hardware upgrades.
  • Monitor and identification, processing and clearance of MSC network fault alarm with predetermined target.
  • Engineered and implemented translations on the 5ESS/ECP for cell site swings between MSC labs.
  • Provided technical help by supporting the SMSC for both Beijing and NAR labs.
  • Assisted in a lab evaluation of two different MSC /WCS/MGW structures.
  • Collected statistics to assess MSC performance and troubleshoot as necessary.
  • Lead MSC representative for all project planning and implementation meetings.
  • Moved BSC logical definitions from source MSC to target MSC.
  • Turned up a new 5ESS/ECP MSC and Telco trunks.
  • Worked on BSC rehome, created and ran scripts for Nortel MSC, and supported different groups over the bridge.
  • Worked on deputation with Alcatel UAE on mobile switch Testing and commissioning of Mobile MSC in various parts of UAE.
  • Make commissioning additional E1 / Setup new Data link to both exchange ( MSC and International ).
  • Provide troubleshooting, fault resolution of MSCs and supporting equipment Managing/troubleshooting routes & Links between switches.
  • Used the CNA tool to rehome from source to target BSCs or BSCs to target MSC.
  • installed new Ericsson MSC, Installation and conversion of Ericsson equipment in sprint offices, converted Ericsson passports to MGW.

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6. Nortel

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Here's how Nortel is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Assisted in the installation of NT DMS 100/200 Host Exchange with two RLCM and 21 OPACS with NORTEL Canada Engineers.
  • Voice carrier network development, facilities construction, installation, testing and maintaining of NYC Central Office Nortel DMS-250 switch.
  • Performed SME duties on Nortel CS2000 Succession solution for Telephony over packet cable residential offering.
  • Conducted detailed analysis of call patterns to plan for and design new Nortel system.
  • Received multiple Nortel Networks Success Bonuses for outstanding work and excellent customer service.
  • Managed Nortel CS2K & Cedar Point switch data architecture.
  • Commission and test of Nortel equipment.
  • Installed and replaced all Nortel circuits board cards for (DTC; DTCI; SMA2; SMS; SPM).
  • Engineered and assisted install of Central Office equipment, from Innovative Systems AP and APMAX, to Nortel CS2K switching systems.
  • Engineered cut over from Nortel 61c to Avaya G3R for complete office including call center and standard office users.
  • Monitor, maintain, troubleshoot and repair Lucent/Nortel DMS-250 and software based wireless cell site configurations through CLI.
  • Work closely with Cingular and Nortel engineers to correct software and data fill errors on all switches.
  • Performed various routine (Nortel DMS & Lucent 5ESS) Switch maintenance functions via Sun Workstations.
  • Maintained optimal service of Calea, voice mail systems, Nortel DMS transport nodes.
  • Provided ad hoc installation and system upgrades for other Nortel supported customers.
  • Performed maintenance on the Nortel DMS 100 switch and two remote sites, Option 11-81 and all Norstar systems.
  • Managed Avaya/Nortel CS2100 Communications Servers in locations for additional coverage or fill in coverage through U.S Middle East.
  • Worked with equipment and software from Nortel Networks, Cisco, and Comverse Voicemail platform.
  • Worked with Butch Burnes who was the leadman and Mike Dewitt who was the Nortel Manager).
  • Worked on the network swap from Lucent to Nortel Worked on the implementation of the current Comverse Prepaid Platform from Oryx.

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7. Voip

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Here's how Voip is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Connected and monitored VOIP web powered agents remotely.
  • Engineer for the Meta Switch 3510 VOIP Gateway deployment for Export Pennsylvania central offices and CLEC operations in western Pennsylvania.
  • Test and turn-up of Wholesale Voice Services, including Hosted PBX, Unified Messaging, and VoIP Long Distance.
  • Analyze Mosaic data and VoIP networks to identify potential problem, and to implement quality improvements.
  • Provide online tutorials to customers on the use of Mosaic VoIP DID management platform.
  • Provide a solution; make recommendations and upgrades that are essential on VoIP platform.
  • Frame Relay and VOIP methods.
  • Configured and trouble-shooted VOIP gateways and gatekeepers.
  • Administered, maintained, and accountable for the delivery and up keep of end user Cisco equipment 7900 series VoIP tele-set.
  • Assisted in Comcast start up of VOIP service (CDV) by providing trunk access to other LEC's.
  • Programmed and Maintained Lucent Excel Hybrid VOIP Switch for relay of voice and data network traffic.
  • Maintained Cisco Gateway as integrating component between Redcom IGX and Cisco VoIP, equipment.
  • Certified in Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting and Managing Sonus VoIP equipment.
  • Lead the designing of Sonus VoIP class 4/5 network for a major CLEC/ILEC.
  • Project lead on Copper Com VOIP switch and Nextone SBC decommissioning projects.
  • Performed lead in Sonus VoIP switch translations.
  • Managed switch hardware, including (CBR)/TDM) or packet based switches (VoIP).
  • Support and Translate customer VOIP lines and 800#s on Sonus GXS and DMS switches.
  • Performed hardware and software upgrades and installed patches on VOIP Softswitches, VOIP gateways and Cisco UCMs and Cisco IPCC Express.
  • Monitored network traffic to handoff to Ericsson and Cisco VOIP network.

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8. T1

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Here's how T1 is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Performed data 2G data transcript preparation for site integration and channel additions, and T1 provisioning/testing, along with performance monitoring.
  • Test and turn up of T1's and trunks in the east - northeast regions using numerous control servers.
  • Provisioned circuits, Engineered, and installed all DS-0, DSL, DS-1/T1 and DS-3/T3 circuits.
  • Updated and verified speed rates on Data, Voice, and video transmission in a circuit/T1.
  • Performed switch translations for 5ESS switch and tested E1 / T1 systems and call processing.
  • Worked on the T1 harvesting project which contributed to $300,000 savings in market.
  • Used Granite path information as a guide to trouble shoot T1 cross connects.
  • Assisted with re-homes for T1 re-grooming, GB Augments and site upgrades.
  • Designed a trouble tickets application to track T1 lines issues.
  • Installed and cross-connect T1 lines to switch.
  • Maintained the configuration of T1 lines.
  • Tested and monitored T3/T1/OC-48 facilities.
  • Test and turn up T1/T3 and OC level circuit channels via DAC's.
  • Call routing, billing, T1 turn-up etc.
  • Planned and implemented software upgrade and expansion from 80 to 160 T1 capacity using Xnet.
  • Ordered installation of M13 and D4CB equipment, echo cancellers and T1 repeaters.
  • Configured T0 and T1 s with Tellabs Digital Cross Connect Systems.
  • Work with LEC to resolve problems experienced on T1/H323/ISDN-PRI/CO/DID circuits.
  • Tested T1 lines using a T-Berd instrument.
  • Worked on T1 Add/Iub expansion for UMTS Ericsson and ALU sites to allow additional capacity at the site.

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9. Dacs

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Here's how Dacs is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Worked on installations of NACT switching equipment, Fujitsu rack, stack 2400 and 4800, Titan 5500 DACS.
  • Escalate any issue if needed (Granite update, DACS update, cell site configuration mismatch etc.)
  • Cross connect assignments on Titan 532L and 5500 DACS.
  • Perform switch and DACS translations.
  • Test and turn ups company NETWORK capacity circuits orders such as (ANYMEDIA; CONNECTVU-ATP; DACSIV; DACSII).
  • Wired up all DIXIE PANELS & DACS to appropriated OE's connection.
  • Execute troubleshooting and repairs on STP/SS7 equipment, DACS software, DSX equipment, Voice Mail and Ericsson switches.
  • Deleted and added new cross connects in Tellabs 5500 DACS and placed T1/VT1 IS and OS.
  • Performed dacs expansions and loop back testing.
  • Experience of various Transport network equipment such as Titan 5500, 532l, 532L, 532C DACS, Alcatel 1671 DACS.
  • Performed corrective and preventative maintenance on the DMS500, EWSD switch elements and Transport equipment (Alcatel 1630/Tdacs).
  • Maintained daily operations on Nokia BSC's, Alcatel 1671 and 1677 DACS, Tellabs 5500 DACS.
  • Worked with Tellabs 5500, NGX, and 8860 dacs.
  • Job responsibility includes o DACS (tellabs 5500) cross connection, head to head T1 testing & troubleshooting.
  • Managed upgrades and rehomes for transport DACS s in the Alcatel 1671 and Tellabs 5500.
  • Maintained Lucent Autoplex 1000, 5ESS, MiniCells, OMP, Dacs.

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10. Trouble Shooting

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Here's how Trouble Shooting is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Assent over 95% of customer with VOIP and Data Turn up and cross connect for 5ESS and DMS Trouble Shooting.
  • Developed spreadsheets of all aspects of trunks DS3/DS1/DS0 for tracking and provided to NOC for trouble shooting.
  • Worked with Tier 2/NOC on trouble shooting and monitoring all customers trouble ticket when alarms occurs.
  • Provide advanced training in DMS-MTX trouble shooting to less experienced switch techs in the SE region.
  • Job duties included 24x7 on-call trouble shooting of any switch related issues.
  • Assist Field Engineers with trouble shooting site issues to help reduce MTTR.
  • Provide Desktop support during trouble shooting customer circuits in Alarm Conditions.
  • Trouble shooting and acceptance of T1s from Telco.

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11. Cdma

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Here's how Cdma is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Integrated analog wireless technology to digital CDMA.
  • Design and maintain various components for wireless CDMACDMA 2000 systems to be used in a test bed environment.
  • Executed cost-effective wireless network equipment planning, procurement, and integration within Sprint s CDMA network.
  • Plan and implement interfaces between wireless CDMA equipment and DMS100/250 switching equipment.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the CDMA/TDMA cellular NORTEL Switching systems.
  • Supported and installed MRV Terminal Servers for WCDMA.
  • Implemented software upgrades for all CDMA network equipment.
  • Do the PMI of HO, remote cabinets, RCU and CDMA BTS.
  • Assed and analyzed Cell Tower Sites, CDMA, and Paging transmitter for problems.
  • Added protocol handler vocoders to test 3G-CDMA features on speech handler trunks using EVRCB.

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12. DS3

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Here's how DS3 is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Utilized TBS database to create, update, and complete DS1 and DS3 trouble tickets and circuit order via Remedy.
  • Resolve technical circuit problems on OC, DS3, DS1, and DS0 circuits and all supporting equipment.
  • Trained junior staff in cellular site construction techniques, hardware and software configuration, and DS1/DS3 testing processes.
  • Manage all aspects of DS3 and DS1 connectivity between various equipment and vendors.
  • Performed circuit acceptance testing for DS3, DS1, DS0 voice/data trunks.
  • Tested and accepted DS1 and DS3 with relevant personnel.
  • Tested and installed DS0-DS3 systems and hardware.
  • Test and Accept DS3, OC3, OC12, trunk group Augments.
  • Program, maintain, install and troubleshoot DS3, DS1, M13 mux.
  • Program, maintain, install and troubleshoot DS3, DS1, M13 mux, and voicemail systems with automated attendant.

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13. BSC

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Here's how BSC is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Performed various V15.1.1 UNIX shell scripting to upgrade BSC, BCF, TCU software and various BSC audits and system checks.
  • Managed the operation of DMS-GPS international switch supporting termination routes and least cost routing for subscribing global wireless carriers.
  • Maintained network operations via OMCR to control and manipulate BSC, TCU, BSS, and remote monitoring equipment.
  • Updated E911 re-routing after BTS re-homes and define new Emergency Areas on BSC.
  • Monitor critical triggers of the switch for traffic growth and subscriber increase.
  • Planed and performed software upgrade of RNC, BSC, BSS elements.
  • Handled and maintained central offices telephone system with 40,000 subscriber line capacity.
  • Switch complaints solving by taking the subscribers signaling trace on the system.
  • Resolved all kinds of Roaming issues of all international and national subscribers
  • Compose PROCOMM scripts for subscriber database activities and routine activities.
  • Work with multiple departments to isolate subscriber call processing issues.
  • Performed operation and maintenance in RNC BSC & BTS.
  • Analyze and make recommendations to improve Switch/BSC performance.
  • Assist & response subscriber reports & complaints.
  • Engineer and Plan Subscriber Line Units.
  • Implemented service order such as additional trunks, deactivating signalling links and subscriber line-fault restoration.
  • Perform network integrations activities on CDMA access equipment to include BTS, BSC, and BSSM.
  • Drop call/MOU analysis, investigate & improve BSS performance of poor performing BSCs.
  • Prepared necessary MOPs for BTS and BSC re-homes.
  • Dimensioned of RAN BSS network resources such as BTS cell (macro/micro/pico/femto) and RNC BSC capacity availability.

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14. Alcatel

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Here's how Alcatel is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Performed remote system upgrades on Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Routers and 7705 Aggregation Routers.
  • Activate router ports/check parameters on site port status (Alcatel router 7705).
  • Involved in the pre-installation activities of ALCATEL E10 exchanges.
  • Create routing translations within the Alcatel-Lucent Plexus Softswitch.
  • Released internal loops at Alcatel 7705 routers.
  • Configured, tested, and turned up trunks and circuits on both Alcatel 1638 and Tellabs Titan 5500 DCS.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on the Tellabs 532L, 5500 and Alcatel 1630/1671 and 1631 GEM nodes.
  • Execute add & change Circuits in Tellabs 532 and Alcatel 1631.
  • Project: Alcatel Lucent's CDMA Switch Operations Responsibilities:
  • Managed Alcatel and Telecom Egypt technical teams.
  • Changed routing in Alcatel DEX 600 5ESS switch, Lucent ITS-SP & Cisco AS5300.
  • Updated Routing on Alcatel Dex 600, Lucent VSE, Lucent ITS-SP & Cisco AS5300 on a weekly basis.
  • Interconnect and testing with adjacent exchanges (Siemens, Ericsson, Lucent, Huawei, Alcatel, ZTE).
  • Job responsibility includes Alcatel 7705 CSR router checking using exiting configuration, which is basically pre-requisite for PWE hotcut.

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16. NOC

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Here's how NOC is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Supplied documentation, escalation, training and standard operating procedures as needed to allow for a smooth transition within the NOC.
  • Provide support to the NOC, Tech Support, System Performance, Network Field, and Data Service.
  • Coordinate NOC, field engineers, and RF engineers to resolve cell site and call processing problems.
  • Help NOC if necessary with customer or carriers complaints of lack of service or quality issues.
  • Deal with Customer Service and NOCC personnel on a daily basis.
  • Provide switch support for Central Office location & NOC.
  • Monitor NOC and manage customer trouble tickets.
  • Prepared Technical Documents for NOC.
  • Work with the customer service group, IT staff and our NOC to maintain an efficient Avaya platform and voice network.
  • Network Operation Center Surveillance (NOC) Senior Technician Monitor in service ALU, Ericsson Cellular and USCC Data Network.

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17. Tcp/Ip

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Here's how Tcp/Ip is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Programmed and maintained two Unix machines connected by TCP/IP between LA and Chicago that collects AMA tickets.
  • Gained comprehensive knowledge of LAN/WAN and TCP/IP Networking during the troubleshooting process.

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18. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Provided ongoing advanced technical support for customer base.
  • Provided technical support to customers.
  • Provided technical support and diagnostics for 14 lab pairs from 6am to 6pm, five days a week.
  • Provided on-call technical support to troubleshoot network outages and to keep the network running 7x24.
  • Perform technical support to customers in offering solution and resolving their mobile service issues.
  • Provide technical support to the field techs for implementation of network technologies and changes.
  • Provide advanced technical support for Company's switching problem situations.
  • Provided technical support for terminal and field personnel.
  • Provided technical support for Rockwell Collins DTS 1450
  • Played a technical support role on GTA 3G network phase 1 and phase 2.
  • Provided comprehensive remote and onsite technical support for domestic and international customers as it related to international voice services.
  • Provided technical support on implementation and integration of Switch Module (SM) for network growth Updating cell generics

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19. T-1

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Here's how T-1 is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Repaired circuits at DS-3 level and above as well as fractional T-1's.
  • Worked with T-1 test sets and wire Line Company to troubleshoot connectivity issues.
  • Reported tested and troubleshoot T-1 and DS-3 outages with service providers.
  • Monitored, installed, provisioned, and diagnosed T-1 and ISDN.
  • Utilized T-1 testing and recorded call error logs.
  • Perform installations and testing of T-3 (DS-3), T-1 (DS-1), DS-0, and trunks.
  • Assist Field Engineers with trouble shooting T-1 and TDMA cell site issues.
  • Tracked UMTS T-1's on RNC s. Maintain backups on Nortel MGW.
  • Configure T-1s, Routing and Voice dial-plans via 5ESS Lucent/Alcatel switches.
  • Used Centest Test head to accept T-1's DS-3's from Telco's.

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20. TDM

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Here's how TDM is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Work with management team to develop a comprehensive and successful IP and TDM based network infrastructure and unified communications plan.
  • Documented all aspects of client networks in preparation for implementing TDM or SIP Trunking and associated voice applications.
  • Drip removal on old TDMA switches for all billing records and switch Decommissioned.
  • Planned and implemented nationwide VSAT TDMA system.
  • Configured Veraz switch for TDM and IP services.
  • Performed all TDM Cutovers Performed and process all customers and network DISCO and removing & deleting all Xconnect.

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Here's how HLR is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated activation subscriber migrations testing MSCR10 Data Processing systems of MSC-S/M-MGW/MSC/VLR/HLR/BSC.
  • Involved for preparation in upgrading Home Location Register (HLR), AXE 10 new software from AS24 to AS48.
  • Used tables GHLRSSOP, GHLRGPRS, and GHLRIMSI to manipulate individual subscriber options.
  • Planned and supervised implementation of MSC, MGW, HLR, STP.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance of the Nokia DX-200 M14/M15 MSS, GCS, HLR & Nokia U3/U4/U5 MGW.
  • Experience of all necessary core network elements- MSS, MGW, HLR, VLR, GGSN & SGSN.
  • NETWORK SWITCH ENGINEER Drove operation, maintenance, and execution of Siemens D900/1800 Circuit switches, and Siemens HLR.
  • Undertake Software version, Hardware upgradation & Patch loading in MSS, MGW & HLR.
  • Tested initial Prepaid solutions and Lucent WSCP/WHLR before introduction to the Sprint PCS network.
  • Assisted Lucent in the WSCP/WHLR commissioning testing for Sprint PCS' first HLR.
  • Completed MSCi, HLRi, and MSC software upgrades.

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Here's how Software Upgrades is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in major software upgrades and correction introduced to the switching system for repair of major faults as well as upgrades.
  • Planned and coordinated hardware and software upgrades with customer and other departments to insure trouble-free applications.
  • Performed all software upgrades, software patches, and additional card adds throughout the network.
  • Conduct hardware upgrades, software upgrades, translation changes, and new hardware installation.
  • Conduct hardware/software upgrades, changes and installation of new hardware.
  • Coordinate with the customer for software upgrades as well.
  • Apply patches and software upgrades to switches.
  • Performed hardware and software upgrades and installations.
  • Test hardware/software upgrades on in-service MTSO.
  • Performed retrofits and software upgrades.

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23. BTS

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Here's how BTS is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Developed & implemented data transcript for commissioning new BTS sites, for upgrading/modification of existing BTS sites & site re-home.
  • Complete migrations of Motorola Switch/BTS to ALU 5ESS and MMBTS for multiple markets.
  • Provide and Supervise Preventive Maintenance on BTS Sites.
  • Do the initial troubleshooting of BTS alarms.
  • Power ON the BTS and check the status of all TRX.
  • Performed troubleshooting on 2G Nortel BTS via OMCR on all transport issues to ensure completion of cutovers.
  • Advise and resolve fault related to Power Plant and D.G on Ericsson BTS.
  • Worked closely switch provisioners to ensure proper FOCs, ASRs; updated DLRs for cell site BTS's.

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24. DS1

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25. ATM

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  • Recognized for performance, leadership, and innovation via promotions and salary treatments on 4 occasions.
  • Versed in SIP, VoIP and Data Protocols over SNA, DSL, ATM, Frame Relay and MPLS Network protocols.
  • Installed, operated, and maintained CBX500 ATM network switches for soft digital handoffs.
  • Installed and tested protocol handlers in 5ESS for multi-link access to ATM networks.

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26. Isdn

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Here's how Isdn is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Sized and configured 5ESS ISDN switches for two Boeing plants which included service through a Boeing owned Satellite.
  • Switch administration duties, including: DNIS translations, routing, SS7 links implementation, ISDN connections.
  • Test and turn ups all customers ISDN customers PRIME EXPRESS circuits for DMS/100/500 switches.
  • Monitored and tested dedicated trunks and ISDN (PRI and BRI).
  • Engineered 5ESS/ERICCSON AXE-10 ISDN digital network throughout Montana.
  • Analyzed, troubleshoot and resolved Centrex, ISDN, network, and Channel-bank issues.

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27. Network Operations

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Here's how Network Operations is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with the network operations and security center related to any new installation bandwidth updates, or modifications to installation.
  • Trained junior-level engineers in all aspects of network operations and maintenance.
  • Team-orientated member of the Sacramento Fixed Network Operations staff.
  • Assist Network Operations Center, System Performance, Network Field Engineers, and Data Services with troubleshooting network issues to resolution.
  • Served as single point of contact for local exchange carriers, trading partners, and network operations centers.
  • Managed and maintained all elements of the Southern and Central CA Network Operations MTSO equipment.
  • Worked as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician.
  • Compiled and provided new script files to the Network Operations staff for completion of all pre- and post-deployment call verification testing.

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28. Nokia

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Here's how Nokia is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Experience with Nokia OSS and XML scripts.
  • Managed daily operations to correct RNC/Node B faults and degradations in the 3G network using Nokia OSS and MML commands.
  • Managed activities and fault isolation on Nortel & Nokia wireless network switching systems.
  • issue to customer to provide recommendations for network performance & optimization using vendor's Ericsson/Nokia/Nortel.
  • Contract Supervised Installation of Ericsson & Nokia Switch equipments for Airtel, Reliance, Aircell, BSNL and TATA in India.

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29. DS0

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Here's how DS0 is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Designed T1/DS1/DS0 special service circuits in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado.

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30. Unix

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Here's how Unix is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Implemented performance monitoring and alarming tools using SNMP, JAVA, C++, Unix Shell and TCP IP sockets.
  • Field engineers coordination, monitoring through Workstation SUN in UNIX SOLARIS system.
  • Run and execute step by step procedures in a UNIX platform.
  • Administrated Informix database and UNIX operating system on 3B2 computer.
  • Utilized UNIX and Solaris platforms.
  • Perform network testing of the UNIX based Autoplex System 1000 for Lucent Major Wireless Account Customers launching new markets.

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31. E911

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Here's how E911 is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Integrated highly available SMLC servers for enhanced e911 functionality.
  • Installed, commissioned, and maintained WLS equipment and T1 circuitry for FCC E911 Phase II location compliance.
  • Test and resolve accuracy impacting issues in accordance's with the federally mandated e911 projects.
  • Coordinated the accuracy of database information between organizations involved in the routing of E911 calls.
  • Configure, define ABIS and semi-permanent connection to test E911 after LMU installation.
  • Translated and Routed 911/E911 numbers to the appropriate local EMT emergency unit.
  • Develop and maintain E911 Phase I and II interconnection routes and platform
  • Designed End to End e911 Phase II Solution with multiple vendors.
  • Work closely with NOC to resolve any E911 problems
  • Test and troubleshoot e911 location equipment.
  • Managed Andrews and True Position E911 SMLC s. * Worked with Granite Client (XNG) on a daily basis.

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33. Network Elements

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Here's how Network Elements is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Review transactions between the provisioning system and network elements to identify data inconsistencies.
  • Maintained all servers and performed backups for all network elements.
  • Provide standby support for the network elements as required.

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34. Pstn

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Here's how Pstn is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Maintain a good communication with the local PSTN and their different central offices to provide the inter-connection between the companies.
  • Trouble-shoot customer premise to PSTN issues within the Telephony environment with a focus on E911.
  • Interconnected cellular switches to the PSTN to other cellular switches using ITU SS7.
  • Managed, coordinated, programmed and documented all new PSTN services on the EXCEL LNX switch and the HNS TES hub.
  • Monitor in service Lucent and Nortel cellular, PSTN, and cell site equipment to identify fault conditions.

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35. RNC

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Here's how RNC is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Perform RNC, router, and switch equipment software upgrades as required.
  • Created and executed Dual Iub / Pure IP scripts that were provisioned and activated in Node B/RNC.
  • Monitored and supported nightly Node B rehomes from RNC to RNC.

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36. PBX

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Here's how PBX is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Test Engineer in the Research and Development lab for the Red Switch secure PBX system.
  • Assent technician on testing on PBX (DID) and line turn-ups at customer sites.
  • Configure, activate and support customers for custom fusion PBX systems.
  • Assisted in installation, programming and maintains of office PBX systems.
  • Served as administrator for the AVAYA DEFINITY G3r PBX.
  • Maintained and supported new Nortel PBX and Voice Mail Network for Computer Sciences Corporation as on-site tech.
  • Worked with multiple venders for set up for Long Distance and local transmission on Cellular PBX system.
  • Responded to PBX, voicemail and network-generated malfunction alarms.

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37. Titan

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Here's how Titan is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Performed all Titan and DACCS circuits Cross connects & provisioning.
  • Test and turn ups all TITAN Nortel circuit board cards.

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38. ECP

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Here's how ECP is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Perform 5ESS and ECP retrofit procedures to ensure successful completion of upgrade.
  • Provide first line troubleshooting of 5ESS, ECP and cell asserts.
  • Supervised supplier during 5E switch installation; Commissioned and Integrated 5E/ECP.
  • Provide support to different CDMA Lucent products including the 5ESS, ECP, OMP.
  • Contract Mobile Switching Office Technician, Lucent 5ESS switch and ECP and OMP.
  • Provisioned, maintained and operated Lucent 5ESS switch, ECP, OMP-FX, application processors and Tellabs 5500S/532L.
  • Turned up OC-3s (SPMs), trunks at the Carrier/TTP/Manual levels on Nortel DMS 100, 5ESS and ECP.

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39. Lucent 5Ess

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Here's how Lucent 5Ess is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Configure network and customer translations in the Lucent 5ESS switch.
  • Performed all Lucent 5ESS switch upgrades as needed.

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40. Umts

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Here's how Umts is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Resolve & update LK tracker issues and load UMTS licensing.
  • Managed UMTS Transport Project in San Francisco market.
  • Experience with T-Mobile UMTS Voice network architecture.

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41. Network Performance

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Here's how Network Performance is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Focused on the overall operations of the wireless network for a given market, including network performance, installation and maintenance.
  • Assisted System Performance in identifying hardware, trunks and transport issues that negatively impacted network performance.
  • Collected and analyzed switch statistics to detect failures and to improve network performance.
  • Provide feedback on network performance through statistical analysis Network Design:.
  • Assist RF engineers to ensure the best possible network performance.
  • Developed software to improve network performance.
  • WORK FOR BHARTI AIRTEL LTD..at Kanpur >-Performance network performance &system stats monitoring and projects support.

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42. DSX

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Here's how DSX is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Installed Cat-5 cables and terminated with RJ45 connectors running A-Band switch board cable and wiring them down to DSX panels.
  • Install routers, DSX panels, run cable and fiber.
  • Patched TCSM at DSX frame.
  • Install and test DSX panel and customer sites Installed voice and data cabling throughout the Loudon County Virginia.

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43. MTX

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Here's how MTX is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Assisted in commissioning of DMS-MTX equipment, and shared preventive/demand maintenance expertise with several local engineers
  • Entered all translations for network related equipment in the NorTel DMS MTX switch to support the KC/Wichita Metropolitan Serving Areas.
  • Performed MTX software upgrade from 12.1 to 13.0 to enable implementation of the most current wireless data applications.
  • Prepared the MTX for integration into the CBRS side, and performed ATP testing on the MTX.
  • Worked on MTX-DMS on monitoring and troubleshooting alarms on the daily basic.
  • Commissioned all phase-ii MTX equipment.
  • Perform MTX 11 to MTX 12 and NBSS 12.0 to NBSS 12.1 upgrades.
  • Performed the ONP from MTX11 to MTX12.

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44. STP

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Here's how STP is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Maintain configuration control of all STP configurations.
  • Designed and set up STP/SCP/SSP system in the Digital Cellular systems, designed SS7 signaling links, conducted integration tests.

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45. PRI

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Here's how PRI is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Project Manager for Sprint/Metropolitan fiber cell site system.
  • Maintain switch equipment as needed to ensure appropriate quality and maintain a log for inventory repair and returned items.
  • Provided key guidance as a subject matter expert for the development and implementation of standardized translations across the enterprise.
  • Implemented and deployed a private network Global Intelligent Virtual Network services using Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) Architecture
  • Steered thorough design reviews before starting development to proactively catch issues and made the design changes as appropriate.
  • Used the RECORD command for printing and sending, and used SFDEV for file text editing.
  • Analyze traffic statistics for anomalies and notify appropriate departments if action is needed.
  • Monitored, configured and installed company servers, computers, printers and cables.
  • Experience with Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Systems and Fiber Optic Transmissions.
  • Work on 3rd level escalations, tickets and pending VoIP FXS/PRI obligations.
  • Perform extensive testing on translation changes prior to implementing production traffic.
  • Assisted in instructing PrimeCo Switch Techs in OA&M procedures.
  • KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Built company from the ground up to 1200+ clients and $500K+ in private bookings.
  • Performed maintenance and installed various LANs consisting of routers, hubs, servers, workstations, laptops and printers.
  • Performed User Acceptance Testing on the Santera One Switching platform prior to purchase.
  • Job responsibility Primarily responsible for Integration of more than 250 new 2G sites.
  • Created user accounts and Agent I Groups for Enterprise Web Monitor applications.
  • Work with carriers and PSAP to test and turn-up Centrex, DS1, E911 and PRI circuits.
  • Updated metrics database and reporting specifications every eight months, primarily on Nortel, Samsung, and IOS Interoperability Specification systems.
  • Network Engineer/Telecom Data Network Operations Support Analyst Monitors, manages, and maintains enterprise data network.

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46. Test Procedures

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47. Ethernet

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Here's how Ethernet is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Engineered the build out of wiring closets from a Token ring network to Ethernet network.
  • Check Ethernet links in the 2G system for ABIS packet system.
  • Complete the activation of HSPA+ on all available Ethernet enabled sites.

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48. LEC

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Here's how LEC is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Used HP testing analyzer and oscilloscope to pinpoint problematic electronics and firmware according to customer complaints.
  • Developed telecommunications and PC software/hardware upgrades, optimization, operating and training procedures.
  • Managed a team of Telecommunications Engineers.
  • Turned up and maintained over 300 base stations and a telecommunications switch.
  • Completed a series of technical training classes on the essential of telecommunications.
  • Acted as telecommunication carrier liaison for circuit design and turn-up.
  • Analyzed company infrastructure, processes, and procedures, then conducting product studies and vender selections with recommended solutions.
  • Exposed in the preparation of exchange data and testing of C7 and R2 signaling interconnection with other telecom companies.
  • Provided tracking and analysis of alarms for Northern Telecom DMS 250's and DEX 600E & 400 switches.
  • Collected Storage Processor logs, dumps file and reviewing them to check for issues on the Clariion.
  • Created Unix shell scripts for data collection and analyzation for RF Engineering optimization of BTS deficiencies.
  • Created scripts to routinely collect and record data of system KPIs and critical triggers.
  • Supervised switch upgrades with contracting companies, telecom, power and security.
  • Managed Services Program for Saudi Telecom Co client.
  • Coordinate with other telecommunication carriers ( e.g.
  • Selected Accomplishments: Lead and launched the roaming signaling migration of newly acquired markets of Panama, Honduras and El Salvador.
  • Evaluate, initiate and implement strategies to address technical needs of customers with General Telecom and Genband (NextPoint) Solutions.
  • Provide Tier III support to Covista and General Telecom TAC and NOC teams.
  • Used: IBM Prospect, WatchMark, ADC Metrica, TTI Telecom NPRS, SQL, Excel.
  • Worked on Lucent and Ericsson Telecom switches.

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49. LTE

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Here's how LTE is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Completed training for 4G and LTE (Long Term Evolution), the latest standard in the mobile network technology tree.
  • Managed the regional VoLTE project where I worked with HQ, area and regional teams to prepare the region for launch.
  • Performed RF optimization for all platforms including: CDMA, WiMAX, and LTE reducing daily blocks and drops.
  • Provided support for all field engineers, end users for CDMA and 4G LTE.
  • Involved in seamless deployment and migrations of: Nokia: 4G LTE/LTE/PCS/UMTS/2G.
  • Project has resulted in approximately $2.4 million in annual savings.
  • Managed LTE deployment from the construction phase to the integration phase.
  • Initial VOLTE certification testing in Rockford for USCC.
  • Perform cell trouble shooting of the 3G/LTE cell sites and core nodes.
  • Edited and ran scripts for LTE and 3G sites.
  • Provisioned all Sonet and SDH circuits for the Sprint network as well as IP circuits for 4G LTE.
  • Support CDMA, LTE, and VOIP technologies Responsible for IP route verification for IP backhaul and Ethernet testing.
  • Assisted with the integration of Ericsson Enode B, RBS series LTE cabinets.
  • Administered Ericsson SE-1200 router implementing VLAN routing for 4G LTE IP backhaul.

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50. Verizon

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Here's how Verizon is used in Switch Engineer jobs:
  • Designed and provisioned Verizon Business circuits.
  • Engineered, managed, optimized, and maintained the health and integrity of the Verizon Wireless data and voice network.
  • Project manager on various assignments at Verizon Switch locations in the State of Florida.
  • time employee 40+ hours weekly Updating, maintain and providing technical support on all SS7 related elements in the Verizon Network.
  • Test all TDM and SONET level backhaul circuits from Verizon's demarcation points to a Clear wire POP.
  • Managed contract installation of Verizon Wireless call center telecom equipment, including Installation/maintenance of Nortel Option 11c-61c and NEC 2400 PBX.
  • Supported Telecom Customer (Verizon Wireless) in converting mini cells to Mod cells.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Switch Engineer

SS7

7.7%

Cell Sites

7.4%

Ericsson

7.2%

GSM

6.0%

MSC

5.9%

Nortel

5.9%

Voip

5.8%

T1

5.5%

Dacs

5.2%

Trouble Shooting

5.1%

Cdma

4.9%

DS3

4.6%

BSC

4.3%

Alcatel

4.1%

Tellabs

4.0%

NOC

3.7%

Tcp/Ip

3.5%

Technical Support

3.2%

T-1

3.1%

TDM

3.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Switch Engineer

Rank Skill
1 SS7 4.8%
2 Cell Sites 4.6%
3 Ericsson 4.4%
4 GSM 3.7%
5 MSC 3.7%
6 Nortel 3.7%
7 Voip 3.6%
8 T1 3.4%
9 Dacs 3.2%
10 Trouble Shooting 3.1%
11 Cdma 3.1%
12 DS3 2.9%
13 BSC 2.6%
14 Alcatel 2.5%
15 Tellabs 2.5%
16 NOC 2.3%
17 Tcp/Ip 2.2%
18 Technical Support 2.0%
19 T-1 1.9%
20 TDM 1.9%
21 HLR 1.8%
22 Software Upgrades 1.8%
23 BTS 1.7%
24 DS1 1.6%
25 ATM 1.4%
26 Isdn 1.4%
27 Network Operations 1.4%
28 Nokia 1.4%
29 DS0 1.4%
30 Unix 1.3%
31 E911 1.3%
32 MGW 1.3%
33 Network Elements 1.3%
34 Pstn 1.2%
35 RNC 1.2%
36 PBX 1.2%
37 Titan 1.2%
38 ECP 1.2%
39 Lucent 5Ess 1.2%
40 Umts 1.2%
41 Network Performance 1.2%
42 DSX 1.2%
43 MTX 1.2%
44 STP 1.2%
45 PRI 1.1%
46 Test Procedures 1.0%
47 Ethernet 1.0%
48 LEC 1.0%
49 LTE 0.9%
50 Verizon 0.9%
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