IP/Core WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiplexing Access) Network Expert

2 months ago(11/28/2017 9:10 AM)
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Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an IP/Core WCDMA Network Expert for the MUOS program. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



  • The IP/Core WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiplexing Access) Network Expert (GGSN, SGSN, HSS/CSCF, ATM) will be responsible for performing very high level troubleshooting in mobile Core Networks
  • Ability to do a parts/board related root cause analysis of Packet impairments such as loss, jitter and Latency and will provide clear and actionable recommendations and impact assessments
  • Familiar with WCDMA Core Elements (Ericsson GGSN, SGSN), ATM (Ericsson/Marconi), SIP Elements (Ericsson CSCF/HSS) and Juniper Network Equipment
  • Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
  • Designs and plans network systems
  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture
  • Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
  • Provides technical analysis in data network planning, engineering, and design
  • Provides analysis for implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to network problems
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, hubs, bridges and gateways, etc.
  • Coordinates third party maintenance for network equipment and troubleshoots problems with department users and department network administrators
  • May develop uniform operation procedures
  • Conducts testing of network systems

Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network


  • WCDMA/IP Data Expert
  • Core Network Expert
  • Provides hand-on subject matter expertise for WCDMA NETWORK/SIP Core Elements  Ericsson GGSN, SGSN R7, ATM, HSS/CSCF
  • Ability to create test procedures
  • Ability to train individuals on the installation and test procedures
  • Performs troubleshooting of trouble tickets on WCDMA/ IP / Core Network Nodes
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Juniper
  • Ability to deal with complex technical challenges related to board related failures
  • Ability to generated a Fault Analysis Reports
  • Ability to re-install/re-image board for installation to node(s)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Travel may be required
  • Strong ability to meet requirements and expectations of the position
  • Strong ability to develop solutions to highly complex problems that require significant ingenuity, innovation and creativity
  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines
  • Performs work without appreciable direction
  • May act as a team leader, thus, contributing to the successful completion of a major program
  • May mentor more junior staff
  • Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations
  • Represents organization as prime technical contact on contracts and projects
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role
  • Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization and customer objectives
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises strong independent judgment
  • May make decisions and develop concepts that have long-lasting influence on the future course of the division, function, or program


    An active Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire.

    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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