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Telecommunications Software Engineer

Falls Church, VA 22041

Posted: 04/17/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 28704

Job Description

Position Title: Telecommunications Software Engineer

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting Direct Hire -Telecommunications Software Engineer opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.   

Job Responsibilities:
The Telecommunications Software Engineer will be responsible for design, development, modification, and testing of software that implements the GSM and LTE protocol stacks for our cell tower in orbit. This includes:
  • Developing and modifying Linux applications that implement the telecommunications functions required for our cell tower in orbit protocol stacks.
  • Integrating telecommunications hardware and software systems, particularly software defined radios and Linux servers/computers
  • Implementing inter-application coordination and communications using standard Inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms available in Linux
  • Developing test software and drivers to support unit, integration, and system testing of all telecommunications software functions.
  • Writing this software in C, C++, or other languages in a Linux or Windows environment

Job Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree (or better) in Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • At least five years of recent experience with telecommunications software implementing GSM and/or LTE protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of telecommunications protocols, RF communications, and multiple access methods: LTE, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA, GSM, CDMA, TDMA, FDMA etc.
  • Strong knowledge of all layers (user and control plane) of cellular network infrastructure elements, including RAN and Core network signaling (e.g. HSS, HLR, VLR, AuC, MME, EPC, eNB, S-GW, P-GW, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following common protocols/standards: TCP/IP, SNMP, SDH/SONET, ATM, MPLS/GMPLS, Ethernet, Carrier Grade Ethernet, DSL, SS7, ISDN, Q2931, B-ISDN, X.25, 802.11, 802.16, SIP, MEGACO, or MGCP
  • Understanding of software defined radio systems including Receiver architectures, Software channelization, Modulation/demodulation techniques, Spectral analysis, Error correcting codes
  • Experience using wireless communication test equipment (spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, signal generator, etc.), analyzing test logs and isolating test failures.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple programming languages (C, C++, Python), operating systems, and development environments.
  • Experience with standard Inter-process communication (IPC) mechanisms available in Linux.
  • Experience performing reverse engineering, analysis of software, and low-level programming desired.

Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Location: Falls Church, VA

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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