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Burns & McDonnell LTE Core Architect - Networks, Integration, & Automation (Multiple Locations) in Atlanta, Georgia


This position will be responsible for designing mission-critical utility-grade Private LTE networks. This position is expected to have practical EPC deployment and design experience and provide detailed documentation and hands-on support when required. The architect will be responsible for designing and deploying a 4G EPC and 5GC core networks to include utility-grade security platforms. This may also include the high-level design of IMS or Mission-Critical push-to-talk (MC-PTT) interfaces. In-depth knowledge of 5G cloud core and service-based architecture, including network slicing, containerized microservice-based cloud architecture, and control /user plane separation, is required. The architect is also responsible for the solution lifecycle projections. This role is customer-facing and is highly technical, but must be able to articulate complex requirements and consult with clients to design around their needs, meaning every design will be unique.

  • Acting as the Technical Authority for the LTE EPC/5GC and responsible for the design and technical delivery of LTE EPC

  • Providing input to High-Level System Designs across 4G/5G Voice and Data Core, whether the designs be done internally or externally

  • Working with local and outsourced Vendor designs and being responsible for design deliveries for LTE EPC /5GC and the core interface to other network elements and solutions

  • Able to validate and create EPC architecture and engineering requirements, network impact assessment, engineering design standards, and alarms and network statistics definition.

  • Assist in developing, testing, and implementing advanced data core features such as LTE Mobility Management, Mobility Anchor Handoff, EPC Signaling and Control, Topography Design Support, Roaming Architecture/Design, and IPv4 and IPv6 Core Development.

  • Assist in defining engineering and planning rules for the MME (Mobility Management Entity), SGW (Serving Gateway), and the PGW (PDN Gateway).

  • Responsible for developing product requirements, feature requirements, systems, and performance analysis, conduct deep-dive sessions on Openstack/Kubernetes VM and Container-based virtualization strategies.

  • Responsible for the development of product requirements, feature requirements, systems, and performance analysis.

  • Analyzing the requirements, converting them into system requirements, and capturing detail design for the development team.

  • Responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting issues reported from customer labs and production.

  • Provides technical support and create compelling technical and commercial solutions to help achieve the assigned sales goals and business objectives.

  • Translates and communicates complex technical design considerations between the Vender team and Utility network team

  • Manage the overall engineering design, implementation, and second-level support of the LTE 4G/5G core network, including security and server networks.

  • Make independent decisions on core network-related design, security policies, and procedures based on budget impact, system utilization, and network security for optimal efficiency.

  • Develop, define, and refine processes and procedures for making network changes to services impacting core network equipment.

  • Actively participate in negotiations with vendors for new equipment and services.

  • Work with vendors on the high-level and low-level designs and approval responsibility for those designs.

  • Coordinate with program and project management to keep a project on track.

  • Develop, maintain, and provide risk assessment tools/techniques and perform studies to determine the risk range associated with various projects.

  • Provide program management with risk/cost assessment analysis of potential features and services.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain management tools that will maximize system reliability.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical, computer, or another related engineering discipline from an accredited program.

  • 7 years relevant work experience in 3G/4G/5G Core Network system design is required.

  • Technical expertise with wireless LTE networks, EPC, and security design experience is required.

  • Working knowledge of and understanding, risk assessment, and engineering related to mobile carrier 4G/5G networks, including emerging technologies, is required.

  • Thorough, practical knowledge of operations and maintenance of mobile carrier 4G/5G equipment is required.

  • A thorough understanding of APN controls UE attachment process and all other LTE signaling.

  • A complete understanding of the 4G/5G Network Functions and controls and the interaction with a 4G RAN. All distributed network functions, containerized systems, and Kubernetes.

  • Must possess the ability to solve complex problems, demonstrate the ability to conduct strategic analysis to make autonomous business decisions with time constraints.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to work with internal and external clients across departments and with vendors at all levels.

  • The ability to produce professional-quality PowerPoint slideware to present and deliver ideas and knowledge to clients is required.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-GA-Atlanta, US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231107 Job Hire Type Experienced