Contract Duration - 12 monthsLocation: Plano, TX 75023 ( Can Work remotely until office reopen. But Must relocate to Plano, TX once Work From Home is lifted)Pay rate : $55/ hr on W2We are looking for a RAN Virtualization Senior Systems engineer.Will be a key contributor as a subject matter expert in a multi-functional team of R, Systems engineering, and product validation to introduce products to Wireless Carrier. Experience in design and development in any of the following functional modules which are part of NMS/EMS applications: Fault Management Configuration Management Performance Management Security Management Experience in Integration of NMS/EMS (FM, CM, PM, SM modules) with Operator OSS tools. Experience Writing the EMS / NMS / NE SW upgrade MOPs and working with the customer to execute MOPs in the commercial network. Tier3 support experience - Work under pressure, Troubleshooting the commercial NMS/EMS application issues, provide the work-around to customer to bring up system, work with R and provide the RCA (Root Cause Analysis) to the customer. Experience in Virtualization technologies (ETSI MANO - Orchestrator, VNF Manager, Virtual Infrastructure Manager, ECOMP/ONAP modules) Experience/Knowledge in OpenStack (Virtualization) Platform Services Good to have experience in working with Pre-Sales technical teams for the RFP responses. Years of Experience : 10+ years or 8+ with Masters degree Responsible for development of product requirements, feature requirements, systems and performance analysis, conduct deep-dive customer sessions, new technology introduction on Openstack/Kubernetes VM and Container based vRAN/vCU/vDU virtualization strategies. Responsible for development of product requirements, feature requirements, systems and performance analysis, conduct deep-dive customer sessions on OAMP, FCAPS technologies and protocols. Analyzing the customer requirements, converting them into system requirements and capturing of detail design for the development team. Responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting issues reported from customer labs and production. Provides expert technical support in the pre-sales process and creates compelling technical and commercial solutions in order to help achieve the assigned sales goals and business objectives. Translates and communicates complex technical design considerations between the sales team and carriers' network business Ensures that customer commitments are achieved according to plan. Works closely with various support organizations, logistics, and cross- functional teams from SEA and HQ to achieve successful new product roll-outs and developments. Ability to travel sporadically during the project.