Overall Purpose: Responsible for Test definition, execution, and certification of Packet Core Network platforms/software releases enterprise wide
Primary Skills (must have)
The Test lead is responsible for leading and driving Testing Activities in Packet Core Domain involving elements SGSN, GGSN, EPC( SGW,PGWMME etc. ) , IPCG, ACF etc.
The individual should
Have hands-on experience on Testing End to End PKT-Core functionality
Have worked on leading PKT Core Equipment vendor (Huawei, Cisco , Ericsson )
Well versed with following type of testing : System Integration, Inter-operability Testing, Protocol Validation, Functional & Load Testing, Test Automation
Must be a self starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have demonstrated experience of working with globally distributed teams across various technologies, domains and business functions.
Assess the technical impact a project will have from a test perspective on the element in question and all core and external elements/systems that interface to it
Produce the project Test Strategy and all other supporting test documentation
Contribute the testing input to the Packet Core Element Technical Design i.e. (to assist in the network design process).
Define and, if necessary, perform cross-Technology domain integration.
Produce the project test specification for Technology
Define, oversee and, if required, perform the cross-Technology domain end-to-end testing
Contribute to the transition of the new product/capability to live support
Hold technical discussion with customer for resolution of ongoing technical issues
Analyze Standards and vendor Feature Implementations and defines detailed test procedures
Perform validation testing of interface, messaging and protocol layers
Execute validation test cases for new features, replicating test scenarios, aid in regular test regression cycles
Works closely with vendor resources and other partner teams for successful test execution
Leads troubleshooting of problems; tracks issues to resolution with vendors, collaborating with RAN planning and Core teams for isolation and resolution of issues impacting critical testing
PKT-Core functionality /E2E call flow in 2.5G/3G/4G
3GPP Specification knowledge
Test Case writing from vendor Specifications
Test tools like Nethawk, Tektronics, Ericsson TEMS ,NEMO