RF Engineer

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Responsibilities

• The RF Engineer contributes to the RF Design of the regional wireless (LTE ) network including: search area issuance, candidate assessment, and approvals. • Redesigning of mature network areas to minimize capacity constraints, working with other areas of network to ensure performance fixes/initiatives are in place, partnering with System Performance to reduce Lost Calls, Ineffective Attempts, Failed connection attempts, Dropped Connections, RRC setup failures, RRC Drops, Context Setup Failures, and Context Drops in assigned area. • Preparing timely FCC/FAA and FAS submissions using NWF. • Conducting data analysis of switch statistics and drive data by conducting drive testing for potential sites, new site integration, and system optimization. • Performing radio engineering evaluation for system planning and site acquisition, creating and using RF propagation and planning tools. • Conducting and overseeing field tests for potential sites. • Planning frequency assignments and identifying technical parameters for network growth, documenting and reporting findings, planning near-term integration of new technologies for first applications in the network • Identifying location-specific needs for new cells, evaluating coverage problems and new service area requirements for coverage cells, identifying causes of RF interference and troubleshooting interference problems with system performance. • Attending zoning hearings in support of new cell site acquisitions, contributing in the development of long-term build plans, performing Macro/Micro Cell Design including antenna selection and placement, utilizing knowledge of LTE, CDMA 1x, EVDO and microwave to contribute in network design, and assisting in the training and development of new RF and Associate RF Engineers.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science required. Masters degree a plus • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the wireless/cellular industry • System Design experience including: LTE, CDMA, EVDO, or GSM • Voice cells infrastructure knowledge including: Ericsson, Lucent and Motorola • Telecom experience including: T1, DACS, OMP • Digital Communications including: DS1, DS3, Fiber, ISDN • Wireless data service including: LTE, CDMA 2000, CSD, • Proficient in the following applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access, MapInfo,GeoPlan • Excellent analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills • Excellent organizational, project planning, and troubleshooting skills • Decision making skills (making appropriate use of available information and data, making sound decisions with minimal support from Manager, and being responsible for specific projects or definable portions of larger projects or processes) • Leadership skills - commitment to excellence, demonstrating company values and policies, initiating action, accepting responsibility for results, and making quality decisions • Flexible to attempt alternate solutions to resolve issues and seamlessly adjust to a dynamic, changing business environment • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, listening attentively, applying appropriate grammar, and integrating large volumes of information from multiple sources • Programming background a plus • Driver's license required

Equal Employment Opportunity

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