Responsibilities

• The Engineer RF contributes to the RF Design of the regional wireless (cellular, pcs, LTE and AWS) network including:  search area issuance, candidate assessment, and approvals within area of responsibility
• Preparing FCC/FAA submissions in a timely manner
• Performing radio engineering evaluation for system planning and site acquisition
• Identify location specific needs for new cells taking baseline, performance, capacity, and population into consideration.  Evaluating coverage problems and requirements for coverage cells.
• Utilizes propagation tools and other RF related equipment such as MapInfo, Geoplan, Datapro and Prospect for site candidate comparison, propagation and coverage review and selection, determination of coverage boundaries for extensions, FAA/FCC filings, overall sector review of cell site locations for upgrades/modifications, and traffic engineering and investigation.
• Works with Performance Engineers to resolve area and sector-related issues, and reduce lost calls and ineffective attempts.
• Prepares necessary regulatory filings for sector/sites ensuring that compliance is met, and attends zoning meetings as required.

Qualifications

BS in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience required
• 3+ years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications’ industry.
• General understanding and or working knowledge in one or more of the following platforms and/or technologies:
     -  BTS cell infrastructure including:  Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola and/or Ericsson
     -  Operating systems and applications including:  Windows, MS Office and MapInfo
     -  Wireless data services including:  CDMA, EVDO, LTE
• RF System Optimization techniques for voice and data for Alcatel-Lucent, and Ericsson infrastructure
• Should have a good understanding of engineering concepts, and must show aptitude and desire to learn and advance in a technical field.
• Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.