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
  • Approvals within area of responsibility.
  • 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 and LTE Failures  while enhancing 4G throughput in assigned area
  • Preparing timely FCC/FAA submissions.
  • 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, supporting the In Building program for the In Building projects in her/his market and assisting in the training and development of new RF Engineers and Engineer I & II – Consultant RF Engineers.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Engineering specifically Electrical or Computer Engineering required.
- Masters degree a plus
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry
- Demonstrated knowledge in several of the following platforms and/or technologies. Data/IP Knowledge or experience is a plus.
- System Design including:  CDMA, EVDO, LTE, Voice over IP
- Voice cells infrastructure including:  Lucent and Motorola
- Telecom experience including:  T1, DACS, OMP
- Digital Communications including:  DS1, DS3, Fiber, ISDN
- Wireless data service including:  LTE, CDMA 2000, CSD, STP,
- Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access, MapInfo
- Excellent analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Excellent troubleshooting skills
- Ability to perform with general guidance and a thorough understanding of the job and the department's expectations and goals

-Project Management experience and 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
- Superior organizational and project planning skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, listening attentively, applying appropriate grammar, and integrating large volumes of information from multiple sources
- Occasional night or weekend work as needed
- Occasional overnight travel may be required
- Driver's license required
- Programming background a plus

 

 

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