The RF Engineer contributes to the RF Design of the
regional wireless network including but not limited to: Search area issuance,
candidate assessment, and approvals within assigned area of responsibility.
Working in Siterra to create projects and manage RF Eng task.
Able to create RF Designs using ATOLL and/or GEOPLAN. Redesign of mature
network areas to maximize performance and minimize capacity constraints.
Performing Macro/Micro Cell Design including antenna selection and placement.
In-Depth understanding of antenna design and RF propagation theory.
Partnering with System Performance to improve network performance for existing
and emerging technologies. Preparing timely FCC/FAA, RF Emissions and FAS
Conducting data analysis of switch statistics and drive data by conducting
drive testing for potential sites, new site integration, and system
Performing radio engineering evaluation for system planning and site
acquisition. Ability to use RF propagation and planning tools. Conducting and
overseeing field tests for potential sites. Planning frequency assignments and
identifying technical parameters for network growth. Planning near term
integration of new technologies for first applications in the network.
Identifying causes of RF interference and troubleshooting interference problems
with system performance. Attending and presenting testimony at zoning hearings
in support of new cell site proposals. Contributing in the development of long
term build plans. Utilizing knowledge of LTE, CDMA, EVDO and microwave to
contribute in network design. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
or Computer Science or equivalent work experience required. Master’s degree a
plus A minimum of 3 years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications
industry System Design including: LTE, CDMA, EVDO Experience with ATOLL,
GeoPLan, Siterra Voice cells infrastructure including: E///, 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 office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
and Access, MapInfo, GeoPlan 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 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
Flexible to attempt alternate solutions to resolve issues and seamlessly adjust
to a dynamic, changing business environment Occasional night or weekend work as
needed Occasional overnight travel may be required, travel time 10-15% Driver's
license required Programming background a plus.