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What you’ll be doing...

The RF Engineer III will contribute to the RF Design of the regional cellular network.

  • Search area issuance, candidate assessment, and approvals within assigned area of responsibility.

  • Redesign of mature network areas to maximize performance and minimize capacity constraints.

  • Performing Macro/Micro Cell Design including antenna selection and placement.

  • Partnering with System Performance to improve network performance for existing and emerging technologies.

  • Preparing timely FCC/FAA and FAS 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.

  • Using 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 CDMA, EVDO, LTE, 5G and microwave to contribute to network design.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Willingness to travel including occasional overnight travel.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Willingness to work occasionally night or weekend as needed.

Even better if you have

  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

  • Master’s degree.

  • Six or more years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in several of the following platforms and/or technologies.

  • System Design experience including: 5G, LTE, CDMA, EVDO.

  • Voice cells infrastructure experience including: E///, Samsung, Nokia or Motorola.

  • Telecom experience including: T1, DACS, OMP.

  • Digital Communications experience including: DS1, DS3, Fiber, ISDN.

  • Wireless data service experience including: 5G, LTE, CDMA 2000, CSD.

  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access, MapInfo, Atoll.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to perform with general guidance and a thorough understanding of the job and the department's expectations and goals.

  • Excellent 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.

  • Programming background.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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