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RF Engineer

Location: Alpharetta, GA
User: infrastaff
Published: 06/19/14

Candidate will be responsible for contributing in the RF Design of the regional cellular network. If you are ambitious and looking for a position to utilize your unique RF design experience, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Additional Responsibilities:

Create search areas within their geographic area of responsibility
Work with the performance team to understand area and issues within assigned sector
Work with System Performance counterpart to understand issues and help reduce Lost Calls and Ineffective Attempts within your sector
Create Regional RF designs be gathering information for Regional management from utilizing geographical and database queries and summarizing the information on a presentable document
Compound information from different RF engineers in the region to create a repository of information for other departments to access
Create and supply cell site translations
Perform drive testing to evaluate search area candidate as necessary
Prepare Design Work Sheets in a timely manner
Perform radio engineering evaluations for system planning and site acquisition
Begin to identify location specific needs for new cells taking baseline, performance, capacity, and population into consideration
Evaluate coverage problems and requirements for coverage and capacity cells
Utilize propagation tools and other RF related equipment such as Map Info, GeoPlan, Datapro and NPT 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
Create search areas and reviews search area candidates within geographic area by taking into consideration baseline, performance issues, capacity, and population
Prepare necessary regulatory filings for sector/sites ensuring that compliance is met, and attends zoning meetings for assigned sector

Required Skills:

BS in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Experience with RF Design and various RF System Optimization techniques for voice and data for Nortel, Motorola, and/or Lucent infrastructure
2+ years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications’ industry
General understanding and or working knowledge in three or more of the following platforms and/or technologies:
Infrastructure including: Lucent and Nortel
Operating systems and applications including: UNIX, Windows, MS Office
Wireless technologies including: CDMA, 1X and EVDO, traffic theory, IS-41 standard
Test equipment including: DataPro, pilot scanners, baseline equipment, spectrum analyzers and Agilent equipment.
Digital Communications including: DS1, DS3, Fiber, ISDN
In-Building systems knowledge
Good understanding of engineering concepts, including antenna and lines theory
TCP/IP protocol
Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
Proficient in MapInfo
Good analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

Preferred Experience & Education:

Advanced understanding of RF Engineering concepts

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