Responsibilities of the RF Engineer
Creating search areas within their geographic area of responsibility
Working with the performance team to understand area and issues within his/her sector and working with System Performance counterpart to understand issues and help reduce Lost Calls and Ineffective Attempts within their sector.
Creating and supplying cell site translations
Performing drive testing to evaluate search area candidate as necessary
Preparing FCC/FAA and FAS submissions in a timely manner
Performing radio engineering evaluation for system planning and site acquisition
Beginning to identify location specific needs for new cells taking baseline, performance, capacity, and population into consideration; and evaluating coverage problems and requirements for coverage cells.
Qualifications of the RF Engineer
Prefer BS in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience required 2+ years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications’ industry.
Should have a good understanding of engineering concepts, and must show aptitude and desire to learn and advance in a technical field.
General understanding and or working knowledge in one or more of the following platforms and/or technologies:
Voice cells infrastructure including: Lucent, Motorola, Nortel, CDMA data Digital Communications including: DS1, DS3, Fiber, ISDN
Operating systems and applications including: UNIX, Windows, MS Office
Wireless data service including: CDPD, CDMA, CSD, STP, RF Fingerprinting Analog, CDMA, Flexent Modular cells (CDMA & PCS), RMT software, and 3G technology
Test equipment including: T-Birds, DataPro, pilot scanners, baseline equipment, spectrum analyzers RF System Optimization techniques for voice and data for Nortel, Motorola, and/or Lucent infrastructure.
Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access