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What you’ll be doing...
You will be contributing to the RF design of the regional cellular, PCS, 700 MHz and AWS LTE network including: search area definition and issuance, antenna system design, candidate evaluation and assessment, and approvals within sector area of responsibility; improvements and redesigns for embedded base network areas to address capacity and coverage issues; antenna optimization.
Work with various engineering and operations teams within the network to ensure performance fixes/initiatives are in place.
Partner with System Performance to reduce lost/dropped calls and ineffective/blocked attempts (1X voice, EVDO, LTE & VoLTE) to meet and exceed VzW requirements.
Prepare timely FCC/FAA and regulatory submissions; providing cell translations configuration packages for new build and network growth.
Conduct analysis of regional population centers and drive data for candidate location, new site integration, and system optimization; performing radio engineering evaluation for system planning and site acquisition.
Create and use RF propagation and planning tools; conducting and overseeing field tests for potential sites; planning frequency assignments and identifying technical parameters for network growth.
Document and report findings; plan near-term integration of new technologies for first applications in the network; identify location-specific needs for new cells using appropriate methods to rank objectively; evaluate coverage problems and new service area requirements for coverage cells.
Utilize propagation modeling software to develop improved wireless service plans and maximize signal-to-noise performance; acceptance testing of new RF antenna systems; identifying causes of RF interference and troubleshooting interference problems with system performance.
Support of zoning hearings for new cell site acquisitions.
Contribute in the development of long-term build plans; performing Macro/Micro/Small Cell/CRAN Design including antenna selection and placement; utilizing knowledge of LTE and microwave to contribute in network design.
Ensure that all regulatory and EME requirements are fulfilled and associated information is kept updated provided to HQ; and assisting in the training and development of newer RF Engineers; documenting, tracking and follow-up of all project deliverables within VzW workflow databases.
What we’re looking for...
You'll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of work experience.
Valid driver's license.
Willingness to travel.
Even better if you have:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer science or one or more years of work experience in a related field.
Knowledge/training in the following areas for theory and/or design: antennas, transmission lines, electromagnetics, wireless communications and modulation schemes, wireless standards.
Experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry.
Experience in RF Design including: 4G LTE (VoLTE knowledge a plus), 5G, CDMA, EVDO; GSM.
Experience with RF Design and Performance data collection and post-processing tools.
Experience with RF signal analysis tools including: vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, PIM analyzer, scanner devices, wireless communication test sets.
Demonstrated knowledge of Cellular Architecture, and RF Theory.
Demonstrated knowledge of BTS, MCPA, TMA, RRH and Antenna Structures, RF Cabling and fiber interfaces.
Knowledge of In-Building Repeater and DAS systems.
Knowledge of data network architectures and protocols.
Analytic and troubleshooting skills.
Experience with RF design tools to include: RF Propagation Models (ATOLL), MapInfo, Google mapping applications.
Experience in Microsoft office/Google applications: Excel/Sheets (including macros, pivot tables and Visual Basic, Word/Docs, PowerPoint/Slides, Access as applied to actual project solutions, Outlook, Visio, Project).
Proven interpersonal, presentation, and writing skills.
Ability to successfully manage numerous projects simultaneously.
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