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RF Engineer

RF Engineer

Job Description


The RF Design Engineer contributes to the RF Design of the regional wireless (CDMA, EVDO and LTE ) network including:

  • Search area issuance, candidate assessment, and approvals within area of responsibility
  • Utilize knowledge of LTE, CDMA 1x, EVDO and microwave to contribute in network design including Perform Macro/Micro Cell Design including antenna selection and placement
  • Redesign mature network areas to minimize capacity constraints and work with other areas of network to ensure performance fixes/initiatives are in place,
  • Partner with System Performance to reduce Lost Calls, Ineffective Attempts, Failed connection attempts, Dropped Connections, RRC setup failures, RRC Drops, Context Setup Failures, and Context Drops in assigned area.
  • Work with the Regulatory team in preparing timely FCC/FAA and FAS submissions and ensuring the submissions get into NWF (project database).
  • Conduct data analysis of switch statistics and drive data or potential sites, new site integration, and system optimization.
  • Perform radio engineering evaluation for system planning and site acquisition
  • Use RF propagation and planning tools, conduct and oversee field tests for potential sites
  • Plan frequency assignments and identify technical parameters for network growth as well as plan near-term integration of new technologies for first applications in the network and development of long-term build plans
  • Identify location-specific needs for new cells, evaluate coverage problems and new service area requirements for coverage cells
  • Attend zoning hearings in support of new cell site acquisitions

Assist in the training and development of new RF and Associate RF Engineers.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience required. Master’s degree a plus
  • A minimum of 3 years of RF Design experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge in several of the following platforms and/or technologies:
    • System Design including: LTE, CDMA, EVDO (Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson infrastructure)
    • Experience with Geoplan, Mapinfo, DPDM, Remedy, NetworkFlow, XNG, VZReg, FCC/ULS, NCWS, RTT, Call Mapper, Neighbor List tool, Network Geographics or other related tools.
  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Excellent analytic, troubleshooting, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Self-directed and highly motivated
  • Ability to perform with general guidance and a thorough understanding of the job and the department's expectations and goals

Must have a valid Driver's license in good standing as this position will require the use of a company vehicle

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Retail
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID WIRNEW-352057-1A
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RF Engineer

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