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Engineer-RF - I
Ref No.: 18-08638
Location: Laurel, Maryland

JOB TITLE:
RF Engineer – Regulatory/Quality Assurance

JOB DUTIES:
Primary responsibilities include:
• Responsible for contributing in the RF Design of the regional cellular network and aid with the deployment of 3G/4G/5G technologies.
• Regulatory - Prepare FCC/FAA and EME/RFE submissions accurately and in a timely manner, tracking their successful analysis and implementation as per HQs directive and requirements. Ensure appropriate follow-up is done to receive Regulatory Construction and In Service Approvals in a timely manner.
• Quality Assurance – Ensure proper installation of equipment and RF Mitigation at each cell site by reviewing close out/sweep packages and ensuring it meets RF objectives and direction. Work with RF, Construction and Perf Engineers on appropriate resolution.
Secondary responsibilities include:
• Create 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.
Other responsibilities include:
• Create and supply cell site translations; performing drive testing to evaluate search area candidate as necessary; 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.


MUST HAVE SKILLS:
• Extensive knowledge of FCC Emissions and RF Safety guidelines
• Proficient on RF/Regulatory and PM Software: Atoll, Fuze/Siterra, Roofmaster/Roofview
• Expert in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.
• Proficient on Programming Languages: VBA, Python, Tableau, C++
• RF System Optimization techniques for voice and data for Nortel, Client, and/or Nokia infrastructure
• Should have a good understanding of engineering concepts, and must show aptitude and desire to learn and advance in a technical field.


DESIRED SKILLS:

General understanding and or working knowledge in one or more of the following platforms and/or technologies:
• Voice cells infrastructure including: Client, Client, 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

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:

• BS in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry
• 1 to 5 years of experience.

REQUIRED SHIFT:
• Standard 8 Hr shift