RF Engineer II

The RF Engineer II responsibilities may include RF front-end design, radio propagation modeling and prediction, microwave path analysis, interference analysis and filter design, frequency coordination, analog-to-digital converters, cell site equipment layout, and circuit design. Develops products and technologies related to wireless telecommunications by applying RF and mixed signal capabilities. Being a RF Engineer II requires a bachelor’s degree. Develops and executes product testing and integration plans for new or updated products. In addition, RF Engineer II typically reports to supervisor or manager. Being a RF Engineer II work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Working as a RF Engineer II typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience.

RF Engineer II Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a RF Engineer II to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering functions related to interconnect equipment and facilities, signaling systems, switches and traffic;
  • Forecast channel capacity requirements;
  • Remotely assist field installation teams in the commissioning / test and turn-up of new site builds as well as augmenting operational systems;
  • Plan and optimize system traffic;
  • Ensure Microwave radio configuration MOPs are implemented correctly;
  • Troubleshoot sites that do not pass integration testing and drive failure resolution;
  • Perform prerequisite task(s) needed to ensure that Backhaul is ready and accepted;
  • Prepare, report, and review test results/Methods of Procedure (MOP) documentation;
  • Partner with commissioning & integration deployment teams on new cell site builds & technology upgrade activities;
  • Determine equipment and power configurations;
  • Assemble site specific CIQ source data to auto-generate Backhaul network device configuration scripts;
  • Complete Spirent QScope RFC 2544 and TWAMP connectivity test to actualize Backhaul acceptance tasks;
  • Support field implementation and performance troubleshooting efforts;
  • May provide some training assistance to lower level engineers;
  • Develop design standards to ensure system quality.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or electrical engineering, and/or 5 years equivalent;
  • Demonstrates problem solving and analytical thinking skills;
  • Network analysis and management experience using TCP/IP, SNMP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, SSH, etc;
  • 3 to 4 years of experience in microwave design and development in a telecommunications environment;
  • Industry recognized certification such as CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE;
  • Scripting experience in Powershell, Python, Java, VBScript, Perl, Secure CRT, Excel, etc. a plus;
  • Packet analysis and network protocol dissection skills, using tools such as Wireshark/Ethereal;
  • Knowledge and deployment experience of Quality of Service within a network;
  • Strong demonstrated understanding and implementation of advanced routing protocols BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS, Layer 2/3 VPNs, BFD, and IPsec;
  • Knowledge of all types of circuits: Microwave, Leased Ethernet, Dark and Lit Fiber, MPLS, WAN, MAN, P2P, P2MP, etc;
  • Experience configuring and deploying Microwave Radios, Cisco Routers, switches and firewalls in an IS-IS, MPLS, and BGP network environment;
  • Strong collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization;
  • Ability to plan and lead network maintenance windows.