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RF Engineer - CA / 2605

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 05/23/2023 Industry: IT Analyst, RF Engineer Job Number: 7040

Job Description

Welcome to Broadstaff! We are one of the industry's most trusted staffing partners for all things Telecom - Wireless Infrastructure. With over 30 years of combined experience in Telecom, Energy and Technology, our team remains devoted to helping companies find great people and helping people find great jobs.

Broadstaff is excited to work with our client, a communications infrastructure expert in 5G, small cell, tower, and fiber.

Job Description:

Using sound engineering principles and planning tools, this position supports the RF Engineering team with the small cell sales process, project implementation, and the ongoing maintenance and modification of DAS and Small Cell Networks (SCN). This position will support PROW activities in the West and will become involved in multiple projects at different lifecycles. This individual must interact and collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external customers and requires the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Essential Job Functions
  • Interface with Customer and cultivate relationship with their engineering teams.
  • Create DAS and small cell network designs and proposals.
  • Utilize sales process workflow systems.
  • Design systems by selecting sites, conducting CW tests, analyzing data, use propgation modeling software tools and prepare customer documentation.
  • Design and engineer small cell solutions.
  • Complete node candidate evaluation/relocations, review node A&E drawings, and validate as builts or closeout documents
  • Create and provide wiring diagrams as well as equipment or bill of materials to other teams for the node and power designs
  • Design power to the node with AC or DC sources
  • Create or modify the node power designs in AutoCAD
  • Utilize various internal process workflow systems for RF equipment configuration forecasting and cost estimates
  • Update database tools and records for all assets including pole/building location, heights, RF equipment and power solutions
  • Comply with FCC, OSHA and City regulations for wireless system including and not limited to RF Emissions, Noise and Interference levels
  • Coordinate, oversee or perform system optimization of multi-node outdoor SCN systems.
  • Collaborate with National RF on design standards and integration process
  • Support the internal team on further innovation of tools/processes and support of new technology trials.
  • Manage approved vendors to complete various RF Engineering scope of work
  • Configure, test, optimize and commission DAS and small cell networks.
  • Support NOC and troubleshoot performance issues and new technology trials.
  • Work closely with customer personnel regarding system design, performance and optimization, recommend configuration changes.
  • Use a variety of measures to confirm system designs in the field including test equipment, power density and power meter, spectrum analyzer, and pilot scanner.
  • RF and fiber testing, reporting, and troubleshooting.
  • Perform ongoing system testing, test analysis, troubleshooting, test reports and recommendation for changes and upgrades.
  • BSEE, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science; MSEE preferred
Experience/Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 2-4 years of RF engineering experience or equivalent
  • Familiar with small cell architecture
  • Able to use prediction tools (Atoll, IBWave) and Mapinfo
  • Experience with Wireless Technologies (LTE, CBRS, UMTS, CDMA required; 5G preferred)
  • Experience with Small Cell RRU, DAS design, 5-Step Commissioning, and optimization expertise required
  • Able to quickly learn other tools: Power BI, GIS and analytics tools
  • Ability to use a variety of tools to confirm system designs: power meter, spectrum analyzer, pilot scanners, TEMs phones, CPE equipment, RF Emissions power density probes
  • Expertise with PIM/Sweep test gear and troubleshooting
  • Ability to understand electrical power concepts and node or cell site construction
  • Able to use AutoCAD for creating or modifying Line Power designs
  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Outlook, Word), Power BI
Other Skills/Abilities
  • Self driven and motivated to work on a high volume of projects for various RF related deliverables
  • Able to successfully adapt to constant organizational, process and technical wireless industry evolution and changes
  • Collaborate & Communicate Effectively with Cross Functional Partners
  • Ability to deliver results under conditions of ambiguity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Ability to stay organized and follow a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Working Conditions
  • Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • 20% estimated travel time in the field/Irvine market.
Broadstaff, LLC., provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected classification protected by federal, state or local laws.

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