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RF Engineer CO- 354

Littleton, CO 80120

Posted: 12/13/2023 Job Number: 7953

Job Description

The client is looking for an RF Engineer (Spectrum) with a solid background in RF design. The position will be part of the Spectrum Management team and work closely with the markets, national RF, regulatory and other teams within the organization. The position requires experience in U.S. domestic telecommunications regulatory process, domestic and international coordination, and buildout requirements.

Primary responsibilities include (but may vary as needed):
  • Pull data from site and RF database, perform proximity analysis with satellite earth or radar stations - either programmatically or run queries in RF design software. Merge RF and CIQ data as needed for the individual projects.
  • Analyze cross-border interference with other carriers - domestic, or international - and find solutions for mitigation. Often requires dealing with the carriers, outside entities and the legal team.
  • Develop procedures and techniques to perform coordination and interference analysis, guide engineering teams on border coordination.
  • Create spectrum summary and dashboard from license data provided by the GIS team. Requires fluency in Excel and scripting.
  • Create QGIS plots for band mapping and spectrum depths, based on licensed area definition.
  • Respond to various spectrum related requests to the markets and internal teams with reports and plots.
  • Create MOPs and Standards, and implement adherence with the markets.
  • Create presentations for the RF Forum and project deal deck for executive approval.
  • Work on buildout projects for license protection. Work with vendors to create design and deployment solutions, evaluate design, proposal and create deal deck.
  • Run engineering and propagation analysis in both sub 6 GHz and mmWave bands to establish and propose interference management techniques for both terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks.
  • Create link budget analysis and propagation analysis.
  • Perform engineering analysis needed for filings at the Commission, ITU and other agencies

The ideal RF Engineer will have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field) and a minimum of 5+ years of direct engineering experience
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the Cellular or telecommunications' industry.
  • Python Scripting
  • National RF Design Team
  • 3+ years of experience in Spectrum Management Engineering
  • 3+ years of direct experience in the application of the ITU Radio Regulations and cross border coordination
  • In-depth knowledge of FCC rules and procedures
  • Experience in coordination with federal agencies (NOAA, NTIA, DoD, DoC) preferred
  • Solid understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory
  • Experience with RF design tools (Planet, Atoll, etc.)
    Experience in GIS and other mapping tools
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex engineering analysis
  • Fluency in Excel, Google sheet, Python and other scripting languages
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Google docs and presentation
  • Should have excellent presentation and communications skills
  • Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision
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