RF Engineer - Various Locations - Central Region
Position Description: • The job requires intermediate level of understanding radio frequency fundamentals and understanding of RF design and optimization activities for a wireless service provider.• The job requires performance of routine tasks under general supervision with specific instructions on required tasks and expected results. • UMTS/GSM: RF Engineer will be required to perform moderately difficult tasks that require limited judgement and requires minimum supervision (confer with technical leads on unusual problems). • Responsibilities include linking budget analysis, system dimensioning for coverage and capacity, initial system design and dimensioning and RF optimization. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The area of responsibility will generally cover, several of the following activities – • Perform drive test processing and report generation • Perform RF network design, planning and optimization activities • Perform link budget analysis, design criteria and traffic analysis • Carry out area and site surveys to identify RF equipment location and antenna orientation• Analyse equipment and antenna co-location requirements for different technologies • Verify RF related site engineering drawings • Perform site build verification and acceptance • Familiar with ancillary RF equipment such as TMAs, AISG, RET antennas, etc. • Must be familiar with GIS software such as MapInfo. • Detailed analysis of drive test data • If needed, field work will require to carry out area and site surveys to identify RF equipment location and antenna orientation • May be required to execute drive testing for further troubleshooting • Engineering team technical discussion towards implementation of changes in network configuration/planning in order to meet KPI criteria • Drivetest route recommendation • Experience with drive test tools such as JSDU, TEMS as well as post-processing tools, particularly Actix Analyzer and Spotlight. • Good computer skills, able to work flexible hours, self- motivated and ability to work under pressure, good interpersonal skillsRequired Competencies and Skills: • A minimum of 3 years experience in RF Planning & Optimization for UMTS/GSM/EDGE. • A minimum of 1 year good working experience on UMTS/GSM Optimization. • Thorough understanding of RF ancillary equipment and function. • Working knowledge of Client RAN Product • Knowledge and practice of planning and optimization processes • Knowledge and practice of RF Planning tool and DT measurement tools • Good knowledge of 2G/3G KPI, practice in creating and analysis of statistical KPI reporting • Good 2G/3G RF network planning and optimization processes knowledge and experience • Solid problem solving and analytic skillsEducation & Experience or Other Requirements: Technical Degree or ExperienceExternal primarily works at a Client facility or off-site? Customer OfficeProvisioning: Client Provides:• Client provides s/w licenses, Client e-mail & systems access (requires Client PC), office space at Client or office space at customer location, connectivity. • This is based on a 10 hour day.• Provisioning: Supplier Provides Supplier/external provides: laptop, cell phone and all travel expenses.