Requirement Detail
Job Title Senior RF Engineer- Minneapolis, MN
Job Code 125528
Date Posted 03/04/2013
Number Of Positions Available 1
Location Minneapolis, MN USA
Pay Rate
Job Description ******Position location is Minneapolis, MN*******

• Senior RF Engineer will be required to perform moderately difficult tasks that require limited judgment 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.
• UMTS/GSM: Lead RF design and optimization activities for a WCDMA network using enterprise post-processing and KPI reporting application for cluster/market acceptance.
• The job requires performance of routine tasks with limited supervision in order to execute/follow specific instructions on required tasks with expected performance results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The area of responsibility will generally cover, several of the following activities -
• Perform RF network design, planning and optimization activities
• Responsible to resolve day-to-day issues and support regions to deliver KPI of every UMTS/GSM cluster
• Implement UMTS/GSM optimization/acceptance plan, sponsor best practices, assess and escalate system issues to RAN, Core, Data design teams
• Perform link budget analysis, design criteria and traffic analysis
• Ensure data integrity of various morphology/topography databases and drive test data for model calibration
• Undertake network performance improvement (KPIs) and optimization tasks
• Undertake BSS/RNC/Node B parameter modifications
• Analyze and recommend equipment and antenna co-location requirements for different technologies
• Perform site build verification and acceptance
• Undertake network performance improvement (KPIs) and optimization tasks
• Undertake BSS/RNC/Node B parameter modifications
• Site configuration analysis
• Pilot pollution analysis, parameter configuration, IRAT neighbour analysis
• Exclusion / Exception area recommendation and verification
• Identify, resolve all coverage and RF design deficiencies

Required Competencies and Skills:
• A minimum of 5 year work experience in RF Planning & Optimization for UMTS/GSM/EDGE.
• A minimum of 2 years good work experience on UMTS/GSM Optimization
• Thorough understanding of RF ancillary equipment and function.
• Working knowledge of 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 skills.

Education & Experience or Other Requirements:
• Technical College or Experience
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