Engineer II, RF

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Anchorage, AK

Industry: Telecommunications.

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Less than 5 years

Posted 377 days ago

Engineer II, RF - (17000185)
Description


Engineer II, RF applies engineering principles to design, plan and implement the company and customer networks including, microwave and other wireless or Radio Frequency transmission systems. Provide expert engineering support to all of GCI’s internal customers. Select and evaluate new equipment, and technologies for delivering products and services.

DUTIES PERFORMED:

• Focus: RF transmission engineering

• Compose installation specifications; work may include configuring, programming, wiring and testing radio frequency and ancillary equipment

• Compile technical reports

• Equipment qualification including, but not limited to: satellite modems, frequency converters, high-power amplifiers, antennas, microwave radios, PCS equipment, MMDS equipment, LMDS equipment.

• Serve as an Engineering consultant within the department and to other business units to evaluate/resolve issues using engineering principles.



Additional Job Requirements: At a mid-level position for the engineering degreed professional. Must have a comprehensive understanding for telecommunications operations and functions and familiar with Engineering functions/aspects and applicable codes and standards. Receives work assignments of a higher level but also receives general guidance, periodic review and direction from the supervisor and capable of participating in larger projects and counted on to complete specific assigned engineering tasks on time and within budget. Focus of this position; responsible to design, plan and implement company and customer networks including satellite, microwave and other wireless or Radio Frequency transmission systems. Provide engineering support to all of the company’s internal customers. Select and evaluate new equipment and technologies for delivering products and services.



Essential Duties for this position:

• Compose installation specifications; work may include configuring, programming, wiring and testing radio frequency and ancillary equipment.

• Compile technical reports, such as communications system performance and usage reports, usage forecasts, project equipment specifications and budgets.

• Equipment qualification including, but not limited to: satellite modems, frequency converters, high-power amplifiers, antennas, microwave radios, PCS equipment, MMDS equipment, LMDS equipment.

• Technology comparisons including, but not limited to, multiple access technologies, communications duplexing technologies, and communications protocols.

• Serve as an Engineering consultant within the department and to other business units to evaluate/resolve issues using engineering principles.



Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Computer skills, to include MS Office and excel, and spreadsheets, project management skills

• Interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate support from matrixed organizations and team members who are not direct reports

• Ability to think analytically, logically and strategically

• Effective time management and planning skills

• Demonstrated knowledge of RF transmission engineering such as satellite or microwave path design.

• The ability to work independently and within a team on projects

• The ability to do complete projects without daily supervision, on time and within scope.

• Continuing education in RF transmission engineering, and telecommunications

Qualifications


• Minimum of two years’ experience in the engineering of satellite or microwave communications systems including troubleshooting, optimization, and design. Experience within Telecommunications or a related industry highly desired.

• High School diploma or equivalent required.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications or related field is required.

• In addition to minimum experience required, a combination of relevant education and work experience sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

• Certifications: Industry specific certifications highly valued and may contribute toward education.

Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary office work with some travel to remote locations across the state of Alaska and Washington where indoor and outdoor work may be required. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, using hand tools and repetitive motions. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Working Conditions: Majority of all work will be performed in an office environment. Some weekend and holiday work may be required to support remotely located field personnel.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

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