Senior RF Engineer

Crown Castle International   •  

Canonsburg, PA

Industry: Telecommunications


Less than 5 years

Posted 177 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Title:  Senior RF Engineer                        


Position Summary

Using sound engineering principles and planning tools, this position supports the RF Engineering team in the design, optimization and implementation of Small Cell Networks (SCN).


Essential Job Functions

  • Assist RF Engineering team in the design of outdoor SCN to meet coverage objectives using software planning tools.

  • Provide planning, coordination as well as drive testing including CW, benchmark, and optimization.

  • Tune propagation models using empirical data.

  • Coordinate, oversee or perform system optimization of multi-node outdoor SCN.

  • Work closely with customer personnel regarding system design, performance and optimization.

  • Use a variety of measures to confirm system designs including test equipment, power density and power meter, spectrum analyzer, and pilot scanner.

  • RF and fiber testing, reporting, and troubleshooting.

  • Coordinate and perform ongoing system testing, test analysis, test reports and recommendation for changes and upgrades.

  • Sales support including customer engineering interface, new business designs and proposal assistance.




  • Minimum of BSEE; MSEE preferred


Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • 3-5 + years RF engineering experience

  • DAS design and optimization experience highly desired

  • WiFi design and optimization a plus

  • Ability to operate and configure RF drive test and lab gear

  • Proficiency with computer programs including MAPINFO and Microsoft Office



Other Skills/Abilities

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem

  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result

  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task

  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely

  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others

  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word

  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures

  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others

  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations



Organizational Relationship

Reports to:  Manager RF Engineering

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):RF Engineers & Vendors

Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.