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Network Performance Engineer, South Region

Title: Network Performance Engineer, South Region

Position Overview:

The Engineer, Network Performance concentrates primarily on integration, system performance, troubleshooting and optimization of a variety of custom configured outdoor and indoor wireless distribution networks. The position will require frequent travel; however you will be primarily assigned to a specified region and/or area. This is a hands-on and field based position.

Responsibilities:

The Engineer, Network Performance is responsible for DAS integration, testing, design validation, system optimization, and related engineering activities. He/she will manage highly complex RF engineering projects and system performance functions for assigned projects, while meeting or exceeding corporate objectives for quality, performance and budget measures. He/she will use RF propagation tools, test platforms, applied theory, and personal experience in order to assure team goals are met or exceeded. The Network Performance Engineer also serves in the capacity of a utility player supporting both technical and non-technical responsibilities.

Essential Duties:

  • Overall systems validation, performance, optimization through customer acceptance
  • Coordinate CW testing prior to design as well as post installation
  • Coordinate and conduct RF coverage testing after installation
  • Link budget review and ability to suggest modifications relative to recognizing performance improvements
  • Participate in outdoor and indoor site surveys to identify RF coverage requirements, equipment location and antenna placement/orientation
  • Conduct site candidate evaluation
  • Verify RF related site engineering drawings
  • Site build verification and acceptance
  • Network performance improvement (KPIs) and optimization tasks
  • Generate project scope of work and engage engineering sub-contractors
  • Review optical and coaxial cable sweep test results after installation
  • Interface Base Station or Bi-Directional Amplifier to various DAS networks such as DeltaNode, TE, Powerwave, and Commscope, Corning and BTI
  • Adjust power levels and commission equipment
  • Conduct system troubleshooting as necessary
  • Prepare system acceptance reports and other relative documentation

Qualifications:

This position requires demonstrated and applied experience relative to indoor and outdoor DAS networks, performance & optimization, and/or interference analysis. The qualified candidate will possess:

  • a willingness to travel regionally
  • experience in a customer-facing role
  • excellent English verbal and written communications skills
  • demonstrated knowledge of deploying and optimizing wireless outdoor and indoor DAS networks (passive and active distribution)
  • an understanding of radio wave propagation theory
  • an understanding of differentiators between CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE, GPRS, TDMA, LTE, WiFi, and other protocols
  • test and execution Wi-Fi projects
  • the ability to learn and discuss new technology and software quickly
  • problem solving and analytical skills with proven ability to find non-standard solutions
  • demonstrated knowledge of radio planning, optimization and technologies (2G-4G)
  • a willingness to perform tasks beyond normal aims and objectives.
  • the ability to manage and prioritize assigned tasks in order to meet deadlines while also highlighting risks and implementing contingency plans
  • an energetic, positive and assertive attitude
  • the ability to relate to and gain the respect of cross-functional team members
  • the highest standards of integrity in all dealings with others
  • the ability to work under pressure and possesses a sense of urgency about their projects
  • an electrical/mechanical aptitude and continuous improvement philosophy