Assoc Engineer, Radio Frequency
As America’s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company’s advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.comThe RF Engineer is responsible for the engineering design and system performance of the T-Mobile Network. Supports coverage, capacity, and performance planning on the T-Mobile network. Participates in development, testing, and validation of RF feature plan proposals. Follows implementation guidelines for approved new features and technologies. Applies engineering principles to design and optimize network coverage, performance, and capacity. May be required to lead a team of engineers on specific projects. Serves as a technical subject matter expert and may be required to do in depth analysis of new features and technologies.
This position supports the engineering design and system performance of the T-Mobile Network. Applies engineering principles to support design and optimization of network coverage, performance and capacity. Works on technical assignments that are routine in nature. Normally receives detailed instructions on all work. Works under close supervision.Minimum required
Basic understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Strong computer skills (UNIX, Oracle Database, Excel macros and SQL programming a plus)
Moderate MapInfo skills
Must be self-motivated, able to work under pressure, and multitask
Must be able to prioritize work schedule and workload
1-3 years of experience within the wireless industry troubleshooting, optimizing, and designing wireless communication sites
Focus: Able to communicate goals in support of the business’ mission
Drive: Self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
Teamwork: Ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team
Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed. Express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others. Clear business and technical writing skills
Customer Focus: The ability to demonstrate concern and meet external and/or internal customers’ needs
Analytical: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
2+ years working in and around the radio frequency industry designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting network issues
1+ years of experience with various drive test unit
1+ years of experience with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) filings and zoning meetings are preferable
Position may require work day, afternoon and graveyard shifts, weekend shifts, on-call, and Holidays
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or an equivalent technical degree
May require up to 20% of domestic overnight travel within the region, and occasional trips to the Bellevue Headquarters
Additional general or physical requirements
Must be able to communicate with others effectively through written communication methods. Must be able to communicate (talking, hearing, etc.) with others effectively through oral communication methods
This position requires working with a computer (keyboard/mouse), telephone, and/or calculator; or, other repetitive use of handsRequires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership.
Supports coverage, capacity, and performance planning on the T-Mobile network. Participates in development, testing, and validation of RF feature plan proposals. Follows implementation guidelines for approved new features and technologies.
Monitors and reviews network key performance indicators (KPI). Diagnoses base transceiver station (BTS) hardware, interference, data throughput, coverage, and transmission path performance issues and develop action plan for resolution. Works closely with other departments to reach satisfactory resolution.
Effectively utilizes market, regional, and national planning and performance tools (as applicable).
Provides engineering support to sales/customers by responding to customer and employee complaints. Maintains customer impacting interfaces, impaired service areas, and sales collateral. Provides input to management on tactical issues. Evaluates capacity requirements of radio network and works with other departments to meet growth needs.We Take Equal Opportunity Seriously – By Choice T-Mobile USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship will be made without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with our Company values and will not be tolerated. Furthermore, such discrimination or harassment may violate federal, state, or local law.
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