Engineer, Radio Frequency

Job Description:

The 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 is responsible for the engineering design and system performance of the T-Mobile Network. 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. Mentors Associate Radio Frequency (RF) Engineers for technical growth. Works on technical assignments that are semi routine in nature but recognizes that need for occasional deviation from accepted practice. Normally follows established procedures on routine work, requires instructions only on new assignments.

Responsibilities:

Requires competency in customer focus, change & innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building & influencing, talent management, results focus and inspirational leadership.

ââ,¬ Performs advanced monitoring and review of radio network key performance indicators (KPI). Participates in the development of inter and intra team processes for system performance. Serves as KPI subject matter expert in order to improve network performance. Monitors statistical network performance data. Collects, processes and reviews drive test data. Works with the operations team to troubleshoot site network problems. Reviews data to assist with determining cause of faulty equipment. Addresses customer and employee complaints received through information analyzer and other applications. Works with other RF engineers to evaluate and resolve issues. Updates databases with resolution or actions taken. Participates with federal, state and local jurisdictions to ensure regulatory and zoning compliance.
ââ,¬ Performs coverage, capacity, and performance activities. Participates in developing internal process used for radio network design. Participates with federal, state and local jurisdictions to ensure regulatory and zoning compliance. Performs development, testing, and validation of RF feature plan proposals. Provides input in defining implementation guidelines for approved new features and technologies.
ââ,¬ Effectively applies RF principles to performance activities. Serves as subject matter expert on emerging technology theory.
ââ,¬ Supports engineering and technical staff. Provides engineering support to Sales/Customers by responding to customer and employee network related complaints. Provides input to management on tactical and strategic issues. Acts as developer and resource for market, regional, and national planning and performance tools (as applicable).

Qualifications:


Minimum required

ââ,¬ Solid understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory
ââ,¬ Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
ââ,¬ Excellent computer skills (UNIX, Oracle Database, Excel macros and SQL programming a plus)
ââ,¬ Strong MapInfo skills
ââ,¬ Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills
ââ,¬ Must be self-motivated, able to work under pressure, and multitask
ââ,¬ Must be able to prioritize work schedule and workload
ââ,¬ 3-5 years of experience within the wireless industry troubleshooting, optimizing, and designing wireless communication sites
ââ,¬ Focus: Able to communicate goals in support of the business' mission
ââ,¬ Drive: Self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
ââ,¬ Teamwork: Ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team
ââ,¬ 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
ââ,¬ Customer Focus: The ability to demonstrate concern and meet external and/or internal customersââ,¬â„¢ needs
ââ,¬ Analytical: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
ââ,¬ Technical Expertise: The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area


Desired

ââ,¬ 4+ years Working in and around the radio frequency industry designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting network issues
ââ,¬ 3+ years of experience with various drive test units
ââ,¬ 3+ years of experience with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) filings and zoning meetings
ââ,¬ 3+ years of experience analyzing data and creating coverage solutions
ââ,¬ Position may require work day, afternoon and graveyard shifts, weekend shifts, on-call, and Holidays


Education
ââ,¬ Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or an equivalent technical degree.

Travel requirements
ââ,¬ May require up to 20% of domestic overnight travel within the region, and occasional trips to the Bellevue Headquarters.

Additional general or physical requirements
ââ,¬ Must be able to communicate with others effectively through written communication methods.
ââ,¬ Must be able to communicate (talking, hearing, etc.) with others effectively through oral communication methods
ââ,¬ This position requires working with a computer (keyboard/mouse), telephone, and/or calculator; or, other repetitive use of hands.

Minimum Qualifications:

ââ,¬ At least 18 years of age
ââ,¬ Legally authorized to work in the United States
ââ,¬ High School Diploma or GED
ââ,¬ Pre-employment background screen

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Company Profile:

As Americaââ,¬â„¢s Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: ââ,¬Å"TMUSââ,¬?) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The companyââ,¬â„¢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.com

EOE Statement:

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, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, citizenship 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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