Sr 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 serves as a lead technical resource for the engineering design and system performance of the T-Mobile Network, typically at a Market or Regional level. Responsibilities will include developing processes and strategic approaches to problem solving within its field of expertise (i.e. one among planning or capacity or optimization). Responsible for the delivery of a training curriculum and implementation of a training network. Mentors RF Engineers and Associate RF Engineers for technical growth. Responsible for preparing presentations with audience up to Sr. Manager/Director. Works on technical assignments that are moderately difficult, requiring judgment in resolving issues or in making recommendations. Works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative. Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions. Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments.Minimum required

Advanced understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory

Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills

Comprehensive knowledge of Ericsson/Nokia platforms as well as knowledge of Ericsson, and Nokia product lines

Advanced computer skills (UNIX, Oracle Database, Excel macros and SQL programming a plus)

Expert level MapInfo skills

Strong problem solving/troubleshooting skills

Must be self-motivated, able to work under pressure, and multitask

5-7 years of experience within the wireless industry troubleshooting, optimizing, and designing wireless communication sites. 2 years of previous experience training others

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. Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships who can provide information, assistance, and support

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

Technical Expertise: The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area

Forward Thinking: The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies

Influencing Others: The ability to gain others' support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions


6+ years working in and around the radio frequency industry designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting network issues

5+ years of experience using RF engineering tools and drive test equipment

5+ year previous experience with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) filings and zoning meetings

5+ years of experience analyzing data and creating coverage solutions

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

Preferred: Master's Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or an equivalent technical degree

Travel requirements

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

Serves as the lead resource for advanced monitoring and review of radio network key performance indicators (KPI) within a market and limited to one OEM vendor platform. Develops processes and strategic approaches to problem solving. Devises inter and intra team processes for system performance. Serves as KPI subject matter expert in order to improve network performance. Supervises, monitors, and analyzes statistical network performance data. Collects, processes and reviews drive test data. Works with the operations team to troubleshoot complex site network problems. Reviews data to determine the cause of faulty equipment. Addresses customer and employee complaints received through information analyzer and other applications. Works with RF Engineers to evaluate and resolve complex issues. Updates databases with resolution or actions taken. Participates with federal, state and local jurisdictions to ensure regulatory and zoning compliance.

Serves as the lead resource for coverage, capacity, and performance activities. Defines and develops internal process used for radio network design. Provides capacity planning and growth strategies. Participates with federal, state and local jurisdictions to ensure regulatory and zoning compliance. Leads the development, testing, and validation of RF feature plan proposals. Defines implementation guidelines for approved new features and technologies.

Leads team in the application of RF principles to performance activities. Serves as lead subject matter expert on existing/deployed technologies.

Mentors engineering and technical staff. Capable of hosting training sessions. Provides engineering support to Sales/Customers. Advises management on tactical and strategic issues. Serves as the lead developer and resource for market, regional, and national planning and performance tools (as applicable). At least 18 years of age

Legally authorized to work in the United States

High School Diploma or GED

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