CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL
RF Engineer- Entry level (Architecture)
Position Title: RF Engineer – Entry Level
Using sound engineering principles and planning tools, this position supports the RF Engineering team with the small cell sales process, project implementation, and the ongoing maintenance and modification of DAS and Small Cell Networks (SCN).
Essential Job Functions
Interface with Customer and cultivate relationship with their engineering teams.
Create DAS and small cell network designs and proposals.
Utilize sales process workflow systems.
Design systems by selecting sites, conducting CW tests, analyzing data, and prepare customer documentation.
Configure, test, optimize and commission DAS and small cell networks.
Support NOC and troubleshoot performance issues and new technology trials.
Design and engineer small cell solutions.
Leverage empirical and predictive design tools.
Facilitate implementation of solutions and trials.
Conduct field work and measurements.
Operate test equipment and run post processing software.
Provide planning, coordination as well as drive testing including CW, benchmark, and optimization.
Coordinate, oversee or perform system optimization of multi-node outdoor SCN systems.
Work closely with customer personnel regarding system design, performance and optimization, recommend configuration changes.
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.
Perform ongoing system testing, test analysis, troubleshooting, test reports and recommendation for changes and upgrades.
Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, RF Engineering, Telecommunications, or related field required
Approximately one (1) year of RF engineering experience or equivalent coursework and internship experience required
Familiar with small cell architecture is a plus
Able to use prediction tools and Mapinfo
Knowledge of 2G,3G,4G wireless technologies preferred
Able to create link budgets, calculate noise figures, and calculate intermodulation products
Knowledge of radio wave propagation fundamentals, antenna theory, and optical transmission
Able to use test equipment and software
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Ability to stay organized and follow a systematic method of performing a task.
Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Reports to: Manager RF Engineering
Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A
Working Conditions: Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Additional Information: Approximately 10-20% travel as required by business needs.See Job Description