Verizon Engineer – RF in Mankato, Minnesota
What you’ll be doing...
Our network engineering team keeps us ahead of the competition. As an RF Engineer, you’ll be redesigning mature network areas to minimize capacity constraints and improve SINR while working with other areas of network to ensure performance fixes and initiatives are in place. You’ll play a key role in making sure our customers continue to enjoy the crystal-clear connections and top-notch call performance that we’re known for.
Managing search area issuance, candidate assessment, and approvals.
Partnering with System Performance to improve various network KPIs.
Using internal tools to process regulatory compliance.
Working on new cell sites, making sure the site is properly integrated into the network and optimized for peak performance.
Performing Macro/Small Cell design/In Building design, including antenna selection and placement.
Using knowledge of GSM, LTE, CDMA 1x, EVDO and microwave to contribute to network design.
Working with Real Estate to ensure accurate drawings, timelines and filings.
Responsible for submitting and reviewing E911 Filings, reviewing regulatory filings to ensure accuracy and approval before site or carrier activation.
Responsible for tracking projects as it pertains to the RF Environment from start to project implementation and ensure all FAA and FCC regulations are adhered to.
What we’re looking for...
You take ownership of issues and their successful resolution. You’re proactive, driven to find improvement opportunities, and creative and persistent in solving problems. Your superior time management, prioritization, and planning skills help you thrive in a dynamic work environment. A committed team player, coaching and developing more junior team members is important to you.
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Four or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience in RF design and optimization.
Even better if you have:
A degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.
Knowledge of RF theory and practice, as well as LTE/VoLTE technology.
Experience in design & optimization of LTE/VoLTE networks.
Expert knowledge of propagation modeling software such as Planet EV or Atoll.
Understanding of LTE network KPIs and key parameters.
Experience with Model Tuning.
Knowledge of various RF tools such as Mapinfo or post processing software.
Knowledge of SQL scripting or VB Scripting.
Advanced knowledge of Excel, including VB macro creation and worksheet manipulation.
Valid driver’s license.
Knowledge of 4G LTE specifications, messaging and features (4TX/4RX, CAGG, VoLTE etc.)
Knowledge of Antenna fundamentals, modeling and implementation.
Microsoft office computer applications: Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and Access.
Ability to navigate Ericsson OSS and Ericsson LTE reporting.
Experience in data collecting and analysis of drive test data.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary.
Willingness to travel.
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
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