Radio Frequency Engineer III

Sprint - Reston, VA3.7

Full-time
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Job Summary

Provides radio frequency (RF) and/or wireless transmission design. Designs, plans and oversees installation and maintenance of wireless radio communications systems, including radio propagation modeling and prediction, microwave path analysis, interference analysis, frequency coordination, cell site equipment layout, parameter definition, and ancillary equipment. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures. Resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.

Additional Position Information:
Sprint is looking for an RF Engineer III to join the New Technology Planning team. The ideal candidate would be one who have experience with network planning, capacity dimensioning, creating link budgets, excellent understanding of wireless networks. The candidate should be well versed with existing RAN & Wireless technologies. The candidate should be able to analyze and evaluate complex technical specifications generated by the standard bodies. Candidate should have a deep level understanding on LTE and upcoming RAN technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities

Develop and evaluate network performance criteria and measurement methods
Research and analysis of new features and emerging technologies to assess their impact on next generation RF architecture and design
Evaluate and prioritize features based on their impacts to network design
Perform engineering feasibility studies to support various deployment scenarios
Prepare analysis of the short term and long term capacity needs
Conduct network architecture design and feasibility and cost studies
Conduct studies to determine impact on network capacity and development plan projections
Well versed on latest 3GPP standards & RAN features
An excellent understanding of LTE/5G is desired
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge on Layer 2 / 3 Technologies
Leverage tools such as Matlab to run link level simulations
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Telecommunication
Minimum four to five years of experience on LTE technology planning and strong analytical skills
Knowledge of TDD technologies is a plus
Knowledge of statistical modeling, traffic engineering & wireless communications
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
Effective presentation skills, able to present complex technical details and data at a level appropriate for a given audience without overwhelming the overall narrative
Knowledge of high level programming languages is a plus

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and four years related work experience or eight years related work experience post high school
Three years RF engineering experience working with radio communications systems, including radio propagation modeling and prediction, microwave path analysis, interference analysis, frequency coordination, cell site equipment layout and parameter definition
Two years project management and project implementation experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Telecommunication
Minimum four to five years of experience on LTE technology planning and strong analytical skills
Knowledge of TDD technologies is a plus
Knowledge of statistical modeling, traffic engineering & wireless communications
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
Effective presentation skills, able to present complex technical details and data at a level appropriate for a given audience without overwhelming the overall narrative
Knowledge of high level programming languages is a plus

At Sprint, we're more than just talk. We've changed the way people communicate, how they work and how they stay connected on the go. Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Behind every decision we make, there is a passion and drive to develop technologies to enhance and simplify our customers' lives.
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US-VA-Reston

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