RF Engineer at Crown Castle

Posted in Architecture 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Columbia, Maryland





Job Description:

Position Title:  RF Engineer (P3)


Company Summary            


Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand—connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we’re the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of ~$100B.


We offer a total benefits package and professional growth development for teammates in any stage of their career. Along with caring for our teammates, we’re an active member in the communities where we live, work and do business. We have a responsibility to give back, which we do through our Connected by Good program. Giving back allows us to improve public spaces where people connect, promote public safety and advance access to education and technology.


Role


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).


 


Responsibilities



  • Interface with Customer and cultivate relationship with their engineering teams.

  • Create DAS and small cell network designs and proposals to include system Build of Materials selection (Antennas, passive, active equipment and manufacturer)

  • 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.


 


Education/Certifications




  •  BSEE or MSEE preferred


Experience/Minimum Requirements


 



  • Minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of RF engineering experience or equivalent

  • Familiar with small cell architecture

  • Able to use prediction tools and Mapinfo

  • Knowledge of 2G,3G,4G, 5G wireless technologies


 


Other Skills/Abilities




  •  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.


Organizational Relationship


Reports to:  Manager RF Engineering


Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A


Working Conditions:  This role falls into our hybrid work model working in your assigned office approximately 60% of the time (3 days per week) and where you do your best work 40% (2 days per week).  There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that could require travel (estimated at 20%-30%). Does require customer and project site field visits. Required to perform work indoors and outdoors.


Additional Information: Crown Castle has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in place requiring vaccination by your employment start date, unless approved for an accommodation or otherwise prohibited by law.


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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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