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Telecom Wireless

RF Systems Engineer  Chicago, IL  Posted: 3/12/2019
Job Description

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Job Category:

Telecom Wireless

Position Type:

Permanent Placement


  • Design, implement, monitor, troubleshoot and optimize a wide range of wireless technologies. Assist in evaluation and selection of new systems.
  • Line-of-sight RF link design, system tuning and optimization, interference measurement/tracking, and general RF troubleshooting.
  • Identify and qualify potential sites and paths for the networks
  • Link budget creation and system performance prediction.
  • Use of RF and network test equipment to measure and evaluate component and system performance in laboratory and field testing.
  • Analysis of test results and close interaction with NOC and business teams to optimize the network.
  • Work with regulators and frequency coordinators to license frequencies as required and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Assist in site surveys and site acquisition
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other teams to ensure project-related action items are reviewed and executed in a timely manner.
  • Create detailed documentation for Field Engineers to use in implementing engineering requirements.

Job Requirements


  • Strong understanding of electronics including RF principles/theory (Signal Path, Power, Frequency, Noise, Modulation, etc.).

  • Detailed knowledge of RF communications systems. Experience with low-latency systems is a plus.

  • Experience and understanding of RF and network test instruments and tools including spectrum analyzers, power meters, signal generators, BER testers, etc.

  • Familiar with IP networks and troubleshooting network issues.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop and present ideas clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical team members.

  • Familiarity with linux command line environment and Python or another modern language.

  • Experience designing microwave paths and link budgets using planning tools such as Pathloss/Sitesync/Splat! or similar is desirable.

  • Experience with optical networking systems a plus.


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