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Sr. Specialist-RAN Engineer

Hanover, Maryland

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Overall Purpose: This career step requires career level experience. Provides radio frequency (RF) and/or Radio Access Network (RAN) design. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Designs, plans and oversees installation, maintenance, and optimization, and/or performance of wireless radio access network communications systems, including radio propagation modeling and prediction, microwave path analysis, interference analysis, frequency coordination, cell site equipment layout, parameter definition and ancillary equipment. May include GIS (Geographic Information Systems) performance analysis & drive testing. Analyzes RAN data to recommend optimal changes to RAN network to improve all key indexes and performance indicators. Job Contribution: Technical professional with some experience. Sound technical knowledge growing through application, expanding knowledge of ATT technologies.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: RFMEs (Radio Frequency Maintenance Engineers) are interference hunters. The RFMEs primary task is to protect AT&Ts licensed frequency spectrum. When interference impacts our network, RFMEs are deployed to identify the interference source and work with the owner and shut off the device. The RFME team works on many types of RF related issues including DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), troubleshooting and optimization issues, and PIM (Passive Intermodulation) issues. We have a high-tech toolset which includes spectrum analyzers, engineering test phones, CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface) analyzers and an extensive radio frequency tool kit.  Knowledge of RF Principles and an understanding of the radio spectrum frequency bands. Understanding of wireless network architecture including Ericsson/Nokia Cell Site Hardware.  Hands on experience with spectrum measuring tools such as Rohde & Schwarz PR100 receiver or similar spectrum analyzers and DAS tools recommended.  Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.  Strong ability to multitask and effectively schedule and manage multiple competing priorities.  Demonstrated troubleshooting skills and the ability to work in a team environment.  Ability to work 80% to 100% of the time in the field.

Ideal candidate: A technology oriented, problem solver who enjoys a balance of working in the field and in the office.

Benefits: Flexible schedule and work hours; the candidate has the opportunity to set their own schedule. The candidate will be assigned a company vehicle, laptop and tools. A typical work week consists of desktop analytics and field work.

Job Contribution: Technical professional with some experience. Sound technical knowledge growing through application, expanding knowledge of ATT technologies.

Education: Typically requires a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent experience. 

Experience: Typically requires 2-3 years experience. Supervisory: No.

Environmental Requirements: This position may be responsible for contributing to AT&T's compliance with environmental laws and regulations as applicable to its job function. This may include, but is not limited to, work related to fuel tanks, emergency and stand-by generators, boilers, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, batteries, manholes and vaults, water wells, linear and other construction projects, water discharge, or air emissions.

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  • Business Orientation
  • E911 Engineering
  • Network Operations
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Vendor/Supplier Evaluations and Certification
  • Wireless Access Standards and Technologies
  • Wireless Capacity Planning and Management
  • Wireless Cell Site Design
  • Wireless Communications Engineering
  • Wireless Network Design
  • Wireless Network and Parameter Optimization
  • Wireless Network Performance Management

Our Sr Specialist-RAN Engineer employees earn between $77,100 - $154,200 not to mention all of the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. From health insurance to tuition reimbursement and paid time off to discounts on products and services just to name a few. There is a lot to be excited about around here.

AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local laws.

Job ID 2223446-1 Date posted 06/23/2022
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