RF Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL 60654

Posted: 12/12/2018 Category: Network/Systems Job Number: 11208

Our Client is looking for an RF Systems Engineer to join our world class wireless team. In this role, you will be involved with developing low-latency, high capacity wireless networks around the globe. 


What you' ll do:
  • 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.


Skills you' ll need:
  • 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.


Willing to travel up to 25%.


Minimum Requirements:

BS degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field.

RF Systems Engineer

Evan Pollock

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