Field Engineering Specialist

Job Post Index 2364EA-Sy##
Location Ashburn, VA
Description: Description
  • Responsible for the performance of RF safety studies, field measurements, troubleshooting, site surveys, path surveys and completing preliminary microwave design.
  • Path surveys are completed in multiple frequency bands such as 5.8GHz, 11GHz, 18GHz and 23GHz.
  • Troubleshoot interference issues in the field using a spectrum analyzer and will interact directly with the end customer to resolve interference and signal level-related issues.
  • Conducts microwave design using PathLoss in support of external projects.
  • Works as part of a team with other engineers, technical assistants, project managers, and departments.
  • Perform RF measurements and RF safety studies using a spectrum analyzer or other test equipment
  • Conduct path surveys in the field to verify line-of-sight objectives
  • Conduct site surveys to identify antenna placement locations
  • Conduct site surveys to identify equipment requirements for a microwave installation
  • Design microwave networks using microwave design software tools
  • Conduct troubleshoots and document resolution of interference related issues
  • Serve as liaison between client, industry consultants and internal engineering staff
Skills: Qualifications
  • Associates Degree; OR
  • NCO with 2-5 years relevant experience
  • Engineering background is helpful
  • Experience with a spectrum analyzer and amplifier
  • Experience working outdoors and in remote locations.
  • Wireless Microwave backhaul and Patloss software experience.
  • Point to point microwave experience
  • Site and path surveys experience
  • Microwave equipment installation experience
  • RF site tech experience is acceptable
  • FCC amateur radio license is helpful
  • Tier 2 carriers experience highly preferred
  • Able to work independently
  • Microwave site and passivity experience required
  • Experience with geographic coordinate systems and map datums
  • Amplifier experience preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of interference analysis, microwave design, RF power density measurements and technologies such as GSM, CDMA, GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA, WiMax and LTE
  • Proficiency in Windows suite of office tool
  • Proficiency in the use of related field equipment such as laser range finder, theodolite and GPS
  • Previous military experience is useful (Air Force-3D1X3, Army-25P/25S, Navy-ET-14CM/ ET-1433)
  • Exhibit good customer service skills orally and in writing.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Can provide satisfactory turn-around time on projects, good organization, keeping the client informed of work status, and being responsive to client requests.
  • Experience with telecommunications mainly microwave/RF.

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