RF Engineer Net Systems Performance - III in Walnut Creek, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  830744

RF Engineer- Net Systems Performance

Walnut Creek, CA

*****All interested and qualified candidates can please contact Schuyler Moose at smoose@apexsystems.com



  • The RF Engineer is responsible for contributing in the RF Design of the regional wireless network.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Creates search areas and reviews search area candidates within geographic area by taking into consideration performance issues, capacity, topography, and population.
  • Working with the performance team to improve Key Performance Indicators within the area of interest.
  • Working with traffic and implementation counterparts to understand capacity improvements needed in the network.
  • Create site design RFDS and complete plumbing diagrams.
  • Evaluate antennas and equipment for performance and future growth.
  • Perform radio engineering evaluations for system planning and site acquisition.
  • Evaluate coverage problems and requirements for coverage and capacity cells.
  • Utilize propagation tools and other RF related equipment such as MapInfo, Google Earth, ATOLL, for site candidate comparison, propagation and coverage review and selection, zoning and regulatory.
  • Determination of regulatory coverage boundaries for extensions, FAA/FCC filings.
  • Review of cell sites and design for upgrades/modifications.
  • Prepare necessary zoning justification packages and regulatory filings for sites.
  • Works closely with real estate team to increase efficiency, minimize cost, and streamline processes related to site acquisition, leasing, and zoning submissions.
  • Conduct RFE analysis, generate required reports and documents, and ensure 100% compliance to RFE mitigation standards within the allotted time frame.
  • Develop and analyze sectors, post construction, to optimize coverage and capacity.
  • Determine the required antennas for planned frequencies and their optimal positions.
  • Determine the required cable, antennas, and equipment to implement macro and small cell wireless network clusters.
  • Automate processes when opportunities arise and share information with the teams.



  • Personal integrity
  • Timeliness
  • Self-starter with initial guidance
  • Ability to accomplish tasks with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive
  • Works well with others in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills- written and verbal
  • Goal-oriented / mission focused
  • Superior organizational and project planning skills



  • Sitetraker
  • MapInfo & MapBasic
  • Microsoft Office suite of products (advanced experience level)
  • Google Earth FCC ASR and ULS databases


Other desired tools (a plus):

  • SQL Visio Ericsson performance tools Visual Basic (macro creation)



  • 4G network design and implementation
  • Tasks and knowledge related to: antennas, RF engineering, transmission, reception, and propagation.
  • Good understanding of band performance capabilities and limitations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of LTE KPIs and impacts of design on them.
  • Planning factors for data and VoLTE. PCI planning
  • Different types of losses and mitigation techniques.
  • Methods to calculate antenna gain and free space path loss.
  • The effects of outdoor terrain and indoor structures such as walls, floors, and ceilings on signal propagation.
  • Understanding and use of topographical maps and digital terrain databases.
  • Antenna system design and use including antenna types (examples might include Hex/Octo port panel, cross-pol array, etc.), antenna patterns, gain and EIRP, ERP, antenna size, antenna polarization, receive and transmit diversity, MIMO antenna systems, and proper antenna installation to provide for coverage and interference mitigation.
  • Macro site design considerations in urban, sub-urban, and rural environments.
  • Small cell design considerations in urban and sub-urban environments
  • 7-10 years of experience











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