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Senior Network Engineer (Government)


Oakton, VA
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Company AT&T

Job Title Senior Network Engineer (Government)

Jobid att4-6797320

Location: Oakton, VA, 22124, USA

Description The Senior Design Engineer will support the Air-to-Ground team in providing network services to the Senior Leaders Communication’s Systems. Task will be in the areas of RF research, designs, development, evaluation of new, advanced network technologies by translating customer requirements into final product design and prototyping for projects of highest complexity. A deep knowledge of protocols, signaling, standards, and features of advanced wireless technologies (e.g. 4G LTE) is a must.

As a Senior Design Engineer, you will collaborate closely with RF, network, hardware, and software developers and test engineers through all phases of product development to deliver new features and product designs. Work closely with the System Architect to ensure high level designs flow through to individual systems in ways that promote long term network scalability and sustainability. Interface with specialized engineers to ensure seamless integration of technologies across multiple disciplines. Design new and evolve existing network products through design or feature enhancements and performance improvements. Research and designing of a customized wireless system solution based on software-defined radio (SDR) platforms. Evaluate customer use cases and contribute to innovative solutions. Participate in Agile/Scrum iterative design and development processes.

Job Requirements:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.

+ Ten (10) years professional technical experience in design, development and implementation of wireless system technologies and software related to RF systems.

+ Ten (10) years relevant experience in RF signal generation and test equipment, and digital signal processing.

+ Five (5) years experience in all aspects of laboratory and field testing, including setting test goals, developing test methodologies, organizing and conducting tests, reducing test data and analyzing results.

Principal Functional Skills & Competencies:

+ Experience in telecommunications industry desired

+ RF engineering theory, impedance matching, transmission line theory, directional coupler, RF filter design, various kinds of switching-type RF amplifiers, and frequency-tuning schemes.

+ Application of RF modulation techniques

+ Design issues and solutions

+ RF engineering design practices such as cable length optimization, RF shielding, calibration techniques, etc.

+ RF measurement techniques and equipment (Power Meters, Network and Spectrum Analyzers, etc.)

+ 5+ years professional experience in cellular, satellite or radio-based wireless telecommunications

+ Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of applied principles, practices, and procedures of wireless communications industry

+ Comprehensive knowledge of wireless data networks

+ Detailed understanding of operational measurements of wireless networks

+ Advanced computer skills using RF propagation modeling software, drive test post-processing software, word processing programs, spreadsheets, and computer-aided design tools is required

+ Excellent analysis and problem solving skills

+ Strong project planning and execution skills

+ Experience working with multiple simultaneous subjects of a complex nature

+ Excellent verbal skills with proven ability to explain complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience

+ Excellent written communication skills with experience in creating quality documentation

+ Strong interpersonal and presentation skills

+ Knowledge of wireless networks, protocols and standards (e.g. W-CDMA, GPRS/EDGE, WLAN, MANET, 4G LTE)

+ Familiar with TDMA, CDMA, CSMA, OFDM and OFDMA, MIMO, Beamforming

+ Experience with LTE/3GPP mobile communications systems and LTE features (i.e. CA, MRO, SON)

+ R&D and analysis interest and experience

+ Working Knowledge of RF Over-the-Air waveform testing

+ Familiar with SDR platforms, GNU Radios, and experience in prototype development.

Leadership Competencies:

+ Builds relationships and strategically collaborates across matrixed workgroups to achieve mutual outcomes

+ Business Assessment

+ Delivers industry-leading performance and results

+ Demonstrates awareness of global market and competitive trends

+ Displays high integrity, honesty, and a deep sense of caring for the success of our company, customers, and employees

+ Drives alignment by communicating boldly and with clarity

+ Ignites change through innovation and transformation

+ Problem Solving - takes smart, calculated risks

Required Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and possess or be able to obtain a TS

B.S. in Electrical Engineering; M.S or PhD. preferred with specific focus in Radio Communications

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company.

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