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Lead Rf Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

  • A communications professional wif over 22 years of experience. Directly employed wif some of the top wireless hardware/software providers and wireless carriers in the nation.
  • High level of technical noledge in Network and RF Engineering in regards to all aspects of commercial grade networks. Proven network operations, engineering, and management expertise.
  • Solid foundation of project requirements, budgetary concerns, and process flow. Contributes to high - level decision making in support of a company's strategic planning, mission, visions, and goals. Excellent communicator and presentation speaker. Able to create and present technical documentation to Executive level management.
  • Engineering s wif experience for Lucent Technologies (Nokia), Confidential (Ericsson), Huawei, Samsung, Cisco, and Sun architectures. Wireless technologies including GSM, CDMA, EVDO, LTE, VoLTE, UMTS. Macro / small cells, DAS, WIFI, and managed access systems.
  • Responsible for the operations and maintenance of large-scale network infrastructures. 4000+ cell sites
  • Perform system backups, patching, and upgrades for all network equipment. EPC / RAN
  • Provision, commission, and integrate software for new cell sites, carriers, sectors, and facilities.
  • Perform activities required to achieve and maintain performance goals for system availability.
  • Perform quarterly capacity planning for routers, trunking, and facilities management.
  • Translations: PPP/MLPPP/ethernet, Line, CAS, ISUP, SS7, and PRI/SIP Trunks, EOC, TMC links, MGW
  • Circuits: Copper Loops, SONET DS1, DS3, OC3, OC48, Gig E links, ATM, Fiber ring links
  • Transport: DACS/MUX, Lucent 7750/7705Cell site routers, Nortel DAX, Tellabs DAX, Cisco routers.
  • Switches: Nortel DMS 10/100/250/500, Lucent 5ESS - GTD5 - LSS/LGP, Lucent Auto-Plex, SL-1 PBX, SS7 STP, SONET, ATM, and DCS, Huawei, Samsung, Cisco Nexus platforms, MME, RNC, BSC, CPDS
  • VoIP Technology: Broadband (DSL, VDSL), Frame Relay, TCP/IP, CLI, HTTP, Video on DemandRF Optimization
  • Engineering s wif experience for the Optimization of CDMA, EVDO, LTE, and VoLTE.
  • SME on layer 3 signaling for all technologies including GSM, UMTS, CDMA, EVDO, LTE, VoLTE.As well as an SME wif any type of spectrum analyzer or scanning test gear.
  • SME on innerworkings of macro / small cells, DAS, WIFI, and managed access systems.
  • SME in regards to network KPIs for all technologies. Able to trend historical performance data to resolve current issues and anticipate future network performance. Always abides by the industry standard metrics for Accessibility, Retainability, Integrity, Availability, and Mobility.
  • Define site clusters and detailed routes for network drive testing. Perform real time trouble analysis.
  • Collect and post process RF drive test data. Layer analysis. Agilent, Keysight, PCTEL, Windcatcher, XCAL, XCAP, JDSU and just about any field test gear on the market.
  • Implement parameter changes to software/hardware on RAN and EPC to improve data throughput, voice quality metrics, and overall system network performance.
  • Acquisition network signaling logs via RAN/EPC for end to end system call trouble resolution.
  • Poll and parse data for specific project tasks. Parameter audits, neighbor lists(re-tune), LAC/TAC boundary re-homes, RF feature compliance as well as all capacity driven growth metrics.RF Design
  • Engineering s wif experience for the Design of CDMA, EVDO, LTE, and VoLTE.
  • SME wif modeling and design programs such as Mentum Planet, Atoll, iBwave, GeoPlan, Datapro, and MapInfo. SME wif creating proper greenfield designs, or augmenting current RAN architectures. SME wif all tool related tasks associated wif network design. (project setup, model selection, point/region inspections, KPI data overlay, neighbor tuning, beacon planning, capacity functions etc.)
  • Apply physical RF theory such as Fresnel zone propagation calculations for RF link budgets and peak RSSI/SINR to distance measurements. Capable of all mathematical RF calculations. Vector constellations, Polar Graphs, data throughput calculations for coding schemes based from data technology metrics.
  • Issue search rings for the procurement of cell site locations. Conduct site audits of the proposed locations.Ensure the site location meets power, facilities, cable routing, and security requirements.
  • SME wif antenna selection procedures for new technologies or basic site by site coverage requirements.RF Planning / Forecasting / Capacity
  • Engineering s wif experience for the Planning of CDMA, EVDO, LTE, and VoLTE.
  • Study layer 3 management parameters, feature settings, and network traffic trends to formulize growth and capacity metrics. Create and present documentation to management wif network health assessments.
  • Generate topographic/demographic maps to promote the proper cell density for the targeted customer base.
  • Use forecasted sales growth metrics to complete capacity plans for new cell sites, carriers, and sectors.
  • Calculate metrics for site subscriber usage, port utilization, and throughput for backhaul forecasting.
  • Analyze existing technical processes and prepare formal documentation for management.
  • Develop comprehensive reports wif suggested short and long term recommendations for the network. Including an analysis wif categorization of solution types and the projected impact onto the network.
  • Create and present high-level documentation to Director and VP level management for future projects.
  • Work wif federal, state, and local jurisdictions to insure regulatory and zoning compliance. FAA/FCC/E911 compliance. Create MOPs and submit all compliance forms to the proper governmental institutions.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Lead RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the CTO as well as work closely wif the CEO on high level projects.
  • Coordinate wif sales to provide technical expertise and initial customer interaction for hardware requirements. Provide initial RF calculations and models for proposed coverage based on various technologies. Compile a full hardware list for cost analysis.
  • Provide guidance to research and development, system test, and NOC departments wif cellular theory. Aid wif new hardware testing and future technology requirements.
  • Conduct post launch optimization and maintenance procedures along wif prioritizing personnel.
  • Analyze KPIs/Stats to remotely trouble shoot network performance issues to provide a clear path solution.
  • Technical lead for lower level Field Engineers. Provide RF and various procedures for field tasks. (spectrum analysis, coaxial sweeps and PIM testing, drive test routes, call quality, data throughput testing.)
  • Responsible for planning, design, and optimization efforts for all Tecore projects. My duties were to work directly wif the customer to define technical requirements. Create technical engineering documents. Greenfield coverage models, licensing requirements, cabling and hardware diagrams, capacity and dimensioning, beacon and handoff planning, antenna selection and search ring approvals.
  • Order hardware, provide production time frames and installation schedules.
  • Create executive level detailed presentations for upper management. Including requirements for technology, cost analysis, installation procedures, MOPs, and provide a clear project outlook.
  • Provide continuous network health assessments for current customer maintenance contracts. Work wif the NOC and to ensure their networks are functioning properly and wifin the contractual requirements.

Confidential

Projects Lead RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • These venues have been high usage/capacity sites wif major call quality and throughput issues. The local Sprint RF Engineering departments were not able to resolve the problems. The scope of work required tight budget and time constraints. Wif short term parameter changes and long term re-design solutions.
  • Managed a team of Field and Senior RF Engineers. Utilized iBwave and PEV modeling tools for coverage.
  • Performed initial signal validation wif a physical walk of the venues. Completed the tests (Sprint Requirement) wif a first to market signal validation tool called Falcon Smart. me worked directly wif Falcon to resolve all software issues and data corruption problems. As well as analyzed its RF Layer three protocols.
  • Verified network parameters as well as analyzed network KPIs to propose an overall optimization plan.
  • Post signal validation walk through after the optimization plan was implemented. “Short Term fixes”
  • Created plots, charts, close out packages and all presentations for Sprint National RF.
  • Worked directly wif the local and national RF departments for future areas of opportunity for improvement.
  • Teleworld Solutions was ed additional venues for the 2016 year based from the project results.

Confidential, Manhattan, NY

Project Lead RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted the Lead Engineer and PM on this project after two months post start date. me stream lined their processes, procedures, and overall engineering guidelines.
  • Lead design engineers and assisted them wif their questions or concerns on design efforts.
  • Completed a subscriber analysis wif twitter and air sage data for capacity forecasting.
  • Reviewed proposed design models and verified that the search rings for the WiFi locations were accurate.
  • Followed up wif Cox management on submitted design proposals.
  • Work directly wif Cox management wif hardware delivery and time tables for project completion.

Confidential, Detroit, Mi

Lead RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Worked directly wif Samsung National RF and Sprint National RF to ensure the deliverables were met on time and that all testing statistical requirements were exceeded.
  • Processed all drive data, including layer 3 to manually calculate specific project related KPI statistics.
  • Created all pre/post modeling, ATP, optimization, and PICO feature testing.
  • Implemented Macro design changes for AZ/ETilt/Antenna type changes to maximize PICO coverage.
  • Managed a drive team. Created drive routes, scheduled drive tests, and assistance wif test gear setup.
  • Completed FIT testing of small cells for mobility. Test system parameters for newly released software loads.
  • Created all presentations and presented these documents to Director and VP level management for review.
  • Sprint Corp accepted my process and optimization presentations and will use them for national turn ups.

Confidential, Boston, Ma

S enior RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Created test cases, presentations, and implemented handoff features between EVDO and LTE.
  • Analyzed pre/post drive events and KPIs from optimization efforts.
  • Re-designed and optimized the BTS clusters using PEV modeling for detailed analysis.
  • Post processing activities including physical and application layer analysis for trouble resolution.
  • Completed a network parameter audit including neighbor list and TAC updates.
  • Provided technical leadership on all deployment programs which involved mentoring lower level engineers.
  • Teleworld Solutions was ed additional venues based off of the project results.

Confidential

Senior RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Created presentations for the end to end Vo-LTE optimization process for both of the projects.
  • Analyzed pre/post drive events and KPIs from optimization efforts.
  • Re-designed and optimized the networks using PEV and overlaid drive logs for detailed analysis.
  • Post processing activities including physical and application layer analysis for trouble resolution.
  • Completed a network parameter audit, neighbor list re-tune and TAC re-home.
  • Teleworld Solutions was ed additional markets based off of the positive project results.

Confidential, Detroit, Mi

Lead RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • After the successful early completion of the Region 2E project, my services were specifically requested by Samsung RF Corp. The region was in jeopardy of missing the projected due date and was far outside the budgetary timeline for personnel.
  • Worked directly wif Samsung D and VP level management to improve processes and procedures to get the project back on track.
  • Primarily responsible for cluster acceptance and no harm reports for the entire region.
  • Responsible for the regions close out packages. Worked directly wif the Samsung/Sprint local operations departments to transition the new BTSs into the future maintenance group.
  • Provided guidance to lower level RF Engineers wif re-designs, stats/KPIs, and all optimization efforts.
  • Created market level migration status reports and submitted them to upper management. Addressed all technical market inquiries and provided resolutions for time sensitive requests from upper management.

Confidential

Lead RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managed twenty-two RF Engineers and 40+ drive testers. Managed head count, assigned roles, and tasks.
  • Coordinated wif construction project managers and senior Samsung leadership to define BTS clusters and complete a 30/60/90-day migration forecasted deployment schedule.
  • Completed capacity forecasting for Voice, EVDO, and LTE sites for the entire region. Work wif facilities, construction, and internal RF cluster engineers to integrate the new sectors/carriers.
  • Coordinated wif Net Ops ATP process. Ensured sweeps/PIM testing were wifin limits and dispatched tower crews.
  • Coordinated wif Net Ops/RANCOM for resolution on any hardware/software issues from pre/post migration.
  • Coordinated RF Cluster Engineers to ensure that the site scripts have been created properly and uploaded. Coordinated Net Ops to meet tower crews and Field RF Engineers during the migrations for any immediate problems which would hinder migration.
  • Scheduled E911 personnel and Translation Engineers to complete test calls during migrations.
  • Scheduled drive testers for all migrations and pre/post optimization quality testing. Worked wif Cluster Engineers on post processing and approve optimization efforts for the site clusters.
  • Coordinated all departments on the specific migration days, provided time management and assisted wif trouble resolution for all issues.
  • Coordinated all inter-departmental meetings and provided guidance to the various managers to meet project deadlines. Coordinated weekly meetings wif the Program Director and other VP level management for status updates.

Confidential, Los Angeles, Ca

Senior RF Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented optimization processes for gathering and calculating throughput data for both technologies.
  • Overlaid cluster drive route data into modeled RF plots for both technologies. Analyzed network KPIs and implemented new RF features.
  • Managed personnel and provided guidance to lower level RF Engineers wif optimization and design efforts.
  • Create all optimization documentation and ensured contractual obligations per KPIs were exceeded.
  • Coordinated all meetings and presented documentation to Sprint D and VP level management.

Confidential

Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all planning, design, and optimization efforts for the NW Chicago area. 500+ BTSs
  • Worked directly wif sales and marketing on quarterly subscriber usage for capacity forecasting.
  • Monitor daily RF KPIs and network stats for usage, throughput issues, and trouble resolution.
  • Work wif various antenna and hardware vendors to test and possibly integrate new technologies.
  • Lead the initial FIT testing for LTE in Chicago. Capacity planning/forecasting/link budgets/antenna selection.

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for two EPC networks. CDAM/EVDO/LTE Ericsson Network. POC for all switch operations.
  • Created MOPs for network upgrades and technical documentation for new implementation techniques.
  • Collaborated wif facilities, sales, and marketing for future capacity forecasting.
  • Implement load balancing strategy, design solutions, new technologies and hardware enhancements to meet lifecycle management andbusiness requirements.
  • Complete change control, problem management and root cause analysisprocedures for execution of implementations and changes to the network environment.
  • Work wif corporate engineering to provision, integrate, and test new technologies. EVDO/LTE/convert PPP to MLPPP bundles to Ethernet facilities. Integrate cell site routers into the Macro network.
  • Commission and provision software for new cell sites, carriers, and sectors.
  • Provision and augment PRI/SIP trunking, VLANs and SONET facilities.
  • Upgrade, patch and conduct weekly back ups of all EPC and RAN hardware.
  • Tail and trouble shoot voice and data calls throughout the network using layer 3 rf logs, and other technology-based hardware through the EPC architecture.
  • Provide time management and guide lower level switch engineers wif their daily tasks.
  • Provide daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly network health assessments to upper management.

Confidential, Houston, TX

Field Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the operation of a large group of Network Elements. Support of interdepartmental objectives, to include preventative and remedial maintenance, installation, optimization, building and ground upkeep, and integration of network hardware and interconnect facilities.
  • Maintaining and repairing all base station equipment and transmitters; maintaining site and test equipment inventories; testing and analyzing network coverage to ensure contiguous communication and network integrity and quality; updating daily logs wif site-specific information; composing clear and concise reports for system documentation; and performing audits as required by local, regional, Area, Corporate or Regulatory agencies.
  • Performs routine building and grounds maintenance and inspections. Integrates Network hardware and interconnect facilities.
  • Analyzes network coverage to ensure contiguous communication and network integrity. Makes recommendations to engineering for improving network coverage including implementing those recommendations.
  • Knowledge of the following technologies and/or platforms desired: voice cells infrastructure experience including: Lucent, Motorola, Ericsson; LTE; CDMA data; telecom experience including: T1, DACS, OMP; computer support experience including: PC hardware and configurations, troubleshooting; and power experience including: Galaxy, Lorain, DC distribution systems, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to troubleshoot Antenna Systems from transmitter to antenna, wif expertise in PIM/VSWR/MIMO/RET including noledge of fiber and LTE remote radio heads.
  • Responsible for the installation, monitoring, testing, maintenance, repair and removal of telecommunications and associated electronic equipment, including CPE and wiring per specifications and operational procedures, both in technical facilities as well as on customer property.
  • Performs fiber locates, monitoring of construction activity, fiber splicing and termination.
  • Installs and/or maintains generators and generator equipment.

Network Operations Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provided NOC surveillance for the Houston Market and Gulf Coast region.
  • Created both internal and vendor trouble tickets to resolve service outages. Escalated all tickets.
  • Updated cellular/switch technicians along wif management in regards to issues wifin their network.
  • Created detailed daily reports for all work completed and issues resolved for managerial tracking purposes.
  • NIX Operating Systems, specifically FreeBSD and/or Linux derivatives. Ability to administer these systems at the command line. Solar Winds / Ca Spectrum / Huawei M2000 / Logic Monitoring tools / NPOs
  • LAMP based deployments (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP), including performance tuning.
  • Shell scripting and automation of system tasks (Bourne Shell, BASH, CSH).
  • Cisco IOS and switch based networking. Basic configuration of Cisco switches, including routing of IP addresses (IPv4 & IPv6). Experience wif BGP4 and/or MPLS encapsulation.

Confidential, Plano, TX

Network Integration Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Verify engineering specifications and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Provide direction and time management for up to 28 network technicians.
  • Create OM traffic studies and record performance indicators for the new networks.
  • Coordinate daily meetings, update internal and customer management on status of projects.
  • Provision access nodes, transport nodes, super nodes, and switching hardware into live networks.
  • Node Integration on ATM, IP/ethernet or MLPPP backhaul, and Node migration from ATM to IP.
  • Optical Baseband Interface (OBIF) cabinet scripting & Integration.
  • Provide online support to Site Techs for troubleshooting and integration.
  • ATM transport activation and Traffic descriptor modifications.
  • T1 & Ethernet provisioning on Node card provisioning.
  • Alarm Troubleshooting & Fault Management of Ericsson hardware.

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