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RF, LTE, Wirless, 4G, 5G

Herndon, Virginia, 20170, United States
April 25, 2018

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Hani Almasoud

Address: Sterling, Virginia

Cellular: 703-***-****


Professional Highlights:

Samsung LTE RF/Deployment Engineer.

Keysight Nemo RF/Product Engineer.

Huawei LTE RF Optimization.

Cisco Wi-Fi RF Design.

Huawei 3G & 2G RF Planning & Optimization.

Ericsson 2G RF Optimization.

Huawei & Ericsson Drive Test Team Leader.

Ericsson Drive Test.

Total years of experience 18.

Professional Experience:

RF Lead-Deployment, Samsung Electronics America (Contractor)

-Virginia, US

-October 2017-present

Perform LTE network analysis and recommendations using a combination of drive data and network statistics.

Network parameter Optimization and traffic analysis.

Monitoring site alarms, doing health check status of sites

Daily meeting with customer to provide an update on the deployment process and to coordinate between different teams on large scale projects.

Follow up on 5G broadband trails and latest technology update.

Perform feasibility analysis of modern technologies, products, features and services.

Support Lab and Operations in the validation of new features, services and platforms to ensure successful deployment and effective operations.

Sr. Product Engineer, Keysight (Contractor)

-Virginia, US

-Nov 2016-Sep 2017

Manage assigned customer accounts. Work on product requirements, product releases, technology R&D and maintenance.

Work closely with release and QA teams on software update, deployments and post deployment application testing.

Conduct product training, demos, handle product questions, manage product operations for assigned accounts.

Provide tier 2/3 product support, manage escalations, send weekly reporting, schedule/manage product release upgrade.

Validate and evaluate new implemented features from RF perspective and user interface.

Enhance the call trace events, metrics plot, KPIs and Heatmaps.

Senior LTE/RF Engineer, Billz Inc

-Virginia, US

-June 2015-October 2016

LTE multi band network KPIs trendy analysis and performance monitoring. Worst cells identification, analysis and optimization, FDD and TDD.

Perform new feature testing, validation and tuning for LTE networks.

Network parameters inconsistency check, audit and optimize site parameters. recommend soft network and physical changes, impact evaluation

Capacity monitoring, analyze RF traffic and perform capacity planning for site expansion, coverage and footprint optimization.

VoLTE analysis and troubleshooting by following SIP call flow and IMS protocol.

Data post-processing and analysis for multi carriers network.

RF Design Engineer, Billz Inc

-Virginia, US

-Jan 2015-June 2015

RF design for Micro (Wi-Fi) and Macro Cells network using Mentum Planet, selecting best candidates for new cells through specific thresholds.

Create a new frequency plan based on the interference matrices to have best SINR for new and existing sites. Full coverage design with no overlapping between cells.

Check the alternative structural for new candidate through FCC website for acquisition process.

Interface with different project managers and customer to catch up with deadline of ongoing and future work, prepare and publish engineering and executive reports.

LTE RF Optimization & Service Assurance Engineer, Ooredoo (Consultant)

-Muscat, Oman

-May 2013-Dec 2014

Monitoring and analyzing daily network performance KPIs using M2000 and PRS.

Features testing and analyzing like (ANR, MRO, ICIC, PS HO to IRAT, steering).

Cluster optimization, new sites acceptance (SFT), planning DT Route, analyze and post process drive test log files to identify possible swap feeders, wrong PCIs, missing neighbors, overshooting cells.

Layer3 messages and events analysis by using TEMS Investigation, Genex Probe, Genex Assistant and Actix.

RF Parameters audit, check network inconsistencies (PCI conflict, Uni-directional NBRs, wrong TAC) using Xeda, Xeus Aexio and CME.

Antenna hardware modification (Tilt, Azimuth) for overshooting and interference, adding new sector or site to improve the network coverage or solve bad quality areas using Mentum Planet or Naster.

End-End signaling call trace to solve customers’ complaints.

RF Planning & Optimization Engineer, Umniah

-Amman, Jordan

-August 2012-May 2013

Enhance BSC & RNC performance as per the target KPIs by optimizing the worst cells, modifying cell / BSC & RNC parameters, analyze the log files to optimize the network quality and the coverage using M2000 & PRS.

Antenna physical optimization for overlapping and overshooting cells.

Monitoring the congested and high utilized cells to determine the necessary modification, frequency fine-tuning, cell upgrade and plan for new sites.

Conduct site survey, deliver the new candidates to acquisition team, prepare the RF database & parameters for the new sites, cluster optimization, removing pilot pollution from dense areas and modifying neighboring relations

RF Optimization Engineer & Drive Test Team Leader, Smart Company for Engineering Services

-Amman, Jordan

-February 2011-July 2012

Manage and supervise the drive test teams and assign their duties.

Prepare daily and weekly reports from the measurement data, Including benchmark, low coverage areas, drop calls, customer complaints and general network problems.

Coordinate between drive test teams and other divisions to solve field issues.

Deliver all type of reports, data, maps, routs, and technical specification according to the customer requirement.

Analyze drive test log files, Layer3 messages, drop calls, data error, HO, bad quality.

Senior Drive Test Engineer, EricssonAB (Consultant)

-Dubai, UAE

-March 2007 – February 2010

Perform all types of measurements, HSPA, UMTS and GSM, manual and via command sequence, outdoor & indoor by using TEMS 8.1.3.

Benchmark drive test for all operators, preparing full report including all the information elements and events, numbers, plots, graphs and charts.

Follow up on customers complains, escalate any problem to the responsible team.

Check sites statistics after any expansion, soft or hardware change. Identify faulty TRU or coverage degradation.

Post process and analyze drive test log files, Layer3 messages, drop calls, interference, Failed HO…. etc.

Radio Quality Engineer, Wataniya Telecom (Consultant)


-October 2006 – March 2007

Check new sites functionality to be accepted for commercial launch for both Outdoor and indoor sites.

Cluster acceptance, Inducing Voice, Video, HSPA, and Scanner, identify Pilot pollution, missing neighbors, IUR HO for Single and Multi RAB session.

Prepare full Bench Mark report using Route Analysis tools, providing different metrics like RSCP and Ec/No distribution, Pilot pollution, compressed mode usage, RRC failures, call setup/established and HO statistic, PDP context failures, data session errors, drop and block calls.

Radio Measurement Team Leader, Orange - France Telecom

-Amman, Jordan

-January 2004 – September 2006

Manage, supervise and assign measurement teams duties.

Prepare daily, weekly and bench mark reports for different type of measurements.

Manage the current resources by doing the evaluation assessment and plan for future expandability.

Evaluate and troubleshoot test equipment, test plan setup and recommendation.

Coordination with optimization and radio design teams.

Measurement Technician, Orange, France Telecom

-Amman, Jordan

-June 2000 – January 2004

Drive testing and data collection, log files analysis and post processing

Ranking for proposed sites using TEMS transmitter and amplifier.

Full check for any new site like cross sectors, coverage area, hand over failure, missing neighbors or blocked calls.

Check if there is any Co channel or adjacent channel interference.

Technicians Team Leader, Jordan Public Pay Phone Services (JPP)

-Amman, Jordan

-March 1998 – June 2000

Manage and supervise teams’ duties.

Manage the installation, operation, and programming of the telephone systems to be ready in service.

Maintenance and hardware installation of Nortel telephone equipment’s

Professional Development and Training courses:

LTE Troubleshooting & Performance ( 5 days) Qualcom Wireless Academy, Oman June /2014

LTE Technology and concepts 4G fundamentals ( 30 hours ) Teleprob, Jordan July/2012

TEMS Investigation 5.0 GSM (2 days) TEMS AB Ericsson, Jordan – October/2004

GSM network optimization, (5 days) Orange support & consulting, Paris/France – June/2002

Microsoft windows 2000 & Microsoft outlook (2 days) Execu Train Advanced Co, Jordan – January/2002

Team work day (1 day) Impact UK, Jordan – February/2002

Work and safety course (1 day) Game stream security expansion group, Jordan – August/2002

Cellular & GSM system overview ( 1 day) Telemate, Jordan – June/2001

MapInfo professional GIS V6.0 (4 days) Autographic co, Jordan – June/2001

GPRS system survey, (2 days) Ericsson Telecom AB, competence solutions, Jordan – October/2001

Access 200 Payphone training (1 day) Schlumberger, Jordan – December/1999

Computer Training Window &WinWord ( 28 hours) telecommunication College, Jordan – September/1996

Skills & Tools:

M2000, CME, PRS, Naster, TEMS Investigation, Genex Probe and Genex Assistant, MapInfo, Actix, Xeda, Xeus Aexio, Mentum Planet, MCOM, Parcel, PCTel, XCAP, WindCatcher, Mentum Ellipse, Xynergy, Spotfire, LSM.


Bachelor Degree: Telecommunication & Electronic Engineering, Isra University - Jordan, Ranked First on Class.

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