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Cellular RF Engineer

Location:
Saint Cloud, FL, 34769
Posted:
October 06, 2008

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Summary

Experienced Performance/Design Engineer with strong technical and project management skills. Reputation for providing creative solutions to challenging technical problems. Proven abilities in working directly with customers, training, and verbal and written communications. B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Particular areas of technical expertise include:

 Network Performance  RF Optimization

 Site Design / Modifications  Metrics Analysis

 Baseline Drives  Leading project teams

12/2007 – 07/2008

Sprint Las Vegas, NV

Sr RF Engineer

• Provided direction and guidance of 900 rebanding involving identification and modification of over 57 critical high interfering sectors and 900 Quad activation to over 123 sectors within network

• Prepared RF network design to address loss of over 126 channels in Las Vegas coverage area

• RF network design involving site modification proposal for an inclusive review of 38% sites targeted in addition to other sites totaling over 100 plus sectors to address high interfering and boomer sites within network.

• Created tracker to manage changes associated with 900 rebanding plan

• Identified, prepared and provided solution for poor RF quality areas with use of either trouble ticket system, switch data from operation management center and/or Vortex, Invex, Agilent, Windcatcher equipment

• Utilized link budget to balance forward and reverse link paths per design requirements

• Determined sites/cells required for resource augmentation per 900 rebanding plan

• Submitted 2nd T1 removal list of 45 sites as cost saving measure

• Pinpoint hardware issues related to chronic drops involving incorrect downtilts, antenna misorientations and/or misplumbing sector configuration thereby improving KPI and customers’ experience

06/1999 – 03/2007

Sprint/Nextel Orlando, FL

Performance/Design RF Engineer

• Performed system design review/analysis, development, and maintenance of cellular and in-building operations with RF Design, frequency planning and system optimization

• Extensive link budget analysis utilized to maintain/improve design integrity such as review of receive sensitivity, noise figure, C/I+N, insertion losses, feedline losses and antenna gain in system. Helped maintain/improve balanced path efficiency between base station and mobile unit.

• Implemented fixes to troubled cluster cells by adding or removing neighbors, adding radio resources, adjusting and allocating proper slots to traffic channel(s) as well as adjusting handover hysterisis and/or threshold parameters

• Collaborated efforts with design team on best fit per site modifications which included one or combinations of the following: converting existing omni to sector cell, new sector orientation, antenna change and/or centerline reduction

• Applied design theory and skills with utilization of Wizard and real-time data for best placement of new sites. With existing sites, determined and adjusted power and/or antenna tilts to achieve optimal design and performance.

• Have a great understanding and application of microwave path analysis, interference analysis, inter-modulation analysis, frequency coordination, antenna and radio propagation theory to wireless network

• Provided training and education for Propagation Model Validation of specific software

• Performed site candidate evaluation, site surveys, antenna co-location for different technologies in role of design engineer as well as verified RF related engineering drawings and final build of sites in field.

• Familiar with Tower Top Amplifiers, LNAs, TMAs, RET antennas

EDUCATION

1996 Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Florida International University

AWARDS

Mega Star Recipient - 2001, 2002

Circle of Excellence - 2003

CERTIFICATION

RF Safety Awareness

Packet Data

iDEN system school

TRAINING

Leadership for Results Training

Project Management

RF Monitoring, Analysis and Optimization

Time Management Effectiveness Class

Packet Data Essentials

Antenna Theory

RF100 and 200 CDMA courses

UMTS

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Hardware

HP Spectrum analyzer

Agilent

Comarco

Grayson Wireless

Anritsu Site Master

Software

Planet EV

Wizard-Citrix

DART

Actix Analyzer

Andrew Invex

Nitro

Windcatcher

Internet Explorer

TEMS

IQ Analyser

Map Info

Grayson

Metrica

Microsoft Suite

REFERENCES

References available upon request.



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