AT&T Principal-RAN Engineer (small cells)- open to various locations
AT&T - Hoffman Estates, IL

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RF VI – Small Cell Tools Standards

RF VI Engineer will be required to perform moderately difficult tasks that require limited judgment, requiring minimum supervision and collaborative Responsibilities include but are not limited to link budget analysis, system tools development for solving coverage and capacity concerns and locations, initial system RF planning and forecasting for indoor and outdoor use cases and other tools to streamline the planning through execution processes.

Overall Purpose: Provides radio frequency (RF) and/or Radio Access Network (RAN) design. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Designs, plans and oversees installation, maintenance, and optimization, and/or performance of wireless radio access network communications systems, including radio propagation modeling and prediction, microwave path analysis, interference analysis, frequency coordination, cell site equipment layout, parameter definition and ancillary equipment. May include GIS (Geographic Information Systems) performance analysis & drive testing. Analyzes RAN data to recommend optimal changes to RAN network to improve all key indexes and performance indicators.

Education: Typically requires a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, a related field or equivalent experience. Experience: Typically requires 5-8 years of applicable experience.

Supervisory: No.

Nature of Contribution- Expert level technical professional. Technical Subject Matter Expert within organization. Contributes through own development of advanced technologies/concepts with global reach or industry application. Has direct impact on creation of technical products/services. Serves as a role model and mentor. Knowledge - Has extensive specialized technical expertise. Applies expert knowledge and broad understanding of multiple disciplines. Integrates expert knowledge of technical principles/methods of multiple disciplines with knowledge of products/services and internal operations. Advisor on ATT technologies/systems/procedures.

Analysis and Problem Solving - Solves complex, critical problems related to significant and unique issues. Uses extensive research and interpretative thinking. Utilizes innovative methods in developing solutions. Works on abstract problems requiring evaluation of intangible variables.

Independence - Guided by functional goals/objectives. May influence organization goals/objectives. Applies discretion to develop innovative solutions to problems without precedent.

Contribution to AT&T Technology - Lead contributor on critical projects/technology initiatives. Develops integrated solutions across the organization. Contributes to complex and innovative business solutions to achieve strategic objectives.

Communication- Provides technical expertise to peers across the company. Actively promotes good working relationships. Develops mutually beneficial strategic alliances with customers.


Education: Typically a BS degree in Math, Science or Engineering preferred or equivalent related network experience.

Other Qualifications:
Through understanding of 3GPP specifications, methods and systems

Through understanding of RF Transmit and Receive hardware paths

Through understanding of process flows and documentation

Ability to describe and assist in the automation of processes and methods

Through understanding of and building of Method of Procedure documentation

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




Primary Location


Illinois-Hoffman Estates

Other Locations


Georgia-Atlanta, Texas-Dallas






Day Job

Employee Status



Job Posting


Feb 7, 2013, 10:53:40 AM


Unposting Date


Mar 9, 2013, 11:59:59 PM

Job Level


Senior Associate/Second Level Manager

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