Senior RF Design Engineer

ATN International Inc
Castle Rock, Colorado
Apr 02, 2024
Apr 12, 2024
Engineering, Design
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
  • RF Design and planning for Commnet RAN Network, which includes RF analysis, search area issuance, candidate assessment, and approvals.
  • Lead for RF Engineering Team supporting standards and guidelines for Commnet's network.
  • Ensuring RF databases' are up dated in a timely manner.
  • Leading work of contractors for special projects.
  • Redesigning mature network areas to minimize capacity constraints and improve SINR while working with other areas of network to ensure performance fixes/initiatives are in place.
  • Partnering with System Performance to improve various Network KPIs.
  • Partnering with sales and sales operations to verify that builds are meeting objectives.
  • Leading / contributing to improve internal processes.
  • Providing coverage maps to support internal and governmental requirements.
  • Supporting the investigation and resolution of customer complaints.
  • Proactively looking for areas to improve overall network performance. Finding and resolving system issues on the network by utilizing traditional and non-traditional means.
  • Providing leadership and direction to your team as well as other network teams.
  • Interacting with cross functional teams to deploy and optimize components for best efficiency and reliability.
  • Providing subject matter expertise. Helping train new team members and mentoring current engineers. Providing presentations to other groups as required.
  • Taking ownership of issues and driving them to resolution.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Minimum 10 years' of relevant work experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including knowledge of VB macro creation and worksheet manipulation in Excel, RF propagation tools, and PowerPoint usage.
  • Solid knowledge of RF theory and practice as well as LTE/VoLTE Technology
  • Good understanding of LTE and Tarana network KPIs and key parameters.

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Ten or more years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry with direct experience in RF Design & Optimization.
  • Experience in Design & Optimization of LTE /Tarana networks.
  • Knowledge of propagation modeling software such as Planet EV, Atoll, Google Network Plan etc. - Expert level experience in Atoll a plus.
  • Model Tuning experience.
  • Proficiency in office computer applications: Various RF tools such as Mapinfo/ArcGIS, post-processing software etc., Knowledge of SQL scripting, VB Scripting, other professional software.
  • Experience with ZTE, ALU, Nokia, Ericsson, Cambium, Tarana, and Ubiquiti wireless infrastructures.

About the Company:

Commnet has been the backbone of rural networks in the United States for decades. We enable or directly deliver high-quality broadband communications services to Tribal Communities and Rural America, driving digital inclusion and providing access to education, work, healthcare, safety, entertainment, and community connectivity. Commnet works to enhance the lives of real people through any available avenue we can find. With an eye on the future, Commnet is bringing coverage and faster fiber connections to more communities and partners, facilitating a better and more connected future for everyone.

Compensation & Benefits:
  • Hiring Compensation Range: $105,000 - $160,000
  • Compensation is determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.
  • Benefits: Commnet is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits to all regular full-time positions (hourly & salaried) to promote overall health, wellness, and financial security for you and your family. Benefits include health, vision, dental, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D, fitness reimbursement, short/long term disability coverage, parental leave, emergency travel assistance and 401k.
  • Commnet employees have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes services such as 100% confidential counseling, financial information/resources, legal support, and general wellness issue

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

A Note to Agencies All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Commnet Broadband (the Company) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of the Company, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by the Company for this position and a valid agreement with the Company is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Company agency engagement process is hired , no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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