Senior RF Engineer

Posting Location: PA - Canonsburg, PA - Pittsburgh
# of openings: 1


Company Summary

Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion. 


Position Title:  Senior RF Engineer                        


Position Summary

Using sound engineering principles and planning tools, this position supports the RF Engineering team in the design, optimization and implementation of Small Cell Networks (SCN).


Essential Job Functions

  • Assist RF Engineering team in the design of outdoor SCN to meet coverage objectives using software planning tools.

  • Provide planning, coordination as well as drive testing including CW, benchmark, and optimization.

  • Tune propagation models using empirical data.

  • Coordinate, oversee or perform system optimization of multi-node outdoor SCN.

  • Work closely with customer personnel regarding system design, performance and optimization.

  • Use a variety of measures to confirm system designs including test equipment, power density and power meter, spectrum analyzer, and pilot scanner.

  • RF and fiber testing, reporting, and troubleshooting.

  • Coordinate and perform ongoing system testing, test analysis, test reports and recommendation for changes and upgrades.

  • Sales support including customer engineering interface, new business designs and proposal assistance.




  • Minimum of BSEE; MSEE preferred


Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • 3-5 + years RF engineering experience

  • DAS design and optimization experience highly desired

  • WiFi design and optimization a plus

  • Ability to operate and configure RF drive test and lab gear

  • Proficiency with computer programs including MAPINFO and Microsoft Office



Other Skills/Abilities

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem

  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result

  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task

  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely

  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others

  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word

  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures

  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others

  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations



Organizational Relationship

Reports to:  Manager RF Engineering

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): RF Engineers & Vendors

Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


Crown Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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