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Senior RF Spectrum Engineer

Company: DISH
Location: Arvada
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Department Summary

DISH is transforming the future of connectivity. We're doing it by building the country's first virtualized, standalone 5G wireless network from scratch. The foundation of a connected world, it's a network free of the limitations of the past, and flexible enough to satisfy all the social, economic and transformative needs of the changing world.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

DISH Wireless is looking for Spectrum Engineers with a solid background in RF design. The position will be part of the Spectrum Management team and work closely with the markets, national RF, regulatory and other teams within the organization. The position requires experience in U.S. domestic telecommunications regulatory process, domestic and international coordination, and buildout requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

Pull data from site and RF database, perform proximity analysis with satellite earth or radar stations - either programmatically or run queries in RF design software. Merge RF and CIQ data as needed for the individual projects.
Analyze cross-border interference with other carriers - domestic, or international - and find solutions for mitigation. Often requires dealing with the carriers, outside entities and the legal team.
Develop procedures and techniques to perform coordination and interference analysis, guide engineering teams on border coordination.
Create spectrum summary and dashboard from license data provided by the GIS team. Requires fluency in Excel and scripting.
Create QGIS plots for band mapping and spectrum depths, based on licensed area definition.
Respond to various spectrum related requests to the markets and internal teams with reports and plots.
Create MOPs and Standards, and implement adherence with the markets.
Create presentations for the RF Forum and project deal deck for executive approval.
Work on buildout projects for license protection. Work with vendors to create design and deployment solutions, evaluate design, proposal and create deal deck.
Run engineering and propagation analysis in both sub 6 GHz and mmWave bands to establish and propose interference management techniques for both terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks.
Create link budget analysis and propagation analysis.
Perform engineering analysis needed for filings at the Commission, ITU and other agencies


Skills, Experience and Requirements

The ideal Senior RF Spectrum Engineer will have:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field) and a minimum of 5+ years of direct engineering experience
Minimum 5 years' experience in the Cellular or telecommunications' industry.
3+ years of experience in Spectrum Management Engineering
3+ years of direct experience in the application of the ITU Radio Regulations and cross border coordination
In-depth knowledge of FCC rules and procedures
Experience in coordination with federal agencies (NOAA, NTIA, DoD, DoC) preferred
Solid understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory
Experience with RF design tools (Planet, Atoll, etc.)
Experience in GIS and other mapping tools
Demonstrated ability to perform complex engineering analysis
Fluency in Excel, Google sheet, Python and other scripting languages
Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Google docs and presentation
Should have excellent presentation and communications skills
Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision


Salary Range

Compensation: $87,500.00/Year - $125,000.00/Year
Compensation and Benefits

We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.

The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

Keywords: DISH, Arvada , Senior RF Spectrum Engineer, Engineering , Arvada, Colorado

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