As technology becomes more dependent on being wireless for the sake of our convenience, more specialists are needed to design and upkeep the systems put in place to keep them running. An RF or radio frequency engineer works with such devices, like cellphones and radios, to design them as well as keep them running.
How to Become a Successful RF Engineer?
As with all forms of engineering you will need an extensive education, including a bachelor’s in an engineering program and then you will need to pass a licensing exam to be certified in your specific state, which will typically involve some time as an apprentice beneath a more experienced engineer.
There are many avenues to being an RF engineer, and you can work for a telecommunications company or the military, and you may also work for a service that establishes the communication servers used by all companies, or you may also work for a manufacturer or a product testing company.
A good way to advance regardless of your field is to go for certification, which is essentially a way to prove yourself as a higher level of engineer who can be trusted on more projects. Any type of work will benefit from this, be it military or private contractors, and so will you.
Teamwork is essential when handling massive networks like radio frequencies, as the many miles of area where services are offered will need tending to, and no one person can achieve it. You will need to do your part and always be reliable, in addition to communicating clearly with your coworkers.
The Best RF Engineer Resume Samples
These are some examples of job descriptions we have handpicked from real RF Engineer resumes for your reference.
- Project with T-Mobile Seattle Market, Neutral host DRAN oDAS Design for Seattle Center.
- Provide design of oDAS nodes for the outdoor venues of Seattle Center using Atoll Planning tool.
- Post process, and analyze baseline walk test using Windcatcher.
- Presented design to T-Mobile ACS Engineering, Development team.
- Defined, designed, prototyped, and validated RF circuits for various purpose, including filters, diplexer, multiplexer, coupler, switch, etc.
- Designed and integrated antenna systems for C, Ku and Ka bands.
- Hands on various antenna measurement systems, like anechoic chamber, near field scanner, compact range, far field range, and reverberant chamber.
- Develop iPhone LTE/UMTS/GSM testing methodology and automate with R&S CMW500 and python under signaling conditions.
- Build tools for testing automation, data processing and analysis based on various network protocols and bash/powershell scripts.
- Co-work with customer to define the test cases and specifications according to wireless communication standards and production quality requirements under both desense and high sensitivity circumstances.
- Analyze the drive test result using JDSU (E6474-A) RF optimization software, Street Atlas, and Map Info.
- Working and Testing on Verizon frequencies (746-757 MHz, basically band 700 and AWS).
- Collecting the samples for specific wavelength as per the specifications.
- Analyze the data in true path data base and see the power loss and lee average between band 700 and AWS.
- Design and development of high efficient wireless charging reference design for phone, laptop and tablets.
- Key strengths includes strong analytical problem solving skills, circuit design, system design, antenna design, spice modelling, hardware debug and power-on.
- Complete experience from prototype to product design for various high power wireless charging designs.
- Designing Proof of concept with prototypes to showcase very high efficient wireless charging systems with scalable integration and higher power delivery.
- Working in network management in a team environment for network layovers, successfully optimizing towards meeting customer network KPI’s, and improving performance for LTE.
- Apply propagation theory, cellular theory, RF Engineering tools and antenna theory to provide consulting for design of cell site locations and placement for New Builds and VOLTE parity sites.
- Must work closely with market project manager during site acceptance processes.
- This includes conducting detailed design reviews and market audits to ensure that all network objectives are fulfilled for RF coverage & capacity.
- Optimization of AT&T Small Cell Networks, including CS and PS drop calls, Handover issues, neighbor relations, and little to no coverage issues.
- Work closely with AT&T Engineers on Integration of multiple UMTS Small Cell Networks throughout markets across the United States.
- Work closely with the design team on initial designs and redesign of Small Cell Networks.
- Define the coverage objective based on current coverage, population in the area, customer complaints in the area for DAS-Small Cells networks.
- Generate the bill of materials, quote, Scope of work and standard method of procedure for DAS projects.
- DAS System Configuration, Performance testing, CW Testing and Optimization for LTE, UMTS and CDMA network to meet Google and Carriers standard KPI’s using standard test equipments.
- Design, simulate, layout, integration, test, and trouble-shooting of RF/microwave circuits and systems from DC to 20 GHz.
- Develop hardware design from block diagram concept or requirement level.
- Ensure technical specifications to meet customer requirements.
- Make technical recommendations, improve design tools, develop design procedures, and provide training.
- Characterized and tested Phase Noise, Spurious, EVM, and LO Power on 9 GHz synthesizer modules.
- Involved in vendor interaction and support for developing, procuring & testing RF modules.
- Performed module-level thermal tests on hot plate and analyzed RF performance variation and degradation.
- Performed functionality tests on Sprint’s Network Vision (4G MMBS 800 MHz/1900 MHz/2500 MHz).
- Site RF ATP’s consisted of verifying performance by reaching average/max throughput rates, connection setup test (attach/detach), ping latency, and eCSFB.
- Confirming sector to sector clockwise and counter-clockwise handovers are taking place at presumed locations for mobile tests.
- Provided justifications for low throughput, attach/detach, and ping failure due to high RSSI, high VSWR, or failed Tx power issues.
- Selected and surveyed candidate poles for prospective Node locations by taking into consideration the Jurisdictional and Utility issues.
- Performed CW Drive test at close to 300 of these node locations and processed the data using MapInfo.
- Prepared the Node Survey Sheets and RF Approval Forms to get Customer’s signature.