RF Testing Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T in Middletown, New Jersey

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Job Description:

Working as a Principal Member of Technical Staff, you will be required to demonstrate your highly technical skills within a specific technology discipline, which in this role concentrates on microwave and millimeter-wave RF testing. To attain this technical level, you will be required to have or be capable of exhibiting significant contributions in specific complex technical areas. Your contribution can be external to the company but shall be primarily internal. As the Principal Member of Technical Staff, you will be recognized in the company as a technical leader in this area and may lead projects of small to medium size and technical breadth. In addition, you should have worked or be capable of working on projects of high complexity, where analysis of data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors, using knowledge and expertise derived from strong educational background and progressive experience. 

Overall Purpose: Develops test cases and network solutions to address complex business and technical problems or issues of complex scope using advanced engineering and scientific principles. 

Key Roles and Responsibilities: Applies engineering principles and practice in RF-focused technical project work that requires in-depth analysis using advanced techniques, knowledge, and expertise. Provides technical expertise within project teams. 
Job Contribution: Expert level technical professional. Has direct impact on creation of technical products/services. Serves as a role model and mentor. 

KNOWLEDGE Has and applies extensive specialized technical expertise. Integrates expert knowledge of technical principles/methods of multiple disciplines with knowledge of products/services and internal operations. Advisor on ATT technologies/systems/procedures. 

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

CONTRIBUTION TO ATT TECHNOLOGY Lead contributor on RF-related projects/technology initiatives. 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: Required: PhD, Masters or Bachelors degree in an approved field such as Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Mathematics from an accredited university. Refer to the Technical Title Plan for a complete list of degrees. Experience: PhD in an approved field with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience or Masters in an approved field with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or a Bachelors in an approved field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
Supervisory: No. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Seven or more years hands-on experience with networks, network protocols, and IP networks and at least five years of experience with wireless transport (microwave and millimeter-wave PtP and PtMP) through all phases of the development lifecycle 
  • A strong understanding of radio technology in the areas of mobility and enterprise front-, mid- and backhaul use cases (in various configurations, including single- and dual-polarization; cross-polarization; space diversity; with and without adaptive coding modulation, automatic transmit power control; etc.)
  • Candidate must have strong communication skills both verbally and written, as well as strong problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work and work independently and as part of a team 
  • Previous hands-on experience as a network system tester in a lab test environment 
  • Working knowledge in the configuration and use of RF test lab componentry (e.g. circulators, power splitters, attenuators, directional and bidirectional couplers, etc.) and equipment/tools (e.g. spectrum and network analyzers, traffic generation, RF power meters, etc.), in designing and utilizing relevant test topologies

Desired Qualifications  

  • Experience with RF and layer 1/2/3 network test equipment from companies such as Viava, Anritsu, Keysight and Spirent
  • Experience with any/all of following software tools: Expect, Perl, Linux, XML, CVS/SVN, Linux Shell Scripts, and TCL 
  • Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco and/or Juniper configuration experience 
  • Network and Hardware support experience as well as RF path design 
  • Microwave Services Planning and Architecture 
  • Transport Network Planning and Architecture 
  • ISP level data networks experience 
  • Hands-on experience with performance and security test gear 

AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local laws