RF & Wireless Design Engineer
Monmouth County, NJ
Business Group Highlights
Perspecta Labs generates transformative applied research to fuel solutions for our customers unique challenges. We are a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, analytics and cyber security.
Candidate will consult, provide recommendations and perform as a trusted technical advisor for the deployment of 3G, 4G, 5G, LTE and possibly WiFi services along the right-of-ways and tunnels in public infrastructure. Candidate will review customer requirements, vendor submissions, contract documents, field surveys, in some cases visit specific locations to evaluate and provide recommendations for the site deployment and render opinions and recommendations about the wireless architecture, choice and configuration of technology, deployment options, and order-of-magnitude system costs. Candidate must be articulate and have excellent verbal communication skills. Candidate must be comfortable with providing extemporaneous recommendations during customer meetings, drawing upon a strong technical background. Candidate will be working with customers that have limited knowledge of wireless systems, and therefore must be able to explain complex technological issues in clear and plain language. Candidate must be able to work in an environment with multiple stakeholders.
Candidate must have a thorough understanding of commercial cellular wireless systems. This includes 3G, 4G, 5G and LTE technologies. Candidate should understand the international standards that apply to these technologies and the theoretical underpinnings of each technology. The candidate must understand the pragmatic deployment issues associated with each of these technologies. Candidate must be able to compare these technologies to the customer during meetings, and highlight the advantages and limitations of each. Candidate needs a solid understanding of typical cellular deployments and be able to delineate to the customer the type of equipment used in various scenarios. The candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of the different antenna types used for commercial cellular services and an understanding of the advantages of each in practical applications. This includes the use of various distributed antenna systems. Candidate must understand outside plant engineering practices associated with the placement of antennas and other RF equipment in a variety of locations. The candidate will be expected to review installation options while onsite and provide extemporaneous comments and recommendations. The candidate needs to elucidate how natural and man-made objects impact cellular coverage. The candidate is expected to have a basic understanding of capacity planning and spectrum allocation.
Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.
- Candidate must be familiar with the major U.S. cellular carriers, their services and characteristics.
- The candidate should have some familiarity with the major cellular equipment vendors, their products and the equipment needed to implement the various types of cell sites. Have an understanding of how the different carriers fit into the U.S. cellular market and be able to research market issues.
- Candidate must have a solid understanding of commercial WiFi technologies that are used for public WiFi networks. This includes both trunked and mesh WiFi systems. Candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of WiFi antennas including distributed antenna systems.
- Candidate should be familiar with services that are based on these technologies.
- Candidate must have a Masters Degree or equivalent work experience.
US Citizenship is a requirement for this position.
What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.
Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
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