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Senior DAS RF Engineer
Design & Optimization Projects ~ Testing ~ Troubleshooting ~ Team Leadership
Traffic Analysis ~ Network Performance Tuning ~ Cell Site Integration ~ DAS Commissioning
Excel at implementing, maintaining and enhancing wireless networks, systems and equipment including Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cell.
Proficiency with DAS equipment such as Teko, MobileAccess, and Solid, and frequently served as project lead on multiple engagements.
Skilled with I-DAS and O-DAS, using a vast range of test equipment, and working with mobile network standards encompassing CDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE.
Possess level 1 certifications in Mobile Access, Teko, Solid and IBwave.
Considerable in-building system design experience, expertise in all facets of RF design (protocols, propagation, link budgets, etc.), and extensive experience with RF test tools (spectrum/cable analyzers, TEMS, JDSU, etc.)
Consummate understanding of band performance capabilities and limitations.
Advanced skills in using topographical maps and digital terrain databases.
Henkels & McCoy Wireless, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 2014 to 2015
Senior DAS Engineer / Project Lead
Administered site surveys to evaluate location and identify requirements for system design including RF data collection, analyzed RF design link budget, and modeled indoor propagation and capacity to determine optimum antenna placement and equipment needs.
Generated design documentation encompassing IBwave prediction, link budget, final bill of material, MPE report, antenna report, and cable routing report.
Produced predictions and simulations, and calculated coverage & capacity design KPIs using IBwave.
Worked directly with customer during design and optimization phase to ensure alignment with requirements.
Devised test procedure and test plan for project testing, commissioning and optimization.
Joined forces with CAD team to contrive drawings for large venues and used Visio to formulate fiber and equipment rack diagrams.
Orchestrated CW testing during integration and gathered data for post-deployment acceptance testing.
Coordinated LTE optimization on DAS and small cells for large venues on both uplink and downlink to improve CINR and data throughput.
Assembled as-built IBwave design file, document system installation, and update internal database.
T-Mobile USA, Philadelphia, 2012 to 2013
Senior RF Engineer (contractor) T-Mobile Modernization (LTE) project
Attended scoping meetings and provided RF sheet detailing new configuration and equipment needed for GSM, UMTS, and LTE upgrades.
Handpicked as technical project lead for modernization project, providing influential guidance and direction to RF, commissioning, and construction teams.
Deployed LTE by creating LTE CIQ and neighbors scripts and loaded neighbors script into OSS.
Investigated daily dumps of OSS (LTE/UMTS) to detect inaccuracies within network parameters including new sites/technology brought on-air.
Detected and resolved neighbors issues, and created justification packages for potential new sites.
Contributed to parameter tuning to balance traffic between various carriers on UMTS, and to migrate traffic from 2G to 3G as part of market goal.
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T-Mobile USA, Cincinnati, 2010 to 2011
Senior RF Optimization Engineer (contractor)
Leveraged exceptional technical expertise to improve RF coverage, eliminate pilot pollution, detect missing neighbor site, and verify adjustment.
Scrutinized network performance, resolved issues, and improved KPI to acceptance level for each UMTS cluster.
Troubleshot sites with poor RF performance, and monitored cell and neighbor statistics such as call setup success rate, TCH congestion, SDCCH congestion, drop call rate, and UL/DL quality.
Analyzed data throughput and latency including HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and suggested strategies for improvement and optimization.
CPA/Philadelphia, 2007 to 2009
Senior RF Engineer (contractor) T- Mobile UMTS deployment project
Championed UMTS design and optimization initiative by analyzing link budget, design criteria and traffic, preparing RF data sheet, and gathering all information needed to create CIQ.
Employed sharp organizational skills to verify site parameters, unlock site, turn it on-air, and conduct site audit.
Monitored achievement of KPIs and performance targets using Ericsson 3G OSS and T-PIM.
Executed event analysis and provided solutions to meet KPI requirements.
Successfully tuned event triggering parameters to improve overall KPIs specific to IRAT handover.
T-Mobile USA, Philadelphia, 2007 to 2008
RF Design Engineer (contractor)
Prepared zoning plots and RF reports, and attended zoning meetings to facilitate approvals for new sites, vital to enhancing network coverage and capacity.
Participated in new site optimization process featuring in-depth neighbor analysis, frequency verification, parameter audit, drive test, and down tilt optimization.
Administered link budget analysis, traffic analysis, site selection, coverage and interference analysis, and site build verification and acceptance process.
Compiled site justification package, turned site on-air, inspected cables, antennas, LNA, azimuth and radios, and expertly monitored site performance to achieve peak levels of customer satisfaction.
Examined existing GSM sites, assessed potential to implement UMTS, and steered successful deployment.
W2Bi, Inc., NY/NJ, 2006 to 2007
RF Engineer Motorola-Verizon project
Performed lab and field testing of devices for CDMA 1X and EVDO handsets on behalf of Verizon Wireless and other carriers spanning multiple telecom standards.
Analyzed and reported on test results, debugged new w2bi software releases, and documented issues.
Lucent Technologies Inc., Philadelphia/NJ/NY, 2006
TDOA Engineer Cingular E911 project
Collected and verified Cingular Wireless network by placing live calls via Sony Ericsson in a cellular network using cell test software.
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY:
Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications), 2005
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 2004
TEMs Investigation, Data Pro, ZK MPX, JDSU, Wind Catcher, Actix, TEMS Discovery, Ericsson OSS, Nokia OSS, Sony Ericsson TEMS, Homer, T-Mobile TPIM, WINOT, OptPCS, Qualcom (CAIT, QXDM, QPST, UTS, UDM, RADIO COMM), W2bi (Q-Generic), Q-Datt, Quik probe, IB-Wave, MapInfo Professional, Asset Enterprise, Atoll, Planet EV, Street Atlas USA 9.0, Terrain Navigator, MS Streets & Trips, CAD, Andrew/CommScope, Solid, Nokia, ALU, Ericsson, Verizon Data Pro, Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer, fiber test equipment (OTDR), CW source, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, Visio).
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