RF & Ethernet Radio Test Engineers

RF & Ethernet Radio (Baseband) Test Engineers

The KOHL Group, Inc. (since 1984)

 

Position Title: RF & Ethernet Radio (baseband) Test Engineers – multiple openings
KOHL Position ID: R0278
Arrangement: Long term contract assignment
Location: Middletown, NJ (full time onsite)

Job Description:

We have immediate multiple openings for RF Test Engineers and Ethernet Radio (baseband) Test Engineers.  Work is full-time onsite in Middletown, NJ.  BSEE required (MSEE preferred) and at least 2 years hands-on testing experience.  Excellent English written communication skills.  We are looking for engineers that like to work on leading-edge technologies, like to learn new techniques and capabilities, and keep current in radio and interconnecting optical technologies.  Selected candidates will be part of a research & development group that is responsible for developing new broadband access/transport technologies using microwave and millimeter-wave radio.

For the RF Test Engineers:

  • Must be experienced in millimeter and microwave testing at the 6GHz to 80GHz bands and have a clear understanding of the OSI network model
  • Should have a good understanding of FCC rules in regards to these frequencies (channels, spacing, adaptive power issues, etc.)
  • Must be able to write and execute test plans, analyze results, and articulately communicate findings verbally and in writing
  • Hands on knowledge and demonstrable experience with bench testing RF performance and characteristics including but not limited to interference, error rates, propagation, TX/RX sensitivity, occupied bandwidth, adaptive modulation and power, etc.

For the Ethernet Radio (baseband) Test Engineers:

  • Responsible for designing tests and experiments, and developing test plans
  • Must have specific knowledge of Layer 2 Ethernet performance testing (RFC 2544)
  • experience conducting bench and field experiments to characterize Ethernet radio performance
  • Basic understanding of Ethernet Network Architectures and associated provisioning of routers/switches and QoS/DSCP/firewall issues and troubleshooting
  • Have a solid understanding of baseband interfaces and technologies – physical layer
  • Collecting, processing, and analyzing data, and documenting results
  • Determining the impact of results as they relate to future technology investigation
  • Supporting physical simulations of this technology in the field
  • Performing experiments using multiple radio profiles and frequency bands as new radio software/hardware is acquired and as the research direction dictates
  • Responsible for Tier-4 field support once equipment is deployed, which may require immediate hands-on re-configuration of hardware
  • 2+ years of experience with direct hands-on experience with Layer 2 Ethernet testing and debugging.
  • A broad background in radio engineering and Ethernet performance characterization is required (with knowledge of governing deployment issues such as RLAG and adaptive modulation correlated with throughput)
  • Background in NLOS, and Point to Multi-Pont and RDAS is highly desirable
  • Must be familiar with measurement techniques and test equipment, data acquisition interfaces, and issues relevant to connectivity to the carrier-grade networks
  • Must have hands-on experience with the Spirent Test Center, knowledge of basic routing protocols (like OSPF, RSTP, BDF)
  • Should have proficiency in design, provisioning, and maintenance of networks
  • Co-residency with the hardware is required to change ports/cards/cables, confirm configurations when test results are negative, and to generate specific alarm conditions when testing Element Management Systems. Exposure to multiple vendor relationships and intellectual property requires individuals to have a high standard of integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics.
  • Hands-on experience with radio link management tools and radio provisioning is desirable
  • Strong knowledge of configuring and building L2/L3 networks is a plus
  • Experience with Ericsson and Nokia Microwave Radios
  • Experience with testing Element Management Systems
  • Knowledge of PDH technology and associated test gear
  • Experience with T1 circuit emulation