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Director, RF Design and Network Performance

ATN International
Little Rock, AR
  • Expired: May 09, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Please note, presentation of acceptable documentation of a COVID-19 vaccination or testing will be required at the time of employment for this position subject to legally valid exemptions.

General Purpose and Scope

Responsible for RF Design, Optimization and System Performance of multi technology and geographically diverse Radio Access Networks. Works with cross functional teams including NOC, field operations, switch engineering, data engineering, site development, transport engineering, real estate specialists, retail/marketing groups, billing, vendor, and executive management supporting construction, installation, turn-up and commissioning of new wireless facilities across multiple technologies (LTE, UMTS/GSM, CDMA/EVDO and WiFi) in the wireless industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of RF design, Spectrum planning and management
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the System Performance team to ensure proper design, testing, and operation of network enhancements, new site builds, Optimization, cell modifications, and capacity management
  • Has overall responsibility for meeting annual performance metrics
  • Is responsible for identifying and responding to any degradation in performance of our network
  • Establishes and promotes new techniques, processes and tools for effective forecasting, capacity planning and system optimization
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the wireless systems.
  • Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements
  • Performs managerial duties related to staffing, setting goals and objectives, and coaching and mentoring the team; handles personnel actions in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures effective achievement of objectives
  • Supports Regulatory team in ensuring E911 and spectrum compliance
  • This position requires up to 25% of travel

Minimum Job Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field
  • At least 6 years professional level related engineering/technical experience
  • At least 2 year experience leading RF design, System performance or Network Quality teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate and interact at highest levels of organization in a succinct and meaningful way
  • Firsthand knowledge of drive test tools and post processing tools
  • Firsthand knowledge of RF propagation tools and mapping tools
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead large and/or complex projects
  • Solid understanding of RF Theory, antenna design, link budgets, quality, capacity, traffic management
  • Solid understanding of FCC laws related to spectrum management and allocation
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead geographically dispersed team
  • Driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of CDMA/EVDO technologies
  • Proficiency in large data set analysis


ATN International


Little Rock, AR
72208 USA



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