DAS Design Engineer

Location: Reston, VA
Job Code: 1537
# of Openings: 1


GTA is a leading independent provider of high-value engineering, technology and business consulting services to the telecommunications industry. The company is based in Reston, VA and has presence throughout the US and Internationally.    

Job Description:

  • Responsible for RF, DAS and Small Cell Planning and Design within iBwave tool along with supporting the implementation, commissioning and optimization of such systems.
  • Follow direction of Central Engineering Lead
  • Set up 3D modeling in iBwave.Layout thorough and clean DAS designs Produce accurate BOMs from design effort.
  • Produce fiber and rack diagrams in Visio, Run propagation models in iBwave
  • Export and consolidate designs, plots, and any other design reports required.
  • Review site surveys for new or existing systems and participate in development meetings.
  • Own quality of data for site DAS Planning and Design, make high quality decisions and provide engineering justification for those decisions.
  • Ability to read RF datasheets (RFDS) as well as make sense of associated site Tx/Rx plumbing diagrams.
  • Support RF baseline testing utilizing RF scanners and phones to collect existing network performance data.
  • Support in the development of DAS engineering procedures, methodologies and standards.
  • Provide comprehensive and accurate reporting of all project activities.
  • Ensure all closeout data has been compiled, reviewed and submitted in a timely manner and represents a quality product that meets and exceeds all expectations.
  • Perform any other engineering duties as deemed necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
  • 4+ years’ related experience
  • IBWave certification level 2 or higher, PCTEL or equivalent RF scanner and TEMS
  • Firm understanding of wireless technologies (LTE/UMTS/CDMA/GSM) and performing link budget analysis
  • Experience with field test equipment such as spectrum analyzers, signal generators, technology scanners, and receivers.
  • Understand frequency band, protocols and the terms used to quantify signal strength, quality, and transmitting base stations.
  • Understand all Repeater and DAS OEM equipment and their architectures.
  • Familiar with C/W testing techniques, including antenna system and TX test setup as well as the data collection, post-processing and analysis of data.


Additional Position Requirements:

A background investigation and drug test is required.


Global Technology Associates, LLC (GTA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

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