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Associate RF Engineer

Crown Castle
Westborough, MA 01581
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Position Title: Associate RF Engineer (P1)

Company Summary

Crown Castle is the nations largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demandconnecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, were the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of ~$100B.

We offer a total benefits package and professional growth development for teammates in any stage of their career. Along with caring for our teammates, were an active member in the communities where we live, work and do business. We have a responsibility to give back, which we do through our Connected by Good program. Giving back allows us to improve public spaces where people connect, promote public safety and advance access to education and technology.


Using sound engineering principles and planning tools, this entry level position supports the RF Engineering teams activities for sales support, design engineering (Small Cells and iDAS), construction technical support, system testing and optimization.


  • In support of Senior RF Engineers and/or RF Engineers create iDAS and Small Cell network designs to include system equipment selection such as antennas, passive RF conditioning products and active electronics.

  • In support of Senior RF Engineers and/or RF Engineers produce and document RF predictions and link budgets for design approvals.

  • Assist the construction teams efforts by ensuring detailed scopes of work (SOW), processes, procedures, and test plans.

  • Development software proficiency with industry standard RF propagation modeling tools such as iBwave and Atoll.

  • Directly responsible for updating system databases including but not limited to Small Cell Geographic Information System (SCGIS) and Asset Management System (AMS).

  • Participate in field testing activities such as evaluating existing RF environment (Benchmarking) and Continuous Wave (CW) propagation analysis.

  • Participate in the analyzation of field-testing results and the preparation of customer documentation.

  • Familiarity with various types of test equipment such as power meter, spectrum analyzer, pilot scanner and test mobile system (TEMS) devices.

  • Assist with RF and fiber testing, reporting, and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to review and approve various construction contractor provided field test results such as PIM, VSWR and DTF.

  • A firm understanding of link budgets, calculated noise figures, and intermodulation products.

  • Basic knowledge of radio wave propagation fundamentals, antenna theory, and optical transmission medium.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Relevant military and/or industry experience may be considered.

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Less than two (2) years RF engineering experience or equivalent

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Programming languages such as Python and Visual Basic

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to:
    • Use thinking and reasoning to solve problems.

    • Focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.

    • Pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

    • Stay organized and follow a systematic method of performing a task.

    • Understand the comments and questions of others and convey a proper response.

    • Proactively find solutions to work-related problems.

    • Satisfy the customers needs while adhering to company policies and procedures.

    • Work under pressure to complete assigned tasks.

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: Manager, RF Engineering or Sr RF Engineer Team Lead

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

Working Conditions: This role falls into our hybrid work model working in your assigned office approximately 60% of the time (3 days per week) and where you do your best work 40% (2 days per week). There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that could require travel (estimated at 20%-30%). Does require customer and project site field visits. Required to perform work indoors and outdoors.

Additional Information: Crown Castle has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in place requiring vaccination by your employment start date, unless approved for an accommodation or otherwise prohibited by law.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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