Senior RF Engineer

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Title:  Senior RF Engineer

Everyone communicates. It’s the essence of the human experience. How we communicate is evolving. Technology is reshaping the way we live, learn and thrive. The epicenter of this transformation is the network—our passion. Our experts are rethinking the purpose, role and usage of networks to help our customers increase bandwidth, expand capacity, enhance efficiency, speed deployment and simplify migration. From remote cell sites to massive sports arenas, from busy airports to state-of-the-art data centers— we provide the essential expertise and vital infrastructure your business needs to succeed. The world’s most advanced networks rely on CommScope connectivity.

CommScope is hiring a Senior RF Engineer in Chelmsford, MA


General Summary

The Senior RF Engineer will be a key contributor in developing the next generation 5G small cell radio points.   He/she will develop 5G automated RF testing capability from the existing 4G automated RF test platform.  The Senior RF Engineer will also be a key contributor for the 5G radio development including RF design/analysis, schematic capture, layout support, and radio bring-up, de-bug, and qualification testing.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with SW/HW, integration testing of radio with system hardware, FPGA and Software
  • High level 4G and 5G radio design (RF line-up, simulation, etc.) and implementation including: schematic, component selection, detailed performance (RF line-up, simulation, etc.), tolerance analysis, etc.
  • Design Verification Test (DVT) RF test automation development for 4G LTE & 5G NR small cell hardware radio evaluations
  • Maintenance and Support of multiple Radio DVT test platforms, some located off-site
  • Upgrade the DVT test platform to 5G NR capability, new RFIC components, and new 5G test waveforms
  • Specifying and evaluating specialized FPGA images required for DVT test platform upgrades
  • Specifying and evaluating standards-based LTE waveforms
  • Manage small network of PCs and test equipment
  • Support manufacturing RF test development


Education and Experience

Bachelors in a related curriculum such as Electrical Engineering with 8+ years experience

Masters in a related curriculum such as Electrical Engineering with 5+ years experience


Skills Required

  • Working knowledge of 4G and 5G base station conformance Testing (3GPP 136.141 and 138.141)
  • Working knowledge of  LTE transmitter and receiver testing using vector signal generators and analyzers
  • Excellent knowledge of RF measurement theory
  • Experience with Python, SCPI, CLI, Excel pivot chart, matlab and git repositories 
  • Proficiency in automated programming of modern RF test equipment including spectrum analyzers, signal generators, network analyzers, thermal chambers, etc


Skills Desired

  • Knowledge of modern digital communication system designs including familiarity with complex RF waveforms.
  • MatLab LTE toolbox, Linux shell environment, and Linux programming via CLI and network interfaces
  • Familiarity with LTE



It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.







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