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Senior RF Engineer

Resume keywords summary: GSM,CDMA,WCDMA,UMTS,InBuilding,DAS,BDA

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Work Experience

Experience level: 10 +
Profile/Cover Letter: With 20 years of extensive experience in the Wireless Communications Industry, nationally and internationally, and more than 13 years of experience with wireless Networks (GSM, iDEN, WCDMA and CDMA). Demonstrated solid technical knowledge, leadership, project management, and problem-solving expertise uses creative insight to identify opportunities, initiate ideas and implement action plans with positive results thrives on challenge.





EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO, Bosnia
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Evaluated by University of Toronto (Comparative Education Service) 1986

Additional training Courses

FGT Consultants in Management Education and technology, Toronto, Canada Project Management 2004
RYERSON POLITECHIC UNIVERSITY, Toronto, Canada Guide to Project Management 2001
LCC CELLULAR INSTITUTE Virginia, USA - several workshops and seminars Introduction to -
CDMA, CellCAD, CellQuest, Qualcomm CDMA, GSM & DCS-1900 and Field Measurement Tools
CellCAD Upgrade, Principles of Cellular Systems, 1 & 2, Link Budget Analysis, Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum, GSM Protocol, Operation and Design Issues, Antennas for Cellular and PCS
ERICSSON TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER Toronto, Canada - LZU 108 3336/1 CMS 40
System Introduction 1999

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Technical Design, Testing, Development, Building Optimisation, Expansion and Maintenance of Wireless Communications Systems

Equipment and Devices

Computers Software for propagation predictions (Okomura and enhanced Okomura models)
ASSET from AIRCOM VGIS (Vodafone Prediction tool), ANET and CellCAD
(Cellular CAD) from LCC Nokia-Nemo System monitoring software
PLANET - ERICSSON EET tool for UNIX, ODYSSEY from AETHOS, IBwave - In-Building RF design software, IBM PCs - MS DOS, Windows, MS Office,

Languages English, French, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE

Design, Implementation and optimisation

At Nextel International Holdings (NII) developed Design guidelines, acceptance criteria, reviewed RF Designs for Mexico and Brazil. As Design supervisor Approving HUAWEI RF Design solutions for all 3G Indoor projects in Mexico and Brazil.
Designed Indoor and Outdoor DAS coverage solutions for Alcatel Lucent, T-MOBILE, SPRINT/NEXTEL, VODAFONE and MICROCELL
Implemented and optimised all indoor BTS DAS solutions for T-Mobile, including but not limited to Neighbour definition and assignment, power distribution, Handover parameter optimisation.
Designed PCS/GSM Indoor coverage in downtown Toronto (PATH) and other shopping and business centres in Toronto area.
Designed and optimized PCS/GSM Macro Coverage system for cities of Barrie, Oakville, Burlington, Bradford, Brampton, Mississauga, Hamilton, Sault St. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Windsor areas.
Designed preparation of tender for 2 states (Rajasthan and Maharashtra) for Bell Atlantic, India GSM project
Designed/managed implementation/service provision for customers communications systems and networks on which engineering activities were performed including dispatching 2-way mobile radio systems, repeaters and antenna systems
Designed radio systems for mobile 2-way VHF and UHF FM dispatching radio networks







EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

RF Engineer Nextel International (NII) Holding Dec. 2011 Present
RF Engineer Haymaker Technology (Contractor to T-Mobile) May. 2010 Dec 2011
RF Design Engineer Alcatel Lucent NEW ZEALAND Oct. 2009 Apr. 2010
RF Design Engineer T-MOBILE, New Jersey, USA Nov. 2005 Oct. 2008
RF Design Engineer SPRINT/NEXTEL, Columbia, MD, USA Dec. 2004 Nov. 2005
Terminal Certification TELUS Mobility, Toronto, Canada Nov. 2002 Oct. 2004
Specialist
RF Consultant TELUS Mobility, Toronto, Canada Sept. 2001 Apr. 2002
Senior RF Engineer Vodafone, Chatswood, NSW, Australia Sept. 2000 Apr. 2001
PCS System Design Specialist Microcell Connections, Toronto, Canada Mar. 1996 Sept. 2000
Design Specialist Telecommunications International Wireless (TIW) 3 Months Assignment
Basingstoke UK
Associate RF Engineer LCC L.L.C., Personal Communications Group, Feb.1995 Mar. 1996
Virginia, USA




MAJOR PROJECTS

Nextel International Holdings (NII) as senior RF Engineer for UMTS Indoor coverage design

Developed Design guidelines, acceptance criteria for Nextel Mexico and Brazil markets.
Supervised and approved HUAWEI Design and implementation of WCDMA 2100MHz Network in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico

Alcatel Lucent New Zealand as RF Engineer for UMTS Overlay network design

Design and implementation of WCDMA 850MHz Network over existing CDMA Network in Auckland and North Island area.
Designed Indoor project modifications of existing DAS and repeater in-building projects to accommodate new WCDMA Technology.
Designed new Indoor projects, utilizing CDMA and WCDMA repeaters and DAS systems.

T-MOBILE, Parsippany, NJ, USA as RF Engineer for Indoor coverage design

Designed, implemented and optimised indoor coverage improvement solutions by using NanoBTS for GSM 1900MHz technology from ip.access Ltd. It is IP Based BTS Station connected to BSC and Switch via Internet using dedicated modems (Cable modem, T4 or DSL Modem) or existing customer computer network. This solution is largely deployed in specific corporate customer facilities. I was responsible for design and implementation of NanoBTS solutions in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia areas. NanoBTS was used by it self or in conjunction with Fibber Optic DAS (Andrew or Mobile Access)

Performed Indoor Distributed Antenna System design audit and design change to satisfy UMTS design standards in existing DAS systems in New Your City.

NEXTEL Communications, Columbia, MD, USA as RF Design engineer for Distributed Antenna Systems

Developed design guidelines for Outdoor Distributed Antenna System. This system is deployed in downtown areas of Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia as well as other areas where only way to increase capacity is to deploy distributed Antenna System and it is impossible to get permit to build regular cell site.
Done initial design as well as design review according to drive test results for outdoor DAS, Site acquisition and candidates RF feasibility Evaluation together with appropriate Site-Ak manager for NEXTEL (For example Washington DC, Potomac River VA, Baltimore MD, Great Falls VA, Bay Bridge 5 Miles long). ADC was chosen as equipment vendor.
Performed Indoor Distributed Antenna System design for specific customers which haves insufficient
Coverage in their premises by using ADC, Opencell and Mobileaccess Equipment

TELUS Mobility, Toronto, as Terminal Certification Engineer

Developed design requirements for Indoor Coverage System using Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
Determination of hardware requirements for DAS equipment vendors regarding CDMA and iDEN technologies
Determination of hardware requirements for Repeater equipment vendors regarding CDMA and iDEN technologies

Vodafone, Australia, as Senior RF Engineer

Designed for Macro Improvement Coverage Project, Brisbane, Queensland
Designed Macro Improvement Coverage of New England HWY between Newcastle and Brisbane
(GSM 800 MHz Network)
Final design of Indoor Coverage for all Olympic Games Venues (Homebush Bay)
Microcell Connections, Toronto, as PCS System Design Specialist

Designed PCS GSM Macro coverage system for Ontario as the sole RF Engineer responsible for the Initial Coverage Design
Coverage Improvement Phase, Indoor Penetration and Capacity Zones.
Performed RF signal coverage initial design with PLANET and EET prediction tool
Performed candidate evaluations with PLANET prediction tool and candidate evaluation with drive test. Analysed results and used optimisation tool (Formula coefficients and Clutters)

Telecommunications International Wireless (TIW), Montreal, as Design Specialist on 3 months Assignment
Provided Initial Coverage Design for TETRA Project in United Kingdom, deployed by TIW used prediction tool
ODYSSEY from AETHOS held responsibility for the Initial Design of North-eastern United Kingdom

PATH DAS Project in downtown Toronto and for smaller Projects in various Shopping Malls
Evaluated all available technologies to optimise Capacity, Coverage and Budget.
Designed and implemented specific solutions for all PATH components.
Project used 150+ antennas placed under streets through using cost effective solutions for the DAS system,
Invited to the Pan-European Indoor Coverage Conference (organised by IIR) in Rome 2000 to present this project from the beginning of the research through testing to the optimisation stage.


LCCL.LC. Cellular Applications Groups as Associate Engineer
Performed testing of new 2.0 version of ANET propagation prediction software package for SPRINT Co., New York, NY
Designed D1 phase for Long Island, NY, PCS System - 148 sites for SPRINT Co.

LCCL.LC. Cellular Applications Groups as Associate Engineer
Designed preparation of tender for two states - Rajastan and Maharastra for BELL ATLANTIC, India, GSM project that included coverage design for major highways between main cities Thane, Pune, and Nasik

 
Employer: Alcatel Lucent New Zealand
Job Title: RF Engineer
Start Month/Year: 09/2008
End Month/Year: 05/2009
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Description: At Alcatel Lucent New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand as RF Engineer
Design and implementation of WCDMA 850MHz Network in Auckland area. Also, my duties includes Intermod testing on new sites and modifications of existing Indoor project involving existing DAS and repeater in-building projects.
 
Employer: T_mobile
Job Title: RF Engineer
Start Month/Year: 11/2005
End Month/Year: 10/2008
City: Washington DC
Country: USA
Description: Designed and implemented indoor coverage improvement solutions by using NanoBTS for GSM 1900MHz technology from ip.access Ltd. It is IP Based BTS Station connected to BSC and Switch via Internet using dedicated modems (Cable modem, T4 or DSL Modem) or existing customer computer network. This solution is largely deployed in specific corporate customer facilities. I was responsible for design and implementation of NanoBTS solutions in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia areas. NanoBTS was used by it self or in conjunction with Fibber Optic DAS (Andrew or Mobile Access)
 
Employer: Nextel International Holdings
Job Title: RF Engineer - consultant
Start Month/Year: 12/2011
End Month/Year: Current
City: Herdon
Country: USA
Description: Developed Design guidelines, acceptance criteria for Nextel Mexico and Brazil markets.

Supervised and approved HUAWEI Design and implementation of WCDMA 2100MHz Network in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico

Background and Experience

 
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
School Name: Electrotechnical faculty of University of Sarajevo
Major: Telecommunications
City: Sarajevo
Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Graduation Date: 16/09/1986
Description: Specialized in Wireless Telecommunications

Languages

Language Level
English Fluent
French Intermediate
Ukrainian Fluent

Job Preferences

Job Category: RF Engineer Jobs
Job Type: Any Job Type
Job Status: Start in two weeks
Desired Salary: $150000 per year
Desired Location: Canada or East Coast USA
Willing to Relocate: Yes


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