Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer for StarTouch Broadband Services -

Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer for StarTouch Broadband Services -

Position: Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer

Broadband Services is a privately-owned, multi-state Microwave Internet Service and Telecommunication provider based in Bellingham, Washington.

We are currently hiring for an RF engineer position based in our corporate offices to assist with our growth throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and California. Candidate will be responsible for performing moderately complex RF engineering activities supporting the design, development and optimization of an expanding multi-state Microwave/Wireless network.

Provides radio frequency (RF) and/or wireless transmission design. Designs, plans and oversees installation and maintenance of wireless radio communications systems, including radio propagation modeling and prediction, microwave path analysis, interference analysis, frequency coordination, site equipment layout, parameter definition, and ancillary equipment. Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures. Resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.


Perform radio propagation modeling and prediction to determine communication site location
Determine equipment and power configurations
Forecast channel capacity requirements
Plan and optimize system traffic
Develop design standards to ensure system quality
Provide some training assistance to lower level engineers
Conduct moderately complex network system administration and design engineering activities to maximize network capacity
Perform engineering functions related to interconnect equipment and facilities, signaling systems, switches and traffic
Independently perform professional engineering assignments in functional area which involves the planning, evaluation and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria
Responsible for equipment powered up and testing in a standalone environment including cable connections
Ensure the latest software and the correct configurations are loaded into the equipment
Ensure the communication site is connected to the network and integrated to become a functional part of network
Technical writing skills required to create specific commissioning, integration and site acceptance methods of procedures
Single point-of-contact for integration, commissioning and acceptance issues
Technical writing skills required to create network deployment custom test plans for feature activations and integration testing
Support the knowledge transfer of commissioning and integration to other engineers
Define key performance indicators to ensure there are no customer experience impacts
FCC Licensing and submissions


2-4 years related work experience
Must have experience with PTP microwave network deployment, commissioning, and integration
Ability to perform/manage pre-commission, commissioning, integration, maintenance and upgrades to site microwave communication site equipment and auxiliary equipment
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Windows products and databases)
Experience integrating and troubleshoot all components of wireless and fixed network
In-depth understanding of Microwave Broadband installation, configuration, maintenance, and trouble shooting
Experience and In-depth knowledge of Microwave Broadband site commissioning and integration
Strong working knowledge of RF wireless technologies and products
A demonstrated understanding of multiple backhaul network topologies and associated Radio Access Network (RAN) and Optical / Microwave Transmission infrastructure
Proficient with Internet Protocol (IP) networking


StarTouch, Inc. offers 401K, Comprehensive PTO for vacation and sick leave, medical and life insurance, 5 paid holidays, optional AFLAC benefits for dental, accident insurance, etc., free StarTouch Wireless Internet Service where available, paid Costco memberships, and more.

We endeavor to hire former members of our military and participate in E-Verify. Background checks and pre-employment drug screening required. Learn more about us at

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