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Sr. RF mmWave Design Engineer

Help us connect the community through industry-leading network design

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General Info

El Paso County, CO
Full Time
Underline El Paso LLC
Underline El Paso LLC
Reports to:
National Director, Technical Services


Salary Range:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline was founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

Underline is building 5G mmWave networks to deliver multi-gig services to residential and business customers. This position has responsibility for defining, planning, implementing, and deploying mmWave services. Specific activities include developing, defining and leading the functional and interface requirements for OEM components and subsystems, support for platform and product integration, and identification, evaluation, optimization and integration of new technologies.

Does this sound like you?

  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative team
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are detail-oriented and able to juggle and execute on multiple tasks and projects in sometimes a nebulous and fluid work environment 
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit—you have no problem getting your hands dirty and have an intense ability to learn quickly and from others
  • You are a true believer in the social, economic, and environmental benefits of bringing intelligent infrastructure to communities across the country

What you'd be doing:

  • Performance monitoring and improvement of existing field deployments
  • Execution of product RF and feature performance testing
  • System integration and release testing as “first customer”
  • Capturing and replicating innovation from the field
  • Supporting our customer lab entry and certification efforts
  • Supporting our customer’s issue replication and analysis
  • Develop and deliver field test infrastructure in conjunction with System Test
  • Conduct and assists in the design and performs test plans to ensure accurate and consistent product testing
  • Perform systems optimization, testing, verification and work to resolve issues related to mmWave installations
  • Troubleshoot performance issue by Maintaining knowledge of existing, current and newly developed mmWave products and components
  • Assist with creation of Test Plan, Trouble Reports, automation scripts, MOP, etc. & generate of problem reports, and insuring the satisfactory resolution of all problems
  • Interface with mmWave software/hardware vendors, groups and provides assistance for their activities of debugging and resolution
  • Prepares reports, compiles and analyzes data, and engineering information for the effective communication of processes, results, plans, recommendations and conclusion
  • Partner with Field Installation teams
  • Conduct and assist in the simulation of mmWave systems using various commercial RF design tools.
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience we require:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering with 6-12 years of related experience required
  • We are looking for highly motivated and talented problem-solvers with strong IC design skills as well as solid EM and communication systems background
  • Must be able to write, read, analyze and interpret technical journals and procedures
  • Ability to travel sporadically during the project
  • Ability to mentor, provide guidance and direction to other engineers in the team
  • Good understanding of mmWave Architecture types, nodes and interfaces involved.
  • Able to understand and comprehend objective oriented testing scenarios and identify issues therein if any
  • Must have understanding of mmWave flows, Air Interface and higher layers and related functions
  • Experienced with FIT/FOA/FFA reporting formats for multiple customers and be able to generate complex report

Bonus points:

Hiring Manager

Ryan Plum
National Director, Technical Services

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.