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5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer

Telecom / Mobile | Santa Clara, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

5G Protocol and RF Application Engineer 868718  


  • Develop test scripts for protocol and RF testing products,developing for 5G (5th Generation) wireless communications developed by the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) standards body;
  • Develop functional, performance and RF measurement test cases using Protocol R&D tool set of Protocol Conformance test set based of 3GPP NR Specifications 38.523-1 and 38.523-2;
  • Responsible for new 3GPP 4G/5G L1,L2,L3 feature integration;
  • Responsible for integrating and support the channel emulator to UXM solotion
  • Develop test cases of ETSI TTCN quarterly release of 5G NR and LTE complex scenarios using scripting language TTCN2/TTCN3 and programming language C/C++ using Microsoft Visual studio;
  • Test and Debug the full suite of products from the developer’s tool set to the conformance and Inter-operability products;
  • Debug 3GPP 4G/5G protocol L1, L2, L3 issues, analyze logs and work with internal teams (e.g. R&D) to resolve issues;
  • Responsible for training and debugging issues for UXM based test equipment to strategic customer in San Diego;
  • Educate customer on using solutions in 5G NR;
  • Analyze the customer needs and then build product requirements and communicate them to the product management and planning teams;
  • Responsible for integration, validation and implementation of functional and performance test cases for 5G wireless communication standards. This will also include regular onsite visits to customer labs;
  • Test and validate test scripts for carrier specific scenarios: Non-Stand Alone (4G-5G) and Stand Alone (5G). Beamforming, Beam Switching, Carrier Aggregation Handovers;
  • Assist senior AEs in handling support for strategic customer, including support for multiple products, interacting with local sales engineer and reporting on customer requirement
  • Report to Project Manager based in San Diego, CA.


  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent education with emphasis in wireless communication systems
  • 4-5 years of relevant experience in telecommunications role
  • Good working knowledge of 3GPP 4G/5G Access Stratum protocols (L1/L2/L3).
  • Experience with 4G/5G mobile device testing and script development on test equipment
  • Familiar with testing wireless communications devices using base station emulation, fading emulator, drive test simulator, spectrum/signal analyzers, signal sources and network analyzer.
  • Strong understanding of RF and wireless test and measurement applications.
  • 5G L1/L2/L3 protocol knowledge (desirable) In order to be successful in this role
  • Proven experience creating and maintaining test tools with some of these programming languages like Python, C Sharp, C++ etc
  • Proven ability to work in a team, gain alignment among teams, peers, partners, and management
  • Proven ability to adapt to changing product requirements during development in response to an aggressive marketplace
  • Experience working across teams and geographies

$60 per hour                           Santa Clara, CA 95051                                   12 Month Assignment