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Director, RAN Design and Network Performance

Company: ATN International, Inc.
Location: Castle Rock
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose and Scope: ATN's vision looks to a future where all people and communities - regardless of geographic or economic circumstance - will have access to the resources and connections of the global data ecosystem. We seek to utilize our technical and operational capabilities to digitally empower people and communities so that they can connect with the world and prosper. As our Director of RAN Design and Network Performance, you will be responsible for RAN Design, Optimization and System Performance of multi-technology Radio Access Networks across multiple countries. Collaborating across operating companies and cross functional teams including field operations, core engineering, IP network engineering, site development, transport engineering, real estate specialists, retail/marketing groups, billing, vendor, and executive management supporting construction, installation, turn-up and commissioning of new wireless facilities across multiple technologies (5G NR, LTE, UMTS, and GSM) in the wireless industry. This opportunity plays a central role in enabling ATN to reach our vision to digitally empower people and communities so that they can connect with the world and prosper. Director of RAN Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Director of RAN Design and Network Performance is responsible for all aspects of RF design, spectrum planning and RAN management.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the RF Design and Network Performance team to ensure the proper design, testing, and operation of new network layers, network enhancements, new site builds, optimization, cell modifications, and capacity management.
  • Has overall responsibility for meeting performance metrics
  • Is responsible for identifying and responding to any degradation in network performance.
  • Establishes and promotes new techniques, processes and tools for effective forecasting, capacity planning and system optimization to ensure consistent cell site design and practices for ATN's international networks.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of 3GPP-based wireless systems.
  • Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.
  • Performs managerial duties related to staffing, setting goals and objectives, and coaching and mentoring the team; handles personnel actions in compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures effective achievement of objectives.
  • Supports Regulatory team in ensuring E911, spectrum compliance, and other legal or regulatory matters.
  • This position requires up to 40% travel.Minimum Job Entry Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field.
    • At least 6 years professional level related engineering/technical experience.
    • At least 2 years' experience leading an RF design, System performance or Network Quality team.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate and interact at highest levels of organization in a succinct and meaningful way.
    • Solid understanding of RF theory, antenna design, link budgets, quality, capacity, and traffic management.
    • Thorough understanding of network design principles and techniques.
    • Well versed in regulatory requirements and how they impact spectrum management, RF allocation, and network requirements.
    • Solid theory and practical experience with 4G LTE and 5G NR mobile technology.
    • Experience with drive test equipment, processes, and interpreting results. Firsthand knowledge of RF propagation tools and mapping tools.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead large and/or complex projects.
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Driver's license and passport.Desired Qualifications:
      • Master's degree in engineering or related technical field.
      • At least 15 years professional level related engineering/technical experience
      • At least 5 years' experience leading an RF design, System performance or Network Quality team.
      • Firsthand knowledge of Forsk's Atoll RF propagation tool. Previous experience working in the Caribbean or non-U.S. networks.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead geographically dispersed team members.
      • Proficiency in large data set analysis.About the Company: ATN International is a telecommunications company operating advanced wireless, wireline, and both terrestrial and submarine fiber optic networks in North America and the Caribbean. Our expertise is operating in underserved or niche markets where we can develop a leadership position. Our company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts. From our origins as a rural exchange carrier to our current multi-national, wireless-dominated portfolio of telecommunications operating businesses, ATN has been driven by a long-term value-based approach. Through active portfolio management and a judicious use of capital we have delivered strong cash flow and earnings growth. The company has a track record of building high quality telecommunications infrastructure in under-served communities and delivering strong returns to our investors. We have more than 1800 employees worldwide, and locations throughout the United States. Company Benefits: ATN International is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits to all regular full-time positions (hourly & salaried) in order to promote health and financial security for you and your family. Benefits include health, vision, dental, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D, short/long term disability coverage, emergency travel assistance, and 401k. All employees also get access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes services such as 100% confidential counseling, financial information/resources, legal support, and general wellness issues.Agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at ATN International Inc. (the Company) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of the Company, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by the Company for this position and a valid agreement with the Company is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Company agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. ATN and its subsidiary companies are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visa at this time.Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. ATN and its subsidiary companies are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visa at this time.


Keywords: ATN International, Inc., Castle Rock , Director, RAN Design and Network Performance, Executive , Castle Rock, Colorado

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