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Ameren Senior Network RF Engineer - Performance in St. Louis, Missouri

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About the Position

  • Responsible for operations of Ameren's Radio Frequency network systems

  • Performs RF network optimization to improve RAN KPIs

  • Secondary responsibility for the RF design of the LTE network

  • Performs activities related to Network Performance, Lifecycle, Reliability and Problem Management

  • Performs activities related to all RF performance and design aspects of designing, deploying, and optimizing a greenfield LTE network

  • Plans, designs and implements networked systems, including configurations

  • Work with Operations, PMO, and OEM to drive RF network coverage and capacity improvements

  • Work with site acquisition, construction, and PMO during site deployments

  • Supports/troubleshoots network problems and site deployment problems

  • Researches and evaluates emerging network and communication technology

  • Project management using leadership skills of SDLC/Waterfall methodology to direct staff and resolve issues to ensure project goals and requirements are met.

  • Responsible for planning and managing resources to execute projects or project components from inception through implementation.

  • Project management using leadership skills of SDLC/Waterfall methodology to direct staff and resolve issues to ensure project goals and requirements are met.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for RF network performance of on-air sites and RF design activities related to building a private LTE network

  • Optimize the end-to-end RF design, propagation modeling and prediction for Macro Cell deployment

  • Provide recommendations for parameter changes to improve RAN performance

  • Review and modify RF link budgets on a per site level basis to meet operations requirements

  • Perform site candidate activities including evaluations, site walks, and selection.

  • Produce site configuration designs for macro cells

  • Review construction close-out packages and perform final checks prior to turning sites on-air

  • Analysis of KPIs, investigation and improvement of Network Quality problems with parameter optimization and site configuration changes

  • Evaluates new and emerging technologies

  • Recommends solutions that address the user satisfaction and business needs of the organization

  • Develops and maintains scripts to facilitate network administrative tasks and automate repetitive processes Leads teams to conduct the technical analysis of current networks

  • Writes requirements documents for evaluation of new hardware/software

  • Develop link budget and perform traffic analysis as needed and update design parameters for ongoing improvements as required.

  • Leads Supports the implementation of data/ system security processes including access controls, monitoring software, and generation of security reports

  • Reviews the Digital organization’s technology enablement and integration plans; demonstrates technical expertise within the network through determining best course of action for network-specific projects

  • Proactively communicates Ameren’s network strategy and links to broader digital objectives across the digital organization

  • Identifies trends in issues and determines the root cause to reduce future issues

  • Manages and ensures quality of medium risk/impact network installations or enhancements (e.g., coordinating meetings, tracking budget, following up on action items)

  • Coaches less experienced co-workers and provides feedback to enhance skills and knowledge

  • Mentors less experienced co-workers

  • Supports training and college recruiting for co-workers


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, mathematics, computer science or business

  • 5+ years of relevant experience

  • In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Detailed knowledge of the planning, design, implementation and troubleshooting of network systems

  • Understanding of routing and switching technology, IP, and signaling

  • Knowledge of ITIL framework

  • Detailed knowledge of industry trends and products

  • Knowledge of waterfall and agile project management processes, tools and techniques

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in Ericsson RAN performance feature testing, optimization and troubleshooting based on counters, KPIs, and performance drive analysis

  • Knowledge of call flows

  • Proficient in use of performance drive hardware and software

  • Experience with macro and small cell nominal and final RF designs including development, operations, RF design KPIs, and maintenance of RF link budgets for 3GPP technologies

  • Working knowledge of drive test data post-processing, map generation, frequency planning and interference matrix analysis and site database maintenance

  • Working knowledge of Atoll and experience with model calibration

  • Understanding of equipment co-location and experience performing inter-modulation and other external interference analysis

  • SQL querying, programming, an understanding of OEM data schema, and KPI development from Ericsson RAN and EPC counters is a plus

  • Proficient in setup, calibration, utilization and data processing of LTE optimization equipment and software

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp,, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.