DISH RF Field Engineer (Experienced) in Englewood, Colorado

DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $14 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.

Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

DISH is building one of the first nationwide greenfield wireless networks that the industry has seen in years. We are building a team of Field Engineers to support this effort. The RF Field & Optimization Engineer is responsible for implementing the NB-IOT Radio Frequency system design and for maintaining NB-IOT radio system’s performance. This position can accommodate working remotely.


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Performs system coverage and capacity drive tests and recommends site and system parameter settings to best optimize the systems’ coverage, performance, and capacity.

  • Serves as a deployment region’s technical subject matter expert on RF deployment matters.

  • Audits testing methodology used by DISH’s civil construction firms to ensure accuracy on PIM or VSWR sweep test results of antenna systems.

  • May require up to 40% of domestic overnight travel and occasional trips to the Englewood Colorado Headquarters.

  • Works with the operations team to troubleshoot site network problems.

  • Reviews fault or performance data to assist with determining cause of faulty equipment.

  • Updates trouble ticketing databases with resolution or actions taken.


The Successful Field Engineer will have:

  • 3+ years working in and around the radio frequency industry designing, optimizing, and troubleshooting network issues

  • 3+ years of experience with various drive test units

  • 3+ years of experience analyzing data and creating coverage solutions

  • Solid understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory

  • The ability to travel and quite possibly even relocate in the US

  • Proficient MapInfo or similar tools and cellular industry-specific tools such as Atoll, Siterra, Site Tracker or equivalent tools

  • The ability to work independently is critical, must be able to work under pressure and prioritize work schedule and workload

Vacancy Name: 2018-45657

External Company Name: DISH Purchasing Corporation

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Street: 100 Inverness Terrace East