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System Integration and Validation Engineer

New Providence, NJ

Job Description

This position is focused on system integration and validation of our 5G-NR O-RAN RU platform.

Responsibilities include:

  • The candidate will define, develop, and execute test methodologies for validating end-to-end system level performance/functionality of 5GNR gNodeB specifically across the DU-RU interface based on ORAN specifications
  • System integration and test of ORAN-RU PHY-split, FH, IOT profiles, conformance specifications, DU-RU bring up and L3 call validation with UE
  • Assist RF verification team in comprehensive validation and RF conformance testing of 5G-NR + O-RAN RU
  • Integration of O-RU with Keysight O-RAN studio and DU, system level feature integration and test, and investigate/debug issues with L1 stack
  • Work closely with development and operations teams to clearly identify and rectify non-compliant issues

Preferred Experience

  • 5+ years in system integration and test with experience in a subset of the following areas: LTE/5G-NR Remote Radio Heads (RRH/RU) DFE, modem PHY layer feature integration / performance validation on RU, DU, or UE side, conducting IOT on UE or DU side
  • In-depth understanding of radio digital front end and/or digital baseband HW and SW architectures
  • Experience validating DU-RU fronthaul or other digital interfaces including eCPRI, RF-baseband interface, CANBUS, SPI, I2C, AISG
  • Exposure to Keysight suite of radio testing, preferably Keysight O-RAN studio/Pathwave/Signal Studio
  • Familiarity with testing and knowledge of OFDM Physical layer blocks and procedures such as MIMO layer mapping, precoding, RE mapping, iFFT/FFT, CP, PRACH, sampling, filtering, fixed/floating point formats, link adaptation, massive MIMO, L1-control etc.
  • Ability to analyze performance logs and assist with system level debug. 4G and 5G specification knowledge of physical layer and concepts such as carrier aggregation, DSS, SUL, beamforming
  • Strong background in Matlab scripting and use of toolboxes to generate and conduct customized PHY layer tests
  • Background or coursework in digital communications systems, signal processing, RF propagation, OFDM
  • Strong understanding of working within embedded Linux environments and interfacing with software development teams
  • Experience working with test equipment including network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Knowledge in analog, mixed signal, transceivers, power amplifiers, filters and antennas desirable
  • Ability to work in a small team and drive to go beyond expectations to deliver results

Education

An undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering is required. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred

Benefits

We offer benefits that are competitive and comprehensive including the following:

  • Performance-based annual bonus
  • 401K with employer match
  • Medical, dental and vision care programs
  • Flexible vacation policy

Contact us at jobs@bluedanube.com about the above position(s) or other potential career opportunities and please include your resume.