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Who’s hiring field test engineers?

Field test engineers help ensure that wireless networks are operating smoothly and efficiently, and help design and assure the performance of new networks and network features.

According to, the national average salary for a field test engineer is nearly $73,000. pegs the average at closer to $80,000.

Here are six companies currently looking for field test engineers, and some of the skills that they expect their field test engineers to have.

-P3 Communications recently announced plans to double the size of its interference hunting team over the next year and expand the geographic areas in which it operates, to help operators deal with an increasingly complex radio frequency environment. The company’s current engineering openings with a field component include positions in network optimization, navigation testing, field testing and radio frequency engineering.

-Arclight Wireless is an engineering firm looking for field test engineers to work in the Seattle, Wash. area or in the New York/New Jersey area. The company is seeking field test engineers who are familiar with LTE, voice over LTE, CDMA, GSM, UMTS, and Wi-Fi who can perform testing and engineering services in both stationary and mobile locations.

– Opanga Networks focuses on software-enablement of network management and analytics for network densification. The Seattle-based company is seeking a network field test engineer with knowledge of 3G and 4G network topologies to travel extensively and carry out network validation.

-Engineering company BTI Solutions is seeking a field test engineer who can perform testing on Third Generation Partnership Project standards for cellular systems, including mobile and stationary testing of GSM, Edge, WCDMA, HSPA and LTE systems. The position is in San Diego, Calif. and while it is an entry-level job, the company asks that the applicant also have knowledge of the Korean language in addition to technical skills.

-Redmond, Wash. staffing company Inabia Solutions is looking for an LTE field test engineer with at least seven years of experience to fill a position in the San Diego, Calif. area to work with Aricent and Qualcomm.

-Tech Mahindra is looking for an RF engineer in the Bells, Penn. area to work in a contract capacity on regional cellular network issues, from design to field testing. The focus is on CDMA, LTE and EVDO.

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Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Kelly reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr

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