Hardware Engineer

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Plano, Texas, United States
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Talascend is currently seeking a Hardware Engineer for a contract opportunity in Plano, TX


The hardware engineer’s role is to support wireless equipment deployments and new technology trials. This includes participation in installation, monitoring, maintenance, support and optimization of wireless network hardware, software and communication links.  This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and system trouble in live networks.


  • Interface between customers and company R&D center for product design, implementation, and issue resolution
  • Overseeing and participation in installation of wireless communications equipment
  • Troubleshooting of wireless network issues through the systematic test and debugging of hardware and software systems
  • Testing and characterizing performance of wireless networks through logging, monitoring, and reporting on key performance indicators
  • Developing methods of procedure (MOPs) and providing training for field technicians


  • Experience and familiarity with 3G/4G/5G cellular communications systems infrastructure (RAN and CORE) and user equipment (UE / CPE)
  • Basic RF engineering skills including familiarity with 3G/4G/5G radios/antenna systems
  • Design and deployment of LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, hubs, switches, UPSs, power plants, HFCs, and other networking hardware 
  • Experience with basic electronic test tools such as DVM, fiber test sets, RF power meters
  • Experience with basic laboratory test equipment like Ethernet test sets, base station analyzers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators
  • Competence with diagnostic and standard hand tools
  • Good working knowledge of AC and DC power design & testing including 3 Phase AC 
  • Experience and familiarity with configuration, design, and operation of 24VDC & 48VDC power supplies 
  • Familiarity with networking equipment, fiber optics, GPS systems
  • Familiarity with electronic equipment installation best practices and regulations
  • Basic familiarity of electronic equipment regulatory certifications
  • Excellent hardware and troubleshooting experience
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated and willingness/ability to work independently
  • Travel up to 20% of the time
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • 15+ years relevant experience

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary, other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Drug Screen may be required for this position.

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