RF Design Engineer

Celona is an early stage innovator developing a converged wireless edge platform, venture backed by Tier-1 venture capitalists, Norwest Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures and Cervin Ventures.

The company is founded by a seasoned team from Aruba Networks, Qualcomm and Cisco.  Celona was born from a single observation: a combination of 5G, edge computing and AI will fundamentally change how organizations work and do business. As organizations start to embrace automation in every aspect of their work, we are facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create and become the platform for this innovation.

Celona is looking for a talented Customer Support Engineer to join our team and take a leading part in planning and executing the infrastructure security activities.


  • RF design engineer acting as a crucial member of Celona Customer Success team for successful deployment and operations of Celona LTE/5G networks
  • Devise, plan, deploy, and improve wireless networks from the beginning to implementation by collaborating with partners and network engineers
  • Work closely with customers to understand their needs and develop deployment requirements
  • Perform on-site surveys and perform RF propagation modeling modeling using appropriate SW tools
  • Deployment planning, network design, implementation and optimization of LTE/5G Radio Access Network (RAN)
  • System capacity and performance modeling for different deployment models, use cases and applications
  • Design, validate and troubleshoot the performance, quality, and reliability of RAN
  • Optimize network performance by supervising performance, addressing network problems and breakdowns, and partnering with network engineers to optimize the network

You will be an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Bachelor or Masters in Computer Science, Electronics and Communications
  • 5+ years of experience in LTE/5G RAN products with hands on experience on field deployment
  • Strong theoretical background in wireless communications and LTE & 5G technologies and system performance
  • Solid understanding of RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory
  • Good understanding of the RAN product components and design with familiarity of the critical components and modules
  • Good knowledge of the LTE/5G L1/L2/L3 (both standard and implementation) and RF operation
  • Familiarity with ORAN, Flex-Ran and split architectures, FPGA and accelerator interfaces will be a plus
  • Experience with real time network performance monitoring and active engagement with other parties at all times
  • Will need to work with Field teams and guide them for Network performance
  • Strong experience in Troubleshooting performance issues, correlating possible hardware issues and alarms to performance
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills. Excel macros and SQL programming a plus
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure

Bonus Points if you have:

  • Previous examples of your work
  • Awards and/or Industry Recognition
  • Ideas on how you’d do your job in orbit around Saturn


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