A RAN (Radio Access Network) Engineer is a telecommunications professional who specializes in designing, implementing, and maintaining the radio access network of a mobile telecommunications system. The RAN is the portion of a mobile network that connects mobile devices to the rest of the network and enables wireless communication between the devices and the network.
The RAN engineer's responsibilities include planning, designing, and optimizing the RAN infrastructure to ensure that it is functioning effectively and efficiently. This can include tasks such as selecting the appropriate hardware and software components, configuring radio frequencies and cell sites, troubleshooting network issues, and performing routine maintenance.
In addition, RAN engineers must have a good understanding of the latest advancements and technologies in mobile communications, and be able to adapt to new and evolving technologies as they are developed. This requires staying up-to-date with industry standards and regulations, as well as constantly learning about new equipment and techniques.