8 Jun 2022

Network Engineer at Vodacom

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Job Description

Role purpose: 

•Plan and dimension the GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, LTE (and later 5G) Radio Access
•Analyse and evaluate the architecture, configuration and performance of the GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, LTE (and later 5G) Radio Access Networks.
•Optimize the GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS , LTE  (and later 5G) Radio Access

Key accountabilities and decision ownership 

•RAN KPI Analysis and Customer Complaint Handling: Routine analysis of RAN performance indicators and drive test logs in order to provide optimization recommendations to ensure optimal network performance. Lead the analysis, rectification and feedback of RAN related customer complaints – particularly from high value and/or corporate customers.
•Configuration and Record Management:  Audit of RAN features, parameters and configuration database to ensure alignment with design. Maintain records, lists and reports as required to ensure compliance with the Vodafone, accuracy of the budget, and adherence to procurement specifications.
•Radio Network Planning & Capacity Management: RF nominal cell planning, evaluation and verification of new coverage and capacity sites with Managed Services operational planning team. Analyse RAN element and resource utilisation trends and proactively trigger capacity upgrades to achieve and maintain optimal capacity margins. Coordinate with Geo-Marketing team to analyse viability of new coverage sites and coverage enhancement sites by modelling coverage with respect to subscribers, traffic and services.
•Supervision and New developments: Assist in supervising the radio planning team in terms of network preparation for RFP/ HLD/ BOQ validation, coverage simulation and maps for 2G/3G/4G networks, new technologies/ solutions/ features trials, etc. Keep informed of new communication methods and developments that affect the industry, and recommend new practices or changes in programs or applications
•Responsible for specifying equipment: Creating design and layouts, and identifying appropriate frequency bands.
•Lead project meetings and make presentations. Routinely interact with clients to identify needs and requirements.
•Coordinate with suppliers and partners to generate performance reports for RAN, analyse the reports to identify performance gaps then develop an optimal solution.
•Create and maintain Database and inventories for RAN Technologies 2G/3G/4g and 5G including Hardware and Software life circle

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

•Excellent analytical and logical reasoning skills translated from technology insights
•Effective communication skills
•Ability to anticipate customer, competitor and market dynamics
•Planning, organizing skills and time management
•Attention to details and team player

Must have technical/professional qualifications: 
•Minimum 2 years’ experience in Radio Network operations/ planning / optimisation
•Basic knowledge on RAN KPI analysis/ RAN feature / parameter configuration and tuning
•University Degree in Electrical / Telecommunications Engineering
•Strong analytical skills
•Good knowledge of mobile telecommunications network architectures, particularly RAN technologies, interfaces and signalling.
•Must be able to work outside normal working hours when required to do so
•Willing to travel extensively and sometimes at short notice
•Project management knowledge and experience.

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Closing Date : 15th June, 2022.

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