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Position Details: Senior Network Planning and Optimization Engineer

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Openings: 1



JOB FUNCTION: 2G/3G/LTE/Wimax Engineer


  • Plan, support and execute network design for customers for current and emerging technologies.
  • Perform solution monitoring, Network data collection, generation of daily / weekly report, and a first level of analysis with problems identification in a domain of the customer Solution.
  • Perform optimization in terms of capacity, architecture, performance, analyses metrics on current capacity and usage.
  • Recommend parameters tuning & design evolutions.
Key Responsibilities:
  • End to End Radio Optimization for 2G/3G/LTE/Wimax; competence in H//; Ericsson; ZTE Tools, Competence in KPI Counters and Root Cause analysis and Problem solving.
  • Plan and design network to meet customer’s requirements.
  • Derive from the network architecture the operational network design taking into account planning aspects, operational constraints, optimization of existing network and quality expectation from end user point of view.
  • Define the criteria to assess network performance from end-user / service perspective & monitor those criteria.
  • Identify and anticipate network performance issues. Provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Optimize the capacity of the network to meet traffic increase and customer requirements.
  •  Ensure that design & optimization guaranty the capability for the network to provide end-user new services.
  • Capture and understand customer’s needs on items impacting design in order to provide recommendations.
  • Ensure that the Customer’s deliverables & KPIs included in the contract are followed-up and met. Identify and report risks associated.
  •  Perform network design audit of submitted designs by 3rd party and submit for customer approval.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
  • Design KPI’s accepted by the customer
  • Optimization KPIs accepted by the Customer
  •  Activity performed on-time.
Skills, Knowledge and Processes & Tools:
Leadership Skills:
  • Break boundaries and barriers.
  • Mobilize teams and grow potential.
  • Project a winning mindset.
Functional Skills:
  • Analytical skills
  • Customer focus
  • Modeling & planning
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Adaptability
  • Business Acumen 
  • Cost Management
  • Change Management
  • Coaching/Teaching 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Influencing skills
  • Learn continuously
  • Negotiating skills
  • Networking skills 
  • People Management
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving 
  • Teamwork
  • Verbal communication
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
  • Broad MultiVendor Product knowledge
  • Experience in telecom technical domains
  • Ability to document information
Processes & Tools:
  • Knowledge of NPO processes
  • Knowledge of NPO tools

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