Telecom Jobs – NPO Engineer – Nokia

Organization: Nokia
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Nokia is a global
leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With
state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia
is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments,
and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet
of Things. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and
engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will
increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Job Summary: The
RAN NPO Engineer will be responsible for the design and planning of cellular
radio networks (2G/3G). This will be either as an extension to the network or
as part of a network modernisation (swap) scenario. Once the network is planned
and functioning accordingly, the Radio Planning & Optimisation Engineer
will be required to assess the network’s performance and make improvement
adjustments in order to optimise the performance and subscriber experience. The
jobholder performs optimization in terms of capacity, architecture,
performance, analyses counters and metrics on current capacity and usage. The
RAN NPO Engineer also proactively plans and performs advanced technical
activities requiring knowledge in multiple areas or on a system level to
service the customer. Prioritizes work based on customer impact, and brings
expertise to customer site on need basis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Defines a complete communication system/network to meet customer’s
    requirements: system dimensioning & design, design interfaces between
    the network elements in an end to end view
  • Defines the criteria to assess network performance from end-user /
    service perspective & monitors those criteria
  • Identifies and anticipates proactively network performance issues
    (traffic/quality/resiliency) and provides recommendations for improvement
  • Optimizes the capacity of the network to meet traffic increase and
    customer requirements thanks to either network extension or existing
    network modification
  • Ensures that design & optimization guaranty the capability for
    the network to provide end-user new services in line with customer
    environment, business goals/drivers and quality
  • Continuously looks for new business opportunities by proactively
    encouraging customers at exploring new solutions and triggering upsell
  • Plans and executes RF NPO related technical technical tasks
    requiring specialist skills in own professional area. Works independently
    with the responsibility for solving RF related network optimization
    customer request cases and reporting outcomes according to defined
    processes. Identifies and solves technical problems. Shares knowledge in
    own professional area with the customer and immediate team members. May be
    required to support technical cases by participating in emergency and 24/7
    rota duty.
Job Functions
Radio Planning:
  • Radio Network Engineering
  • Link Budget Engineering
  • Nominal & Final Cell Planning
  • Technical Site Surveys
  • Radio Parameter & Feature planning
  • Frequency Planning (incl. Frequency Hopping)
  • Network  modernisation / swap
  • Radio Network Tuning
  • Planning consultancy
Radio Optimisation:
  • Network Performance KPI assessment and reporting
  • Radio Measurement Analysis & RF recommendations
  • Network Feature & Parameter Optimisation
  • Traffic Modelling & Capacity Forecasting
  • Radio Network Performance Optimisation
  • Multivendor Optimisation / Intelligent Optimisation with Measurement
    Report data
  • Automatic Cell Planning (ACP)
  • Optimisation consultancy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Nokia NPO Engineer job must hold a B.Sc / B
    Eng / B Tech Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications / Radio)
  • Broad experience in multiple RF technologies and interworking
    network elements
  • Experience of network engineering, design, optimization in:
  • Multivendor 2G RF NPO Working Knowledge
  • Multivendor 3G RF NPO Working Knowledge
  • Proficient in Windows 7 & MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Asset Enterprise Multiradio Planner / NetAct Multiradio Planner
  • NetAct Reporter Suite & Configurator & NetAct Optimizer
  • MUSA Tool
  • MapInfo GIS
  • Actix Analyzer / Nemo Analyzer
  • Communication
  • Consulting & Customer Business Support
  • Network Operations
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join Nokia in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply
online at the link below.
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