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Safaricom Limited 2G Radio Access Network Optimization Engineer Job in Kisumu-Kiboswa Area Kenya

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

2G Radio Access Network Optimization Engineer

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Regional Network Operation Department-Western Region within the Technology Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:
Reporting to the Senior Manager-RAN Optimization (Rift, Western & Nyanza), the role hold will manage, coordinate and execute 2G network projects, 2G Radio network Quality optimization, 2G KPI’s monitoring, 2G Network Capacity Provision , 2G Site database update and parameter standardization, Nominal Cell Planning and documentation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan, Manage and coordinate assigned 2G network projects while ensuring project timelines and standards are met, all project reports and documentation are complete and timely;
  • Analyze traffic trends; manage Network Quality MOS (Mean Opinion Score), Drops (TCH & SD), BCCH/None BCCH Quality, PS & CS Capacity, Manage site coverage and Transmission (IP & TDM) Capacity dimensioning;
  • Carryout Regular Frequency retunes using an AFP Tool, LAC Planning and BSIC Planning;
  • Optimize existing 2G sites in accordance with the agreed triggers for capacity, quality and coverage sites.
  • Release accurate nominal plans, redesigns and integration parameters;
  • Review and resolve issues picked on quality KPI’s on drive test, scanners and customer complains;
  • Trigger corrective optimization plans and manage to completion in a timely schedule;
  • Perform routine audit on sites;
  • Maintain standards/2G parameter rules on all radio database parameters; Carryout Regular parameter reviews and research to enhance system performance and subscriber experience.
  • Prioritize customer complaints and provide a solution/ recommendation within the agreed time frame. Identify and forestall potential complaint areas;
  • Identify potential bottlenecks in the 2G end to end network and escalate to Core CS & PS related concerns;
Role requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Science, with an emphasis in Radio communications;
  • 2 years of experience in telecommunication with a minimum of 1year UMTS hands–on experience in Radio Network planning;
  • Proficient in use of Radio Optimization tools such as Actix, Nemo and TEMS;
  • Knowledge in RDBMS such as SQL and a programming language;
  • Practical knowledge on use of radio planning tools and nominal cell planning;
  • Candidates with experience in Siemens or Huawei 2G equipment will have an added advantage;
  • Practical knowledge of 2G, 2.5G network a must;
  • Knowledge in 3G,WImax, tele-traffic Engineering and IP Certification (CCNA) is an added advantage;
Note: This position is located in the Western Region of Kenya and the offices are based in Kisumu-Kiboswa area.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Thursday 27th June 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

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