Sophia Antipolis or Paris: 2G/4G Senior NPO Engineer

France: 2G/4G Senior NPO Engineer
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Valbonne Consulting (VC) provides Research, Consulting & Recruitment services across EMEA to key-players in Telecommunications, Automotive, M2M/IoT/Embedded & XaaS. We work with innovation leaders, driving upcoming technologies and standards for Mobile-Networks, Telco Cloud, SDN/NFV and Future-Technologies.

To join our team in either Sophia-Antipolis, Dublin, London, Madrid, Geneve or Lisbon, we seek a client-facing professional and seasoned expert as a 2G/4G Senior NPO Engineer.

Start: asap (1st Sep, 1st Oct or 1st Nov 2014)
Contract type: full-time/permanent or long-term rolling contract
Location: Sophia Antipolis, France
Language requirements: fluent English
Experience: 5+ years
Visa Requirement: visa-sponsorship provided for the right applicants
 
Description:
Perform 4G radio network planning & optimization activities in customer projects independently, according to project plan and in project manager’s guidance.
  • Works typically on technology areas 4G as primary competences 
  • Is able to provide support on 2G areas
  • Provides support to customers in his/her field of expertise 
  • Operates in compliance with the processes, methods and tools linked to the job and possesses service excellence awareness
  • Efficient utilization of radio network planning and measurement tools, including internal and external troubleshooting tools
  • Advanced network and/or service optimization : 
    • Network audit with corresponding analysis
    • Network Dimensioning services
    • Suggest improvements to the related processes, methods and tools
Your background:
  • Perform Radio Network Assessment and model Tuning
  • LTE (L2600 & L800) clusters optimization
  • Collect and Analyze performance data for counter and KPI’s
  • Drive tests field measurements analysis (scanner/mobile/TNQ data)
  • Set up Drive tests maps, Analyze Drive Test and root cause for failures and generate Drive Test reports
  • Analyze System parameters and provide improvements
  • Collect and Analyze further required symptoms / data in case of degraded KPIs - OSS and end users KPIs optimization
  • Elaborate and provide optimization recommendations - Investigations on radio issues and optimization of 4G parameters / neighbouring (4G-4G, 4G-3G, 4G (L800)-2G) / 4G tilts / 4G cells power…)
  • Perform Troubleshooting activities in case of low performing NEs
  • Support implementation of optimization measures
  • Analysis of Traces, RNC, eNodeB Logs and Drive Test Data
  • Consult with local affiliates / customer team  to normalize expectations and develop working relationships and get acceptance for finalized sites
  • Provide technical guidance to customer teams as required:
    • pre-launch optimization
    • E2E QoS consultancies for customers
    • Your 2G competences will allow you to participate in following activities:
      • Collect and Analyze performance data for counter and KPI’s
      • Drive tests field measurements analysis (scanner/mobile/TNQ data)
      • Set up Drive tests maps, Analyze Drive Test and root cause for failures and generate Drive Test reports
      • Collect and Analyze further required symptoms / data in case of degraded KPIs
      • Perform Troubleshooting activities in case of low performing NEs
      • Elaborate and provide optimization recommendations to reach cluster/site KPIs
      • Support implementation of optimization measures.

Your skills:

  • graduated in Telecommunications, IT or Electronic Engineering.
  • Fluent spoken and written skills in English (and another language).
  • Experience and understanding of Cellular Networks (GSM, UMTS, LTE) and IP Networks 
  • Significant MVN (equipment and tools) NPO expertise in LTE and GSM
  • 2/3 years practical Experience in Optimization of 4G Radio Networks , especially with MVN equipments, KPIs and Parameters
  • Strong 4G RF network planning and optimization processes knowledge and experience
  • Strong knowledge of MVNE parameters & 4G KPIs, practice in creating and analysis of statistical KPI reporting
  • Fluent presentation and technical consulting skills
  • Solid problem solving and analytic skills
  • Call Processing 3GPP and MVN Solutions
  • Performance Data and KPI Analysis (Optimizer)
  • Frequency Planning experience (Optimizer tool)
  • Interface Protocol Analysis 
  • Drive Test Analysis (Actix/Nemo Analyzer/Reporting Suite)
  • Experience with MUSA, Atoll, Capesso & SON (Optimizer)/Reporting Suite
  • Experimented user of Microsoft Excel
  • Willingness to travel to support projects around Europe (less frequently worldwide) 
  • Result oriented person;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Discretion in routine matters;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Ability to share knowledge.
  • Ability to work in team;
  • Awareness of responsibility
  • Mobilizing people