Manager: Strategic Network Optimisation
Vodafone
Johannesburg, Gauteng
4d ago
source : findojobs-za

Role purpose : To organize, manage, optimize and lead a team of high-performing experts, and deliver effective RAN strategies that differentiate Vodacoms network capabilities and performance in the region.

Lead the team and drive continuous improvements of network performance through network optimization, the rollout of features and parameters, harmonizing network strategies across all regions, increasing network efficiencies, and utilizing all available resources (people and technology) to resolve problems with exceptional outcomes.

The manager must orchestrate radio network techniques and strategies aimed to increase live network efficiency and performance, drive and implement various activities and develop network solutions to improve performance.

Other functional tasks include activities aimed at constantly improving Radio Access Technologies (i.e. GSM, WCDMA, LTE, 5G, and other radio systems, for example, WiFi, Small Cells, or other similar solutions) through modern approaches and best practices.

The successful candidate is required t collaborate with cross-functional teams, encourage and foster strategic alignment with business objectives, ensure identification of network improvement opportunities, and must have deep knowledge of a complete suite of RAN protocol stacks, including strong knowledge of RAN features and parameters, and the understanding of mobile network architecture.

Your responsibilities will include : Organize, manage, optimize and lead the RAN optimization team.To drive all optimization initiatives, and increase RAN efficiencies and performance in both Huawei and Nokia regions.

To provide recommendations on best-practice w.r.t. optimization and dimensioning of Radio Access Network.Provide focused RF cluster optimization across the radio access network, including Single-Site optimization.

To provide diagnostic support to regional operations and engineering staff regarding network optimization andperformance improvement initiatives.

Develop and maintain optimization best practices for Vodacom South Africa group.Support the Executive Head of the department with all administrative duties and reporting requirements to the business.

Continuous review of RAN network strategies, using RAN parameters, features, and best practices aimed at improvingRAN effectiveness and efficiencies.

Ensure optimal performance on network quality by monitoring the network statistics through the relevant tools.Proactively analyze and recommend capacity dimensioning requirements on RAN, UTRAN, Eran, and any other radio-orientedemployed solutions.

Proactively analyze and verify in-depth network problems by performing traces within the RAN domain, and supporting E2E tracing requirements.

Investigate and rectify all network quality faults received from Network Management Group (NMG : Performance), CIC,Network Management Centre (NMC), regional and VIP escalations.

Investigate and rectify all network failures received from regular drive testing routes both internally and also byoutsourced drive-testing companies.

Conduct focused cluster optimization with an emphasis on LTE, WCDMA, and GSM radio quality and resourceimprovements.Responsible for auditing new sites by endorsed best practices, and terms of detailed optimization,performance requirements, and performance standards.

Compile monthly and weekly reports on the network performance as well as all required statistics and ad hoc reportas per required timelines, standards, and formats.

Give cross-functional support to regions in terms of in-depth network analysis, accelerate fault resolution, consistentHardware corrections and fixes (e.

g. hardware configuration problems), and swift corrections of databasediscrepancies.Responsible for RF cluster optimization of key strategic and problem areas that require improvement initiatives.

Liaise with vendors regarding faults when necessary according to SLA.Provide technical assistance and support to all the other Operations Sales and Marketing departments,departments when required.

Maintain business targets from the RAN perspective.Formulate and execute short to long-term network optimization projects aimed at leveraging a competitive lead in the market.

Evaluate tools and methodologies for coverage and quality optimization.The ideal candidate for this role will have : Closing date for Applications : 04May .

The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus.The Companys approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.Vodacom is committed to an organizational culture that recognizes, appreciates, and values diversity & inclusion.

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