RF and Microwave Design Specialist at Vodacom Jobs in Nigeria
RF and Microwave Design Specialist at Vodacom Jobs in NigeriaVodacom Business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider that has brought affordable and reliable connectivity to Africa since 1992.
In that time, we have built strong relationships in the sectors that are driving the continent’s economic growth; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.
Support the VBN National Broadband Wireless access (BWA) and point to point (PTP) networks with emphasis on uptime.
Design Customer access RF / BWA links, ensuring designs meet both network and client requirements.
Preparation of path analysis diagram, installation manuals and all other documents required in the installation of customer access circuits (BWA & PTP).
Provide 2nd Level support for the VBN Microwave network.
Work with the Network operations and engineering teams in the development of Vendor certification process and procedure.
Continuous improvement of prepared technical documents for the network in Nigeria.
Produce Diagrams explaining Design choices; network Costs, BoQ, mast height request and support bids or proposals when required.
Interface with the network engineering transmission team for inter-related assignments.
Manage and ensure all microwave circuits are designed according to the VBN product catalogue and all other VBN technical policies
Perform regular audit of the network to determine the state of all installed microwave elements
Assist in capacity optimization, transmission planning and frequency allocation.
Support the Network Support team as required
Objectives / KPI’s:
Ensure that all assigned tickets are treated within the stipulated OLA.
Ensure that all installation manuals (IMs) issued to the project manager (PM) and field installation teams are done accurately with no errors.
Ensure that all RF and Path analysis carried out have no errors
Provide high level support for all BWA and PTP installation done on the network.
Ensure data accuracy and maintenance of all planning tools used in RF analysis.
Ensure all site survey documents are properly analysed.
Communications and Work Relationships
Internal: All stakeholders in Vodacom
External: Customers, Vendors, OEM’s
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competency Requirements
Good technical reporting skills. e.g. usage of Microsoft Visio, Excel and word etc.
Sound operational experience with a minimum of 5 years working as a field operation engineer or network operation centre engineer.
Familiarity with network planning tools like Google Earth, ATDI and other RF planning tools.
Familiarity with Network access elements e.g. Microwave and millimetre-wave Radios (SAF, Ceragon, NEC, Radwin, Proxim, SIKLU) etc.
Desktop research skills, a good understanding of the concept of trade-off during design and an ability to work with little or no supervision.
Excellent communication skills and ability to translate customer requirement into technical installation documents.
Ability to work in fast-paced, global and collaborative environment.
Big picture thinking coupled with a strong focus on details, processes and documentation
Multitasking ability and ability to work with little or no supervision Organizational skills
Qualification / Experience Required
Required; with 3-5 years’ post NYSC experience especially in a network support or field operations function.
Application Closing Date
27th March 2020
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send a copy of their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the "Job title" as subject of the email.
You will be contacted if you are qualified for the job.
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