RAN Solution Architect

  • Locatie
    Den Haag
  • Domein
  • Dienstverband
  • Uren
  • Opleidingsniveau

The Service Delivery Unit Optimize is delivering Design and Optimization services for the networks of their customers using cutting edge new technologies. Main focus is on innovation, design, and optimization. The Optimize RAN department is able to execute all activities ranging from the initial innovation design, through testing and pilots, all the way to the rollout and performance monitoring of the new technologies in the network.

These activities include introduction of New RAN and TX Technologies, Optimization of mobile NWs through feature introductions and parameter tuning, Designing and implementing traffic steering strategies and Performance monitoring and KPI management. In addition, Service Delivery Unit Optimize delivers Capacity management, Testing and Configuration Management services. All of these activities are tailored towards the customer requirements and targeted on the 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G mobile networks.

Plan and design the network infrastructure, within existing guidelines and procedures, keeping in mind the business and project requirements. Stay ahead of the telecom developments; continuously improve own knowledge on elements, technologies, standardisation and network configurations.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Analyse customer technology requirements for the 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G mobile NWs
  • Design and develop RAN and end-to-end technical solutions
  • Support full chain of Network Innovations and technology introduction: from Network design activities through testing, pilots, and evaluation to network rollouts, performance monitoring, and optimization
  • Ensure and optimize network quality within a RAN swap project and cluster acceptance
  • Translate Huawei NW designs, features and parameters into Ericsson Low level RAN designs
  • Participate in NW optimization activities and mobile networks benchmarking preparations
  • Perform Impact Analysis, including Technology introduction, IT systems and processes, Performance, Configuration, and Capacity management
  • Define Test Object Lists (TOLs) and perform tests in the Lab (Test Center)
  • Pilot new Designs and new Technologies in the live Network considering the established test and pilot procedures
  • Responsible for introduction and implementation of new network features and functionalities, evaluating their optimal usage, parameter settings and performance
  • Present the network designs and solution descriptions to the customer stakeholders
  • Map Huawei KPIs and counters into Ericsson KPIs and counters
  • Perform Networks audits, root cause analysis, tuning and optimization activities
  • Support customer requests, provide consultancy, recommendations, and best practices
  • Support introduction of new Hardware and rollout projects
  • Actively maintain and develop knowledge in the various competence areas, to be able to perform the activities with a sufficient knowledge level

Required competence:

  • WO/HBO+ degree (technical/telecommunications), a master’s in digital communications/electrical engineering is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Dutch knowledge is a plus

Technical knowledge

  • Minimal 5 years working experience as a Solution Architect with Ericsson Mobile networks with excellent knowledge of 4G & 5G systems and technologies; 2G & 3G technologies is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Ericsson RAN products, basebands, and radio units
  • Experience in Network rollout projects – building & running radio networks
  • Knowledge of Huawei RAN & OSS systems, features, parameters and KPIs
  • Experience with Huawei / Ericsson RAN swap projects
  • Strong focus on network KPIs, network statistics and data analytics
  • 3+ years of experience with Mobile Networks Optimization
  • Knowledge of ENIQ/ Business Objects, Tableau, and other Performance Management/visualization tools
  • Process oriented – understanding process deployment, optimization, and efficiency
  • Solid ENM and MO Shell knowledge for configuration, performance, and alarm management
  • Good knowledge and experience in Radio Networks Planning, antenna systems, RF, and link budget calculations
  • Experience with Umlaut benchmarking analysis and optimization

Soft skills and personality

  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills with clients and team members
  • Responsible, service-minded, flexible, taking initiatives
  • Systematic and pragmatic, yet creative
  • Customer and service oriented, understanding the customer needs
  • Good understanding of project management, organization, project & resource planning
  • Able to advice in a convincing way, verbally as well as on paper

Working at Decom

Of course we make the best possible match between specialist and client, but we go further than that. We also help specialists to achieve their goals after the start of their new challenge. 

You will be working for a renowned client and you will be part of #TeamDecom. That means good support, coaching, a strong network and nice colleagues. 

Your effort will be well rewarded. You will receive an excellent salary bases on knowlegde and experience. In addition, we invest in the fun that comes with a nice job. 

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  • HBO+/ WO degree
  • Knowledge of 4G & 5G systems
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Huawei & Ericsson RAN

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