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  • Posted: May 21, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customer...
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    Principle Specialist: Network Quality

    Responsible for the providing network performance analytics all mobile networks across Vodacom Opcos in the radio, transmission and core domains. Be a subject matter expert within the various network domain focusing on network performance and network optimisation and be able to provide best practice sharing across markets.

    Your Responsibilities Will Include

    • Performance management support of the networks across Vodacom Opcos to ensure the networks are always performing optimally according to industry best practice
    • Implement industry best practice for capacity & dimensioning of all network systems across all Vodacom Opco
    • Conduct analysis of the networks and make recommendations that ensure optimal performance
    • Setting of quality standards and procedures against world best practice benchmarks and the management of these processes within the network domains
    • Ensure proper benchmarking of networks using network statistics, drive testing or other data sets
    • Identify innovative ideas to decrease operational costs and improve operational efficiency of networks using best practice of mature markets
    • Conduct network audits, special investigations and network health checks and provide detailed reports and recommendations
    • Manage, compile and update a Vodacom Group strategy for the network domains and based on broader objectives defined within the Technology 2025 strategy
    • Principal liaison with Vodafone Technology for all Network Quality initiatives on behalf of Vodacom Opcos
    • Where required, perform cost-benefit analysis associated with specific technical scenarios and trials under consideration
    • Prepare Group Networks view across all Opcos on performance and implement required data lakes for central reporting and analytics
    • Initiate network Improvement sprints in Opcos were relevant
    • Implement and optimize smart performance tool sets like SON, machine learning etc
    • Budgetary guidance to Opcos across all Network domains;
    • No direct reports

    The Ideal Candidate For This Role Will Have

    • Matric (Essential)
    • Minimum 3 year Electronic Engineering Degree/Diploma or an equivalent NQF Level 6 qualification (Essential)

    Skills
    And Experience

    • 10+ years in the telecommunications industry, with min 5 years in a technical lead position (Essential)
    • 10+ Years’ experience in Network Quality Management for GSM, UMTS and LTE (Essential)
    • 8+ Years Experience with advanced performance management tools and development of performance metrics (Essential)
    • 10+ years’ experience in the analysis and technical investigations, research and fault finding GSM, UMTS and LTE and other mobile telecommunication technologies (Essential)
    • Commercial awareness, appreciates the importance of revenue achievement, margin control and ROI whilst maintaining excellence.
    • Exposure and experience in Data driven decision making incl smart planning and optimization tools and processes


    Experience

    • in interacting with OpCo’s in Africa would be most advantageous.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Vodacom on careers.vodafone.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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