Network Planning And Optimization Engineer


Network Planning And Optimization Engineer 1 Position

Gitega, Burundi

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IT & Telecoms
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description
  1. Job Purpose

Provide network planning and optimization to support 2G/3G/4G radio services for a service provider network.


  1. Principal Accountabilities
  • Understanding the network performance and supporting optimization activities to tune the RF network for better performance, quality, and capacity utilization.
  • KPI monitoring and measurement to improve network performance.
  • Analyzing KPI counters and performance statistics to identify issues and resolve complex problems.
  • Studying and proposing pro-active measures to prevent performance degradations and customer complaints.
  • Covering tasks such as performance audits, quality and capacity optimization, parameter planning, network feature testing and introduction in the network, network statistics analysis, troubleshooting and performance and capacity management.
  • Independently developing RF optimization solutions, features and field tests (e.g., drive tests, indoor measurements, etc.).
  • Prioritizing RF optimization activities to address most critical ones based on end user and business impact.
  • Manage network trials and performance data to identify coverage, capacity, and interference problems.
  • Parameter audit for 2G/3G/4G radio, analysis and execute corrections with the RNO guidelines.
  • Performing radio site surveys, planning for both new radio site integration and/or radio site relocation.
  • Performance analysis based on field drive tests.
  • Performance analysis based on network statistics.
  • Network capacity, coverage, and topology analysis.
  • Parameter audit and analysis.
  • Network assessment for radio network.
  • Assessment process and KPI definition.
  • Site coverage and parameter verification.
  • Area performance verification.
  • KPI measurement analysis and reporting.
  • Data collection/analysis, including performance counters, configuration data, and drive test logs etc.
  • Coverage/quality/capacity analysis (parameter, interference, hardware etc.) and troubleshooting, covert it into actionable insights/knowledge.
  • Network design verification.
  • Support Network audit.
  • Ensuring regulatory standards are met.
  • Provide on-the-job training and guidance to colleagues in specific data-related tasks where appropriate.
  • On-time reporting to direct Line Manager.
  • Work on tasks assigned by Line Manager.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Personal Attributes
  • Self-driven with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • An excellent communicator with good interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Ability to handle critical customer issues in high pressure scenarios.
  • Flexible and responsive to changing work demands.
  • Tenacious and persistent.


  1. Qualifications
  • At least 7 years of experience in 2G/3G/4G RF network planning and optimization activities with experience on Huawei and Nokia BSC/RNC/eNodeB.
  • High level of expertise in RF 2G/3G/4G parameters, counters, KPIs and features on Huawei and Nokia Systems.
  • Ability to lead all activities for the maintenance and improvement of network KPI's.
  • In depth trouble-shooting capability for analysis of network statistics, KPIs and drive test logs.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially ability to interface with customer and end-users and VIP business customers.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in the setup and configuration of RF planning tools.
  • Understanding and experience of IT systems and databases for RF planning tool environments.
  • Knowledge and experience in creating MapInfo workspaces for use in cell planning.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cell Planning and RF Propagation theory in 2G/3G/4G mobile networks.
  • Familiar and up to date with latest software releases, guidelines, and engineering rules on how to dimension and plan various network elements in Radio.
  • Good understanding of technical specifications on Radio Domain.
  • Has in-depth understanding and analysis, hands-on experience and troubleshooting skills on Radio Planning and Optimization.
  • Knowledge of radio network planning & optimization in telecom area or other relevant training.
  • Knowledge on RAN Features/Roadmaps/equipment lifecycles.
  • Must have worked with different RAN Equipment.
  • Excellent understanding of KPI/KQI definitions and calculation methods.
  • Good knowledge of mobile system architecture, radio interface, protocols and signaling System parameters.
  • Knowledge of radio planning and optimization tools.
  • Project and stakeholder management experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of databases (SQL queries) and Core Network architecture is a plus.


  1. Educational Qualifications

University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electrical engineering, or a science field.

Professional Training on Huawei and Nokia RAN Solutions will be a plus.

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Gitega, Burundi

51 - 299 people

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