Roaming Engineer


Roaming Engineer 1 Position

Gitega, Burundi

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IT & Telecoms
Posted 3 months ago

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

The Roaming Engineer is responsible for managing and coordinating roaming configurations and routine tests.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Support for all international and national roaming subscriber problems.
  • 8620 Roaming Tester
  • Assist International Roaming Subscribers/International SMS
  • Assist National Roaming Subscribers
  • Troubleshoot roaming services problems
  • Auditing of MSC/STP Roaming database – regularly
  • Conducted research on roaming enhancements.
  • Ensure implementation of MSC/STP database configurations and software changes with new Roaming Networks.
  • High level support for all international and national roaming subscriber problems.
  • International SMS/SMS Applications support.
  • Perform IREG tests according to GSM IR24 documentation and Roaming tests according to IRP test documentation.
  • Updating of GSM IR24 documentation.
  • Identify the points with a strong roaming traffic by region/cities/site,
  • Understand the roamers performance by managing roaming tests,
  • Suggest and implement the right solutions in order to keep the roamers and to improve the roaming traffic,
  • Creation of solutions skills documentation (parameters template),
  • Roaming statistics database for reference,
  • Prepare reports daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly reports for engineers and management as and when required.

Job Qualification/ Experience

5-6 years experience in Core/Radio Network.

Specific Competencies

The selected candidate would combine a strong technical background with great organizational and communication skills, detail-oriented, self-motivated individuals bringing a strong ability to troubleshoot problems. Inspired by the desire to understand the details involved in effectively deploying critical software and hardware and playing a key role in challenging environments.

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) / a bilingual profile is highly sought after (French and English).
  • Good synthesize and communication skills to extract the right information to communicate,
  • Ability to read, evaluate and interpret schematics, diagrams and maps,
  • Good planning and organizing skills.

Technical skills

As a Roaming Engineer- your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Networking roaming experience,
  • Roaming test equipment experience,
  • Experience in Core/Radio Network,
  • Fundamental knowledge on 2G/3G/HSPA/LTE technologies and concepts,
  • Network interfaces such as A-Interface, Gb, Gn, GP, luPS,lur, lub, Nc, Mc, etc.,
  • Knowledge of Telecommunications, Billings and Debt Management, Network Infrastructure, Systems Audit.
  • Prior experience of IREG and TADIG standard GSMA test cases.
  • In-depth knowledge of roaming services (2G, 3G, LTE), SS7 and MAP protocols.
  • Understanding the operational needs of roaming billing and traffic routers.
  • General knowledge of GSM, GPRS, UMTS and LTE infrastructures.
  • Expertise on SS7 protocols (ISUP, INAP, MAP, CAMEL Diameter...), and TCP/IP.
  • Advanced database capacity (Oracle, SQL, Access...).
  • Good knowledge of CAMEL and Prepaid Roaming services
  • Hardware and Software such as SUN/Oracle servers, Linux/Unix and Windows Servers, Gnome and other X-Windows apps,
  • Experience with routing and signaling protocols
  • Knowledge of Policies and procedures.
  • Signalling – Protocols.
  • Switching Configuration.
  • Fault Management.
  • Computer applications.


Other Attributes


  • Problem Solving & Analysis skills.
  • Interpersonal.
  • Decision making.
  • Multi Tasking.
  • Stress Management.
  • Analytical thinking



  • Degree in Electrical Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Engineering or equivalent.
  • Have 5+ years of experience in Operation and Maintenance of telecom networks.
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