Expert - Core VNF Planning
Telenor Pakistan
Islamabad, Pakistan
4d ago

Employment Type : This is a full time position.

Location : This role is based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Grade : This is a grade 3 position.

Last Date to Apply : 23rd October, 2020

Your Impactful goals will include :

Expert Core VNF Planning tasks are varied which include Virtualized Core Network Design, Planning, Rollout, Optimization, Requirement Analysis according to network strategies and policies.

Managing and handling budgeting and financials disciplines of the unit.

How will your typical day look like :

  • Design, Planning and Optimization of Core VNF functions e.g., (Data / Packet & Common Core)
  • Optimization of KPIs and various solutions implementation that can further improve customer experience.
  • Network design evolution towards latest technologies based on NFV, SDN and Service Introduction.
  • Planning and designing of IoT, VoLTE solutions, services and applications.
  • Planning and design for integration of VNFS with virtual infrastructure manager (VIM), virtual network function managers (VNFMs) and NFV Orchestration (NFVO)
  • Development of evolving core performance optimization & monitoring, leveraging in-house scripts, third-party software, node counters, probes and synthetic-traffic engines
  • Customer-experience driven optimization to ensure the Best Network performance for all existing and upcoming services, leveraging machine learning, rapid data analysis and tool development to cover new network and service segments
  • Ensure the timely forecast and capitalization of the projects keeping in view the effective forecasting, cost control and engagement of procurement process.
  • Guide the team to prepare the high and low level design for all core network expansions.
  • Guide team to prepare signaling and traffic routing plan, which achieve the highest network availability.
  • Scheduling, verifying and approving critical activities like expansions and upgrades in core networks along with ensuring proper test plans.
  • Traffic report analysis in order to identify KPI deviation and capacity issues and initiate necessary actions to address those issues.
  • Establishing and managing strong binding with Commercial Division to align organization to fulfill business goals.
  • Stakeholder and Vendor Management
  • Perform proof of concept and system trial management for complex design to verify that network architecture and capacity planning will be well planned and designed, respond to business / commercial requirements, and can cope with forecasted problems.
  • Assistance in RFP preparation, proposal evaluation
  • Implementation activities included are configuration loading, software and hardware upgrades, software updates, new functionality or system integration, subscriber / link migration, and re-parenting.
  • Review, coordinate and manage installation, commissioning and implementation activities procured from vendors or third parties.
  • What we’re looking for?

    Education :

  • Bachelors / Masters in Engineering / Electronics / Telecom / Computer or equivalent.
  • Work Experience :

  • Advance / expert level working experience of 8+ years in Core networks Planning & Design.
  • Basic working experience / knowledge of network equipment and services suppliers like ZTE, Huawei, Nokia etc.
  • Good to Have : 1. Sound knowledge in SDN / Cloud based deployments 2. Experience of planning / deploying layered security network.
  • 3. Experience in leading or managing medium level projects.

    Functional Skills / Knowledge Areas :

  • Excellent Understanding of ETSI NFV architecture with SDN based Core Network Architecture and integrations.
  • 2G, 3G and 4G Core Network expertise, - Direct expertise in the analysis, design, dimensioning, rollout, auditing, and optimization of network elements including.
  • Strong Technical and use cased based 5G Core knowledge with emphasis on 3GPP standards documentation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Packet Core Solutions GW, MME / SGSN, PCRF / SPR, DNS etc. HLR database and key parameters in subscriber profile.
  • Expertise in designing and planning of network functions like HLR, HSS, EIR, AAA, ENUM, IMS-HSS. Should be well aware of dimensioning parameters.
  • Excellent knowledge of Redhat OpenStack, OpenShift and VMware ESXI technologies
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and Containers based Telco CNF implementation and design
  • Knowledge of IP network design, Implementation & Optimization
  • Strong background for mobile signaling (SS7 and Diameter) and different Mobile call scenarios.
  • Solid knowledge of 3GPP / IETF standards and their application to architecture and design of 2 / 3 / 4 / 5G Core networks.
  • Designing and evaluation of IP and 3GPP QoS requirements.
  • Handling Core network BOQs, quotations and solution verification with all vendors, for finalizing the BOQs of the year, including any new feature realization, till end with final stage of handover to the operations team.
  • Expert in number analysis, signaling, routing of calls, and analyzing call trace messages.
  • Should have a proactive approach towards identification & rectification of challenging area in the network.
  • Decision making keeping in view both short term as well as long term company interests in mind
  • Should have a positive attitude towards understanding of company policies and management demands.
  • Participate actively with IT, Commercial and suppliers in carrying out new service and platform introduction, implementation and integration.
  • Willing to adapt to stringent timelines to meet objectives.
  • Strong knowledge in network management systems and security platform
  • Able to handle pressure and difficult situation and work under time constraints
  • Produce all relevant detailed design documents and method of procedure scope of works for mobile core projects.
  • Good attitude and logical thinking ability
  • Excellent Analytical Skill and Incident / Problem Solving
  • Should have excellent communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
  • Why should you join Telenor?

    At Telenor Pakistan, we provide you the platform to work in a challenging and rewarding environment to become a skilled professional in your chosen field of interest.

    As one of the top employers of the country, we enable you to realize your dreams in a collaborative environment of diversity and openness to new mindsets.

    As an equal employment opportunity provider, Telenor Pakistan makes all decisions of employment purely based on merit irrespective of race, caste, gender, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

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