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Senior Manager: Radio Technology

Mode: Full-time position

Region: South Africa

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Our client, a leading telecom provider with operations across Africa and the Middle East, is looking for a Senior Manager: Radio Technology to plan, organise, lead and control the service to the Radio Network Planning and Optimisation and implement technology research, software support, development of new solutions, assisting with high level problem solving.

The responsibilities of the role include:
    • Develop 2-3 year plans and translate strategy into both long term and short term plans
    • Propose and recommend radio access network strategies for future evolution and positioning
    • Scope the requirements for trials and participate in the physical evaluation of the products
    • Define the business model decisions 
    • Identify new software requirements for the P&O department
    • Perform technical investigations into topics related to radio network design and performance, such as new types of hardware, new design methodologies and the evolution of telecoms
    • Risk management
    • Assist in forecasting, planning, developing and reviewing radio network budgets

    Professional background

    • Minimum of 4 year tertiary qualification in Electrical/Electronic Engineering / Masters advantageous
    • Qualification in Business & Project Management advantageous
    • Knowledge of GSM / UMTS system design and principles, the Logical and Physical layers of GSM / UMTS radio interface and RF propagation principles
    • Manager track record of 5 years or more; with at least 3 years in GSM/UMTS, 4G, 5G or telecommunications with a proven track record
    • Knowledge of radio network planning and optimisation techniques
    • Protocol analysers, TEMS test tools, OSS Statistics, Call data records and Radio Optimisation tools
    • Understand principles of software development and programming
    • Detailed knowledge of IT trends and best practices
    • Telecom industry experience is a plus
    • South African citizen

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