Mobile Data Core Solution Engineer

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6 months, 1 Day
e-resourcing Limited
flag_no USA
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Mobile Data Core Solution Engineer

Candidates must be expert in routing/switching with hands-on experience of mobile data core migration.

The Mobile Data Core Solution Engineer will define, plan, order, engineer, test and implement the Data Core network elements and features related to Mobile Data services (Mobile Internet, Intranet, WAP, Remote LAN, Blackberry etc.) in accordance with the network security guidelines. In particular, this concerns the following network elements: SGSN, GGSN, CSG, MME, S-PGW, PCRF, SCE, Charging Gateway, DNS, RADIUS, Firewalls, Load balancers and DMZ equipment.

The Mobile Data Core Solution Engineer will:
-Ensure capacity & quality follow-up of the mobile data core network elements in high growth context.
-Drive and implement quality improvement initiatives in order to guarantee superior network quality.
- Design, test and implement modernisation of core network & new technologies (eg 4G, Quality of Service, IPv6).
-Translate business requirements into technical design and recommends the best fitted solution & network architecture. - Interface with external vendors (eg NSN, Cisco, ALU) on key technical matters (RFQ, Incident, Audit etc.).

The main tasks are:
-Discuss requirements and target dates for new Core Network services and features within own team, with other teams, other departments and with external vendors.
-Monitor existing network capacity, plan necessary extensions and lead installations.
-Design and define new Mobile Data Core solutions and features that match the requirements of our internal customers and external subscribers.
-Lead, coordinate or participate in teams that implement new Mobile Data Core solutions and features, according to given requirements and due dates. Use project management skills.
-Maintain daily contacts with internal suppliers from other teams, other departments and external vendors in order to control service delivery according to agreed terms and conditions.
-Develop and execute acceptance test plans for new network elements, services and features in order to guarantee superior network quality.
-Evaluate new technologies and features for Core Network enhancements. Propose promising enhancements and improvements.
-Prepare and evaluate the technical part of Request for Quotations in order to come to a well founded selection of suppliers.
-Follow up technical and operational developments and provide input for technical strategy.
-Investigate and answer technical questions and escalated problems related to our network technologies and services.
-Provide technical support to other teams and departments.
-Provide detailed and comprehensive technical documentation (work pack, Visio, flows etc.).
-Define, document and implement new (or optimise existing) processes across technical domains that will improve the service delivery towards other departments.
-Provide technical on-the-job training to newly hired engineers and technicians.
-Design complex solutions and technical strategies fulfilling complex business requirements.
-Recommend technical business strategies.
-Coach System and Design Engineers within different technical domains on complex technical or business related issues.
-Assist the (project) management in budget preparation.
-Translate business objectives into system requirements. Help in providing more detailed project objectives.
-Contribute to the business case and cost-benefit analysis preparation. Assist the project manager in budget preparation.

Your profile:

Personality & Values:
- Stress resistant and decisive.
- Team player.
- Communicative.
- Positive and creative.
- Analytical mind and decision maker.
- Initiates action and facilitates change.
- Able to distinguish important from secondary elements and to come to quick consensus on essential items.
- Look continuously for improvement and pay attention to details.
- Flexible and assertive.
- Able to motivate and develop qualified engineers.
- Methodical and able to treat several problems autonomously.
- Autodidactic & swift learner.

-Civil engineer or equivalent by experience.

Experience in Mobile Data Core Network engineering (> 5 Years experience).

General skills:
-Project Management skills.
-Communication skills.
-Experience in the definition, planning, testing and implementation of new services and technologies.
-Fluent in English (spoken and written). Dutch and/or French is an asset.
-Experience in establishing technical roadmaps and a financial plan is an advantage.
-Business development and visionary thinking.
-Negotiation skills.
-Coaching and training skills.

Key Technical skills & assets:
-LAN/WAN Routing & Switching skills (including routing protocols as BGP & OSPF).
-Significant expertise in a wide-range of ICT technologies and knowledge of mobile data protocols (Radius, DNS, Diameter, LDAP, GPRS, UMTS, GRE, L2TP etc.) and devices (GGSN, CSG, SGSN, MME, PCRF, S-PGW etc.).
-Experience with NSN GW (Flexi NS, Flexi NG etc.) is a strong asset.
-Experience with PCRF is a strong asset.

Technical skills:
-Proven knowledge in following protocols: IP, TCP, UDP, GPRS, UMTS and SIP.
-Knowledge of MPLS protocols & deployment.
-Proven experience with IPsec and other tunnelling solutions (GRE, L2TP).
-Knowledge of and experience with server systems (Linux, Solaris, Windows etc.).
-Understanding of virtualisation technologies (VMware, Solaris 10 zone, Firewalls, routing etc.).
-Proven experience with various network management and tracing tools.
-Strong troubleshooting skills to solve complex problems across various technologies and domains.
-Software testing methodology.
-Strong knowledge of Business Continuity methods and technologies.
-LDAP and Radius protocols.
-In-depth knowledge of DNS protocol and server deployment- In-depth knowledge of and experience with load-balancing technology.