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Voice Core Planner (Signalling)


Voice Core Planner (Signalling)

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We are looking for a motivated Voice Core Planner, based in our services and operations centre in Romania.

Main tasks:

The Voice Core Planner will work within a team to produce plans across the following function:

Voice Core

  • Determine and lead on all aspects of signalling design configuration to ensure that VMO2 has a robust, cost-effective signalling network of high integrity to support the growth of the existing GSM/GPRS/3G/4G/5G networks.
  • Support the Signalling Design, Architecture and Planning manager in evolving the architecture to support 2G/3G/4G & 5G networks.
  • Capacity planning and performance monitoring and management of the VMO2 signalling network.
  • Production of integration plans for the introduction of new nodes and platforms.
  • Maintaining the Magnet asset database in order to ensure data integrity for MTP, SCCP, link monitoring and signalling devices.
  • Maintenance and control of the LLD documentation to ensure data integrity.
  • Produce structural, functional and physical design documents for Network elements.
  • Produce plans to establish signalling architecture changes.
  • Supplier liaison to identify element functionality.
  • Dimension signalling/IP elements to meet forecast demand.
  • Evaluate any signalling anomalies and design/plan resolutions to maintain signalling network integrity.
  • Represent the signalling team for new company initiatives and identify impacted areas.
  • Identify and assess impact of new protocol standards and produce Statement of Requirements for vendors to meet network evolution requirements.
  • Review supplier Statement of Compliance documents.
  • Produce signalling impact assessments.
  • Identify and maintain a database of the relevant protocol versions currently in use within the O2 SS7 network.
  • Produce high level call flows for 2G/3G/4G & 5G services.

Required competencies:

Essential knowledge/skills:

  • Proven knowledge of Ericsson Switching platforms (MSC, MBC) using Command handling/ WinFiol
  • Excellent working knowledge of Ericsson MGW Platform (V3, V4)
  • Working knowledge of Ericsson HLR & HSS (MAP, SCCP GT)
  • Good Working knowledge on SBG, IP works/DNS, IMS Core Nodes
  • Excellent working knowledge of Signalling systems and planning with TDM, IP signaling
  • Excellent working knowledge of Signalling protocols SIP, ISUP, MAP
  • Good understanding of IN call flows SSF <> SCF (CAMEL, INAP)
  • Good understanding of analysing PCAP traces in WireShark (SIP, ISUP, INAP, CAMEL)
  • Good working knowledge of ELEX Ericsson database
  • Good understanding of IP networks
  • The ability to translate high level network requirements into detailed plans to deliver network functions and capabilities.
  • Working knowledge of Performance platforms such as Proptima (MYCOM) to understand reports, counters, metrics
  • Experience gained within a network design, development or planning role with a public network operator or supplier organisation.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to perform job functions when under pressure and delivering to tight deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm and courteous with demanding/difficult customers and/or situations
  • Ability to provide concise and clear, written and verbal reports
  • Ability to work independently
  • Fluent communication in English

Essential experience:

  • 5-10 years’ minimum experience of working in the Telecoms industry.
  • Experience of producing and delivering customer presentations
  • Proven ability to interact with diverse customers in a multi-cultural environment

Essential qualification(s):

  • Diploma, degree or above in a relevant discipline.