SkillSet: Operational, management skills.
The General Manager, RF Planning Operations role will report initially to the CEO and over time to the SVP Technology, and will be a vital addition to the leadership team.
The individual is expected to contribute to both the strategy and growth of the company by establishing a vital pillar on wireless network design, planning, technology vendor analysis and customer relations.
The ideal candidate has strong fundamental RF knowledge to understand the key parts of each technology, combined with practical experience in a telco environment of operating optimizing live networks.
Key Responsibilities The responsibilities of the role will be across three main areas Radio Planning, Project Deployment and Operations Maintenance with the fourth area being the Systems Processes to enable these three to scale.
Planning Performance Work closely with existing and potential customers to identify their needs for new capacity requirement sites for Outdoor / Indoor DAS solutions, Shared micro sites, Outdoor Small Cells, and other emerging technologies like Cloud RAN Planning understanding of Het-Net solutions as per operators deployment strategies planning inputs.
Keeping abreast of the industry trends and new solutions (e.g.
shared small cells), conceptualizing new solutions and pitching the same to operators Customer interaction related to technical solution with counterparts in operators including managing key contacts in operator network organization OEM evaluation finalization, which includes working closely with DAS / Small Cell Vendors to explore the requirements meeting operators needs Manage drive test process, including results analysis and recommendations, which requires familiarity with DT concepts and tools like TEMS Proactive identification of operators 3G/ 4G capacity coverage requirements along with suggested RF solution Analysis improvement of sites 3G/4G KPIs with suggested necessary changes to operators, basis daily monitoring of KPIs Build and strengthen relationships with customers, strategic partners and key industry contacts as part of the leadership teams broader engagements to create funnels for the planning process Provide technical budgetary inputs to business team on timely basis Participate in creating commercial models to support growth, including pricing constructs, proposals, SLAs, etc Project Deployment Vendor management including developing requirements, soliciting proposals, evaluating options and recommending preferred solutions.
Oversee vendors and managed services providers for execution and ongoing operations.
RFP / RFI proposals, and evaluation, including site acquisition and build vendors Identifying search rings and evaluating specific locations from RF viewpoint, along with liaising with customers to achieve joint sign-off End to end project governance with accurate planning / forecasting with management of project rollout timelines Operations Maintenance Govern entire O M; for the sites integrated in operators network Define SLA with operators adhere to those SLAs for network uptime, KPIs, etc Setting up the NOC for alarms monitoring and tracing problems in a live network Monitor support O M; and NOC teams for all the operational challenges during project deployment post deployment Analyze operator KPI reports to identify areas of improvement or preempt areas of deterioration.
Recommend to operators any changes that may be needed Ensure systematic way of addressing O M; issues that arise through root-cause driven process Own commercial matters related to operations of OPEX and SLA penalty related items.Education
: ("Graduation in any field")Skills
: Operational or management skillsFunctional Area
: Operations Management / Process AnalysisCompany Type
: Recruitment ServicesExperience
: 18 Yrs