RAN Solution Architect

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: UK - United Kingdom - Reading United Kingdom Reading
  • Date Posted: March 19, 2020
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    RAN Solution Architect – Reading

    FPG are recruiting on behalf of our client, a telecoms solutions company, for a RAN Solution Architect to join on a 6-month extendable contract based in Reading.

    Solution Architect (RAN)

    Job summary

    We are now looking for a Senior RAN Solution Architect who will be responsible for analyzing, designing and developing commercially viable RAN Solutions for our customers in the UK. As a Solution Architect, you will also be responsible for providing profitable business by translating customer needs, and technology opportunities into detailed technical offerings, solutions and proposals.

    • In this role, you will be responsible for High-Level Solution Design of RAN for our customer?s network in the UK. This role is responsible for producing all customer-specific High-Level Design documentation, detailing the RAN Site configurations to be deployed, based on the high-level solutions proposed by our pre-sales solutions team.
    • You will have specialist skills in RAN Design & RBS Site Engineering and will be the main point of contact towards the Customer and internal stakeholders with regards to all RAN Design issues.
    • The role is related Primarily to Radio Products, RAN Software, Features, but also can include Site Infrastructure, Rigging & Antenna Line, In-Building solutions, RAN Controllers.
    • Responsible for adapting and evolving the processes, standards, methods and tools within the service family Civil Works and Site Engineering
    • This role is suited to candidates with RAN Design experience

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead the RAN Design activities for deployment of LTE & 5G RAN solutions into customer’s Radio Access Network
    • Acting as RAN Design Lead within the Programme, with close interaction with Customer’s technical counterparts and internal stakeholders, ensuring deployable solutions are in place to meet objectives of the project
    • You will be responsible for producing and updating the High-Level Solution Designs for RAN Site Configurations to be deployed in the customer?s network, for new sites and swaps.
    • You will be responsible for applying the generic RAN configurations & BoM which have been agreed by the pre-sales solution lead, into the customer-specific configurations/BoM in the High-Level Design
    • Prepare HLD (High-Level Description) documents including product descriptions, configurations, diagrams (Nodes Layouts on Baseband/Radio levels) and connectivity diagrams showing details connections between baseband/radio modules
    • Make changes and updates to the RAN HLD during the lifecycle of the project
    • Propose and develop solutions to enable rollout and upgrade of LTE and 5G to all customer site types
    • Support the New Product Introduction, provide solution support to lab testing team for new solutions, and FSI (First Site Integration) of new products into the customer network.
    • Provide support to the KAM, programme and presales solutions team on RAN Solutions, for customer change requests, pre-sales opportunities and RFI/RFP
    • Act as the prime interface to the project delivery team and customer to answer questions and provide solutions to issues related to products and configurations within the RAN HLD
    • Work closely with Site Engineering Lead and provide support on new/updated configurations and solutions in the RAN HLD, to ensure that the HLD is translated into all the necessary Low-Level Site Engineering/Installation Engineering documentation, ensuring methods and procedures are in place for the smooth and successful rollout of the RAN.
    • As a Solution Architect in this key position in the programme, you will be expected to identify add-on sales and business growth opportunities into the customer account
    • You will be working on RBS Solutions using the latest ERS products, Radio, Baseband, and also Site Solutions, structures, enclosures, power, cooling, for Macro and Small Cell scenarios.
    • Implement local delivery process Create local Engineering process adapted from global process, agree with the customer on ways of working, and handover into the roll out organization (eg. build, integration)
    • Organise and prioritise all work against the site rollout and New Product Introduction plans
    • Radio System:- Translate high-level solution designs into Low-Level Design documentation suitable for use by implementation teams
    • Radio Infrastructure:- Design of Radio Solution ensuring the solution can be deployed customer’s cabinets or site footprint. Produce innovative solutions to deploy Radio onto customer RBS sites.
    • Produce specific solution designs, design documentation, supporting documents (design guidelines, planning guidelines, gating guidelines etc)
    • Review, comment & assess the impact of customer technical documentation, designs, design guidelines, installation guides. Interpretation of customer’s requirements and inclusion of key points into specific designs and guidelines.
    • Produce and maintain the design for installation of RAN into the customer test lab
    • Assess all HW, SW & feature compatibility in production of RAN Design
    • Support for lab testing, trials and onsite with FSI (First Site Integration) / SSI (2nd Site Integration) where required
    • Provide support into the programme on RAN Designs during the rollout phase.
    • Antenna Line:- Design for customer Antenna System designs (Products include Massive-MIMO, Antennas, Feeder Systems, BiasTs, RF jumpers, TMAs, diplexors, splitters/combiners, RET and towers)
    • Ensure design compliance (including Third Party Contractor compliance) with all Health & Safety, CDM, ICNIRP and any other legislative requirements
    • Adapt global methods and tools – Create RAN Bill of Materials for site deployments
    • Manage documentation in a structured manner.
    • Agree with Customer on design rules in line with local industry standards, laws and regulations.
    • Support sourcing – Activities include Creating Scope of Work documents for

    Technical Competencies

    • A least 8 years of RAN Design experience with Radio products
    • Site Engineering, Installation Engineering knowledge is beneficial
    • Must have a very good experience and knowledge of Radio Products the new Radio System products ERS and older RBS6000 products.
    • Knowledge and experience working on RAN Swap and RAN refresh projects
    • Prepared to travel throughout the UK (eg. Reading, Newbury, Bristol, Slough, travel to customer RBS sites)
    • Proven experience in producing RAN Design documents

    Academic Background

    • Degree Level / HND in Technical Discipline or Relevant Technical Experience

    To apply or for more information please contact Phil Jones at pjones@firstpointgroup.com . Thanks