Engineer - Platform Planning & Design

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Date: 13 Nov 2023

Location: Chennai, India

Company: Tata Communications

Job Family Descriptor

Responsible for the strategic planning and design of telecom infrastructure and/or network components. Analyses the short-term and/or long-term network capacity needs for current and future network requirements. This includes technology and network planning acorss multiple layers, introduction of new technologies into the network for new services and/or better network efficiency. Designs the network architecture and performs technical analysis of software, hardware, and network systems, systems engineering for front-end processors, multiplexes, LAN/WAN communications, network nodes, switches, and various transmission systems. Analyses traffic flows and trends, route planning, network optimisation, routing solutions and forecast of traffic. Performs integration with existing systems and conduct service validation prior to hand over to Service Operations team. Has knowledge on IP routers, switches, fiber optic connections, microwave wireless transmission, 2G/3G/4G, DSL and radio frequency systems, etc. The function engages with LOBs and Products Team to understand market forecast/ trends, and with relevant teams and vendors to discuss solutions and cost estimates and CAPEX optimization initiatives. Also responsible for equipment planning via rfp while working along with commercial team.

Broad outline of the Role

Works efficiently and productively with broad instruction. Regularly participate in important projects or activities as a full contributing team member, is able to proactively identify important issues or risks, seeks the appropriate level of guidance and advice to ensure delivery of quality outcomes. Operational role which is responsible for delivering results that have direct impact on the achievement of results within Platform Planning and Design. Works under direct supervision. Able to identify problems and provide inputs to improve, change or adapt existing methods and techniques drawing from personal experiences and feedback. Actively acquires more complex skills, techniques, operating practices, knowledge of abstract concepts in order to progress toward full proficiency in the field of specialisation. Has skills and knowledge that will allow them to adapt to effectively deal with unfamiliar issues, challenges, problems within their field of specialisation. Education: Engineer Experience: 0-4 years

Key Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities
• Support the delivery of services both at the network level and service level. Node/card 
integration, circuit provisioning, co-ordination with field engineers on testing, preparation for 
migration and execution
• Capable of identifying key issues & priorities and focusing on these to deliver required results 
with minimal direction and supervision
• Provide suggestions and solutions to customer on the technical issues in transmission and 
transport network, support them to resolve it as per their request
• Identify and work on cost saving initiatives which brings benefit to customer in terms of Opex 
and Capex savings
• Document plans, requests, activities & specifications and report on them
• Support Implementing process and technology improvements to increase operational and 
organizational efficiency
• Work in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders in the identification of deployment, 
organizational and/or procedural issues and bring about swift and effective solutions
• Follow industry’s standards and best practices

Technical skill requirements

• Proven work experience as a telecommunications specialist in Network Implementation & Site 
Closure/Optimization & NOC Operations
• Hands on experience with all telecommunications systems like PDH, SDH, DWDM & OTN 
technologies (Marconi SMA and 16xx family, Nortel TNxx family, Ciena 6500, Ciena 5400, Nortel 
5200, Multiwave, MHL 3K, Nokia DMS & System X Switches, PDH 4/3/2 order mux and various 
PDH, SDH and DWDM legacy platforms) and management systems (NMS and EMS) of various 
vendor equipment
• Responsible for ensuring accurate data in required inventory databases (inventory systems like 
MORI, Cramer 8, Remedy and Clarify)
• Fair knowledge on IP data network
• Experience with design and implementation of efficient operational processes for 
service/resource performance and quality management
• Proven ability to communicate and collaborate with different audiences representing various 
technical disciplines across multiple job levels to achieve results
• Adequate interpersonal and organizational skills
• Experience in planning, designing, building, and implementing Core Telecom Network
• Hands on experience in legacy platform migrations and network optimization projects that 
involve providing professional support services and/or the integration, implementation and 
transition of large complex core Telecom network
• Bachelor of engineering degree in Electronics & Telecommunications or relevant field

Technical Competencies

Knowledge / Skills

Communication Skills

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