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Design Specialist II â€" RAN Standards and Best Practices

Vancouver, BC
Full Time

Join our team

The national RAN Standards and Best Practices team is a small team with a big scope. We sit at the intersection of planning and engineering, and thus, are uniquely positioned to directly influence strategic planning, procurement, and deployment - including commissioning, integration, maintenance, and operational support of the radio access network (RAN). If you are passionate to work on a team that can have a meaningful impact on how our technology is delivered to enable a best-in-class, world leading network - then you've found your new home.

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

As member of the national RAN Standards and Best Practices team, you contribute and support the team by delivering standards and best practices to facilitate network planning, integration, deployment, maintenance, and operations. As the network evolves, we touch all aspects of the RAN network and are constantly evolving our tools, processes, and standards. If you want to be a part of a high performance team that eats change for breakfast, then you'll want what we have cooking.

Aligning with the core TELUS values, you have a passion for process improvement, embrace change, and initiate opportunity. Your strong collaboration skills and strategic thinking foster innovation within the team and across the organization. You have a desire to work on the leading edge to deliver a world-class network for our customers, and you instill the TELUS 'customer first' culture in everything you do.

Here's how
    •Collaborating with the various planning and engineering teams to deliver a best-in-class network
    •Initiating efficiency initiatives and driving internal process improvements to reduce both CapEx and OpEx - in the areas of implementation, deployment, operations, and maintenance
    •Developing documentation & best practices to support implementation and operations teams, such as: Guidelines, Method of Procedures (MOP), Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP), etc
    •Supporting new technology introduction, including providing support and training for implementation and field operations
    •Supporting RAN tools and test equipment, including RAN Tier 2 and 3 support, OSS tools integration and Field Ops test equipment standards
    •Performing DevOps activities, including data parsing, scripting, and various business analytics, including reports, slide decks, and dashboards to drive better decision making
    •Championing RAN Reliability initiatives to secure the most reliable network for our customers
    •Delivering on sustainability initiatives to reduce energy costs and support TELUS sustainability and GHG emission targets
    •Supporting the Network Managed Spares program and the regional team spares requirements
    •Profiling and managing the RAN Reliability program to drive capital spend efficiencies
    •Providing technical guidance and input into procurement initiatives (RFP's), as well as working with vendors to implement and test new capabilities and features


You're the missing piece of the puzzle
    •10 or more years of experience working in the telecommunications industry
    •5 or more years of experience and in-depth knowledge of 3G (UMTS/HSPA) and 4G (LTE) radio access network equipment, fibre front-haul (CPRI), microwave systems, and TCP/IP backhaul networks
    •3 or more years of experience acting in a senior role capacity to support a team
    •2 or more years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects
    •Bachelor degree in engineering, telecom, or equivalent
    •Working knowledge of 5G (NR) radio access network (RAN) technology
    •Good understanding of RAN installation, operations, and maintenance best practices
    •Experience with telecom DC power systems, power distribution, and energy storage systems
    •Strong process engineering skills, including the ability to convey concepts clearly to management
    •Proven track record on delivering on goals/objectives in a challenging environment
    •Strong 'customer first' focus and unrelenting passion for network reliability
    •Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a proven creative and collaborative team-focused approach to problem solving

    •Fluent in French and English - both written and spoken
    •Programming and scripting skills
    •Master degree in engineering or telecom
    •P.Eng designation

A bit about us

Our business is connecting Canadians. Our social impact is using our world-leading technology to create meaningful change, give back to help communities thrive, and help those who need it most. When you join our team, you're helping us make the future friendly. We're committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability - your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.
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