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Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Posted:
September 16, 2019

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Senior RF Engineer

RF Planning RF Optimization Performance Measurement Project Management

An Experienced RAN planning and Optimization professional with Huawei & ZTE experience, sound knowledge of GSM, UMTS and LTE with analytic skills. Excellent customer service skills,

With a diverse skill-set spanning from CEM tools, network rollout, network planning, optimization, drive test benchmark, expansion, network swap and new site integration, with over 9 years of experience.

Self-motivated, able to relate to all levels with excellent technical, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and team objectives.

Seeking a challenging assignment in a dynamic organization using technical knowledge, analytic and team building skills.

Key abilities span Engineering implementation, RF Optimization and Planning, Drive test, Customer experience and Technical support.

AREAS OF STRENGTH/SKILLS

RAN Planning & Optimization (2G/3G/LTE)

Network Performance

Drive Test Measurement

Drive Test Log Analysis

Data Analytics

ZTE/Huawei Applications

Astellia (EXFO) Applications (Nova Geo and Explorer)

Ascom

SwissQual (NQDI)

Technical Support

IT Service Delivery

SQL

Information Security

Business Continuity Management

Business Intelligence

Excellent written and oral communication

Project Management Process

Business Analysis

Team Leadership

Stakeholder Relations

Cross-functional Collaboration

Excellent time management and organization skills

Microsoft Applications

Communication and Relationship Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MTN Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria June 2017 - Till Date

Team Lead: Drive test Measurement & Performance Engineer

Manage and analyze benchmark drive test for the QoS/QoE field measurements conducted by the 3rd party vendors (Rohde & Schwarz).

Customer complaint investigation (using all available tools i.e CEM, Explorer and Geo)

Generate comparative analysis reports from vendors’ drive test activities and present to management team.

Network performance analysis and trending; reported to the relevant units for necessary actions.

Investigate network related exceptions and give relevant recommendation for network QoS/QoE improvement.

Identify and escalate areas with network coverage issues, poor network service, and loss of signal strength and data service faults on the network.

Analyze the impact of disruption of services and customer experience.

Escalate and follow up resolution of network related issues affecting VVIP customers.

Ensure all customer experience management platforms (CEMod, Nova Explorer, Nova Geo and V3D) functionalities are optimal and maintained periodically.

Develop and standardize KQI and CEI metrics on CEM.

Value created by optimizing business operations and assurance

Identify innovative ways for measuring, improving or reporting business insights

Identify opportunities for building new use cases by understanding & translating raw data & KPIs into actionable work functions

Help different functional areas in fulfilling their commitments through timely and insightful analyses

Service model setup and configuration.

Work with IS teams, IP security, Commercial teams and NID to maximum value is derived from end-2-end service quality management.

Responsible for System routine maintenance and software lifecycle audit

Ensures smooth integration of new systems and protocols

Drive platforms availability by ensuring Nova Explorer and Nova Geo redundant solutions are deployed.

Selected Key Achievements/Projects

Knowledge Sharing: Successfully pioneered and facilitated biweekly knowledge share to improve use of Astellia tools in house knowledge sharing.

Drive Test Benchmark Audit: Verified 3rd benchmark drive test claims and save the company 100M Naira.

CEM Integration: Successful integration and maintenance of Ericsson/Huawei/ZTE on Nova Explorer and Geo.

Timely Escalation: Timely escalations of network/customer impacting KPIs.

Document and Information Classification & Leakage – Conducted an evaluation of data and information classification schemes and data leakage prevention techniques within the organization.

C&I Leasing (Consultant MTN Nigeria Limited), Lagos, Nigeria July 2016 - June 2017

Team Lead: 3G/LTE RF Planning Engineer

Execute the nominal radio coverage and capacity rollout design for the whole Network.

Carry out detailed RF Design to conform to the nominal rollout plan.

Monitor and analyze network performance and configuration to ensure KPI’s are in conformance with targets.

Monitor and analyze RNC/BSC Board Utilization.

Monitor Network Resource Utilization report (TCP Utilization and CE Utilization Etc.)

Continuously analyze traffic, utilization and subscriber growth in order to foresee needs for capacity expansion.

Review, prepare and load cell data for integration of sites into the network.

Evaluate, verify and supervise the planning of MTNN radio networks by managed service vendor(s).

Test newly integrated sites for performance and perform necessary network adjustment for optimal network performance post integration.

Support the RF Business Planning Manager by providing field sensitive feedback to the nominal rollout.

Inter departmental Collaboration/interface with other Network Group Divisions.

Handle Local network queries raised by the customer operations team in assigned/designed region(s).

Active collaboration with Managed service vendor(s) in planning, designing, optimizing and maintaining MTNN radio network.

Support the RF Business Planning Manager on Capex and Opex spending.

Selected Key Achievements/Projects

·Supported the team that successful integrated on 1000 site rollout in monthly

·Successfully planned LTE rollout in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano and Zaria.

·Successfully integrated 6-sector rollout in North East and North West.

Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, Lagos, Nigeria. April 2015 - May 2016

Team Lead: RF Engineer

RAN Optimization

Presentation of network KPIs and activities to network operator.

Implementation of new features/Parameters.

Always aim to minimize service downtime and perform rigorous validation testing before implementation;

Daily KPI monitor and worst cell optimization.

Maximise network availability and performance through monitoring, troubleshooting KPIs

Logfile analysis using actix.

Selected Key Achievements/Projects

Successfully drive and maintained EMTS network in first position during benchmark drive test.

ZTE NIGERIA, Lagos, Nigeria December 2011-March 2015

Team Lead: Technical Engineer

Provide technical assessment of requirements for site modernization project

Design and validate RF link performance, quality and reliability.

Use measuring and diagnostic tools to test (drive test kits)

Optimize existing network by adjusting radio network parameters, adding/deleting of neighbors and recommending possible solutions to hardware problems.

Monitor and analyze statistical and drive test data to improve system performance indicators such as dropped calls, blocked calls, origination failures, handover features and throughput.

Responsible for capacity planning, GSM frequency planning and frequency hopping by applying carrier/interference (C/I) ratio analysis.

Recommend site upgrade such as down tilling of antenna and re-orientation of radio additions or new site as case require.

Document network designs, configurations and related procedures

Followup RFP/RFI documents and signoff process.

Present Weekly activities and achievement to network operator.

Implement a Business process model & Design which enables customer complaint to be logged effectively and resolved them within the shortest time.

Oversee performance of drive test Engineer and prepare workflow for Benchmark, Pre-Swap, and Post-Swap out.

Selected Key Achievements/Projects

·Drove drive test team in carrying out PRE and POST drive test for network swap-out from Ericsson to ZTE.

·Successfully signed off and close all clusters acceptance after swap-out.

·Planned New site and push for ATP/RFI.

Merit Telecoms, Lagos, Nigeria. January 2010-November 2011

RF Engineer

Carryout Single Site Verification (2G/3G).

Carrying out routine and troubleshooting comprehensive drive tests to measure the CDMA/GSM Network in terms of performance, Coverage, Quality using Test Equipment.

Achieving KPI through Drive Test to Measure the Overall performance of network over a period of time.

Physical optimization of site to ascertain its network performance and coverage

Implementing and measuring effect of physical site changes

Pre & post drive test site verification for all new sites within in the region covered.

Diagnose all RF related problems such as interference, sector swap and cable swap, dropped call analysis, Handoff failure, missing neighbors, overshooting, antenna up tilt and down tilt to improve coverage, check coverage holes between two BTS.

Selected Key Achievements/Projects

·Successfully carry network optimization on CDMA in 10 major cities in Nigeria.

·I ensured all newly integrated sites on EMTS are performing optimally in North East Nigeria.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

MBA - MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN View

Westford University College (University of Wolver Hampton).

PGD - Mobile (Wireless) Communications Technology IN View

National Open University, Abuja, Nigeria.

HND - Physics Electronics 2006 - 2009

Federal Polytechnic Offa, Offa, Nigeria.

OND - Science Laboratory Technology 2003 - 2005

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

●CEM & Big Data Analytics 2019

●Level A 5G Intermediate Network O&M 2019

●VoLTE Technical Practice Based (WN Specialty) 2019

●LTE Overview & eNodeB product introduction, LTE Air interface & Signaling Procedure and

LTE Planning and Optimization. 2018

●Expo (Astellia) - Nova Explorer and Nova Geo 2018

●Nokia Customer Experience Tool (CEMod) 2018

●Effective Presentation & Practical Power Point Skill Workshop 2017

●Project Management Training (Jenna Consulting) 2016

●LTE Protocols, procedures, performance management and optimization. 2015

●Radio Network Planning and Optimization (GSM/WCDMA). 2010



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