VAS Service Planner Engineer
Eastlink - Halifax, NS
A privately owned Maritime based company with more than 1,600 employees from coast to coast; EastLink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada. Expanding not only in terms of the number of great new products, EastLink has continued to expand geographically; the company is now the fifth largest cable television provider in Canada. Soon, EastLink will introduce a competitive, new wireless product to the market, starting here in our home province of Nova Scotia. It has never been a more exciting place to be and the future is promising.
Reporting to the VAS Engineering & Operations Manager the VAS Planner/Engineer will be responsible for planning and engineering EastLink Value Added Services (VAS, SMSC, MMSC, VM, LBS) and Support Systems nodes (OTA, BGW) for our newly developing wireless network. You will design the VAS architecture, dimensioning and all interconnections between platforms and ensure all required functionalities are covered. You will evaluate network and cost impacts of potential new service offerings, as well as work to integrate and commission the VAS nodes, manage their life cycle and plan appropriate software upgrades and hardware replacements.
The ideal candidate is an analytical, technical and business minded individual with the attention to detail and organization skills required to effectively balance multiple and changing priorities within a fluid work environment.
Undergraduate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or equivalent.
Previous experience with wireless access networks with an in-depth understanding of data architecture to support VAS end to end.
Strong understanding of cellular network traffic analysis.
Familiarity with signaling flows for relevant VAS (MMS, SMS etc).
Solid understanding of wireless core network architecture.
Understanding of IP related translations.
Proficiency in the MS Office Suite.
EastLink provides a unique opportunity to work within an organization that fosters creativity, innovation and strives towards personal development and career satisfaction. As one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, our goal is to provide an environment that will continue to challenge and motivate our employees.
Dedicated to representing all of the customers we serve, EastLink embraces diversity throughout all levels of the organization and encourages members of equity groups to self identify during the application process.
EastLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer Eastlink - 10 months ago