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Job Description

Division - Operations

Responsible for handling the engineering and operational activities in the packet and circuit core network.

Requirements
  • GSM Telecommunications knowledge with telephony switching principles, traffic concept, telecommunication networks & signaling.
  • Knowledge & experience of KPI formulae, reason of KPI degradation and how to troubleshoot each KPI issue for different reason, Network Architecture knowledge is must and candidate must be experienced in technologies of 2G, 3G, 4G.
  • Hands-on experience of Ericsson 4G/LTE & VOLTE packet core EPC, MME,PGW, SGW,PCRF,HSS,ENM,EDA, IMS,CSCF,SBC and charging systems etc.
  • Hands-on experience of Ericsson 2.5G cloud based Circuit core vMSC,MGW,HLR FE , EMM,ENM etc., 2.5G  Huawei packet core elements like SGSN,GGSN
  • Strong knowledge of IP & SS7 signaling protocols
  • Good knowledge of core network performance / configuration parameters and their interpretation and usage
  • Automation of the system performance reports
  • Monitor network KPIs. To work for the improvisation of KPIs  
  • In-depth knowledge of 4G, 3G and 2G call flows
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as an individual contributor for fulfillment of customer requirement
  • Organizes routine and corrective maintenance activities related to voice and packet-core network elements (i.e.  MSC/VLRs, HLR, EIR, BGw, OSS, SGSN, GGSN, CG, iM2000, STX/NTS, RTB and PRTB nodes)
  • Analyzes traffic reports for voice and packet networks. Takes necessary action with management approval
  • Coordinates with concerned departments for voice / packet roaming and interconnection activities
  • Plans and implements the new required database and software changes in the systems
  • Supports operations, planning and management of voice and packet network elements under NSS, when needed for expansion / upgrade in the network
  • Controls the implementation of new software and attends the software changes done by the supplier and keeps traceability of Software Releases / Changes on NSS circuit and packet nodes
  • Attends emergency callouts, as and when required, to trouble shoot and solve problems
  • Prepares routine progress reports to direct superior
  • Preferred training courses:
    • GSM System Engineering Training
    • LTE/SAE/EPC Network Architecture
    • LTE-EPC Signaling Principals
    • IMS Training
Job Description

  • Department - Yahsat Government Solutions
  • Unit - Engineering
  • Location - Abu Dhabi
Responsible for the Systems Engineering of Airborne communications systems including on-board network, line of sight and satcom systems.  Supports the commercial sales team in generating technical proposals for Airborne systems. Leads project requirements and design processes as designated design authority through project Preliminary and Critical Design processes, including the presentation at customer design reviews and the generation of design documents and drawings.  Leads the specification and design oversight of supplier Satcom and Line of sight system components in support of system solution from tender evaluation and selection, supplier design through to delivery. 
 
Key Accountabilities
  • Manage the design of medium and large scale projects as per customer requirements
  • Provide innovative and cost effective technical proposals and initiatives  
  • Oversee the realization of designs, managing design problems throughout the project lifecycle
  • Manage Final Design Reviews, design certification and completion of End Item Data Packs 
  • Support Post Delivery design issues, providing advice to in-service support teams and resolving latent design problems 
  • Manage customer and suppliers efficiently
  • Mentor and train junior staff as required and ensure continuing development and evolution of technical expertise within the department

Requirements

Project & Task Management

  • Develop work breakdown structures for project design tasks as required
  • Managing design teams to execute the design and development tasks on time and to the required quality
  • Managing technical risks including analysis and defining risk mitigation and fallback plans

Systems Engineering

  • Working to common System Design and Engineering practices, processes and standards
  • Production of high quality System Requirements and Design specification and documentation
  • Execution of Systems Analysis tasks and production of Systems Analysis Reports

Communications Engineering

  • Advanced knowledge of the communications standards necessary for military grade systems, including MIL-STD, ETSI and ITU
  • Excellent working knowledge of RF Communications Systems Engineering tasks including RF link design and analysis for Satcom and/or line of sight datalinks
  • Knowledge of routing, switching and associated applications (such as telephony and video streaming)

Airborne Systems Engineering

  • Excellent working knowledge of Airborne radio data communications systems (Line of sight datalinks and/or Satcom systems)
  • Excellent working knowledge of international airborne design, verification, qualification and certification standards and processes including but not limityed to:  MIL-STD-810, -461 and DO-160 environmentals, DO178 and D0254 developments, ARINC and other avionics standards.
  • Very Good awareness of vendor airborne line of sight and/or satcom vendor products and systems

Customer Management

  • Managing senior level technical client interaction, including design reviews and technical proposal presentation 
  • Developing good relationships with client personnel and a high level of trust
  • Communicating effectively with clients to identify their requirements

Vendor Management

  • Managing vendor interaction for the full lifecycle from assessing candidate supplier solutions and tendering through subcontracted supplier design and development activities and sub-system delivery and acceptance
  • Developing effective relationships with vendor personnel
  • Communicating effectively with vendors to ensure quality and timely delivery of designs and solution

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent, Telecommunications and Electrical are a plus.
  • Master of Science in Engineering is a plus
  • 10+ years in senior project technical roles on airborne satellite communications or line of sight datalink projects
Job Description

  • Department - Technology
  • Unit - Space Segment Engineering
  • Location - Abu Dhabi

To support the design and AIT (Assembly, Integration and Testing) phases of new satellite programs focusing on payload systems. To oversee the system level budgets and the interfaces with the platform systems and operations. To support the future mission studies. To support the procurement phase of new satellite missions, lead the specification of payload systems, as well as the proposals evaluation and contract negotiations with regards to the same. To support the existing fleet operations/optimizations/anomaly investigations on engineering matters.

Key Accountabilities

  • Future Missions: Support future mission studies as necessary.
  • Procurement: Lead the outlining of requirements related to the communications payload and TT&C subsystems and specification of the same. Support the procurement phases, the proposals’ evaluation and negotiations with the Bidders.
  • Existing Programmes: Provide continuous monitoring of new satellite programmes 
  • Fleet Support: Work closely with Satellite Operations to provide payload engineering support to Yahsat fleet of spacecraft. 
  • New Technologies:  Keep up to date with technology developments in the industry and maintain visibility over the current capabilities and technology road map of the various payload component manufacturers.
  • External Spacecraft Programmes: Support the spacecraft development programmes of other agencies and institutions in the UAE, as requested.

Requirements
  • Satellite communications payload system design
  • Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) & In-Orbit Testing (IOT) Experience
  • Experience working with satellite manufacturers
  • Disposition and enthusiasm to support the professional development of  new satellite engineers
Education & Experience
  • BSc Communications Engineering degree
  • Minimum 7 years in similar position with a satellite manufacturer
  • Demonstrated experience in technical supervision of satellite payload engineering activities
  • Demonstrated experience in managing technical interfaces
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including schedule management, risk identification and mitigation, space segment configuration control, product and quality assurance processes, action item tracking and execution, communication and reporting
Job Description

  • Department - Yahsat Government Solutions
  • Unit - Commercial, Business
  • Location - Abu Dhabi

The function involves building commercial proposals, managing customer bidding processes, managing all contracts related to the customers, and managing relation with the customer. The function supports YGS in general and identify and evaluate customer requirements and flow them to the concerned internal teams to stimulate growth and increase Yahsat’s revenues.

Key Accountabilities

  • Set bid strategy, manage customer RFP/RFQ/RFI and bidding and tendering processes, and manage all contracts related to customer.
  • Be the focal point for the customer in the same business unit
  • Timely, and efficiently communicate and work with other teams to build commercial proposals
  • Support YGS in general to stimulate growth and increase Yahsat’s revenues.
  • Effectively and Efficiently manage contract negotiations with customer for best commercial terms, mitigating risk exposure, compliance etc.
  • Support in preparations YGS relevant industry forums, events, and exhibitions
  • Update the YGS pipeline and support in the overall department strategy

Requirements

Sales & Business Development

  • Manage both customer and vendor bidding process
  • Meet revenue target projections and acquire new customers
  • Build good relationship with the customer
  • Prepare and review the proposal that will meet customer requirement
  • Negotiate contract terms from a commercial, technical, delivery and legal risk perspectives

Satellite Telecommunications Technical Understanding

  • Understand technical and commercial knowledge of satcom (naval, airborne and land systems)  
  • Understand the technical requirements of RF and baseband related to Satellite communications to be able to answer the general inquiries from customers
  • Be updated about the new technologies that might be required by the customers

Business Communications

  • Hold and lead both commercial and technical discussion/meeting
  • Write official emails and proposal that will be sent to the customers
  • Support commercial department to report frequently to the top management about the ongoing sales pipeline

Representation

  • Be the YGS representative with customer
  • Represent Yahsat and YGS in different exhibitions/conferences

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Electronics or Communication Engineering,  or Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Master in Business Administration an advantage
  • English - Berlitz Level 8, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 550 or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in a combination of sales, pre-sales, product development positions. 2+ years experience in Satellite industry with technical and commercial knowledge of naval, airborne and land military applications is an advantage
Job Description

  • Department - Corporate Communications
  • Location - Abu Dhabi

To provide corporate communications support with a lead on public relations, and content editing in both English and Arabic, but with a key skill in Arabic content writing.

  • Assist with executing and maintaining the corporate communications PR & Internal Communications plan for Yahsat and is services, to include internal communications & engagement activities
  • Researching, writing, reviewing and proofreading writing content in both English & Arabic for Yahsat and its services from digital media messages , written press releases, and speeches, to newsletters 
  • Coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders on all PR activities
  • Media management and coordination on all PR activities
  • Financial Communication experience and worked on a public/listed company

Requirements
PR Written Skills
  • Exceptional written skills in both English & especially Arabic
  • Writing, proof reading and editing written content including releases, presentation content, newsletters, website content 
  • Writing summarized meeting reports

External Communications & Engagement

  • Writing and executing External communications 
  • Work closely with Investor Relations team to produce messages and content related to financial earnings
Digital Communications
  • Writing and reviewing Arabic social media content
  • Provide content calendar with alignment with Investor Relations activities
Presentation Skills
  • Confident in presenting and communicating messages to individuals and groups with enthusiasm for the brand and/or products
Job Description

  • Department - Technology
  • Unit - Systems Engineering 
  • Location - Abu Dhabi
Perform satcom system engineering activities within the Systems Engineering section at Yahsat
 
Key Accountabilities
 
Developing Procurement Specifications
 
Support the development of the specifications for all space segment and ground segment procurement processes, in coordination with the other sections in the Engineering Department, Broadband Operations Department, Commercial Division and other stake holders.  
 
Support Proposals for Review and Assessment
 
Support other Sections in the Engineering Division, the Broadband Operations Division and other relevant areas of Yahsat in the review and assessment of proposals received in response to RFP’s issued by the company.  
 
Link Analysis
  • Keep up to date with developments in communication systems technology, assessing new modulation and coding methods, error correcting techniques and access methods. 
  • Carry out link analyses, capacity analyses, and perform availability studies.  Support system optimisation efforts for the Yahsat systems. 
  • Have detailed understanding of satellite, ground station, and user terminal performance parameters for fixed and mobile services to analyse the communication links in various RF bands.
  • Create user friendly software models of system analyses that can be used by various departments with the company for the purpose of mission planning and optimization.
  • This work will also require closely monitoring ITU recommendations and following ITU working groups.
Management  Reports
 
Consolidate accurate Management reports to provide timely feedback to Management for monitoring the progress of Procurement transactions and operations.

Requirements
  • In-depth understanding of satellite communications at both space & ground/service segments
  • Continous development & improvement at theoretical & practical levels
  • Confidence & willingness to use/develop computational systems in support of departmental tasks
  • A systematic & analysical approach to solving problems & developing solutions
Education & Experience
  • A high-grade degree in Electronic/Communications Engineering
  • A solid track record of high achievements during high & higher education
  • 7 years' work experience in a communications company
Job Description

Department - Technology
Location - Singapore
  • To understand technical requirements by customers and translate them into customized solutions using Thuraya products and services
  • Create or help in the creation of solutions documents, including White Papers for Thuraya Service Partners, including Mobile Network Operators, and end customers
  • Coordinate with internal departments such as Commercial, Product, Network, Operations etc. with the purpose of creating and testing the appropriate products with solutions for customers’ requirement
  • Be the main point of contact for drafting technology offers for partners and customers
  • Setup and coordinate any testing that are required including regular and ad-hoc tests, by internal stakeholders or partners.  
  • Coordinate with the operations team for tests of Thuraya products as part of troubleshooting as when necessary
  • To maintain all Thuraya products in Singapore office test lab and to liaise with network team on 24/7 for all the monitoring equipment
  • Working closely with commercial team to support partners with technical requirements, and respond to RFI’s & RFP’s 
  • Support any commercial projects for proof of concept (PoC) demonstrations
  • Track and manage PoCs with services partners and customers, ensuring highest levels of support throughout the whole PoCs
  • Document successes, challenges and lessons learnt

Requirements
  • At least 5 years' technical experience in the ICT Industry
  • Qualification: Degree or Diploma in Information Technology or Electronics Engineering
  • Good understanding of IT networking. Applicable certifications in this field are considered a plus
  • Previous exposure to maritime environment, including maritime communications equipment installation and troubleshooting
  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Technical presentation skills of explaining complex technology offers
  • Previous experience in the satellite communication industry is a plus
  • Chinese speaking preferred
  • Willing to work after office hours on ad-hoc basis
  • Readiness to travel within the specified region on short notice
Job Description

  • Department - Yahsat Government Solutions
  • Unit - Engineering
  • Location - Abu Dhabi
Responsible as part of the Systems Engineering team of line of site and Satcom data link system design as part of Business Development and Customer delivery projects. Supports the commercial sales team in generating technical proposals. Supports the project implementation from project requirements through project Preliminary and Critical Design processes, including the presentation at customer design reviews and the generation of design documents and drawings.  Supports the specification and design oversight of supplier Satcom and Line of sight system components.  Supports end to end link integration and verification activities.
 
Key Accountabilities
  • Assist in the design of medium and large scale projects as per customer requirements
  • Assist in the production of innovative and cost effective technical proposals and initiatives 
  • Implement designs and resolve design problems throughout the project lifecycle
  • Support Post Delivery design issues, providing advice to in-service support teams and resolving latent design problems 
  • Manage customer and suppliers efficiently
  • Mentor and train junior staff  

Requirements
Project and Task Management
  • Assist the development of work breakdown structures for project design tasks as required
  • Execute requirements, design and development tasks on time and to the required quality
  • Managing technical risks including analysis and defining  and implementing risk mitigation and fallback plans
Systems Engineering
  • Working to common System Design and Engineering practices, processes and standards
  • Production of high quality Systems Analysis and Design documentation
  • Execute Systems Analysis tasks and production of Systems Analysis Reports
Communications Engineering
  • Expert working knowledge of RF Communications Engineering including RF link design and analysis for Satcom datalinks in different frequency bands, optimising single and multiple carrier and multiple terminal scenarios across multiple Satellite beams.
  • Advanced knowledge of the communications standards necessary for military grade systems, including MIL-STD, ETSI and ITU
Customer Management
  • Participating in senior level technical client interaction, including design reviews and technical proposal presentation 
  • Developing good relationships with client personnel and a high level of trust
  • Communicating effectively with clients to identify their requirements
Satellite and Product Technology
  • Excellent practical and theoretical knowledge of satellite modem technology, including RF Waveforms, MODCOD, FEC, ACM, Spread Spectrum and frequency hopping technology
  • Very good knowledge of satellite communication payload technology to enable satellite beam and transponder optimisation for customer scenario optimisation
Vendor Management
  • Vendor interaction for the full lifecycle from assessing candidate supplier solutions subcontracted supplier design and development activities and sub-system delivery and acceptance
  • Developing effective relationships with vendor personnel
  • Communicating effectively with vendors to ensure quality and timely delivery of designs and solutions
 Education & Experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent, Telecommunications and Electrical are essential
  • Master of Science in Engineering is a plus
  • 10+ years in technical roles in satellite communications companies

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