EMEA SO Operations Support Engineer

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

SIGFOX is the first and only operator of a cellular network fully dedicated to low-throughput communication for connected objects. With an extremely cost effective and very low energy consuming out-of-the-box connectivity offer, SIGFOX brings a revolution to the world of Internet of Things.

Sigfox deploys its network worldwide through distribution agreements with local partners (Sigfox Operator – SO), in charge of deploying and maintaining the network, and marketing and selling connectivity thanks to customer, channels and ecosystem development.  The relationship with each SO is managed by a Country Manager. Development of connectivity is mainly triggered by customers or channels of Sigfox Operators through their ability to implement IoT Solutions.

Job Description

As EMEA SO Operations Support Engineer you will have an active operational role towards Sigfox Operators mainly on MEA regions but also and potentially for any other SO in the world.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

 PRESALES & PILOT PHASES

  • Assist the Pre Sales Support (PSS) team in all Due Diligence related to technical and Deployment topics, for instance : network sizing, radio planning, implementation, roll-out, etc
  • Answer any technical and deployment Q&A to SO cnadidate
  • Set up pilot planning jointly with technical Support Team
  • Prepare and coordinate with PSS team pilot implementation (Equipment ordering, Backhaul connectivity, weekly follow up with SO candidate, trouble shooting).
  • Plan, prepare and deliver SO Candidate training plan on, radio planning, implementation, rollout
  • Coordinate weekly call for pilot follow up

POST SALES

  • Plan, Prepare and Deliver SO training plan (Operations & Deployment topics)
  • Execute operational processes (Incident management, Request Fulfilment, Change Management) by managing tickets escalated by Sigfox Service Desk. Thus provide deep technical expertise to SOs on the whole Sigfox offer, leveraging on other Sigfox departments if needed.
  • Be Operations & Deployment Stream owner for SOs under your responsibility and thus :
    • Participate to monthly meeting (with Service Management Team)
    • Participate to Operation & Deployment stream meeting if needed
    • Follow-up SO Coverage Commitment and SLAs
  • Responsible of SO satisfaction with Operations & Deployment topics

 PRACTICE

  • Apply and contribute to Operations & Deployment Processes optimization
  • Provide value added feedback to Product Marketing team on Sigfox Products and Services

 

Qualifications

KEY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Engineering degree with 5 years of experience in telecommunication
  • Strong background in Technical Support Management
  • High level of technical literacy is expected for this job, with experience or strong interest in following domains :
    - Wireless systems and Networks, Radio interface implementation

- IoT connected objects implementation

- Embedded Systems (HW & SW)

- Programming and Scripting

  • Strong operational service orientation
  • Excellent analysis/synthesis capability
  • Able to propose solutions « out of the box » to increase performance and production.
  • Smart and adaptable. Experience in a start-up environment will be appreciated
  • Enthusiastic and diligent
  • Autonomous and rigorous
  • Clarity, accuracy and proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • English fluent, Other language highly appreciated

 

Additional Information

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