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Systems Engineer

Engineering/Technical
Stellenbosch – Western Cape

ENVIRONMENT:
Join a leading provider of cutting-edge Telecommunications Solutions as their next Systems Engineer to join their team. Your core duties will span several areas and responsibilities, including pre-sales project preparation, solution design, system integration and testing, installation and upgrades acceptance, and product development and integration of third-party software. The ideal candidate must have at minimum a B. Engineering Degree, and 3-5 years’ experience in Systems Engineering, Telecoms, RF or Software Development.
 
DUTIES:
Pre-Sales Project Activities
Before contract placement, the Systems Engineer shall be involved in the sales activities stated below.
Requirement and Specification Management
    • Elicit and define Customer/user needs
    • Derive and document solution and system requirements
    • Validate and Verify requirement specifications
Proposal Preparation
    • Design and propose solutions to meet the requirements and document them in a technical proposal
    • Provide inputs to Account and Project management
 
Project Activities
After contract placement, the Senior Systems Engineer shall be involved in the activities stated below.
Detail Solution Design
    • Finalise Solution Architecture
    • Provide inputs to Account and Project management
System Integration and Testing
    • System Integration and Testing
    • Provide support to System Integration and Testing
    • Provide inputs for test plans for System Integration and Testing
Project Timelines
    • Identify and mitigate possible risks to project that may affect timelines and/or deliverables.
Installation, Upgrades and Site Acceptance
Installation
    • Provide support to Order-Fulfilment with on-site installation activities
    • Provide support to Order-Fulfilment with System Integration and Setting-to-Work
Upgrades
    • Plan upgrade activities for site upgrades
    • Provide input to Test Plans and ensure upgrade Procedures are reviewed
    • Support upgrade activities on Site that is executed by the Support Department
    • Review and present the final upgrade report to the Client
Define and supervise solution qualification Tests
    • Generate Test Plans, Procedures and Manage Solution Integration on Site
    • Manage Solution integration on Site
    • Manage and participate in the execution of the qualification of a solution.
    • Conduct Site Acceptance Testing (Verification and Validation)
 
Product
Keep up with product development and integration of third-party software, as well as EOL strategies.
    • Provide inputs into product designs and requirements.
    • Provide inputs into product EOL strategies.
    • Provide inputs and review third party software or hardware as required.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
    • B. Engineering Degree
    • 3-5 years in Systems Engineering; Telecoms, RF or Software Development
    • Passion for creating systems and solutions
    • Project management
    • Management and Leadership
    • Planning and organising
    • Disciplined
    • Strong verbal and written communication
    • Good administrative and organisational skills
    • Creative and analytic problem-solving skills
    • Good negotiating / conflict resolution skills
    • Sound decision-making skills
    • Good understanding of project management process
    • Telecoms, software, and RF Engineering knowledge
    • Strong knowledge and experience in Systems
    • Engineering or Technical Project Management
    • Strong knowledge and experience of IT hardware, software, and systems
  
ATTRIBUTES:
    • Team player
    • Organised
    • Self-motivated
    • Self-starter
    • High standard of service delivery
    • Conflict resolution
    • Problem solving
    • Time conscious
    • “Can do” attitude
    • Logical
    • Goal-oriented
    • Respects all stakeholders
    • Stabilises situations
    • Brings people together  
    • Creates shared direction  

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