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Sr. Network Planner NTWK Lab

Brampton, ON
Full Time
11 days ago
Sr. Network Planner NTWK Lab

Our Technology team wakes up every day with one goal in mind - connecting Canadians to the people and things that matter most. Together, we are proud to support 30 million Canadians each month through managing a robust portfolio that champions leading-edge technology. We drive large-scale, complex, and high-visibility technology projects and programs that shape the future of technology in Canada and expand connectivity from coast to coast. If you are interested in being a part of this, consider applying for the following opportunity:

Reporting to the Rogers Unified Lab Manager, the Sr. Network planner will play a crucial role in the planning, orchestrating lab activities, and optimization of lab infrastructure. The successful candidate will take a lead role on new device integration in the lab, new product introduction, proof of concept, 3rd party and contractor co-ordination, RFP support, budgeting, and lab expansion roadmap. The planner shall keep the inventory of all lab assets and keep tracks of changes. The Sr. lab planner will be the owner of the lab processes in lab change management process and be required to integrate any changes into existing processes and assist with process development. This position will interface with numerous cross functional teams including Wireless, Wireline, IT/OSS, Cloud, Transport, IP, Network Technology, etc. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented with relevant industry knowledge and technology experience who will help lead the modernization, and continued development of the Rogers Unified Network lab facility.

  • Collaboration:
    • Participates in stakeholder program planning meetings to collect program requirements for the unified labs teams to facilitate seamless integration and testing of new telecom services and features
    • Work directly with cross functional stakeholders to develop unified lab planning strategies at all levels of detail
    • Participates in stakeholder program planning meetings to collect program requirements for the unified labs
    • Manage and interface with 3rd party suppliers and contractors
  • Unified lab planning
    • Develop and maintain comprehensive plans for the Unified Network lab infrastructure, ensuring alignment with business objectives
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand network requirements and translate them into effective lab and datacenter designs
  • Unified lab Architecture:
    • Design and implement lab environments that replicate Rogers' production network scenarios, encompassing both wireless, wireline and ITS technologies
    • Ensure the availability and scalability of lab resources to support various testing and validation activities
  • Equipment Procurement and Management:
    • Identify, evaluate, and procure necessary hardware and software components for the lab and datacenter environments
    • Manage equipment inventory, ensuring timely upgrades and replacements to stay aligned with evolving Rogers' technology standards
    • Support Unified Network RFQs/RFPs and budget cycle and planning
    • Make sure Lab assets are up-to-date with Rogers production footprint, decommission EOL/EOS equipment and keep track of all required licensing
  • Processes and Documentation:
    • Understand today's processes and operations and find ways to increase efficiencies
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation for lab and datacenter configurations, including network diagrams, lab asset and standard operating procedures
    • Manages Unified Network lab change management process and owner of the inventory management process
  • Lab Optimization:
    • Continuously optimize lab and datacenter resources to enhance efficiency, performance, and cost-effectiveness
    • Implement best practices for resource allocation and utilization to support multiple concurrent testing activities
    • Drives continuous improvements by analyzing current processes and develops, implements new processes
    • Provide support in tracking and reporting of related KPIs
  • Troubleshooting and Support:
    • Provide support for lab-related issues, troubleshoot problems, and work with relevant teams to resolve technical challenges promptly
    • Other ad-hoc projects as required

Basic Qualifications
  • 8+ years of experience working in the telecommunications industry with a focus on network technologies and related operational support systems
  • Experience in a direct or matrixed roles leading technical and non-technical transformation project teams with a proven ability to work across broad functional teams
  • Undergraduate university degree in Computer Science, or Electrical/Computer/Electronics/Telecommunications engineering
  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft PowerBI, Excel, Visio and/or CAD tools
  • Excellent skills in translating technical designs into high level network diagrams
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Can identify improvement opportunities and implement necessary changes
  • Data-driven decision maker
  • Results /outcome oriented
  • Must be able to multitask effectively across other responsibilities
  • Able to work in a changing environment and able to adapt with these changes
  • Excellence in planning & communication
Schedule:Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location:8200 Dixie Road (101), Brampton, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Technology & Engineering
Requisition ID: 302735

At Rogers, we believe the key to a strong business, is a diverse workforce where equity and inclusion are core to making everyone feel like they belong. We do this by embracing our diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and working towards creating environments that empower our people to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential by removing any barriers for equal participation. We work with our candidates who are experiencing a disability throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Recruitment Process FAQ .

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check as part of the hiring process.

Posting Notes:Technology

Brampton, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:
• Health & well-being benefits
• Donation matching
• Paid time off for volunteering
• Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
• Generous employee discounts
• Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

*available for full-time and part-time permanent employees, some restrictions apply

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