Profession telecommunications engineer

Telecommunications engineers conduct research and advise on, design, and direct the construction functioning, maintenance and repair of telecommunication systems and equipment. They study and advise on technological aspects of telecommunication engineering materials, products or processes.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Related professions telecommunication

  • Mobile phone equipment installer or repairer
  • Telecommunication lines or cables installer or repairer
  • Telecommunications engineering technician

Knowledge

  • Electronics principles

    The study of electric energy, more specifically electron, control and its prominent principles regarding integrated circuits and electrical systems.

  • Microwave principles

    The technologies used in transmission of information or energy via electromagnetic waves between 1000 and 100,000 MHz.

  • Systems development life-cycle

    The sequence of steps, such as planning, creating, testing and deploying and the models for the development and life-cycle management of a system.

  • ICT network routing

    The processes and techniques for choosing the best paths within an ICT network through which a packet can travel.

  • ICT system user requirements

    The process intended to match user and organisation's needs with system components and services, by taking into consideration the available technologies and the techniques required to elicit and specify requirements, interrogating users to establish symptoms of problem and analysing symptoms.

  • Signal processing

    The algorithms, applications and implementations that deal with the processing and transferring of information through analog or digital frequencies.

  • ICT communications protocols

    The system of rules which allow the exchange of information between computers or other devices via computer networks.

  • Quality assurance methodologies

    Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.

  • Telecommunication industry

    The major players on the telecommunications market such as organisations manufacturing and distributing telephone terminal equipment, mobile devices, accessibility, and network security.

  • Procurement of ICT network equipment

    The products available from network equipment providers and methods for selecting and procuring the equipment.

  • ICT network security risks

    The security risk factors, such as hardware and software components, devices, interfaces and policies in ICT networks, risk assessment techniques that can be applied to assess the severity and the consequences of security threats and contingency plans for each security risk factor.

Skills

  • Design computer network

    Develop and plan ICT networks, such as wide area network and local area network, that connect computers using cable or wireless connections and allow them to exchange data and assess their capacity requirements.

  • Interact with users to gather requirements

    Communicate with users to identify their requirements and collect them. Define all relevant user requirements and document them in an understandable and logical way for further analysis and specification.

  • Provide ICT system training

    Plan and realise training of staff on system and network issues. Use training material, evaluate and report on trainees progress.

  • Estimate costs of installing telecommunication devices

    Estimate the total installation costs of telecommunication devices such as modems, routers, analogue switches, optical fibre, and landline phones.

  • Use session border controller

    Manage calls during a given VoIP session and ensure security and quality of service by operating a session border controller (SBC).

  • Adjust ICT system capacity

    Change the scope of an ICT system by adding or reallocating additional ICT system components, such as network components, servers or storage to meet capacity or volume demands.

  • Design process

    Identify the workflow and resource requirements for a particular process, using a variety of tools such as process simulation software, flowcharting and scale models.

  • Support ICT system users

    Communicate with end users, instruct them on how to progress with tasks, use ICT support tools and methods to solve problems and identify possible side effects and provide solutions.

  • Analyse network bandwidth requirements

    Study the requirements on the transmission capacity of an ICT network or other telecommunication system.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

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