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BSS Support Engineer

Aliases: BSS Engineer, BSS Technical Support Engineer, BTS Support Engineer, BTS Engineer

Industry/Sector(s): Telecom


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a BSS Support Engineer is expected to perform include:

  • Planning preventive maintenance schedule for BSC locations
  • Ensuring network uptime
  • Ensuring effective fault management in case of fault occurrence
  • Reporting and documenting the status at the end of scheduled activity
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It is not a desk job
  • Work from home option is available
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Local travelling maybe part of this job role
  • Need to handle a team of Technicians and Helpers
Working hours
  • Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Minimum – Preferably Diploma/Bachelor in Technology (Electronics, Computer Science, IT and related field)
  • Certified training for BSS Support Engineer (programme aligned to TEL/Q6200 released by Telecom Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge on functionality of BSC and BTS site equipment
  • Equipped to validate functionality of passive infrastructure equipment
  • Familiar with functionality of test equipment
  • Knowledge of transmission media - optical and microwave
  • Knowledge of login cables (RJ45, RS232, and Hi-Speed USB) for different site equipment
  • Knowledge of software types and versions of BSC, BTS and other equipment
  • Need and requirement of earthing the equipment
  • Proficiency in mechanism to maintain the earthing pit to absolute zero
  • Knowledge of using and deploying cable connectors, cable ties and cable tray
  • Well versed on BTS O&M software tools like Microwave Link
  • Experience in process of logging in the BSC and BTS site equipment
  • Competent in understanding and analyzing critical logs from BSC
  • Knowledge of IP based network - IP back-hauling and IP networking
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1

Technical trainings on BSC and BTS site equipment and software that are to be used to access and work on site equipment

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication, V.V.P. Engineering College, Rajkot, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Virda Vajadi, Kalawad Road, Rajkot, Gujarat-360005 http://vvpedulink.ac.in /
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), Sarang, Dhenkanal-759146 http://www.igitsarang.ac.in
  • Directorate of Training and Technical Education Malviya Nagar , New Delhi –110017, http://www.delhi.gov.in
  • Rourkela Institute Of Technology, Rit Campus, Industrial Estate, Idc, Sector- B, P.O – Kalunga-31, Rourkela, Dist-Sundargarh http://www.ritrkl.ac.in
  • Industrial Training Institute, 374, Sane Guruji Marg, Near Agripada Police Station, Mumbai - 400 011. http://www.dvet.gov.in
  • S. K. D. A. V. Government Polytechnic, Basanti Nagar, Rourkela-769012, Sundargarh, Odisha, India http://www.skdavpolytech.ac.in /
  • Directorate Of Industrial Training Thycaud P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014 http://www.det.kerala.gov.in /
  • Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (AUUP) Campus Super Express Highway Sector-125, Noida-201301
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Cluster Head BSS Engineer → Movement to other occupation*                                                

              ↑

Senior BSS Engineer

              ↑

BSS Support Engineer

              ↑

Field Engineer

* Other industry verticals like Network Administration/IT/Information Systems are turning into key verticals for the Telecom Services sub-sector.

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Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For freshers – ₹ 30,000 to ₹ 31,000 per month
  • For candidates with 1/2 years’ experience - ₹ 45,000 to ₹ 46,000 per month
  • For candidates with over 2 years’ experience – ₹ 55,000 to ₹ 56,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Worked as Field Engineer for minimum 2-3 years

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Companies working in Telecom and Telecom-enabled services
  • Network Administration/IT/Information Systems companies
KEYWORDS 

BSS Engineer, BSS Technical Support Engineer, Base Station Subsystem Engineer

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3114.0601 BSS Support Engineer
ISCO 2008 3114 Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Technicians
NIC 2008 61102 Maintenance of telecom network
QP Reference TEL/Q6200 BSS Support Engineer
NSQF 6 NA
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