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BICS - Network & Services Data Engineer

Task description

  • You will join a small team of Networking/IT experts responsible for the network monitoring layer of BICS. 
  • You take the responsibility to maintain and further develop a home-grown mediation platform that decodes, enriches and performs statistical processing in real-time on high volume flows of network signalling data used for customer-facing reporting and monitoring;
  • You initiate and lead technical projects to implement new data processing pipelines or adapt the existing ones, involving the required technical resources: Co-ordinate their activities and take an active part to the development and analysis tasks;
  • You interact with business analysts and technical experts to translate business requirements into algorithms;
  • You implement the data processing logic in Python and deliver the outputs to various downstream consumers (e.g. the data science, BI and Hadoop teams) for further processing, longer term Storage and presentation;
  • You validate the implemented logic by testing with real network data, looking into the Python source code, message per message call traces, statistics stored in various databases and the final reports as presented to the users (based on QlikView);
  • You maintain a clear documentation and you perform the day-to-day support for the mediation platform and investigate tickets opened by internal or external customers; 
  • You develop following best-practices and company standards:
  • Keeping code up-to-date in GIT;
    • Developing unit tests;
    • Automating deployment process as much as possible
  •  You take ownership of the probing platform for the engineering and vendor management activities. Interact with the vendor to plan the future evolutions of the platform and to track the open issues.


Your Profile

  • You have a master's degree in engineering and at least 3 years of experience preferably in a Telecom environment;
  • You are familiar with mobile networks standards: 2G/3G/4G/5G, components (functional) and interfaces;
  • You have experience with Telecom protocols (Gtp-C/Gtp-U, Diameter, SS7 stack (Map/ISUP/INAP), SIP/RTP) and mobile roaming scenarios for mobile data, voice and messaging, -You can use packet inspection tools like WireShark;
  • You have software development experience (ideally with the Python language) with ability to design and optimize custom logic that can answer complex business scenarios, keeping into account memory/CPU/Hardware constraints and scalability factors;
  • You have experience with Ansible for software deployment, SQL databases (Oracle): you can write complex SQL queries to explore data;
  • You are comfortable working in a Linux environment;
  • You can write clear technical documents and present complex topics;
  • You have experience in technical project management;
  • You embrace the BICS values: Think Forward, Strive for Leadership and Achieve Together. You pro-actively look for ways to continuously improve and innovate in your domain;
  • You are keen on working within a multi-cultural environment and you are fluent in English.


What's in it for you?

  • International environment. You will be part of an international diverse team and you will have the opportunity to make a global impact.
  • Great company culture. You will be working in a dynamic working environment, driven by 3 core values: Think Forward, Strive for Leadership, and Achieve Together. We look after the well-being of our employees and organize internal events such as happy hours, sports and relaxation activities, parties, etc.
  • Career development. From development plans, to trainings and internal mobility, we are committed to ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to maximize your potential.
  • We offer an attractive salary package including:
    • A competitive base salary and short-term incentives
    • Comprehensive insurances including hospitalization insurance, outpatient care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and travel insurance, fully funded by BICS
    • A supplementary pension plan, fully funded by BICS
    • A flexible mobility package including company car or car allowance, mobility budget for commuting, bike lease, etc
    • A Telco pack at home including free internet and a mobile phone
    • Many other benefits such as meal and eco vouchers, 32 vacation days, homeworking possibilities, corporate discounts, ...

Beschrijving bedrijf

As a leading international communications enabler, BICS is connecting the world by facilitating reliable and secure mobile experiences anytime, anywhere. Our solutions are essential for supporting the modern lifestyle of today's device-hungry consumer - from global mobile connectivity, seamless roaming experiences and fraud prevention to global messaging and the Internet of Things.

Are you looking to join a company with a diverse culture based on collaboration and trust? If so, then this could be your next career challenge. With a team of about 600 employees and 52 different nationalities, BICS is a melting pot of different cultures where the diversity of our people is cherished. Join us, and together we can change the world of international communications.

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