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Virgin Media O2 • Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Reading

Radio Access and Network (RAN) and Spectrum Strategy Expert

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are recruiting for a RAN and Spectrum Strategy Expert to join our Radio Access Network (RAN) Technology strategy and Architecture Strategy Team . We are looking for a candidate that lives and breathes RAN technologies, you will work as our Subject Matter Expert across Virgin Media O2 and act as an ambassador and thought leader externally. This is a high profile and very visible role.

TS&A team plays a pivotal role in setting the strategic technical direction of VMO2 mobile network technology strategy. We guide and challenge decision makers to make the best strategic technology choices and support them to find a safe path to the most important technology innovations to transform our business and achieve our strategic goals.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Deep understanding and relevant practical experience with 3GPP RAN technologies including LTE, LTE-Advanced, 5G, and 5G advance.
  • Deep understanding and relevant practical experience of mobile spectrum principles, management techniques.
  • Deep understanding and relevant practical experience with radio traffic analysis and spectrum capacity dimensioning.
  • Deep understanding and relevant practical experience of radio wave propagation principles, theories, and its application in mobile coverage prediction.
  • Deep understanding of the relevant global and UK spectrum assignment process and regulations framework, standardisation bodies governing allocation and use of mobile spectrum

The other stuff we are looking for

  • Understanding of network infrastructure sharing techniques and capability enablers, both passive and active sharing.
  • Familiar with JOTS forum Neutral Host technical specifications.
  • Good understanding of RF Health regulations and their application to mobile networks.

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a competency based interview

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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