A telecommunications engineer is also involved in the management of telecommunications networks . For example, it configures and controls the operation of wired and wireless infrastructures connected locally or remotely, ensures compatibility between different systems, updates programs and obsolete components, optimizes the transmission speed of signals and monitors the security of data and exchanges of information. Often the telecommunications engineer is also the reference figure for technical support in case of problems with the network or telecommunications equipment.
Companies that hire telecommunications engineers are primarily telephone operators for fixed and mobile networks and Internet service providers , manufacturing companies that produce electrical and electronic components used in the telecommunications field, radio and television broadcasters , consultancy companies in the electronic, telecommunications and IT , companies that offer installation services and technical support for communication devices and systems ( antennas, radars, remote sensing and radio-localization systems ...).
But a telecommunications engineer can also find employment as a network manager or system administrator in companies, organizations and in the public administration.
Other interesting job opportunities are in the research and development (R&D) sector , in universities and public and private research centers, in the mobility and transport sector , in bodies for the management of air, land and naval traffic and in national space agencies and international .