Jobs at MTN Uganda - Engineer IP Services & Data Network Planning

Job Title: Engineer III – IP Services & Data Network Planning

MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services. MTN is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking to recruit a competent individual to fill the vacant Position of Engineer III – IP Services & Data Network Planning.

The position reports to the: Principal Engineer IP Services & Data Network Planning

The main purpose of the job is: -

The main purpose of the Job is to plan, design and implement architectural changes on MTN’s IP/MPLS infrastructure, Fixed Broadband aggregation, Data policing/deep packet inspection/charging enforcement, Mobile Data Core (3G, Wi-Fi), ISP and Data Centers to ensure the success of MTN’s data strategy in the market. As part of the role, the incumbent shall also carry out performance monitoring for the aforementioned infrastructure and recommend appropriate solutions for improvement

Prime responsibilities of the position:

    Plan, monitor, coordinate and accept all new IP/MPLS developments, improvements and installations.
    Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly performance monitoring reports on MTN's IP/MPLS infrastructure and provide recommendations on network improvements.
    Carry out Capacity Planning, Network Design & Implementation, Project Management for all IP Data Networks/Services including: Broadband & Managed Data Network Services, Fixed and Mobile Data Services, Bulk Internet Services, L2/L3 Corporate Customer solutions, Colocation services, Mobile office/Blackberry, Hosted ISP and Cloud Services.
    Participate in the introduction of new IP services and networking technologies to provide MTN with a competitive edge in the data & converged services arena.
    Spearhead the research and evaluation of the performance and potential of data/IP networking technologies including industry developments, so as to define and guide future plans & development opportunities for MTN.
    Ensure continuous availability of performance reports and metrics for all IP services and data infrastructure and recommend/implement enhancements to the systems to meet service/network KPIS thereby surpassing customer expectations.
    Review Designs & Validate all IP Services/Data Network Planning Infrastructure upgrades/changes before implementation.
    Assume the technical leadership for all IP Services/Data Network planning initiatives.
    Constantly forecast data Network capacity requirements to meet the growing traffic demands and subscriber projections as per the MTN business plan.
    Ensure timely development of Project specifications for all new Data Network Platforms and services for submission to the Capital Projects Department for Implementation.
    Monitor the Data Network Nodes Licenses so that timely license upgrades may be carried out without exceeding capacity limitations.
    Participate in Acceptance tests for all new Data Network Platforms and Services.
    Act as Technical Lead for Data Network Planning projects assigned.
    Update and Keep a record of all hardware and software versions for all Data Network equipment.
    Carry out research on new IP Services, Data Network platforms, software releases that can be used to improve services on the MTN Network.
    Recommend appropriate Data Network resilience and redundancy plans.
    Participate, in conjunction with the Capital Projects Department, in hand over of all completed Data Network developments to Network operations.
    Perform any other duties, as may be required from time to time.

Required Academic qualifications and Experience;

    A BSc Electrical Engineering / BSc Telecommunications Engineering.
    Certifications in CCNA, CCDA, CCIP, IP Networks/Security/Telecoms industry as well as Project Management Training would be an added advantage
    A minimum of 2 years’ Experience with Telecoms Core Networks, Service Provider IP Networks and Systems management with skills in IP/MPLS networks, Mobile data core network ISP Services & Data Center infrastructure in an Architectural Role (Planning/Design/Implementation)
    Technical Knowledge of the operation of Data networks, including but not limited to router and switch configuration

Other attributes

    Proficiency in the use of Windows, UNIX Platforms and IP Networking.
    Proficiency in MS Office packages- Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Projects
    Highly innovative, results-oriented and have the ability to work long hours under pressure
    Good persuasion/negotiation and relationship building skills
    Excellent presentation and communication skills
    Results-oriented with the ability to work long hours under pressure

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their Job Applications with detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be presented at the interview) and names and addresses of three referees addressed to the: Recruitment Officer, MTN- Uganda, P.O Box 24624, Kampala,
. NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTN Uganda is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 25/07/2013


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