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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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    MainOne is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. Our world-class infrastructure enhances the productivity and profitability of our customers. Since its launch in 2010, MainOne has developed a reputation for highly reliable services to become the preferred provider of wholesale Internet service...
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    Transmission Engineer Intern

    Department: Technical
    Job Type: Permanent

    The Transmission Engineer will be responsible for the Network operations and Planning & Implementation of the OSP & SDH components in the Main One Optical Transmission Network interfacing with the terrestrial and transoceanic fibre optic cable systems. Other responsibilities include:

    • Troubleshooting and resolution of 1st and 2nd level network related problems.
    • Respond to and resolve SDH & MW networks issues within the timeframe of severity level agreements
    • Review and execute RPRs (re-provision requests) on Dragon Wave HC+, Huawei OSN series (especially OSN3500, OSN500 & OSN8800) and ECI box (BG-20 & BG-30) platforms with minimal supervision
    • Support all aspects of the network management process assuring requests, implementation, and problems are delivered as required with no impact to the global communications.
    • Deploy and document changes in accordance with problem and change management process
    • Participate in managing projects introduced by engineering team assuring full implementation and documentation standards are adhered to. Complete the project's objectives within timelines.
    • Able to interpret, review and implement PDH and SDH networks designs from the core network planning team.
    • Perform most effective approach to restore, recover, or alter configurations, logical or physical, to maintain service integrity
    • Ensure that Main One’s global and metro fiber network documentation is always accurate and up to date.
    • Perform Network Analyses using E-Analyzer, SDH Analyzer, OTDR and other signal testing tools/instrument to ensure error free network.
    • Carry out site surveys, planning of new equipment, cabinets and towers installation
    • Overall project planning, delivery and update of the milestone project plan
    • Provide support as delegated on last mile connections, including microwave radio technology deployment
    • Work directly with Vendor support to manage the Optical Transmission Network (OTN).
    • Coordinate and manage equipment installation services, OTN component vendors and schedules
    • Implementation of Network resilience and Protection systems (1+1 LMSP, SNCP, MSP etc.)
    • Report on capacity, inventory and utilization of applicable transmission and carrier equipment configurations. Provide detailed engineering documentation to support and ensure the success of required projects.
    • Planning of OSP build and new POP identification selection.
    • OSP build supervisions on site where all fiber cable activities such as Laying of Fibers, Sub ducts laying & calibrations, Fibre Testing, fibre Termination/Splicing.
    • Ensure quality assurance on all outside plant infrastructural build by contractors during implementation.
    • Assess test plans and perform tests to ensure cable and build integrity.
    • Implementation of new fiber projects for MOCC backhaul routes.
    • Issue periodic progress/ status reports regularly based on the updates gathered from the construction teams.

    Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

    • First degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or Telecommunication Engineering
    • Ability to review and execute provisioning requests from Transmission Planning documents
    • Ability to troubleshoot, identify root causes and recommend solutions
    • Ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain networking/IP related technologies and protocols
    • Ability to recognize and analyze data, basic causes of problems, and recommend solutions that meet the practical needs of the business
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Teamwork abilities
    • Ability to work well under pressure

    Demands of the Job:

    • Ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision
    • May be required to travel sometimes

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Main One Cable on to apply
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