Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a leading mobile telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel Africa Group, is committed to providing innovative, exciting, affordable and quality mobile services to Nigerians, giving them the freedom to communicate, rise above their daily challenges and drive economic and social development. The company made history on August 5, 2001 by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria and has scored a series of many "firsts" in the highly competitive Nigerian telecommunications market including the first to introduce toll-free 24-hour customer care; first to launch service in all the six geo-political zones in the country; first to introduce affordable recharge denominations; first to introduce monthly free SMS and first to introduce monthly airtime bonus.
A truly innovative company, Airtel has showed resilience, charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its esteemed stakeholders and enhancing distribution as well as providing affordable services to empower more nigerians.
In Nigeria, Airtel is working tirelessly to live up to an ambitious vision of being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians as it offers a superior brand experience and a portfolio of innovative products & services ranging from exciting voice solutions to inventive data packages and mobile broadband.
This function is expected to act as the representative for business, technical and functional requirements in the area of IP Packet backbone solutions to support both Mobile and Enterprise services. The function will define the optimal topology of the IP core network to meet a premium service level agreements and industry architecture for next generation IP networks; To evaluate network design and define integrated planning/implementation criteria and guidelines with partners for capacity management and dimensioning of the IP core network; Also would evaluate delivery of IP projects to designed SLAs whilst exploring the most efficient ways to deliver any new functional requirements placed upon the 2G/3G/LTE Mobile Network which includes but not limited to voice, data and other services.
PS/MPBN/MPLS Core Planning and Architecture designed to ensure Uninterrupted voice and data service delivery
Ensure that the project related documentation reflects a fit-for-purpose design and compiles with the contractual vendor requirements.
On concept of solutions proffered and prior to implementation, documentation in the form of SD, HLD and LLD designs should be prepared to include technical functionality, platform design and platform integration with relevant network elements.
Capacity planning - Perform adequate dimensioning, of all IP nodes, interfaces MPC/EPC related Nodes - in accordance with network growth and projections.
Expand & Evolve Core Network
Vendor Management - Ensuring that the MS/MC partners deliver the projects to the high quality expected first time right.
Explore new initiatives which meet business requirements by developing and delivering cost efficient delivery plans of proposed solutions
Desired Skills and Experience
Bachelor/Masters of Telecommunication/Electronic Engineering degree/Computer Science
Detailed working Telecommunications Knowledge
Analytical and Presentation skills
Detailed understanding of IP/MPLS and its role in the Telecommunications industry.
A basic understanding of 3GPP /ITU-T and ETSI standards is required.
Minimum of 6-8years working experience in large Mobile Network Operator with the MPC or EPC domains.
Multivendor experience - HUAWEI, CISCO, JUNIPER, ERICSSON, ALCATEL LUCENT platforms and packet core architectures - Including Charging nodes in data networks.
Good understanding of the commercial deployment of EPC/LTE, which could include design, test and/or deployment. Understanding of the evolution of 3G networks moving towards 4G.
Detailed understanding of IP technology and its interrelation with supported domains; a working knowledge of the domains to facilitate E2E service flow.
Experience on Ericsson PS core will be added advantage
Experience of deployment of key network systems through the delivery life cycle from initial design to full operational handover
Good project management knowledge
Experience in measuring and analyzing network KPI ‘key performance indicators’
Personal Integrity and good interpersonal relationship
Personal tenacity to succeed
Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
Highly organized and good at implementation
Time management skills with commitment to project timelines.
Good analytical and problem solving skills.
Good practical skills in troubleshooting and fault resolution for supporting operations teams as an escalation point