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    Stresert Services Limited - Our Client is a global leader in the telecommunications and data-services sectors delivering wide range of affordable, high quality and easy to use broadband access and communication services across Africa.

    Voice and Messaging Engineer (Opco)


    Location: Lagos
    Business Unit: Networks
    Reporting to: Head of Networks
    Job Grade: 3L

    Purpose of the position
    This position will ensure that the voice and messaging services are implemented end-to-end, all interconnects are properly implemented and maintained and the services meets the KPIs. In addition, the position will also be responsible for the technical aspects of national and international roaming, network steering and managing the SIM profile and OTA services through third parties.

    Responsibilities & Duties

    •     Voice and Messaging Management
    •     Working with the legal and regulatory team to negotiate interconnect agreements;
    •     Planning for capacity on the voice and messaging services interconnects, ensuring provision for capacity at the right time;
    •     Interconnects Roll-out planning;
    •     Liaison with other operators for implementation of the interconnects;
    •     Perform Commissioning and Acceptance of voice aspects of the RAN network;
    •     Testing and acceptance of 3GPP LTE voice related features such as ROHC, TTI bundling, DRX, Semi-Persistent scheduling;
    •     Handset Voice and Messaging performance analysis;
    •     Software and feature Release Management, involving request for feature, testing and acceptance of voice services and interconnects;
    •     SIM Profile management;
    •     Management of the MGW provisioning and support; or any IP interconnect;
    •     Management of performance of all Voice and Messaging Interconnects (national and international)
    •     Network performance monitoring (KPIs) for voice and messaging services;
    •     Provide inputs to the Head of Networks on all aspects related to voice and messaging;
    •     Submission of management reports and regulatory reports to Head of Networks;

    Academic Qualifications:

    •     Degree /Diploma in Telecoms / Electronics / Computer Engineering


    •     Basic Telecoms, LTE/3G, IP Transport Networks, VOIP, Data Communications Networks

    Work Experience & Skills

    •     6 - 8 years work experience in a supervisory position
    •     Exposure on VoIP networks (at least 3-4 years); Training in VoIP, SIP telephony, SS7, CCNA Voice
    •     2G/3G/WiMAX/ LTE technologies

    KPI Measurements

    •     Network Acceptance/Commissioning
    •     Personal qualities & behavioural traits:
    •     Self Starter, Driven and energetic
    •     Good interpersonal and communications skills, with ability to manage a team
    •     Team worker
    •     Ability to work odd hours
    •     Able to travel


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    Planning Manager


    Location of the job: Network OpCo Team Office of the CTO        

    Level: 4  
    Reports To: Country CTO
    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:  (Short description)
    •             Plan and design the end-to-end network (access, transport, core network, interconnects for OpCo) with the partner /vendors
    •             Network Capex and Opex planning and budgeting
    •             Network Optimization and reengineering
    •             Selection of Local vendors/ Contractors
    •             Technical Support to Business Development and Business Planning
    Context: (Global influences, environmental / industry demands, organizational mission, etc.)
    The Planning manager will work in close relationship with the market and business planning teams, network design & build partners, and Network O&M partners and will be responsible to plan the expansions and optimize the network capex and opex, creating network Opex and Capex budgets.
    Key Performance Areas: (Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position)
    1.            Defining the Network plan for the OpCo cities rollout with the Network Design and Build partners/ vendors
    2.            Design and optimize network plan including the radio, transmission including metro, national and international traffic backhaul and core network in consultation with the market planning team and the design and build partners/ vendors.
    3.            Traffic planning, traffic data analysis and reengineering of the network
    4.            Network Capex and Opex Budget preparation
    5.            Support OpCo Business planning teams
    6.            Appointment of local Vendors and contractors
    7.            Technical Support to Business Development Teams for regulatory lobbying etc.
    8.            Defining / discussing the interconnects with other operators, and engineering the POIs as per the traffic needs
    Responsibility towards:
    •             Direct reports: None
    •             Matrix reports:
    •             Key customers: Business Planning, Business Development, OPCo Network Operations Teams, Regulatory teams
    •             Key suppliers: Network Vendors, Managed Services Partners
    Discretionary Space
    •             As per delegation
    Minimum Requirements
    •             Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication Engineering
    •             8-10 Years of total experience in Wireless, Data Communication and VoIP Networks planning design, planning. Experience in IP Transport Networks and/ or Wireless and Radio Networks
    •             Basic Telecommunications, Engineering of LTE, IP Transport Networks, VoIP and Data Communication Networks
    •             Knowledge of Wireless Communications, Broadband Services & Data communication networks, IETF protocols, IP Transport networks
    Skills / physical competencies:
    •             Analytical, Good Communication, Negotiation
    •             Team player
    General working conditions:
    (E.g. shift work, driver’s license, specific tools, special clothing, environmental requirements, etc.)
    Very attractive!!

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    Chief Technical Officer


    Responsible for overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of projects ensuring consistency with company strategy and goals. The desired candidate MUST, operate and maintain an effective and sustainable Data Network through continuous improvement in design and most cost-effective new technology incorporation as required supporting strategic business growth in the short, medium and long term.
    {C}·         Develop framework, policies and procedures to guide the company’s technical operations and to enable the division to provide high quality services to customers and attain set goals and objectives.
    {C}·         Review risk for Data Systems and network infrastructure, develop Risk Management Strategy and ensure the deployment of risk mitigating action plans and business continuity of organizations operations.
    {C}·         Propose budget to provide effective services and control and monitor division’s expenditure, in accordance with approved budget and associated rules and procedures.
    {C}·         Monitor, analyse and stay abreast of the offerings and technologies of competitors to ensure that the organization maintains a competitive edge and operational excellence.
    {C}·         Maintain and develop industry knowledge including awareness of emerging companies, products and industry leaders.
    {C}·         Oversee the development of various Terms of References and Service Level Agreements between organization, service providers and consultants in line with approved framework.
    {C}·         Oversee and manage the rollout of entire network.
    {C}·         Develop a technical service structure capable of sustaining longer term operational requirements including operational availability and quality demands.
    {C}·         Identify, evaluate and track the development needs and performance of staff within the division, providing opportunities for staff to build on the company’s investment in their training and improve productivity.
    {C}·         Coach and mentor the division’s team to ensure understanding of the objectives and goals of the division, awareness of all related job requirements, accountabilities and leverage human resources career development programs for staff.
    • Management of direct reports, succession planning, performance management.
    Creativities (improvement/innovation inherent)
    {C}·         Continuous reduction in partial network downtime
    {C}·         Developing a disaster recovery system
    {C}·         Continuous search for ways to improve the network performance of the organization
    {C}·         Improved redundancies in Network Operations
    {C}·         Improved Methodologies and Work Techniques
    Independent thought and Judgment:
    {C}·         Network design and technology
    {C}·         First degree or equivalent in engineering
    {C}·         15 years experience in telecommunications and  engineering DATA/GSM Operations
    Key Functional Competencies:
    • Business Analysis
    • Business Performance Measurement & Management
    • Business Risk Management
    • Computer & Information Technology Appreciation
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Planning & Budgeting
    • Project Planning & Control
    • Resource Efficiency
    • Service Level Agreement Management
    • Stakeholder Relations Management
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Telecomms/Data Business Savvy
    Key Performance Indicators (e.g. Quality, Time, Cost, Value):
    {C}·         Opex versus budget
    {C}·         Capex versus budget
    {C}·         Return on Assets (ROA)
    {C}·         Internal Customer Satisfaction Survey
    {C}·         SLAs / Support with respect to Data/Telecomms providers
    {C}·         % Availability of Network
    {C}·         Performance contracts for all staff drawn in line with departmental Scorecard
    {C}·         Individual development plans for all staff
    {C}·         All staff evaluations completed to deadline
    {C}·         % Of approved headcount recruited

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should forward CVs to: using ‘V & M ENGINEER’ as the subject of mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Only candidates with a minimum of six (6) years experience in core technical position should please apply. We welcome professionals from leading Data/Telecommunications companies to apply.

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