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  • Manager - CS Core Planning at Airtel Nigeria

  • Posted on: 25 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    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.

    Manager - CS Core Planning


    The function will define the optimal topology of the circuit switched core network to meet a premium service level and architecture; To evaluate network design and define integrated planning/implementation criteria and guidelines with partners for capacity management and dimensioning of the core network; Also would evaluate delivery of CS core projects to designed SLAs whilst exploring the most efficient ways to deliver any new functional requirements placed upon the CS Core Network by 2G/3G/LTE access technologies.

    Educational Qualifications & Functional/Technical Skills

    •     Detailed working Telecommunications experience with sound knowledge of   mobile network planning and optimization
    •     Previous O&M understanding  would   also be a benefit
    •     Analytical and Presentation skills
    •     A basic understanding of 3GPP /ITU-T and ETSI standards is required.
    •     Bachelor/Masters of Telecommunication/Electronic Engineering degree

    Relevant Experience

    •     Minimum of 5 years varied experience in planning, implementation,   operation and maintenance with a Mobile Telecommunications Network Operator   or Vendor
    •     Vendor experience - HUAWEI, ERICSSON, ALCATEL LUCENT platforms and packet   core architectures - Including Charging nodes in data networks.
    •     An excellent understanding of the underlying IP transport networks with   applications to converged networks would be of much added benefits.
    •     Experience of the commercial deployment of a mobile/enhanced core   network, which could include design, test and/or deployment. 
    •     Good understanding of Interrelated domains (circuit & packet core,   online & offline charging, IN protocols, next generation technologies   e.g. IMS) required.
    •     Also a very good understanding of access network technologies (BSC,   RNC) as related to core and the evolution of 3G networks moving towards 4G.
    •     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’

    Other requirements

    •     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.
    •     Self-motivational skills
    •     Good analytical and problem solving skills.
    •     Good practical skills in troubleshooting and fault resolution for supporting operations teams as an escalation point

    Method of Application

    Interested and sitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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