• Senior Manager - IN & VAS 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.

    Senior Manager - IN & VAS Planning

     

    Purpose
    This function is expected to act as the lead representative for business, technical and functional requirements in the area of IN & VAS solutions. The function will define the optimal topology and proposed technology roadmap of the IN/Charging and VAS 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 IN network; Also would evaluate delivery of IN projects to designed SLAs whilst exploring the most efficient ways to deliver any new functional requirements placed upon the Mobile/Evolved Core Network.

    Educational Qualifications & Functional/Technical Skills

    •     Bachelor/Masters of Telecommunication/Electronic Engineering degree
    •     Detailed working Telecommunications Knowledge
    •     Analytical, Technical and Presentation skills
    •     A good understanding of 3GPP /ITU-T and ETSI standard with regards to   OCS will be required.
    •     Relevant experience with OSS platforms.

    Relevant Experience

    •     Minimum of 8-10 years working experience in large Mobile Network   Operator with the MPC or EPC domains.
    •     Vendor experience – HUAWEI and ERICSSON platforms and IN architectures   - Including Service level configuration for data services.
    •     Good technical understanding and experience of the commercial   deployment of EPC/LTE (including IMS) which could include design, test and/or   deployment.  Understanding of the   evolution of 3G networks moving towards 4G.
    •     Good understanding of interrelated domains (IT/Voice/Data/Vas   applications) functions and working knowledge of the underlying IP technology   to facilitate E2E service flow.
    •     Experience on Ericsson PS core will be added advantage
    •     Experience of delivering customer facing services and solutions
    •     Experience of deployment of key network systems through the delivery   life cycle from initial design to full operational handover. This comes with Good   project management knowledge.
    •     Good understanding of Unix Shell scripting and Knowledge and experience   of Linux environments.
    •     Experience of solving end-to-end design challenges that have   significant interaction between multiple systems and domains
    •     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 suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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