Job No: 004
The role will form a part of technical design and support group responsible of the technical overview of the MTN fixed connectivity infrastructure as well as to support other business units with the utilization of the assets. The role will oversee the delivery of IP service to Wholesale, MTN OPCO.
IP Support Engineer will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:
Support the delivery of IP/MPLS service to the customer
Monitor the IP/MPLS network and support for design and implementation
Support IP address management strategy across the OpCo and Global Network border
Support for delivery of overall product for IP/MPLS global products (IP/MPLS, Peering, VPN, IP/MPLS and network security services)
Assist to prepare High Level Design and Low Level Design planning documentation
Align the Quality of Services definition and KPI across the Global and OpCo IP/MPLS networks
Support Developing policies and procedures for the Global IP/MPLS network
Perform automated off-line MPLS traffic engineering, leveraging exclusive algorithms that optimize resource utilization and ensure service survivability
Interface with MTN Kenya sales, business development and other technical business units and support the design of enterprise grade multi-country networks (for GEBU)
Be proactive in recommending improvements to the OpCo IP/MPLS network infrastructure in the drive for best in class service availability and reliability
Support Defining SLAs and customer-specific reporting of this service, both internal (OpCos) and external end customers
Provide higher technical support to OpCo operations teams with regards to IP/MPLS infrastructure and escalate to vendors the major issues
Act as an interface between the internal / and external customers and provide all parties with expert engineering support
Support Defining and update the existing installed base of networks & products across MTN Group as part of a product catalogue
Address possible future requirements of customers in product roadmap using market insights and research
Continuously identify key gaps in the infrastructure in order to create a homogeneous global IP/MPLS based on market priorities
Manage vendors with particular regard to maintenance agreements, incident management and software deployment and circuit provision
Supervise IP/MPLS services’ implementation covering the installations, testing & handover
Minimum 3 Year Academic Degree in Technical/ Engineering Degree/Diploma or similar qualification
CCNA, CCNP or equivalent Associate and professional certification
English, ideally Swahili
5+ years in relevant experience in the international telecommunication wholesales infrastructure industry in IP/MPLS Network Solution and Architecture design, configuration and testing
Relevant experience with IP networks, Minimum of 3 years of experience with multiservice platforms, routing platforms, routing protocols SIS/RIP/RSVP/OSPF/BGP/ BGP/ and troubleshooting down to packet level
Ability to maintain a large network with complex network technology
Excellent TCP/ IP networking skills
Detailed knowledge on the international telecommunication infrastructure industry in regard to latest industry trends and competitive landscape within the MTN footprint
Strong understanding of IP networks, with proven experience with MPLS technology including L2/L3 VPN and traffic engineering
Effectively manage processes and solutions to maximize efficient work within the business unit Desire to provide inputs for new product development and management
High communication and presentation skills to efficiently manage partners, customers an colleagues within MTN business units
Strong analytical skills to be able to execute market analysis, competitor landscape reports and customer monitoring
Understanding the connectivity infrastructure wholesales landscape with a focus of emerging markets
Work proactively across multiple cultures and languages within the MTN footprint countries
Strong computer literacy
Able to motivate and inspire team members across multiple MTN footprints
Qualified candidates are invited to send their applications and detailed CV, including qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration.
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