Director of Engineering needed at Phase3 Telecom

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Director of Engineering needed at Phase3 Telecom
Location: All Nigeria
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Phase3 Telecom is West Africa’s largest independent fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider. With coverage of 7000km and counting, the company is licensed to run its network on Nigeria’s power infrastructure with expansion into the ECOWAS region using its unique Right of Way RoW. Phase3 is headquartered in Abuja and currently drives a fast growing efficient, affordable and reliable backbone that service many of the region’s largest telecommunications operators, internet service providers ISPs, government institutions, schools, universities, multinationals, corporate organizations, small businesses, hospitals and residences; in Nigeria and West Africa sub-region. Phase3’s service offerings cover transmission, broadband and convergence

Job Title: Director of Engineering


Job Field
Administration, Secretarial, Engineering, Technical, ICT, Computer

Role Summary
We are seeking a result oriented and focused individual with the capacity to innovatively drive the engineering services of Phase3 Telecom, positioning the organisation to maintain its leading edge as the transmission connectivity, converged services and broadband solutions provider of choice in Nigeria and the West African region.
This is a senior management role that requires extensive experience in providing cutting edge engineering solutions within the telecommunications industry. Knowledge and experience of aerial fibre technology will be a strong added advantage.

Summary of Responsibilities
Take ownership of and lead on Phase3 Telecom’s technology vision, enable innovation, understand and implement the technology trends that can create business value.
Responsible for leading the engineering efforts to deliver Fiber Optics broadband development projects, transmission backbone infrastructure projects; managing project plans and scheduling  commitments to ensure plans are integrated into the overall Phase3 telecom’s business strategy.
Work closely with the product marketing team in generating the roadmap of products and solutions that will need to be developed and determining the best engineering approach to realizing Phase3 Telecom’s products and services roadmap, including product architectures, selection of technology partners, resource planning, test planning, product scheduling, costing, and new product introduction planning.
Accountable for efficient operation of the network infrastructure components in support of Phase3 Telecom’s disaster recovery plan and participation in recovery exercises as required.
Accountable for effective communication and coordination of all network changes; managing the change implementation of all network components globally.
Define and effectively communicate strategies, policies, procedures, and standards to positively impact service quality levels and project deployment, through the continued monitoring and evaluation of network availability.
Provides focus and clarity in establishing individual goals, driving engineering employee’s performance management, supporting career development and rewarding strong performance.

Educational Qualification
First degree in Engineering or its related fields
Professional certification from an accredited professional body
Masters degree in a related field and or an MBA is essential

Work Experience
Minimum of 18 years experience, 10 years in the telecoms sectors with five years at senior management level of large, multi-function and multi-funded organisations.
Strong experience managing large networks with multiple vendors and diverse equipment
Experience in transmission technology fiber optics and wireless, data communication network experience and project.
Experience in leading, mentoring and generating results from diverse and multi skilled tea
Experience managing commercials in a fast paced environment will be an added advantage.
Knowledge of and experience in deploying
Fibre Optics, Microwave and Sattellite communication: SDH, DWDM, MPLS, MPLS-TP and OTN.
Routing protocols – BGP, BFD, OSPF, IS-IS
LAN Switching – VLAN, STP, LISP, OpenFlow

Mature, credible and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality as regards all aspects of Company related business.
Result- oriented, self-driven with a clear focus on provision of excellent services
Ability to embrace and drive change with the skills to generate team ownership.
Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, including management report writing skills.
Strong influencing and negotiating ski
Reliable, tolerant and an emphatic communicator.

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