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Senior Engineer, Packet Switch Core​ Job at Etisalat Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria commenced commercial operations on 23 October 2008 with a promise to deliver innovative and quality services in Nigeria. Since then, we have continued to deliver the best possible experience at the most affordable price to our subscribers.

This commitment has led to the growth of our active subscriber base to over 21 million in just six years. Today, Etisalat has network coverage in all 36 states of the federation including Abuja, the federal capital territory as we continue to build our network and expand to new locations.

Position: Head - Transmission

​Job Summary       
Coordinate the design, planning and optimisation of the transmission network of Etisalat
Principal Functions       

Provide inputs in the development of strategies and plans towards the implementation of a working WAN, and transmission links (E1s, Backbones etc.) to support operational and business needs. Ensure that Etisalat's microwave network design strategy is in line with accepted local and international standards. Develop short, medium and long term transmission solutions for Network evolution e.g. for General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) etc Lead the conceptualization, planning and development of customized technical solutions for enterprise business customers Review the end to end technical design proposal to meet specific requirements of the enterprise customers. Manage the execution of the unit's work programs and plans. Coordinate the evaluation of local and global telecommunications trends and development and implement strategies to counter/minimize possible impact on the architecture and integrity of the access network Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to transmission planning and design. Identify required resources, personnel, funding to achieve the unit/ function's strategy. Establish and maintain relationship with key internal and external stakeholders. Manage the day to day activities of the unit and ensure alignment with the overall goals and objectives of the department and the organisation as a whole. Maintain in-depth knowledge and database of existing transmission infrastructure in various Etisalat target areas that can be leveraged for transmission services for network development and expansion. Analyse and determine the type of equipment to be used for transmission services. Define and direct transmission planning to support Etisalat network rollout. Oversee the design and planning of Etisalat's microwave transmission network. Oversee the design and planning of the links between the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) and Mobile Switching Centres (MSC) to achieve full optimisation. Oversee the design and planning of Etisalat's cable transmission network. Facilitate the design of backbone and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) network. Coordinate the mapping out of Internet Protocol (IP) service connectivity. Oversee the design and planning of the integration of Etisalat's IP network Oversee the development and maintenance of a structured expansion plan for future traffic growth and technology evolution. Plan and manage the human and material resources of the team/ function to optimise performance, morale and enhance productivity. Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions. Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate's performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives. Monitor and control the budgetary needs of the unit/function. Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Director, Engineering. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director, Engineering      

Educational Requirements       

First degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering  Postgraduate degree/relevant professional qualification    

Experience, Skills & Competencies       

Nine (9) to Twelve (12) years relevant work experience with at least three years in a managerial position IP Technologies Network Capacity Management Telecommunications & Mobile Network Standards & Specifications Leadership and People Management Communication Change Management Passion for Excellence Integrity Empowering people Growing people Team work Customer Focus


Position: Senior Engineer, Packet Switch Core​

Job Summary       

Perform PS end to end troubleshooting, conduct Packet core health checks, and carry out end to end KPI analysis and Performance optimization Ensure the implementation, maintenance and operations of Packet switch nodes and effectively monitor all data related links     

Principal Functions       

Supervise the integration of new SGSN/GGSN nodes and ensure effective acceptance of the nodes Ensure prompt resolution of internal Roaming Data Challenges as stipulated with the timeline Monitoring of all data service link (Gi, Gp and blackberry) C0-ordinate the integration of new BSC and RNC to the packet nodes Ensure the implementation of new roaming partners and troubleshooting as requires Follow up major data network activities on daily basics and ensure fault free operation Perform impact analysis of software upgrade for SGSN/GGSN nodes and provide necessary recommendation as required Co-ordinate the routine maintenance of Packet switches in line with standard policies and procedures Supervision of all CRs implemented by EOT team on Packet nodes Ensure effective analyses of the Packet performance reports and proactively resolve any challenges Ensure daily monitoring of alarms generated from the Packet nodes and prompt resolution Supervise the configuration of Huawei routers and switches as deployed in the network Ensure effective implementation of firewalls in the Packet domain and security policies are adhere as required Ensure that the PS Core nodes availability targets are achieved Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Carrier and Data Services

Educational Requirements       

First degree in Electrical/Electronic or Computer Engineering

Experience, Skills & Competencies       

Three (3) to five (5) years relevant work experience IP Knowledge with minimum certification as CCNP (will be an added advantage) Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Especially Excel) GPRS (SGSN/GGSN) operational experience with focus on troubleshooting Fault analysis & Performance reporting/analysis Personal Effectiveness Problem Solving Teaming Passion for Excellence Integrity Empowering people Growing people Team work Customer Focus

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