Senior Engineer, Datacom

March 18, 2022

Job Description

9mobile Nigeria

9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Engineer, Datacom
Job: IRC4458
Location: Abuja, NG
Job Summary        

Provide necessary technical support towards IP/MPLS backbone, IP RAN, Internet, Gateway, International Peering Solution and Enterprise Solutions to meet specific business Support IP/ MPLS Backbone Network, Technologies such as MPLS Core, MP-BGP, VPNs, VPLS, L3VPN,MPLS, Fast Rerouting, VRRP, BFD etc.

Principal Functions

Manage complex transformation International Networks peering and traffic engineering
IP Routing Experience: OSPF, BGP, and BGP policing, Route reflectors and Confederations, Multi-homing solutions
Review the detailed network designs and network configurations of the Network Engineering group to ensure consistency with the architecture, as well as gain insight into how to optimize architecture after real-world application.
Support & manage all internet gateway routers, Public IP, and other Internet Solution to meet specific business requirements
Technical knowledge of GSM/LTE environment and interaction of IP system with CS core, PS core, VAS, Interconnect and carrier services
Review all changes to network configuration for technical accuracy and impact, and provide multi-protocol network problem resolutions.
Maintain the integrity of configuration database and record systems and ensure IP/MPLS/Internet and network security integrity documentations are updated regularly.
Responsible for end to end IP integrations for new equipment, Core switching equipment, VAS nodes, Media gateway, and GGSN /SGSN gateways nodes and interconnect nodes into IP network
Monitor and ensure vendors' adherence to contractual SLAs (vendor management).
Conduct weekly & monthly network performance monitoring, trend analyses, capacity planning and expansion in line with network growth trends and increases in traffic
Ensure that approved IP optimization tasks are executed according to schedule and with minimal distortion to service
Consistently refine operating processes, systems and platforms to facilitate continuous improvement and ensure network operations meet operational delivery requirements
Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions
Perform periodic network audit and network performance improvement measures
Recommends network operational improvement measures
Develop IP network operational strategy document
Ensure best practice operational procedure
Review, approves operational instructions / method of procedures
Lead the troubleshooting of faults, enforce preventive maintenance methodology
Perform any other duties as assigned by the line Manager, IP and Enterprise Operations.

Educational Requirements

First Degree in Electrical / Electronic / Computer Engineering or a related field
Three (3) to Five (5) years post NYSC relevant work experience.
Experience in IP/MPLS networks and technologies in multi-service environments
Experience with IP, IPv6, Ethernet, MPLS BGP VPN, VPLS, VLL and IP Service Edge deployment and operation. Good understanding of IP/MPLS and evolution towards an IP/NGN based technology.
Clear understanding of the following protocols: MP-BGP, VPNs, VPLS, L3VPN, Fast   Rerouting, VRRP, BFD OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, MP-BGPQOS, NAT, IP routing and switching.
Hands-on experience with Huawei, Cisco and Nokia IP nodes.
Experience with Juniper nodes is desired.
Excellent working knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia (Alcatel) routers and switches.
Advanced QOS experience especially pertaining to VoIP and DOS
Familiarity with any object-oriented programming language (Python, C++, etc.).
Network automation and scripting skills.
Cisco CCNP certification or equivalent in other DATACOM vendors listed above.
Good understanding of mobile telecommunication network
Advanced working skills on Microsoft office suite.
Excellent presentation skills.


Service Continuity Management, Monitoring and Control
Telecommunications & Mobile Network Standards & Specifications
Operational experience with large scale carrier multi-service networks.


Problem Solving


Passion for Excellence
Empowering people
Growing people
Customer Focus.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
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