Job at MTN Nigeria for an IP Planning Manager

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MTN Nigeria is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Manager, IP Planning
Job Descriptions

  • To provide Strategic and supervisory role to ensure the
    efficient and effective planning of the converged IP Datacomms/transport
    capacity for voice and data networks in line with the business
    requirements (required timelines, budget constraints and quality
  • To provide Supervisory and Operational Leadership for the team
    of individuals working on the planning of all PS and CS Core, edge and
    access networks
  • To manage the design and planning of sustainable, future-proof
    IP and Core services networks that support the present and future
    subscriber base of MTN Nigeria
  • To map out a technology roadmap for technological migration in line with global technology trends
  • Extract value from what we already have by focusing on
    optimizing processes within the Unit/Department in line with the value
    creation philosophy.  This includes individual contributions and
    recommendations to improve existing business project/initiative,
    capital/budget efficiency activities within the Unit, contracts review
    and negotiation in collaboration with the Procurement team, structural
    changes within the Unit etc.
  • Role model the vital behaviours needed to sustain organisational
    performance and drive people management activities by being the
    principal coach for your direct reports using the people management
    framework. Participate in employee engagement projects such as
    mentorship, facilitating programs, etc. In addition, support
    recruitment, on boarding and grievance management processes etc.
  • Oversee the plan and design for nodes, sites and links within
    the national IP/MPLS Edge & Core Networks and ensure ongoing
    development to cater for new developments in the organization’s business
  • Strategic planning (brainstorming with all relevant departments) of IP transport and Core network
  • Ensures that all the licensing requirements are met and controls
    budget directly related to any upgrades or licensing requirements
  • Maintains capacity and functionality requirements timely and ahead of traffic for the PS Core, CS Core network elements
  • Oversees the issues relating to resource requirements to complete critical design, planning and process tasks
  • Supervise and produce network convergence hierarchy, topology,
    architecture and infrastructure redundancy plan for VPN service
    integration, regional Service provider edge aggregation and IP Core
    Transport via the multi-service backbone.
  • Drive Innovation by identifying and taking advantage of new
    business opportunities, e.g., by stimulating and encouraging new
    business opportunities, launch of products, product/process innovation,
    business model innovation etc.
  • Maintain leadership in the ICT/Digital industry by influencing
    stakeholders within your immediate ecosystem for MTNN’s benefit. This
    includes participation in credible external think-tank sessions,
    involvement in inter-divisional focus Group sessions to improve business
    performance etc.
  • Enhance/expand MTN’s role in the larger national macro
    environment by participating in CSR projects and/or NGO’s, involvement
    in recognized professional institutions, think-tank activities etc.
  • Interface with Core network, Network operations, ENS,
    Transmission Specialists and Topology for planning of optic (DWDM)
    backbone connectivity, capacity planning and allocation for efficient
    transport of all internal and external customer data traffic.
  • Conduct weekly & monthly network performance monitoring,
    trend analyses, capacity planning and expansion in line with network
    growth trends and increases in all traffic/Service. (Internet, Voice,
    BB, Data, enterprise, Switch etc)
  • Develop and evolve IP addressing, naming and numbering formats
    for all network nodes and elements in and outside the IP/MPLS backbone.
  • Produce and evolve designs for integration and extension of
    IP/MPLS edge functionality to the Campus LAN Core at all IP Backbone
    locations. (IPRAN)
  • Plan, schedule and conduct site visits and surveys for accurate
    and effective network design, dimensioning and integration planning.
  • Recruits, develops, and retains people with outstanding potential
  • Supervise the plan, design and optimize routing & transport
    technologies for Provider Edge aggregation and Core transport network
    integration and verify requests, justify needs and classify all
    requested networks and services for MPLS VPN integration.
  • Supervise the plan, deploy and evolve/extend IP/MPLS techniques towards the network Edge and access.
  • Oversee plan, deploy and evolve Quality and Class of Service techniques at the network Edge and in the MPLS core network.
  • Supervise all IP backbone integration events, approve work
    orders and control project processes for capacity expansion, node
    integration and/or new service introduction.
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Job Condition

  • Normal MTNN working conditions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • National travel and a valid driver’s license.
  • On standby 24/7 throughout the year

Experience & Training

  • First Degree in any relevant engineering or science courses
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum  of 6 years’ experience which includes:
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience in supervising/managing others
    • Experience working in a medium to large organization
    • Extensive experience in ICT & Telecoms Service Provider network.
  • Understanding of high capacity Packet & TDM transmission technologies & products, e.g. SDH, DWDM.
  • Working knowledge of IP/MPLS, QOS standards & Networking protocols such as X25, TCP/IP, Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS and ATOM.
  • Voice Networking Telecomm standards ETSI/ANSI, VOIP, C7 (SS7).
  • Knowledge of advanced IP routing protocols (BGP, IS-IS, etc.).


  • Advanced leadership programmes
  • New technologies training
  • Telecoms network design and planning principles
  • People Management
  • Technical Project Management

Minimum Qualification    

  • BEd, BEng, BSc, BTech or HND.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  4th August, 2016.

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