Submarine Network Support Engineer


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Job Description:

  • To operate and maintain submarine cable landing station in order to ensure high availability of the submarine cable networks and corresponding traffic terminating at the station
  • Carry out planned works for several nights in row in conjunction with submarine network NOC.
  • Carry emergency operational procedures at odd hours in event of submarine cable cut on call-out basis.
  • Work with CLS engineers in other stations in different time zones and who are not fluent in English language.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance of terminal station (dry plant) equipment. This include but not limited to:
  • SLTE alarm check
  • SLTE performance monitoring
  • SLTE optical measurement
  • PFE alarm check
  • PFE voltage/current check
  • PFE calibration
  • SN (submarine NMS) backup
  • Wet plant monitoring (repeater and branching unit)
  • Maintain the SLDs (straight line diagrams) and RPLs (route position list), ensuring that they are updated after every major cable repair.
  • Perform corrective maintenance on terminal station equipment in coordination with the NOC. This includes but not limited to:
  • Make observations
  • Initiate corrective procedures or decide on course of action
  • Record all relevant observation and results
  • Rectify faults or notify responsible section
  • Perform first line equipment repair or notify responsible authority
  • Implement dispatch procedure for  faulty equipment
  • Confirm repair
  • Compile report on any failure event
  • Maintain and update system maintenance documents
  • Implement WOs (work orders) for new circuits in conjunction with the NOC.
  • Test new circuits in conjunction with other stations and local terrestrial network O&M staff.
  • Inventory management. This management of installed and spare inventory.
  • Supplier & Vendor management: Monitor the routine maintenance activities of suppliers and act as RHE for them in case of emergency and recommend changes to agreed methods and procedures based on observation and data.
  • Implement and maintain all interconnectivity on customer access pre-cabled and On-demand ODFs based on WOs for MTN and other submarine cable parties.
  • Provide first line maintenance on MTN terrestrial backhaul network equipment at the landing station.


Job Condition:    

  • Normal MTNN working conditions, but may be required to work long hours
  • Minimal local travel



  • A first degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related discipline
  • Minimum of four years work experience
  • With at least two years work experience in Telecommunication industry, with specific experience using multiplexers microwave, satellite and fibre optic transmission equipment.
  • Ericsson DXX PDH and SDH multiplexer training
  • Huawei Optix SDH and DWDM multiplexer training
  • DCME training
  • Specific Equipment Training
  • Minimum Qualification     
  • BA, BEng, BTech or HND

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Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Engineering and Information Technology

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years