Head of Network Services

First Point Group

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First Point Group – Our client, is looking for qualified candidates to fill the vacant position above.

Job Purpose

  • Lead Core Network Design & Planning ensuring coordination, execution, control and implementation of specific core network projects for CS & PS domain including statistics, ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and business objectives

Key Accountabilities

Core Network Strategy and Architecture:

  • Alignment and implementation of the core network strategy and architecture as well as implantation of new technologies and trends in short, medium and long-term
  • Design and planning of Core Network Architecture to ensure scalability, Inter operate-ability and reliability – include all areas of core network ie. CS, PS, MPLS, IN & VAS
  • Capacity Planning of Core Nodes (Circuit Switching, Packet Core, MPLS N/W, IN & VAS:
  • Monitoring capacity utilization on a weekly & monthly basis and taking action for expansion

Budget Planning and Execution to meet Business needs:

  • Considering forecast & traffic growth as per AOP (Annual Operating Plan) guidelines, plan core nodes deployment and expansion well in advance
  • Solution finalization and BoQ assessment and validations
  • Ensuring the ordering of equipment well in advance
  • Interacting across internal and external functions – marketing, supply chain, finance, IT, Regulatory, partners & external customers.

Interconnect & Roaming:

  • Monitoring the utilization, KPIs and increasing the roaming interconnects as per business requirement
  • Based on the utilization threshold of circuits, initiating the process of expansion to ensure timely expansion completion as per AOP guidelines.

Optimization and Performance Improvement of Core Network:

  • Monitoring the performance KPIs of all core nodes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Analyzing the reasons for degradation of a particular KPI and taking corrective action to improve the degraded KPI as required based on the analysis
  • Closely work with the performance team

Service migration & operational support:

  • Detailed analysis of Change requests – implementation, impact analysis and a backup plan in case of failures
  • Seamless migration planning of services from live nodes to new nodes

New Products / Tools/Vendor Introduction:

  • Framing specifications and writing RFPs for core equipment procurements
  • Evaluation of RFP, conducting POC & finally giving recommendations based on technical aspects

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Adhering to regulatory requirements as per government guidelines of Nigeria
  • Submitting the reports on a timely basis as per the regulatory requirements
  • Attending meetings with the regulatory departments as & when called for

Management & Partner Governance:

  • Motivate people and team for synergy and timely results
  • Holding regular – weekly & monthly operational & governance meetings with the partners & other stack-holders.
  • Guiding team to help them develop technical & managerial skills
  • Maintain database and inventory of whole core network elements effectively
  • MIS (Measure Informative System) report generation and circulation on a weekly and monthly basis as required by the management
  • Tracking the performance of partners on regular basis through the checklist of deliverables, AOP guidelines, minutes of the meetings and responsiveness.

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Summary

Company

First Point Group

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Telecommunications

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years