Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Senior Engineer - PS Core at Etisalat Nigeria - Abuja

Etisalat's vision is a world where people’s reach is not limited by matter or distance; a world where people will effortlessly stay in touch with family and friends; a world where businesses of all sizes can reach new markets without the limitations of distance and travel

Etisalat Nigeria is recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Senior Engineer.PS Core

Location: Abuja,NG

Job Summary        

Perform PS end-to-end troubleshooting, conduct packet core health checks, carry out end-to-end KPI analyses, monitor all data related links and ensure the effective implementation, maintenance and operations of packet switch nodes    
Principal Functions        
  • Supervise the integration of new SGSN/ GGSN nodes and ensure effective acceptance of the nodes
  • Ensure prompt resolution of international roaming data challenges within stipulated timelines
  • Monitor all data service links (Gi, Gp and Blackberry)
  • Co-ordinate the integration of new BSC and RNC to the packet nodes
  • Follow up daily on major data network activities to ensure fault-free operations
  • Perform impact analysis of software upgrades for SGSN/ GGSN nodes and provide necessary recommendations
  • Co-ordinate the routine maintenance of packet switches in line with standard policies and procedures
  • Supervise all CRs implemented by EOT team on packet nodes
  • Ensure effective analyses of packet performance reports and proactively resolve any challenges
  • Ensure daily monitoring of alarms generated from the packet nodes and resolve promptly
  • Supervise configuration of Huawei routers and switches as deployed in the network
  • Ensure effective implementation of firewalls in the packet domain, including championing adherence to security policies
  • Ensure that PS core nodes  availability targets are achieved
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Manager-Carrier and Data Services     
  • First degree or equivalent in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or any other relevant discipline
  • Professional certifications in packet core-related fields will provide an advantage
Experience,Skills & Competencies        
  • Between three (3) and five (5) years  directly relevant post-NYSC work experience on packet core
Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate:
  • Sound understanding of GPRS (SGSN/ GGSN) operations with focus on troubleshooting/ fault analysis and performance reporting/ analysis
  • Good knowledge of IP networks with emphasis on both Cisco and Huawei routers and switches
  • Knowledge of MS-Excel application for reporting
  • Good presentation skills
Application Closing Date
25th January, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: