Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Engineer Vacancy at Etisalat Nigeria
Etisalat Nigeria
The following Job vacancy exists for the position of Engineer-Fixed Transmission (Lagos)

Division: Network Operations
Reports To: Manager-Transmission

Job Summary:
  • Provide necessary support towards proper integration of new backbone, access and leased transmission links including copper, microwave and OFC media
  • Operate and maintain MUXes and ADMs in a multi-vendor environment including Huawei, Alcatel, Nokia-Siemens, Nera (SDH, DWDM, OTN, OADM and IP)

Principal Functions:
  • Provide high level technical support for Regional Field Support Engineers in the resolution of transmission faults; minimize network downtime
  • Proffer solutions to repetitive transmission network faults affecting network quality and availability
  • Liaise with the Regional Field Support Engineers towards the resolution of prolonged and repetitive transmission faults
  • Ensure that all preventive, corrective and configuration Work Orders/ Change Requests are duly implemented and according to the Work Order/ Change Request process
  • Manage and escalate all unresolved/ major faults to appropriate quarters for necessary attention
  • Ensure transmission operations work undertaken by vendors/ service providers meets with Etisalat Nigeria specifications
  • Manage the performance and availability of backbone and access transmission services and systems as deployed – radio/ microwave/ OFC as well as interconnect links
  • Manage bandwidth on the microwave/ fibre backbone and other transmission media for optimal performance
  • Administer accurate data within the transmission database, e.g accurate tracking of RFQs and orders placed with vendors/ service providers
  • Ensure that approved transmission 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 delivery requirements
  • Co-ordinate the acceptance testing of all delivered links
  • Maintain comprehensive records of all transmission links
  • Prepare and compile reports on leased, backbone and access transmission links in light of existing Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to SLAs by vendors (interconnect partners, transmission link providers, etc)
  • Conduct routine performance checks on the transmission links via the NMS systems in order to ensure desired Quality of Service (QoS) and customer experience
  • Ensure timely escalation of all inter-MSC, MSC-BSC, BSC-BSC and interconnect transmission links faults; follow up with vendors and third party service providers to ensure that faults are resolved within defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Manager-Transmission

Educational Requirements:
First degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant discipline
Relevant professional qualifications/ certifications will provide an advantage

Experience & Skills:
  • At least two (2) years’ directly relevant post-NYSC work experience
  • Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate:
  • At least 1 year experience working on microwave radio installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Excellent understanding of Alcatel, Huawei and Nokia-Siemens microwave radio products
  • Excellent understanding of OFC infrastructural operations and maintenance
  • Very good understanding of various SDH/ PDH radios
  • Very good understanding of GSM network
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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