Posted on :
13 Jun, 2022
13 Jun, 2022
Cell C is currently recruiting for an experienced and qualified Optical Transport Specialist.
Duties & Responsibilities
To conduct planning and implementation for National Core Transmission networks (DWDM & SDH) and provide transport layers services based on the Roaming network, Core network, IT, billing and 3rd party requirements.
Job Title: Optical Transport Specialist
Scope National Core Transmission to include Roaming network, Billing, core and IT
Conduct high-level & Low-Level National SDH planning
Conduct high-level & Low-Level National OTN (DWDM) planning
Develop methods of procedure for implementation
Ensure and oversee implementation
Quality acceptance of the project
On site and remote support and troubleshooting nationally
Maintain grade of service within network KPI’s
Support of regional Transmission teams
Manages vendor performances based on contractual obligations
Manages escalation of faults with vendors and informs all stakeholders of status
Participates in the development of goals, work plans, timelines and implementation approaches
Regional and national escalation of faults
Measure Core, Aggregation and SDH Transmission network quality and performance and develop performance indicators
Maintain Core, Aggregation and SDH Transmission network capacity and performance within network KPI’s
Introduce new Core, Aggregation and SDH Transmission features or parameters into the network
Ensure best practise planning methodologies are used for optimal network design.
Notify Senior management in advance of “end of life equipment” and necessary steps to safeguard operations.
Ensure the constant optimisation of the Infrastructure.
Ensure regular technology evaluations and pilots where appropriate.
Ensure knowledge transfer to the operations sections.
Define the engineering requirements for the new elements that will be added to the existing Core, Aggregation and SDH Transmission Network
Monitor the vendors performance based on contractual obligations and drive the vendors’ performance to achieve the target
Monitor and report on vendors performance at a working and functional level
Drive the vendors to perform the functional roles based on agreed scope of agreements and drive for efficiency
Provide performance feedback and drive improvements
Generate reports on transmission network architecture.
Ensure all activities are accurately and timeously recorded.
Ensure all recording of performance data are accurately done.
Compile weekly and monthly reports on all activities as well as monthly reports detailing the utilisation and incurring costs for transmission infrastructure including links
Perform any other related duties as requested by Management.
Desired Experience & Qualification:
NQF 6 level
University Degree in Engineering / Computer Science / Telecommunications with the relevant telecoms experience. Higher qualification is an advantage.
Minimum 4 years’ experience in Core and Access (DWDM & SDH) Transmission planning and engineering
In depth knowledge and understanding of Huawei and ZTE SDH and DWDM
In depth knowledge of DWDM and OTN
Basic knowledge of GPRS, EDGE, 3G and LTE principles and architecture.
Basic knowledge of IP
Knowledge of Transmission technologies like E1, STM-n, Ethernet, Fibre optics
Knowledge of fibre test equipment like OTDR and SDH service equipment