Posted on :
9 Aug, 2022
9 Aug, 2022
Cell C is currently recruiting for an experienced and qualified Senior IP Transport Specialist to join our team.
Duties & Responsibilities
To plan the national IP MPLS & Mobile Backhaul and international Transport networking systems within Cell C. Ensure the evolution of all IP MPLS and MBT/CTN IP/MPLS network systems through the management of best practice system planning and design.
Job Title: Senior IP Transport Specialist
Planning and performance – Nationally
High Level design IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport network
Low Level design for IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport network.
IP/MPLS and Mobile Backhaul capacity planning requirements
Plan and test redundancy and diversity of IP MPLS & Mobile Backhaul and international Transport networks.
Measure IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport network quality and performance and develop performance indicators
Maintain IP MPLS & MBT and international Transport network capacity and performance within network KPI’s
Provide regular capacity forecasts and strategic network master plans
Introduce new IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport features or parameters into the network
Maintain grade of service within network KPI’s
Plan the hand over to the operations department for implementation
Ensure the constant optimisation of the Infrastructure.
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 regular technology evaluations and pilots where appropriate.
Research new technology and trends within IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport Networks
Ensure knowledge transfer to the operations sections.
Define the engineering requirements for the new elements that will be added to the existing IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport Network.
Devise the planning strategy for the evolution of the IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport network
Strategically identify and recommend the procurement of new and or upgraded technology to support the organizational network strategy
Assist the RFP department with the Evaluation of the cost implications of the new technology elements.
Plan the technology trials and ensure the correct usage of the technology to evaluate the outcome of such trials.
Investigate, evaluate and request the procurement of tools for supporting any IP MPLS & MBT/CTN Transport planning initiatives.
Plan ROI of all new IP MPLS & MBT/CTN Transport elements to company standards
Provide reports to the business on the Performance and Quality of the radio network
Report on improvements
Submit information for the Board Report
Compile problems encountered reports
Research and submit special reports when required
Weekly Capacity and utilization reporting
Weekly network health report
Quarterly diversity/redundancy testing
Weekly update on IP MPLS & MBT and international Transport
Interface with the business continuity management and risk management departments to create and constantly review DR / BC plans for the network.
Act as an advisor to the Data Networks, IN and BSS teams for DR / BC related to IP MPLS & MBT/CTN and international Transport.
Implement all required DR / BC procedures.
Manage 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
Build relationships where value can be maximised
Provide day-to-day management of vendors performance
Provide initial point of escalations for management
Carry and champion the business needs and targets to ensure the vendors to perform
Resolve technical disputes with the vendor
Perform any other related duties as requested by management
Desired Experience & Qualification:
Engineering Degree NQF 8 = 4 years studies in Electronic Engineering/Telecommunications or related qualification.
Huawei Certified ICT Expert (HCIE) or Cisco Certified Internetwork expert (CCIE) is essential
Minimum 6 years’ experience in IP MPLS & Mobile Backhaul Transport planning and engineering
In depth knowledge and understanding of Cisco, Huawei and ZTE Router and switches, BRAS and Microwave IP planning and ISP environment
In depth knowledge of IP, Routing and Switching, MPLS, L2VPN, L3VPN
Knowledge of GPRS, EDGE, 3G and LTE principles and architecture.
Knowledge of mobile network architecture and Mobile telecommunication voice and data services including RAN, Core and Billing.
Basic Knowledge of new technologies like FTTH, Wifi, SDN and 5G