MTN South Africa: Senior Manager – Access Networks

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4 Mar, 2011

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Developing the 2G/3G and future Radio network technology strategy and providing technical support for the radio network across all MTN OPCOs. Provide technical guidance and strategy on the evolution and convergence of radio networks to an all IP network. Manage the network infrastructure and related facilities implementation standards and strategy. Manage the Performance monitoring and business modelling of networks.

KPA duties

Key Tasks:
•Support the design, Planning and Optimisation of 2G and 3G Radio Access Networks (including BSC/RNC)
•Provide guidance on the deployment strategy for 3G and IP Convergence – Services provided, Target areas, Spectrum strategy
•Group Vendor evaluation and selection for 2G/3G Radio Access Networks focusing on Total Cost of Ownership, Technology assessment and vendor performance
•Identify key evolution/trends in radio access technologies and provide radio network roadmap input to Group vendors
•Performance management of 3G RAN (KPI development and monitoring)
•Co-ordinate trials and working group for Radio Access Network across the Group to fully utilise skills pool and encourage knowledge sharing and key learnings across the Group
•Provide Technical support to Group CTIO, Group VPs, and CTOs on all Radio Access Network related issues•Manage the performance of Group vendors and assist in the resolution of major operational problems on the Radio Access Network
•Negotiate with Radio Access Network vendors on behalf of the Group
•Management of Implementation Specialist and Network performance specialist
•Develop and support Competency Centres in the OPCOs and Regions

Key Skills
•High level Management of the 2G and 3G Radio Planning and Optimisation function
•Thorough understanding of the Radio Access Network including but not limited to BTS, Node Bs, BSCs and RNCs
•Ability to develop technology strategy taking into account key business drivers and focus areas
•Overall understanding of the interdependencies between the Radio Access networks and the Core Transmission & Transport networks

Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Tasks: Refers to the responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating and influencing others.
•Guide and support the Radio Access Network planning, optimisation, implementation, performance management and support functions within the operations.
•Lead and guide strategy development within the 2G/3G Radio Access Network.
•Lead the development of relevant standardised and key performance Indicators for the 2G/3G Radio Access Network.
•Facilitate the achievement of operational Key Performance Indicators within the operations.
•Providing overall guidance on capital/operational expenditure for network related spend on the Radio Access Network e.g. Capex to Revenue, Capex per Sub, Opex per BTS

Educational requirements

•BSC degree or National Diploma in electrical engineering light-current / electronics / communication engineering

Experience required

•7 years experience in 2G(GSM) and 3G Radio Planning and Optimisation
•Experienced in contract agreements and specifications of equipment and network installations for GSM networks.
•At least 5 years experience in technology management.

Skills required

•Telecommunication / cellular Industry knowledge.
•Good liaison and negotiation skills and knowledge.
•Good knowledge cost and budget management

Skills / physical competencies:
?Operational systems and applications:
?Conflict resolution skills
?Negotiation skills
?Leadership skills

•Consulting skills
•Computer literate

Behavioural qualities:
•Self disciplined with an exemplary work ethos.
•Sound interpersonal relationships.
•Ability to work under stress while meeting deadlines.
Other information
Reference No: DXB040
Position Type: Contract – Limited
Affirmative Action: Open to All

Applications close 07 Mar 2011.

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