MTN: Wholesale Solution Specialist

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24 May, 2016

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Specialist Wholesale Solutions
Location Roodepoort,ZA
Organization Name CTO Transmission

Department Description
· A constant balance is required between the ever-changing, fast developing field of new and enabling technologies on the one hand and the ever-increasing need for bandwidth as a result of new, sophisticated customer demands together with organisational need for convergence and streamlined network operations
Rapidly evolving transport technologies – throughput, latency, new standards and competing technologies
Global connectivity internal and external
Brief Description
Design of microwave solutions to compliment MTN metro fibre solutions. These will be customer “last mile access” solutions.
Providing technical support for the transport networks across network group to enable the design, provisioning, performance and support of wholesale services, including FTTH type solutions. Provide technical guidance on the evolution of the MTN ICT initiatives. Manage implementation and support requirements between technical, non-technical and customers
Detailed Description
Strategic Input
· Contribute to the definition of the wholesale business network strategy with specific focus on Fibre and Microwave networks
· Ensure the transport strategy and architecture aligns with business objectives and the strategic plans of other departments
· Participate in the translation of the transmission and transport strategy and architecture into long term plans
· Understand the capabilities and limitations of new technologies, applying best practices when designing the transport network
Solution Delivery
· Support the design, Planning and Optimisation of transport networks access and backbone (WDM, SDH, IP/MPLS)
· Provide guidance on the deployment strategy for broadband – Services provided, Target areas
· Vendor evaluation and selection for transport Networks focusing on Total Cost of Ownership, Technology assessment and vendor performance
· Identify key evolution/trends in transport technologies and provide roadmap input
· Provide Technical support to all management layers on all wholesale network related issues.
· Manage the performance of vendors and suppliers internal and external and assist in the resolution of major operational problems on the wholesale network
· Negotiate with Network vendors
· Assist in developing and supporting processes to enable wholesale network

Transmission Commercialisation

· Support management in determining the investment strategy for wholesale i.e. investment areas and customers
· Support management in determining the technology strategy for wholesale e.g. GPON, DWDM, CTN, M/W, lease lines
· Support management in determining a small cell strategy
· Negotiate with suppliers for the most cost effective products
· Contract management i.e. SLA management for delivery and performance
· Provide inputs to various customer RFP’s for Enterprise and F2H solutions

Financial Management
· Assist management with Capex and Opex budget relating to solution architectural activities
· Assist in the forecasting, planning and development of the architectural budget and business plans

Job Requirements
· 3 year degree or Diploma in electrical engineering light-current / electronics / communication engineering / information technology

· A total of 5 years experience in solution architecture and Transmission Planning and Optimisation
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an area of specialisation; with experience in supervising/managing others
· Experience working in a medium to large organization
· Experienced in contract agreements and specifications of equipment and network installations
· Experience on various microwave systems
· Planning tool experience
· RFP Design and Planning experience for Transmission Designs in the Enterprise space and not excluding F2H type solutions

· Vendor equipment and systems training
Transmission Network Planning and Optimisation
IP network certified engineer (beneficial)
Metro Ethernet Forum certification (beneficial)
Microwave Vendor Certification (beneficial)
Additional Details
Head – Big Picture Focus (20)
• Conceptual Thinker – Executes tactical plans to achieve strategic requirements
• Problem Solver – Has the mental agility to identify and solve relevant business challenges
• Improvement Driver – Executes and identifies opportunities for commercial innovation and continuous improvement
Heart – Emotionally Intelligent (30)
• Culture and Change Champion – Role models ethical practices by living the MTN values and vital behaviours for others to follow
• Supportive People Manager – Is self-aware and supports team capability development through opportunity creation for realising potential
• Relationship Manager – Builds professional networks across teams through collaboration and co-operation
Hands – Results Focused (40)
• Results Achiever – Produces sustainable business results through ethical practices
Operationally Astute – Sets priorities, plans, organizes and co-ordinates the work of others

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