Senior Engineer Transmission At MTN

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24 May, 2016

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Senior Engineer Transmission Planning
Location Roodepoort,ZA
Organization Name Transmission, Core and IP Planning
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.
Brief Description
Plan the Transmission Systems according to Radio, Core and IP requirements
Detailed Description
Strategy Development
• Participate in the translation of the transmission strategy and architecture into long range plans
• Assist in formulating inputs towards technology strategy.
• Assist in delivering a target Product and Services architecture with a 3 year time horizon taking global technology developments into consideration

Planning & Delivery
• Responsible for the timely planning of all Transmission networks within MTN e.g. PTP / PMP microwave networks, Fibre networks, RANO networks, DXX / SDH networks, etc.
• Assist in defining 1-year budget
• Prioritise access/core transmission network growth
• Drive execution of near term plans
• Forecast capacity and traffic and align with Radio, Core & IP plans and with strategy and roadmap
• Ensure correct planning of Transmission w.r.t fixed and mobile operator interconnections where required
• Plan transport capacity across access, backhaul and backbone infrastructure to support all of MTN’s bandwidth requirements
• Evaluate new Access and Core Backbone Transmission Network Equipment and Specifications
• Identify geographical location for equipment to be installed
• Request funding and issue request for purchasing (RfP) to vendor, verify bill of material and confirm order of equipment and services
• Verify configuration
• Ensure implementation of Transmission plans is carried out fully with a smooth handover to Network Operations for cutover and integration into the live network
• Ensure that policies, procedures and quality standards are adhered to in the planning process

Network Optimisation & Performance
• Ensure quality objectives are met and maintained
• Ensure future proof transmission plans to guarantee deliverables are met according to customer requirements both internal and external
• Track and report on performance problems and performance improvements on division level
• Investigate performance issues and identify changes required on division level
• Review design and drive optimisation changes
• Tender evaluations and formulations
• Provide high level support on the planned network/technologies

Communication and co-ordination
• Ensure communication of plans and integration of feedback
• Prepare implementation and integration documentation
• Co-operate with and support of other network group departments at all levels
• Manage and interface with other areas of the MTN business outside of the transmission department as required for successful planning and implementation (e.g. with Suppliers, 3rd Parties, local Transmission Engineers and Business & Logistics department to ensure that contracts from a technical perspective are negotiated in the best interest of MTN)
• Interface with regulator
• Provide high level planning support function and representation (technical) for Transmission planning departments in MTN Group Operations

Financial Management
• Continuously strive to identify and eliminate non-contributory expenditure

Job Requirements
Minimum of 3 year degree/diploma
Fluent in English and language of country preferable

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Telecommunications, specifically in the Transmission planning environment
Experience working in a medium organization
Experience in supervising others

Transmission courses relating to Transmission DXX, SDH, GSM etc
Management Training

Additional Details
Head – Big Picture Focus (10)

• Analytical Thinker – Manages the alignment and execution of tactical activities
• Problem Solver – Assists in solving business challenges but looks to others for advice and guidance
• Operational Value Creator – Executes on innovative commercial practices and identifies areas for continuous improvement

Heart – Emotionally Intelligent (20)

• 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 relationships with customers and teams to uphold the MTN brand

Hands – Results Focused (50)

• Results Achiever – Drives team objectives and contributes to sustainability of results
• Operationally Astute – Clarifies priorities, plans, organizes and co-ordinates the work of others
Good knowledge of GSM, WCDMA, Transmission, Switching, Signalling, IP and Access Networks (Wireless and Fixed)
Good knowledge of various NE’s (MSC, MGW, HLR, SGSN, GGSN etc) and understand GSM and/or 3G traffic concepts, networks, nodes and inter-working
In-depth knowledge of 3G Transport Transmission technologies, IP/MPLS networks, ATM and IP protocols and Gbit Ethernet, MAN and NGN Technologies
Know how to use software design tools for microwave planning and fibre planning
Project Management

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