Telecom Support Jobs – Engineer, Core Network Planning & Support at Airtel

Organisation: Airtel
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Networks
Service Head
About Airtel:
Airtel was
launched in Uganda in 1995 and is Uganda’s most innovative mobile phone
operator, which has introduced many “firsts” in the telecommunication sector
such as: Pre-paid plans, Post-paid plans, International roaming, Dedicated
customer care, One rate to all networks, Fax and Data, Call forwarding, Per
second billing, Freedom Forever and Mobile Top up.  Airtel in Uganda is a great success story in
Uganda. Our customer base has grown tremendously – so has our coverage – and
our service quality is unsurpassed in the market.
Job Summary: The Engineer,
Core Network Planning & Support will co-ordinate and provide planning/
design inputs of the core network architecture, features and services, Oversee
overall governance of contractual execution of core Network operation,
maintenance and optimization of Core Network.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Co-ordinate and provide planning and control of
initiatives, investment, capacity expansion of the core network nodes:
Provide Quarterly NCP (Network change plan )
including the any design changes forecasted on the core network:
Provide BOQ output in liaison with the Managed
capacity Vendor or Core equipment vendor.
Following up extensions and Installation of core
Network nodes.
Take part in commissioning of MSC/HLR/STP/MGW and
other core nodes.
Ensure that all new MSC/HLR/STP/MGW and other core
nodes implementations are documented, maintain MSC/HLR/STP/MGW specific
documentation including:
Observation of KPI as a pro-active measure to
prevent service degradation and most specifically after network interventions
Routine monitoring and auditing of core network
configuration maintained by the Managed Services Partner and report any
Support to establishment of Key Performance
Indicators KPI for core nodes
Support to Marketing department on new services
Assist in Governance of the core Network changes
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Networks
Service Head
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the Engineer, Core Network
Planning & Support vacancy should hold a University Degree in
telecommunications or equivalent
At least five years’ working experience in the
Telecommunications sector.
Ability to operate in a performance driven
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in use of
Microsoft Office suite of applications
Business awareness
Excellent analytical skills and problem solving
Good organizational and planning skills
High personal standards and goal oriented
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good and effective communications skills, both
orally and in writing
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
invited to send their applications to with an updated
CV, copies of all academic documents and day phone contact, E-mail addresses.
Address it to: The Resourcing Team.
Deadline: 23rd November 2015
NB: Applicants who do not hear from us by 30th
November, 2015 should consider their applications unsuccessful.
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