Network Architect (OAM) Job in Nigeria

 WIOCC is the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa. We have the flexibility and scale to meet the ever-growing demand for reliable, high-speed capacity throughout Africa, driven by end consumers, enterprise users and the ecosystem that supports them. Our policy of continual investment in our network to create Africa’s first, truly hyperscale network infrastructure means ongoing investment for growth, ensuring our readiness to meet the future data volume demands of end users throughout Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Network Architect (OAM)

Location: Lagos



Employment Type: Full-time

Job Objective

  • Lead the architecture team to plan, design, select technologies & equipment, implement, and make required changes to the access and core fibre routes on the OAM within budget and timelines and to the correct level of quality and performance to enable client services, satisfaction and revenue to be maintained and to meet or improve company targets.
  • To be acknowledged as the technical competence relating to the fibre network engineering within the organisation.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and design of new access, metro and core duct and fibre routes, spurs and PoP sites entries, MMRs
  • Lead and manage the architect team
  • Develop Policies, Procedures, Processes, Standards, Specifications and Work Instructions related to fibre engineering design, planning, maintenance, and operations
  • Liaise with internal Project Managers and 3rd party suppliers that ensure fibre networks are designed and deployed according to design
  • Plan, submit, track and manage wayleaves and rights of way
  • Initiate, plan, submit, track, manage and implement change requests for network optimisation
  • Manage and track the fibre annual budget
  • Keep track of material stock, drawdowns and reorder levels
  • Interact with both internal and external clients & relevant government agencies
  • Management & planning of overall fiber network, including auditing and record management (fibre route plans, as-built documentation)
  • Prepare RFP technical and strategy documents for procurement of fibre materials
  • Ensure all documentation is up to date and stored on the designated platforms for easy access and retrieval.

Minimum Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent work experience) in a technical field
  • 5 year’s technical experience in the telecom industry
  • 3 years in network fibre planning and design or equivalent role
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills evidenced by work history and accomplishments
  • Excellent communication and soft skills, including ability to listen, summarise and concisely share key information with clients or internal stakeholders
  • Optical networking experience, including OTDR, optical link budget calculations, fibre types and testing
  • Expert in GIS and OSS systems
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Visio
  • Basic knowledge of network equipment i.e. Routers, Switches, DWDM, OTN

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the fibre market, including its providers and infrastructure
  • Proven track record of proficiently establishing and developing fibre technology competencies within a complex organisation
  • Knowledge of ISP planning, scaling and design
  • Proficiency in working with database hierarchies and utilising SQL for data management
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively utilise B/OSS (Business/Operations Support Systems) tools to record information accurately and succinctly in a timely fashion

Attributes:

  • Client focused, relationship builder
  • Integrity, honest with high ethical standards
  • Boundless, passionate and flexible
  • Personal excellence, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Collaborative, achieve results through teamwork and partnerships
  • Strong analytical skills and able to collate and interpret data from various sources
  • Excellent English language communicator with a natural aptitude for dealing with people
  • Excellent network diagnostic and problem-solving skills.

Application Closing Date
3rd July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV, including three referees to: applications@wiocc.net using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.