Airtel Telecom Company Jobs – Engineer, IN Planning & Support

Organisation: Airtel
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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, IN Planning & Support develops and provide planning/ design of the IN network capacity, features and services. Plans High Level Bill of Quantity for design & planning and works towards planning Network Change Plan

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·         Co-ordinate and provide planning and control of initiatives, investment, capacity expansion of the core network nodes
·         Build and enhance tools for traffic and Network Element calculation
·         The incumbent will also monitor end to end utilisation to provide forecasts aimed at providing head room to control route congestion.
·         Set-up and monitor Key Input & Output KPIs for IN networks
·         Ensure planning for 99.99% reliability and redundancy in the IN network; Institute a robust quality improvement plan as well as a Business Continuity Plan
·         Deliver a long-term Network Deployment strategy with the objective of improving Capex Productivity, introducing new technology & best service quality provider with most cost efficient design in the world
·         The incumbent will also provide Quarterly NCP(Network change plan ) including the any design changes forecasted on the core network
·         Support the Governance of the core Network changes
·         Evaluation of Network and Service implications prior integration of new Circuit switches, extensions on core nodes or node service releases
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the Networks Service Head

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The Airtel Engineer, IN Planning & Support should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics / IT / Computer Sciences / Telecommunications or equivalent
·         At least five years of related experience in the Telecommunications sector in relevant field of design & planning
·         Broad working knowledge of system architecture, Optimization and/or O&M.
·         Past experience on IN network planning and in designing IN system architecture.
·         Previous experience and proficiency in real-time charging, policy management, customer relationship management, mediation & provisioning system (preferably Ericsson & Huawei systems)
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of operational and maintenance issues related to IN systems.
·         Able to operate in a performance driven organization
·         Billing & Charging domain expert
·         Strong planning & design skills and problem solving skills
·         Excellent analytical skills
·         Business awareness
·         High personal standards and goal oriented, high motivation
·         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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