Telecom IT Careers – Engineer, PS Core & IP Network Planning and Support at Airtel

Organisation: Airtel
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Networks
Service Head
About US:
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,
PS Core & IP Network Planning and Support will develop and provide
planning/ design of the PS core & IP network Capacity, features and
services. The incumbent also 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 PS Core & IP core
(PBN/PCN/CS IP Core, IP RAN and IP Access, IP/MPLS) network nodes
Using commercial forecasted subscriber base, to
forecast required Evolved Packet Core & its peripherals (like Packet
Backbone Network, Caching, DNS, Reporting, WiFi Network etc on soft and hard
Actively monitor end to end utilisation to provide
forecasts aimed at providing head room to control route congestion.
Technically support the development and execution of
PS Core & IP Core network operational, expansion and evolution
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 UAT and FNI of features as well as
HW/SW of PS Core & IP Core nodes.
Ensure that all new nodes under domain are documented
and comply to Bharti Information security policy
Observation of KPI as a pro-active measure to
prevent service degradation, capacity chocking and most specifically after
network interventions. Always ensure sufficient headroom is available for HW and
SW capacities
Auditing of core network configuration maintained by
the Managed Services Partner and report any anomalies.
Evaluation of Network and Service implications prior
integration of new Circuit switches, extensions on core nodes or node service
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Networks
Service Head
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Electronics, IT,  Computer Science, Telecommunications or
At least five years’ experience in the
Telecommunications sector in relevant field of design & planning
Evolved Packet Core & IP Domain
Applies extensive technical expertise on Mobile Data
Strong planning & design skills and problem
solving skills
Good analytical skills
Business awareness
High personal standards and goal oriented, high
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good and effective communications skills, both
orally and in writing
Able to operate in a performance driven organization
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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