Network Assurance Manager Vacancy at Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a leading mobile telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel Africa Group, is committed to providing innovative, exciting, affordable and quality mobile services to Nigerians, giving them the freedom to communicate, rise above their daily challenges and drive economic and social development. The company made history on August 5, 2001 by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria and has scored a series of many “firsts” in the highly competitive Nigerian telecommunications market including the first to introduce toll-free 24-hour customer care; first to launch service in all the six geo-political zones in the country; first to introduce affordable recharge denominations; first to introduce monthly free SMS and first to introduce monthly airtime bonus.

A truly innovative company, Airtel has showed resilience, charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its esteemed stakeholders and enhancing distribution as well as providing affordable services to empower more Nigerians.

Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the Network Assurance Manager Vacancy at Airtel Nigeria

Job Position: Senior Manager – Network Assurance

Location: Lagos

Job Purpose

  • Need to maximize the benefits in an MS setup and provide an active real-time oversight to the heart-beat of the Network Operation Centre in the MS Operation environment led to the setting-up of Network Assurance Centre (NAC).
  • The Network Assurance will be responsible for analysis of NOC KPIs and drive improvement in the Partner NOC for optimal benefit and provide service assurance.

Key Accountabilities

BSS/Transmission/Core:

  • Assurance of NOC Alarm handling for active elements by shadowing and monitoring partner
  • Assurance of Trouble Tickets (TT) for active elements. Monitor and escalate trouble tickets as per escalation matrix
  • Assurance of parameter data/change requests for active
  • Track and record service assurance impacting outages
  • Trigger Service Assurance sign-off
  • Follow through to ensure completion of Service Assurance sign-off
  • Interface with different Network domains to ensure tracking of Service Assurance impacting outages

Assurance Reports for both (Active & Passive) elements within BSS/Transmission/Core

  • Ensure timely reporting from partner NOC as per contractual and agreed timeline
  • Follow through for on-demand assurance reports
  • Generation of reports to measure, analyze and improve NOC management process

Management of Change end-to-end

  • Effective management of change requests for active elements by monitoring and ensuring closure of approved change requests as planned.

3rd Party Follow up

  • Follow-up and ensure Trouble Tickets pending with 3rd Party support partners like ISPs or others

Coordination between TowerCo and Manage Service Partner NOC

  • Coordinate incidents requiring alignment between TowerCo and Manage Service Partner NOC

Governance:

  • Drive daily outage sign-off between active and passive partners
  • Partner NOC KPI monitoring and sign-off
  • Develop updated Quality Assurance methodologies using in-house or external resources
  • Work with Network Performance Analysis team to help validates the effect of the Change Request by comparing before and after CR implementation
  • Audits all network elements (NEs) current DBs (i.e. MSC/MSS, MGWs, Transport /BSS/BTS/Cells, etc.) to ensure possible missing or unnecessary pieces in the DBs (if any) to be added or removed from the NEs DBs respectively
  • Conducts regular and ad-hoc QoS test calls (local/international) to evaluate call setup times, correct charging & voice qualities to ensure error free product services

Desired Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications and Functional / Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or B. Tech degree (Electrical/Electronic, Telecommunication or related fields )
  • Expert on Mobile Network Operations Assurance (BSS/Transmission/Core)
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Management
  • Network Audit and functionality testing
  • Business analysis
  • Analytical, Statistical and Presentation skills
  • Sound MS Excel skill
  • Knowledge of Performance managements systems/tools/support systems

Relevant Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a GSM/Mobile company
  • Minimum 6 years Network Operations Assurance in Telecom
  • Minimum 3 Vendor Management experience
  • Minimum 4 years BSS/Transmission experience
  • Minimum 5 years Network Assurance experience

Other requirements:

  • Attention to details
  • Good negotiator
  • Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Analytic
  • Multi-tasking
  • Professionalism

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should Click here to apply online

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