MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa's leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations beginning with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Job Title: VAS Planning Engineer
Engineering, Technical, ICT, Computer
Coordinating the efforts, inputs and outputs from many internal company departments, to ensure that the design and plan are carried out appropriately.
Interface with Marketing, business development groups for new services and product development planning
Coordination of VAS and Digital Product planning, development, implementation and optimization
The role requires basic knowledge of the intelligent network and core network platforms
Primary interface with vendors on technical design issues
Project management and tracking to ensure that products are launched within specified timelines
Define the optimal network topology for the VAS platforms (e.g. SMSC, VMS, RBT, EIR, USSD, etc) for deployment of Value Added service to give MTNN competitive advantage
Execute prompt provisioning of network capacity for all the VAS network elements, features, protocols
Responsible for designing and dimensioning of the VAS network as well as new products and services to support the marketing product
Plan and design the implementation of future Prepaid products
Plan and design the network architecture to optimally serve the growth of the VAS network in terms of traffic, subscribers and value added service capacity
Conduct analysis of network model outputs and traffic patterns to evaluate model and proffer solution if necessary within the VAS environment
Design and plan the evolution of Value Added Services, such as, but not limited to, messaging Voicemail & SMS, value propositions, other Third Party applications and services
Drive high level discussions on the role of digital within the total ecosystem.
Serve as a resource for creative teams in the development of insight driven digital strategies from opportunity identification through to experience definition.
Support digital "evangelization" initiatives within the organisation
Develop frameworks and methodologies for approaching digital assignments within the organisation.
Conduct technical feasibility studies for new products and services and produce feasibility report
Produce Functional and Technical Specification documents for new products and services
Participate in cross functional meetings with key stakeholders involved in the development and deployment of new Value Added Services in order to define best solutions for new products and services
Meet with vendors on new market releases and technology upgrade path to ensure quick deployment of new and innovative products/services
Minimum of 3+ years working experience in cellular industry comprising of:
Experience with GSM, EDGE,WCDMA, HSDPA, HSPA, LTE Networks, Offload Technologies etc
Technical experience in planning, design and working with GGSN, SGSN, W@P Gw, PCRF, Evolved Packet Core MMSC and other DATA platforms
Familiar with telecommunication technology architecture
Familiar with SOAP, VPN, SMSC, MMSC, SMPP, Short codes.
Experience in products and services development and a good understanding of Mobile data services & roadmaps
Knowledge of signalling systems C7, CIP-IP, MAP, SMPP, WAP, XML, HTTP(s), Diameter, GTP, etc.
Experience with Statistics models and trending using Analytic, Modelling tools
Basic knowledge of Online & Offline Charging Networks and VAS Platforms
Knowledge of digital services with focus on Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud
VAS nodes dimensioning
GSM System Overview
GPRS network Overview
Mobile intelligent network-MIN-overview
Charging systems overview
GSM statistics handling
Signaling and communication network
Network monitoring application training
MS office applications