Senior Specialist - MNS Engineering

Godisanang Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

west d / work from home west d, west rand

Godisanang Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

Senior Specialist - MNS Engineering

Godisanang Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

  • Undisclosed
  • Permanent Senior EE position
  • West Rand, Gauteng (Work From Home)
  • Posted 19 May 2022 by Godisanang Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
  • Expires in 25 days
  • Job 2466697
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About the position

POSITION PURPOSE

  • To translate the overarching the company Technology Centre of Excellence for Business to Business (B2B) Business strategy into actionable technology solutions and ensure operational excellence of IP and SDWANUCC Services networks and system architecture.
  • Provide and ensure cutting-edge security and performance for UCC Services business, data governance, and good data practices.
  • Suggest and design solutions for organisational business issues related to Enterprise UCC Services Architecture.
  • To effectively vet, scope, plan and implement customer solutions i.e. Bespoke solutions, Hosting, Access, MPLS, VoIP, Cloud, Security and IoT as sold through the Direct & Indirect Sales channels.
  • To ensure continuous improvement on network implementation process, quality assurance and operations that allow the network implementations team to bridge the gap between the targeted MTTIs, performance of services, products and solutions.

QUALIFICATONS and EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3-year tertiary degree in ...Engineering or Computer Science
  • An MBA or post graduate degree is advantageous.
  • CCNP, CCIP, CCIE
  • SD-WAN related certifications (Cisco, Nokia, Huawei, Aruba, etc.)
  • Related industry certifications in ...TOGAF/UML Mode.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in IP LAN/WAN design and/or support, including VPNs in a Cisco environment.
  • Experience on high-end Cisco routers is a pre-requisite.
  • Minimum of 5 years or more ISP experience
  • Minimum of 5 years customer facing experience
  • SDWAN experience advantageous
  • Enterprise Wi-Fi experience advantageous
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in ... delivering Unified Communications projects, technical architecture blueprints. Comfortable in prototyping software solutions in a scripting language like python.
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise (understanding emerging markets is advantageous).
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies.

POSITION OUTPUTS
Strategy Planning:

  • Contribute to the definition of the UCC Services Architecture vision, strategy, and architecture and identify key decision points that will allow their fulfilment.
  • Participate in the translation of the UCC Services strategy and architecture into long term plans.

Solutions Delivery:

  • Develop architecture and standards for UCC Services platform infrastructures in line with the architectural blue prints and enterprise business plan.
  • Identify, assess, and report on next generation platform trends.
  • Translate high level plan related to UCC Services architecture into low level design.
  • Ensure strong integration with all relevant Technology and business stakeholders to enable the highest quality platform architecture.
  • Develop in-depth business cases to support technical recommendations.
  • Identify, plan, and deliver security assessments and other security services required related to UCC Services Architecture.
  • Conduct product evaluation activities to ensure products are fit for purpose and comply with minimum security requirements.
  • Investigate incidents and produce due diligence reports to be used in the creation of action plans to guide any remedial actions needed.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of complexities, services, and regulations related to relevant geographic locations to cater to the demands of customers in each location.
  • Define and interlock security standards with Group Security teams.
  • Forecast capacity and traffic, and align with enterprise plans, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with strategic and key ecosystem vendors and OMS.
  • Request funding and issue request for purchasing (RFP) to vendor, verify bill of material, and confirm order of required equipment and services.
  • Ensure that policies, procedures, and quality standards are adhered to in the planning process.
  • Ensure communication of plans and integration of feedback.
  • Prepare implementation and integration documentation.
  • Interface with relevant regulator.
  • Ensure quality objectives are met and maintained.

Operational Excellence:

  • Define and maintain architecture standards, procedures, and policies related to UCC Services platform development and management.
  • Assess risk factors and limitations of the current systems related to the UCC Services Architecture and identify areas of opportunity for mitigation.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of alternative and market research studies that provide data which aid in the selection of tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with other technical leads, and participate in problem-solving and root cause analysis efforts.
  • Provide support to Sales teams, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects, and application teams in Technology and GEBU Business and the OPCOs aligned with the mandate of the Enterprise CoE.
  • Own the end to end Architecture for UCC Services platforms into back-end OFAB.

Client Relationships:

  • Establish and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. vendors and OMS).
  • Work closely with relevant internal and external stakeholders to support and improve end to end architecture design, standards, and execution.
  • Design robust network architectures to ensure high quality customer experience and high availability of services.

Governance and Risk Management:
Strictly follow relevant policies and procedures.
Act in accordance to the Delegation of Authority.
Financial Management:

  • Continuously strive to identify and eliminate non-contributory expenditure.

People Leadership and Organisational Capability Building:

  • Act as an ambassador and role model for the Technology CoE B2B by living the brand values and vital behaviours.

Desired Skills:

  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Operational Excellence

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Masters

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Godisanang Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

About the agency

Our future is one of a true South African organization contributing to the growth of talent and staff within the South African climate.Our business philosophy is premised upon the belief that employees are not merely people filling positions, but rather the critical building blocks of our clients’ business strategies, driving business growth and solving business issues.Partnership implies a mutual striving towards business goals and strategies – with Godisanang Training & Recruitment taking responsibility for supplying the material, the right skills and the right people.With over a quarter of a century’s combined experience in both the recruitment and human resource industries, all of our clients and candidates are promised exceptional reliability and integrity as part of our service offering. All of our consultants are committed and trained in their respective industries and are kept up to date with the latest industry and management trends.We are linked in partnership with some of South Africa’s finest employers, some of whom have international links. Unlike any other ordinary recruitment agency that collects and forwards resumes to clients, we are a talent search agency.We offer a full bouquet of recruitment services, specifically including the following service:- Experience and competency based interviewing- Employment reference checking- Credit and criminal checking- Closing on salaries and candidate expectations.We diligently follow a process from first point of contact with our candidates to ensure an effective and accurate response for our clients’ needs.Because we are aware of the tough competition out there, we wish to retain and satisfy our carefully chosen elite clients through the provision of a world class service and support, which ultimately is our business mission. We endeavor to meet this goal by identifying and linking our clients to the appropriate talent in the job market.By forming this partnership with you, you will be provided with a consultant who will deal exclusively with your organization, somebody who knows the inner workings of your organization and whom you can trust to interview and screen the right candidate for the job.Each of Godisanangs’ consultants possesses in-depth knowledge and experience in their recruiting fields. By doing this, you are guaranteed of a knowledgeable consultant focusing on your requirements.

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About the position

POSITION PURPOSE

  • To translate the overarching the company Technology Centre of Excellence for Business to Business (B2B) Business strategy into actionable technology solutions and ensure operational excellence of IP and SDWANUCC Services networks and system architecture.
  • Provide and ensure cutting-edge security and performance for UCC Services business, data governance, and good data practices.
  • Suggest and design solutions for organisational business issues related to Enterprise UCC Services Architecture.
  • To effectively vet, scope, plan and implement customer solutions i.e. Bespoke solutions, Hosting, Access, MPLS, VoIP, Cloud, Security and IoT as sold through the Direct & Indirect Sales channels.
  • To ensure continuous improvement on network implementation process, quality assurance and operations that allow the network implementations team to bridge the gap between the targeted MTTIs, performance of services, products and solutions.

QUALIFICATONS and EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 3-year tertiary degree in ...Engineering or Computer Science
  • An MBA or post graduate degree is advantageous.
  • CCNP, CCIP, CCIE
  • SD-WAN related certifications (Cisco, Nokia, Huawei, Aruba, etc.)
  • Related industry certifications in ...TOGAF/UML Mode.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in IP LAN/WAN design and/or support, including VPNs in a Cisco environment.
  • Experience on high-end Cisco routers is a pre-requisite.
  • Minimum of 5 years or more ISP experience
  • Minimum of 5 years customer facing experience
  • SDWAN experience advantageous
  • Enterprise Wi-Fi experience advantageous
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in ... delivering Unified Communications projects, technical architecture blueprints. Comfortable in prototyping software solutions in a scripting language like python.
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise (understanding emerging markets is advantageous).
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies.

POSITION OUTPUTS
Strategy Planning:

  • Contribute to the definition of the UCC Services Architecture vision, strategy, and architecture and identify key decision points that will allow their fulfilment.
  • Participate in the translation of the UCC Services strategy and architecture into long term plans.

Solutions Delivery:

  • Develop architecture and standards for UCC Services platform infrastructures in line with the architectural blue prints and enterprise business plan.
  • Identify, assess, and report on next generation platform trends.
  • Translate high level plan related to UCC Services architecture into low level design.
  • Ensure strong integration with all relevant Technology and business stakeholders to enable the highest quality platform architecture.
  • Develop in-depth business cases to support technical recommendations.
  • Identify, plan, and deliver security assessments and other security services required related to UCC Services Architecture.
  • Conduct product evaluation activities to ensure products are fit for purpose and comply with minimum security requirements.
  • Investigate incidents and produce due diligence reports to be used in the creation of action plans to guide any remedial actions needed.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of complexities, services, and regulations related to relevant geographic locations to cater to the demands of customers in each location.
  • Define and interlock security standards with Group Security teams.
  • Forecast capacity and traffic, and align with enterprise plans, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with strategic and key ecosystem vendors and OMS.
  • Request funding and issue request for purchasing (RFP) to vendor, verify bill of material, and confirm order of required equipment and services.
  • Ensure that policies, procedures, and quality standards are adhered to in the planning process.
  • Ensure communication of plans and integration of feedback.
  • Prepare implementation and integration documentation.
  • Interface with relevant regulator.
  • Ensure quality objectives are met and maintained.

Operational Excellence:

  • Define and maintain architecture standards, procedures, and policies related to UCC Services platform development and management.
  • Assess risk factors and limitations of the current systems related to the UCC Services Architecture and identify areas of opportunity for mitigation.
  • Maintain updated knowledge of alternative and market research studies that provide data which aid in the selection of tools, technologies, solutions, and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with other technical leads, and participate in problem-solving and root cause analysis efforts.
  • Provide support to Sales teams, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects, and application teams in Technology and GEBU Business and the OPCOs aligned with the mandate of the Enterprise CoE.
  • Own the end to end Architecture for UCC Services platforms into back-end OFAB.

Client Relationships:

  • Establish and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. vendors and OMS).
  • Work closely with relevant internal and external stakeholders to support and improve end to end architecture design, standards, and execution.
  • Design robust network architectures to ensure high quality customer experience and high availability of services.

Governance and Risk Management:
Strictly follow relevant policies and procedures.
Act in accordance to the Delegation of Authority.
Financial Management:

  • Continuously strive to identify and eliminate non-contributory expenditure.

People Leadership and Organisational Capability Building:

  • Act as an ambassador and role model for the Technology CoE B2B by living the brand values and vital behaviours.

Desired Skills:

  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Operational Excellence

Desired Work Experience:

  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Masters





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