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Job: Manager, CS & PS Core Planning at 9Mobile

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Job: IRC4683
Location: Abuja

Job Summary

Assist in the design, planning and optimisation of circuit switching components of EMTS's core network, systems and platforms.

Principal Functions

Provide input in translating EMTS business plan and subscriber growth assumptions into requirements for the core network circuit switching system.
Review the unit/team's activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved improvement initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.


Direct the timely provisioning of the circuit & packet switching network capacity for all the GSM, EDGE, UMTS & LTE elements, features, protocols, interfaces etc.
Provide useful inputs in defining the locations for circuit & packet switch infrastructure and other related network elements
Design, plan, and dimension circuit & packet switching network elements to ensure optimal use and deployment of resources
Lead Core network transformation from legacy infrastructure to cloud based infrastructure.
Understanding of Network Virtualization Architecture as related to CS and PS core nodes and management of multi-vendor environment.
Lead and drive implementation of VOLTE solution and 5G core implementation.
Ensuring CS &PS capacity is planned to meet 9mobile expansion requirements using forecasting tool such as Excel.
Responsibility for forecasting CS and PS capacity requirements and supporting the CAPEX budgeting process.
Perform technical investigations into areas related to circuit & packet switching network design and performance, such as new types of hardware, new design methodologies, new caching algorithms, impact of new technologies (GPRS, EDGE,UMTS, LTE etc.)
Scoping &dimensioning of datacoms equipment within the Core network
Lead optimisation& resilience initiatives across the Core Network
Drive innovation initiatives across the Core network
Coordinate the unit's activities and ensure compliance with the organisation's operating policies, controls and procedures.
Manage inter-functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.
Ability to carryout proper presentation for management using power point
Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate's performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
Perform any other duties or responsibilities assigned by Head, Core and VAS.

Educational Requirements

First Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering/Physics or Computer Sciences from a recognised University
Minimum of Six (6) years work experience with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role


Business Application Knowledge
Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals
Telecommunications & Mobile Network Standards & Specifications
Budget & basic financial planning
Traffic trend analysis
Basic product development.


Problem Solving
Analytic reasoning
Reporting &presentation.


Great Passion for Excellence
Empowering people
Growing people
Customer Focus.

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