Job title: Manager IP Networks Planning

Company: Telenor

Job description: Last Date to Apply: 10th November, 2021

Employment Type: This is a full-time position.
Grade: This is a grade 3 position.
Location: This role is based in Islamabad, Pakistan.

About the Role:

This is an opportunity to join Core & Cloud Planning unit as Manager IP Network Planning working within Technology Division. We are looking for Technology Leader who has the skills and drive to innovate, enhance and simplify technology. Technical expertise aside – we value self-initiators, forward-thinkers, team players and good communicators

Your Impactful Goals will include:

The position shall be responsible for:

Strategic and Technical Planning of all IP Networks including IP-MPLS Core, Telco & IT Cloud DC Networks and Enterprise.

Act/perform as Expert Technical Resource in the designated area of IP based networks.

Provide oversight to Design & Planning, Production Deployments & Security as subject matter expert.

Apply leadership and management skills to aspire teams for Innovation and Transformation activities that will give Telenor a unique proposition in industry.

Understanding and evangelizing strategic context to all key stakeholders to create value.

How will your Typical Day look like:

Design, Plan, Deploy/Implement and Optimize IP Network Solutions/Platforms as part of developed Architecture and Guidelines.

Deep dive into technical design discussions to ensure E2E IP Network Solution Optimization, resolution of critical issues and simplifying design complexities.

Key/Lead Interface of IP Planning team among solution providers (External/Internal) and other Telenor Technology Teams / Stakeholders.

Ensure proper evaluation of new technology solutions, participate in technical workshops.

Lead design and develop network architecture for SDN/NVFI environment while ensuring all design and information security aspects.

Network design evolution towards latest technologies based on Security Standards, Best Practices & Internal Requirements.

Lead for developing the relevant documentation (HLD/LLD/Change Management), both in coordination with internal as well as Vendor teams and keep them updated.

Financial management including forecasting (traffic / resource), solution finalization & ordering, deployment & capitalizations with overall budget control.

Manage expectations and conflict resolution among project stakeholders, steering committee, project teams and manage service providers

Manage planning team resources in effective & efficient manner, building on their strengths & skills leading towards achieving Organizational deliverables. Also ensure team members are motivated, productive while enhancing their experience.

Presenting technical solutions to senior management forums for conceptual and business cases approvals

Act as technical expert for global design teams for handling global architecture specifications, running gap analysis with improvement plans and handling demand management process at regional level

Responsible for planning technological transformation of TP Data Centers, from the current to a more secure & reliable environment.

Engage and coordinate with partners/vendors in IP Infrastructure implementation activities.

Responsible to coordinate with Group teams for different tasks & projects.

Responsible to coordinate with relevant Operations teams for different tasks & projects.

Coordination with vendors for proper evaluation of new versions, patches, firmware and security patches with timely implementation

Process writing to as per ITIL v3 standard to cover process like change management, configuration management, access management, service design to service improvement

Your Career Path:

The incumbent will have opportunities to grow vertically and laterally in current and adjacent domains based on their aspirations and performance.

What we’re looking for:

Education: Minimum Bachelors in Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Telecom) or holds a professional qualification from a recognized body.

Certifications: CCIE / JNCIE or equivalent CCNP – Network / Security CompTIA Security+ SDN – VMWare, OCSA, AWS CAN

Work experience:

Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in the IP Networks and/or relevant position, preferable in Mobile Operator / Service Provider environment.

Experience in managing implementation of projects related to IT, Telco VNF’s and strategic transformations

Experience in Data Center infrastructure services including Security operations; Network (Routing and Switching), Cloud management (IaaS and PaaS) and People management.

Functional Skills/Knowledge Areas:

Extensive experience in IP Networks & platforms or relevant domains, preferably in Mobile Operator / Service Provider environment.

Private Cloud Architecture; OpenStack as per ETSI Architecture and Hybrid Cloud Integration use cases

Telco and IT Convergence Architecture roadmaps

Integration of solutions across multiple infrastructure vendors (e.g. Redhat OpenStack, Dell, HPE, Nokia, Cisco, Juniper) and Core Function/Application Providers (ZTE, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia, Oracle, Open Source)

Experience in managing implementation of projects related to IT, Telco VNF’s and Strategic transformations.

Good understanding in project management methodology such as Agile and SCRUM.

Experience in Data Center infrastructure services including Security operations; Network (Routing and Switching),

Planning, Implementation and operations of Software Defined Networks, IP MPLS Networks, Routing, Switching and Network Security in Data Centre, corporate LAN/WiFi, VPN, as per the standards and best industry practices.

Understanding and good experience on Network Security infrastructure, Next Generation Firewalls, AVC, Next Generation AMP, IPS and.

Excellent knowledge and experience in Cisco FTD products and Next Generation Security functionality.

Working experience/knowledge of networking vendors: ZTE, Huawei, Nokia, Juniper, Cisco.

Knowledge in GSM technology is mandatory.

Expertise in end to end IP Aggregation, IP RAN, IP MPLS and network planning.

Why should you join us at Telenor?

At Telenor Pakistan, we provide you the platform to work in a challenging and rewarding environment to become a skilled professional in your chosen field of interest. As one of the top employers of the country, we enable you to realize your dreams in a collaborative environment of diversity and openness to new mindsets.

As an equal employment opportunity provider, Telenor Pakistan makes all decisions of employment purely based on merit. As an equal employment opportunity provider, Telenor Pakistan makes all decisions of employment purely based on merit irrespective of race, caste, gender, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

Expected salary:

Location: Islamabad

Job date: Sun, 07 Nov 2021 05:43:29 GMT

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