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Engineer – VAS Planning Technology MTN Uganda

Main Purpose:
To participate in the design, planning, and optimization of MTN UG VAS platforms, to achieve a cost-effective and optimal VAS network design, and timely deployment of quality products and services in line with the business strategic objectives.

Main Job Functions
• Responsible for designing and dimensioning of the VAS system as well as new products and services to support the marketing product
• 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
• Carry out research and feasibility studies for new products and produce standard professional technical reports
• Design and plan the evolution of Value-Added Services, such as, but not limited to, messaging (USSD & SMS), Mobile Data, WAP, Multimedia products and other Third Party applications and services
• 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 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
• Develop UNIX/shell scripts for processing statistics and other data off the VAS platforms
• Interface with Marketing, business development groups for new services and product development planning
• Primary interface with vendors on technical design, deployment and maintenance planning issues for VAS Systems
• Project management and tracking to ensure that products are launched within specified timelines
• Ensure VAS performance statistics are accurate and appropriate forecasts for capacity planning are derived
• Develop technical and tender specification documents to be used during procurement and deployment of new products and solutions
• To act as technical lead in VAS projects managed by Capital Projects
• Prepare long term evolution plans for VAS system
• Champion automation and efficiency in the department

• BSc Degree in Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering or computer Science or any related course.

• Unix/Solaris/Linux and Database Administration Skills.
• 1 year experience in IN planning or operations
• 1 year experience in Mobile GSM Network Environment
• 1 year experience in UNIX shell scripting, database administration.
• Competence with Oracle/ MySql Databases.
• Proficiency in UNIX and LINUX operating systems.
• Strong shell scripting skills and Proficiency in at least 1 programming language
• Basic IP networking knowledge

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:
• Exposure to GSM Network management processes, procedures and activities as well as experience working with VAS and Charging/Billing systems.
• Unix/ Linux System administration.
• Database Management Skills.
• Shell scripting/Programming
• Basic IP networking knowledge
• Quick learner
• Good Knowledge of CS Core planning techniques
• Good Analytical and Troubleshooting skills
• Self-motivated.
• Good communication skills.
• Team Player

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Closing Date : 29th June, 2024

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