IP/ Core Network Specialist

Position– IP/Core network Specialist

Division– Technical

Location– Victoria Island Lagos.

Contract Type– Permanent

No. of vacancy- 1 Spot

Job purpose

The IP Networks Specialist is responsible for designing and optimizing the Core IP network which supports various connectivity solutions such as internet, L2/L3VPN, IP Telephony, Data Center Managed & Hosted services, IPTV and VoIP.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other departments to develop the corporate objectives.
  • Provide technological innovation to improve core network processes and network support for new products.
  • Develop overall Core network project planning, delivery, and update of the project implementation milestone.
  • Regularly review of core and distribution network design with a view to optimize the network.
  • Responsible for configuring core and edge routers for design implementation as well as BTS integration
  • Responsible for maintaining BGP peering with Upstream providers and downstream clients
  • Provide high-level network performance report to the Management and recommend on areas of improvement.
  • Manage the public IPv4 and IPv6 resources on AFRINIC and Peering DB.
  • Provide technical solutions to network issues escalated beyond the 2nd level Support and Network Operations expertise
  • Provide IP address planning and management of IP address database for the entire core, distribution and access network
  • Responsible for the core and distribution network bandwidth capacity
  • Responsible for maintaining bandwidth policies on the PE devices.
  • Attend network project & departmental meetings.
  • Provide inputs to the departmental annual budget.

Education, Qualification & Work Experience

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree/HND in Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Electronics Engineering or related field.
  • Network experience in an ISP environment or a Systems Integration company with specialization in enterprise and service provider routing and switching solutions
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a relevant role.
  • At least 3 years practical experience in managing and implementing network solutions using OSPF, ISIS and BGP routing protocols
  • At least 3 years’ experience in deploying MPLS L2VPN and L3VPN solutions for clients
  • Relationship & People Management.

Certifications:

  • CCNP Routing & Switching/Service Provider Core
  • Affiliation with relevant professional bodies Cisco

Skills:

    • Cisco Routing, & Switching
    • Core Network Planning and Implementation
    • Good communication skills
    • Project Management skills
    • People Management Skills (Employees, Team, Vendors and Customers)
    • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
    • Good organizational and time management skills
    • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project, and Outlook.
    • Ability to analyses and interpret detailed technical solution and implement into network planning document.
    • Ability and willingness to work long hours and meet tight deadlines.
    • Ability to manage various network protection schemes namely MESH and RING etc.
    • Good understanding of SDH, Carrier Ethernet Technology, quality of service and network management concepts is necessary.

                e-mail;- career@estreamnetworks.net