Recrutement MTN: Specialist - Core Network Planning.Technology

MTN Cameroon is looking for Specialist - Core Network Planning.Technology
Location: Douala, Littoral, Cameroon

Job Description 

Staff Leadership and Management

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Responsible for self-learning and development with guidance from the Manager
  • Ensure cohesive working with the CoE
  • Accountable for meeting and prioritising own targets / deadlines
  • Provide information to the Manager on work accomplishments, individual / team challenges
  • Lead team meetings and contribute on specialist / technical areas when required
  • Review performance metric dashboards prepared on various performance metics and provide input to the manager

Operational Delivery

Interworking with (Marketing, Enterprise Business unit, Transmission/IP/Radio planning units, CPG, O&M, IT, Procurement, BRM, Legal Compliance, Corporate Regulation/MTN Group technology/ Main vendors) to achieve the following for Core circuit and Packet switched:

1. Network Planning

  • Perform data gathering (Network statistics reports, input from Marketing, Enterprise Business unit, other planning units, O&M, regulator, Group recommendations, IT unit) to match the real needs of the business.
  • Develop an accepted Model of Planning(MOP) tool that translate business forecasts demands into core network traffic characterization and technical requirements (short, medium and long terms).
  • Perform sensitivity analysis to demand level, QoS, fraud and network security policy
  • Develop core network utilization planning based on subscribers and traffic forecasting
  • Provide solutions to close the network audits findings and abnormal functioning of core network
  • Overview timely technical hardware and software feature roadmap of standardization and the main vendors (Ericsson, Huawei)
  • Gap analysis regarding the availability of main core network features according to service plans
  • Produce the required core network inputs for global integrated network planning document in the timeframe agreed
  • Support Supervisors on preparation of annual and 2/or 3 years’ business plan
  • Develop numbering and addressing resources plan and management according to regulatory recommendations.

Network Design

  • Produce a breakdown of the target core network into functional building blocks (FBB).
  • Verification and recommendations of core network architecture design change for quality improvement
  • Selection of core network FBBs according to functional requirements (functional design) using service forecast as input.
  • Dimensioning of core network FBBs (capacity design) using subscriber- and traffic uptake as input.
  • Perform geographical distribution and resiliency of core network according to typical forecasted traffic pattern and coverage preferences (geographical design). Mapping the best alternatives to requirements in coverage and technologies.
  • Translation of core network FBBs into equipment (vendor/equipment selection) by means of tender, Request for information(RFI) or quotation specification and employment of standard procurement processes within a multi-vendor environment.
  • Timely reporting on non-compliance with license obligations, network product packages and lifecycle; Provide recommended solutions for compliancy.

Network Projects Implementation

  • Produce core network planning mandatory project executions documentations (CIR, TCO, Scope, BC)
  • Owner of core network Network configuration and –optimization (change management)
  • Support project team on end to end implementation to ensure project scope and time planned agreed are met effectively and are within allocated budget
  • Support Supervisors on management of annual CAPEX and OPEX

Network Operations and Maintenance

  • Recommend correction solutions, to the design errors raised by Operation and maintenance support
  • Oversee knowledge transfer for new solutions implemented and good hand over for exploitation
  • Monitor miscellaneous on design and configurations and recommend correction to operations and maintenance unit.

Job Specifications/ Minimum & Preferred Requirements 

Education / Business Degree

  • B.Sc. in Electrical/ Electronic or Telecommunications Engineering.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Core Network planning and design
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Core Network Operation
  • Experience with third party IT solutions providers
  • Experience working in a medium to large organization


  • CS&PS Network Planning and Design
  • Capacity and Dimensioning for 2G/3G/4G/5G NETWORKS
  • IMS Solution
  • 5G Core Infrastructure
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Network Function Virtualization and SDN
  • Signaling solution
  • Architecture engineering
  • Digital services and ICT solutions
  • U2020, MAPS, ENM and ENIQ

Industry / Certifications

  • TOGAF, ITIL, BSS, MSS, SIGNALING, INTERCONNECT, SUB DB, EPC, OSS & Tools, LI, and Control, Steering and exposure

Any other specifications



  • Strong knowledge of network architecture for telecom industry
  • Good knowledge on cost and budget management
  • Vendor Management and Vendor selection strategy. Knowledge of Tender process;
  • Project Management;
  • Solid Understanding of Mobile CS/PS Core & IP Planning
  • Strong knowledge of protocols SIGTRAN, DIAMETER, CS1+, CAMEL, SIP, RTP, GTP, etc.
  • Good knowledge on Network numbering and addressing
  • Strong knowledge of integration of IN/VAS and others third party
  • Adequate Knowledge in BSS, MSS, SIGNALING, INTERCONNECT, SUB DB, EPC, OSS & Tools, LI, and Control, Steering and exposure


  • Good knowledge of SIP&TDM interconnects technology
  • Strong knowledge of existing and future Mobile Network technologies relating to interworking, interconnect and Roaming (National and International)
  • Basic Knowledge of steering and anti-steering solutions.
  • Good knowledge on SS7 and SMS Firewall
  • Knowledge on Mobile Number portability
  • Knowledge on New numbering plan migration
  • Strong knowledge of Voice SIP / RTP, ISUP and voice convergence technologies, including IMS (including VoLTE and VoWiFi)
  • Good knowledge of Core Network virtualization and cloudification
  • Good knowledge on Digital Products and Services


  • Analytical Thinker
  • Problem Solver
  • Operational Value Creator
  • Culture and Change Champion
  • Supportive People Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Results Achiever
  • Operationally Astute

Behavioral Qualities

  • Directs people
  • Detail-oriented
  • Manages time


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