Submarine Network Support Engineer Job at MTN Nigeria

Started by Jobrib, Oct 18, 2016, 09:32 AM


Job Title: Submarine Network Support Engineer

Company: MTN Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 4 years

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Field: Engineering / Technical ICT / Computer


MTN Nigeria – The leader in telecommunications in

Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa

and the Middle East, our brand is instantly

recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that

we are able to attract the right talents who we

carefully nurture by continuously improving our

employment offerings even beyond reward and



Job Description – To operate and maintain submarine cable landing

station in order to ensure high availability of the

submarine cable networks and corresponding

traffic terminating at the station – Carry out planned works for several nights in row

in conjunction with submarine network NOC. – Carry emergency operational procedures at odd

hours in event of submarine cable cut on call-out

basis. – Work with CLS engineers in other stations in

different time zones and who are not fluent in

English language. – Carry out preventive maintenance of terminal

station (dry plant) equipment. This include but not

limited to: – SLTE alarm check – SLTE performance monitoring – SLTE optical measurement – PFE alarm check – PFE voltage/current check – PFE calibration – SN (submarine NMS) backup – Wet plant monitoring (repeater and branching unit) – Maintain the SLDs (straight line diagrams) and RPLs

(route position list), ensuring that they are updated

after every major cable repair. – Perform corrective maintenance on terminal

station equipment in coordination with the NOC.


This includes but not limited to: – Make observations – Initiate corrective procedures or decide on course

of action – Record all relevant observation and results – Rectify faults or notify responsible section – Perform first line equipment repair or notify

responsible authority – Implement dispatch procedure for  faulty

equipment – Confirm repair – Compile report on any failure event – Maintain and update system maintenance

documents – Implement WOs (work orders) for new circuits in

conjunction with the NOC. – Test new circuits in conjunction with other stations

and local terrestrial network O&M staff. – Inventory management. This management of

installed and spare inventory. – Supplier & Vendor management: Monitor the

routine maintenance activities of suppliers and act

as RHE for them in case of emergency and

recommend changes to agreed methods and

procedures based on observation and data. – Implement and maintain all interconnectivity on

customer access pre-cabled and On-demand ODFs

based on WOs for MTN and other submarine cable

parties. – Provide first line maintenance on MTN terrestrial

backhaul network equipment at the landing station.


Job Condition: – Normal MTNN working conditions, but may be

required to work long hours – Minimal local travel


Experience & Training: – A first degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering,

Computer Engineering or a related discipline – Minimum of four years work experience – With at least two years work experience in

Telecommunication industry, with specific

experience using multiplexers microwave, satellite

and fibre optic transmission equipment. – Ericsson DXX PDH and SDH multiplexer training

Huawei Optix SDH and DWDM multiplexer training

DCME training – Specific Equipment Training


Minimum Qualification: – BA, BEng, BTech or HND

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