- Main One Cable Company
Limited ('MainOne'), one of organizations offering broadband capacity in
Nigeria has announced vacancies for Senior and Junior IP Engineers in
its establishment. MainOne provides its services through its undersea
submarine cable system.
Mainone's entry as well as those of other wholesale
broadband providers is a welcome development in view of the need to widen options in
the provision of wholesale broadband capacity in Nigeria. This will therefore
improve broadband availability and bring down associated costs thereby
promoting digital inclusion and closing the internal digital divides
Broadband is today's tool for growth, and developing countries like
Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind.
Opening up the wholesale broadband provision space in Nigeria with the
right policies will help in job creation and business growth and
expansion. Main One is competing with other wholesale broadband
providers for the vast and largely untapped Nigerian market.
To maintain a competitive edge, it is obvious that MainOne needs to have the right human capital in core areas such as
technical infrastructure provision, support and administration. The job
announcement from Main One specifically states that it "seeks to employ
visionary, focused and effective individuals with sound track records
and demonstrated relevant abilities".
In this regard Mainone has identified the need for IP Engineers. Here is information on specialist technical opportunities for IP
SENIOR AND JUNIOR IP ENGINEERS
Reporting to: Head, Network Planning & Implementation
Responsible for ensuring the availability and stability of the Main One
network through the design and implementation of appropriate IP
based-services in partnership with technology partner companies.
engineers will monitor network elements, configure and maintain network
equipment such as routers, switches and firewalls and also implement
network security policies.
The Senior Engineers will provide leadership
and guidance to team members and other operations teams with respect to
IP / MPLS infrastructure. They will also ensure continued smooth
operation of the global network infrastructure and resolve complex
technical problems with customers.
Bachelors degree in computer Science or Electrical Engineering
Minimum of 3 years' (Junior IP Engineers) and 10 years' (Senior IP
Engineers) relevant experience in designing and implementing complex,
high performance networks with multiple locations and applications
Hands on experience configuring Cisco and Juniper routers
Relevant certifications, preferably CCNA and CCIE
Good knowledge of networking technologies - TCP/IP, BGP, DNS, VPNs,
Firewalls, Proxy etc.
Method of Application
To apply, please email your curriculum vitae - only once- to:
by January 4, 2011. Ensure you indicate your name
and the role you are applying for, in the subject line of the email.
All applications will be treated in confidence. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
All application closes January 4, 2011.:
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Wholesale broadband provision is key to driving national development.
Very few organizations presently provide wholesale broadband capacity;
Mainone therefore attracts visibility as one of the few new entrants and
key players. The technical requirements are straightforward. The need is
obvious - candidates are required to design, implement and maintain IP
based services. You must show in your CV and application documents that
you meet the stated requirements especially certifications,
qualifications and years of experience. World class standards are
expected. There is no local class. You are either world class or no
IP Engineering is core and plays a critical role - "ensuring the
availability and stability of the Main One network". Even if you meet
all requirements you must be aware that your level of professionalism
and ability to contribute will differentiate you. Your packaging should
highlight how you meet the specified requirements and present an image
of a responsibility and professionalism. Your professionalism should
Opportunities in wholesale broadband provision are not common place.
Prospects are therefore unique, challenging and rewarding. Expect stiff competition,
so prepare well. Learn more about wholesale broadband provision
and how IP Engineering contributes. Understand the mission of MainOne.
Read the job requirements and understand the expectations. Let your
marketing show how you have contributed in these areas presently or in
the past and how you will also contribute your technical expertise
towards the attainment of Mainone's goals.
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