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Engineer - CloudOps at MTN Nigeria

MTN NigeriaLagos, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time

MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa\'s leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the globally lauded Nigerian GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations beginning with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. MTN paid $285m for one of four GSM licenses in Nigeria in January 2001. To date, in excess of US$1.8 billion has been invested building mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria. Since launch in August 2001, MTN has steadily deployed its services across Nigeria. It now provides services in 223 cities and towns, more than 10,000 villages and communities and a growing number of highways across the country, spanning the 36 states of the Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Many of these villages and communities are being connected to the world of telecommunications for the first time ever. The company\'s digital microwave transmission backbone, the 3,400 Kilometre Y\'elloBahn was commissioned by President Olusegun Obasanjo in January 2003 and is reputed to be the most extensive digital microwave transmission infrastructure in all of Africa. The Y\'elloBahn has significantly helped to enhance call quality on MTN network.


Ensure the smooth operation and upkeep of MTNN's Cloud components, such as landing zones, containers, VMs, databases, backups, storage, and systems management components, by overseeing their life cycle and documentation in adherence to established design standards.


  • Deploy, configure, and manage cloud infrastructure environment and/or applications through cross-technology administration (OS, databases, virtual networks), scripting, and monitoring automation execution.
  • Develop automation solutions to help streamline processes.
  • Implement security measures to protect data from unauthorized access or use.
  • Monitor the performance of cloud computing systems in real-time to ensure efficient and reliable performance.
  • Design and implement disaster recovery solutions for data centers in order to reduce risks.
  • Create detailed documentation of all technical aspects of a cloud computing system such as configuration settings and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Maintain the security of the organization’s systems by monitoring activity logs and detecting signs of intrusions or malware infections.
  • Performing capacity planning to determine whether resources will have enough space to handle growth in demand.
  • Monitor the health of applications by analyzing system logs for errors and performance problems.
  • Recommend changes to application architecture or design to improve efficiency and performance.
  • Analyze IT Cloud requirements from business units and deliver solutions for an integral global cloud environment.
  • Lead interactions with partners and service providers to foster strong relationship and troubleshoot major issues, determine adequate support levels, and evaluates new offerings.
  • Provide enhancements to existing products across cloud platforms for future capabilities.
  • Lead specific Cloud projects including the design, justification, and implementation.


  • First degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or any related discipline 
  • Fluent in English 


3 - 7 years’ experience which must include:

  • Hands-on Hyperscaler technology using MS Azure, Google and Amazon.
  • Strong experience working in a complex public and private Cloud environment.
  • Excellent understanding of the architecture, maintenance, and administration of Linux servers.
  • Strong general programming skills, along with knowledge of programming languages such as SQL, Java, Python, Ruby, Golang, PHP, and .NET
  • Hands-on understanding of DevOps practices.
  • Strong knowledge on the use containerization tools and a solid understanding of Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity in the context of the cloud.
  • Experience in platform migrations from on-prem and between Hyperscalers
  • Experience with emerging technologies such as Cloud computing, Big Data, NoSQL & RDBMS databases, familiar with the following database technologies (MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, SQL Server & Oracle).
  • Understanding of Agile project management methodologies.
  • Good troubleshooting, analytical, communication, collaboration and presentation skills.

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