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Engineer - Submarine Network Support 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.


  • 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. The management of installed and spare inventory.
  • 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.


  • A first degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related discipline.


3 - 7 years of experience which includes:

  • Minimum of two years work experience in Telecommunication industry, with specific experience using multiplexers microwave, satellite and fiber optic transmission equipment.

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