MainOne Cable Recruitment for Solutions Architect

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for MainOne Cable Recruitment for Solutions Architect.

MainOne Cable also known as “Main One Cable” or “Main One” is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa.

Job Title: Solutions Architect

Location: Lagos
Department: Technical
Job Type: Permanent

Job Responsibilities

  • Will be involved from pre-sales solution formulation through system deployment; including bid preparation and customer interface resulting in solutions architecture proposals.
  • The Solutions Architect will develop and articulate solutions based on a customer’s strategic business or technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer’s organisation.
  • Assist in the translation of customer needs/technical requirements to appropriate solutions by liaising with customers to understand, anticipate and meet their specific needs.
  • Design service solutions for Managed Service customers in line with ITIL and/or industry best practice
  • Proven business development experience and familiarity with cloud services markets
  • Manage multi-faceted projects with diverse stakeholders across different continents. A track record of successful project management is important.
  • Familiarity with international, regional and local provider markets.
  • Contribute proactively to new service development.
  • Ensure quality, up-to-date documentation exists for all service arrangements
  • Provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of technical solutions.
  • Manage and develop strategic partnerships with third party suppliers and other internal stakeholders for Cloud Aggregators or Managed Service Providers.
  • Coordinate with the sales team in formulating and building up proposal knowledge, including making technical demos and presentations to Main One customers.
  • Demonstrate ability, determination and tenacity to move major initiatives forward and drive focus while consistently thinking of the bottom-line impact of the efforts

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies
Skills & Qualification Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Information Communication Technology, Engineering or Computer Science Cisco CCNA/CCDA/CCIP/CCNP/CCDP/CWNA
  • PMI, Prince 2 or other industry equivalent
  • Certifications in Cloud Technologies, SDN is considered a plus for this
  • At least three (3) years of experience in proposal development, designing architecture, and implementing provider solutions.
  • At least Seven (7) years industry experience

Competencies:

  • Team player / Ability to work independently / Ability to work with little supervision
  • Sound commercial business understanding and risk aware
  • In-depth Knowledge of Radio/Microwave and terrestrial transmission systems.
  • Experience in designing and deploying standardized VOIP technologies; SIP and H.323.
  • Experience relating business requirements to system and infrastructure components and designing the bill of materials for a project.
  • Set up and maintain a best practice library of company proposals and architectural designs proposed to customers with success and conversion rate indicators.
  • In-depth level knowledge of networking technologies including but not limited to: TCP/IP (e.g. interpreting a packet trace file), WAN technologies, VPN(Layer 2 & 3), QoS, firewalls, routers, switches, DNS, Metro Ethernet, SDH, EoSDH, DWDM, VOIP and Data Centre Designs.
  • Creative and innovative approach.
  • Experience in telecom architecture.
  • Proactive with a positive ‘can do’ approach.
  • Experience with Cisco equipment essential.
  • Experience in WLAN technologies (Controllers, WAPs, and 802.11 fundamentals)
  • Familiarity with 802.11g/n/ac/ax standards.
  • Sound commercial business understanding and risk aware.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Experience  relating   business   requirements   to   system   and   infrastructure components and designing the bill of materials for a project.

 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply.

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