MainOne Cable Recruitment for Solutions Architect


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


  • 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 to apply.

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