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Senior Engineer (Value Added Service Development) at Etisalat Nigeria in Lagos

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Job Type: fulltime

    Experience Required: 3-5 year(s)

    Desired Courses: Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic/ Telecommunications Engineering


Job Details

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), trading as Etisalat, is a Nigerian company duly incorporated under the laws of Nigeria in partnership with Mubadala Development Company and Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates.


Job Title: Senior Engineer (Value Added Service Development)

Location: Lagos,NG


Job Summary

Develop and design products and services as described in the BRD and provide technical support to the Products and Services or any other team within the organization which requires the delivery of an efficient software design, dimension and architecture for specific operations.


Principal Functions


    Develop and customize innovative services and/ or enhancements to existing VAS

    Manage the process of installing and configuring VAS which have been developed

    Review software design specifications and ensure that the Unified Modelling Diagrams are correctly designed according to the requirements of the service/ application which is being developed

    Conduct post-implementation checks to ascertain the benefits of new products or technology changes on the service creation platform

    Ensure the efficient software development of VAS

    Ensure that all identified bugs are fixed according to SLAs of the service

    Investigate new technologies that may enhance the performance of the VAS development middleware layer

    Liaise with Products & Services, IT, Enterprise Solution, VAS Operations and other units as and when required

    Provide critical inputs relating to hardware dimensioning and capacity planning during budget cycles

    Contribute to increased subscribers- satisfaction by improving overall quality of VAS development and deployment

    Ensure effective technical feasibility studies and impact analyses are conducted for new features and services within the VAS development environment

    Support the provisioning of service capacity in the VAS development environment before introduction of new services

    Manage and support the design of service delivery platform as well as service creation middleware strategies

    Maintain key vendor relationship

    Perform technology investigations into topics related to core service delivery platform design and performance

    Support and advise on preparation and deployment of pre-requisites for project deliverables

    Provide technical planning and optimization support to assist in service and product rollout

    Provide end-to-end support in integration and input requirements for deployment of new applications

    Support the team in defining and maintaining VAS development KPIs to ensure an efficient platform

    Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure optimization tasks are achieved

    Apply knowledge and skills to analyze and resolve complex development issues

    Apply global best practices to work instructions, processes and tools in order to ensure high quality levels and timely delivery

    Proactively help VAS Development team identify and collect required inputs for product and service development tasks

    Participate in the process of establishing application and systems requirements for new projects or enhancements to existing services

    Prepare and/ or review of functional and technical specifications for products and services

    Liaise with 3rd party vendors during project development to review progress



Educational Requirements

First degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic/ Telecommunications Engineering or any other relevant discipline


Experience,Skills & Competencies


    Four (4) years directly relevant post-NYSC work experience (GSM/ UMTS) including demonstration of experience in the following areas:

    Enterprise level EE5 development (including all phases of software lifecycle)

    Operational responsibility for a production solution

    JAINSLEE Event based application development

    Interfacing with vendors and equipment suppliers



Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate job-specific competencies in the following areas:


    Good understanding of project management methodology

    Strong grasp of OOP concepts

    Knowledge of telecoms fundamentals

    Comprehensive experience in Java development

    Strong grasp of enterprise-level Java technologies with an emphasis on EE5 or EE6 concepts (JSP, Struts, Spring, Servlets, EJB)

    Experience developing multi-thread applications

    Solid experience developing applications implementing the following protocols: TCP/ IP sockets, SMPP, HTTP, XML and XML/ RPC

    Strong knowledge of Solaris Unix (Operating system and scripting)

    Very good knowledge of Oracle (Administration, Database and PL/ SQL Development)

    Knowledge of protocols like SS7, SIGTRAN, SIP, GSM Protocols - MPA/ ISUP, TCP/ IP, etc

    Knowledge of JAINSLEE

    Good knowledge of JBOSS and Mobicents Application server and Call/ Traffic flows

    Good knowledge of software dimensioning and performance measurement tools

    Familiarity with Apache Ant or MAVEN and all phases of the software lifecycle: requirements, design, development, testing and deployment

    Good knowledge of version control software

    Ideal candidate must also be a strong problem-solver who can exercise initiative and has excellent interpersonal, communication and documentation skillsClick Apply button below then, Select Location and search to view job



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