Network Engineer at Netcom Africa

Built from the ground up for high-speed broadband IP communications, Netcom Africa Limited has been the leading ICT provider of corporate tailored solutions in western Africa since 2004. Our communications product suite is best in class using the latest generation technologies in communications and supported 24/7 by some of the most experienced customer support and technical engineers in the industry.
Today our network reaches major business centers with access to 154 countries.
We own and operate our own infrastructure with clear channel capacity leasing on all available subsea cable systems landing in Nigeria for redundancy.
We are the only ICT provider in Nigeria able to guarantee a service Availability of 99.5% delivering quality standards comparable to USA and Europe.
Our Quality Focus

TL9000Netcom is Africa’s first ISO9001:2008 and TL9000 certified company, bringing international telecommunication standards to the continent.Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

Short Summary Of The Job
Reporting to the Head of Engineering, this role will be responsible for participating in IP network operation, infrastructure connectivity and security planning as well as development.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Participate in IP network operation, infrastructure connectivity, security planning as well as development
Support network design and implementation for core and client networks
Ensure all IP devices are secured and within operational limits
Support daily IP network operation, project management and services monitoring
Conduct network analyzing and troubleshooting
Coordinate with Regional IP Registry
Document all network changes
Other task assigned by line manager.

Essential Skills / Knowledge:

A minimum of 5 years of experience in IP Network and System Support
LAN/WAN technology including: TCP/IP (routers, configuration and setup), Security (firewalls – Cisco, Juniper, Barracuda), Network management (switches, hubs, fiber-optic, cabling, packet sniffing)
Advanced knowledge in Router, Catalyst, Load Balancer, Firewall, Security, Internet Connection, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP4, VPN, Frame Relay, TCP/IP, LAN/ WAN, VLAN, Spanning Tree, Ethereal
Knowledge in Unix/ Linux, Shell script, IDS, QoS, Video/ Streaming Protocols,
Experience designing last mile access solutions for different environments (DSL, microwave radio, PTP and PTP radio, fibre etc.)
Strong written and oral communications skills in English
Willing to perform work or provide support outside office hours
Highly motivated and resourceful
Must be a team player and be able to prioritize different request and requirements.
Hand-on design and operation of network like BGP and MPLS

Desirable Skills / Knowledge:

Experience in ISP and managing a sizable IP network
Experience in liaising with Regional IP Registry (APNIC, RIPE, AfriNIC etc)
Knowledge of structure cabling and VoIP

Education and / or Professional Qualification:

Bachelors degree in Electronics/Communications/Network/Computer Engineering (or equivalent)
IP Certification, preferably from Cisco on CCNP level equivalent or above.

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