Manager, Optical Transmission Operations at 9mobile Nigeria

9mobile is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2007. The License enables EMTS provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, Optical Transmission Operations

Job No: IRC4130

Location: Abuja,NG

Job Summary

  • Implement an effective framework for the operation and maintenance of all optical transmission links and provide high level support functions on all operational optical transmission equipment.

Principal Functions


  • Keep abreast of global and local best practice as it relates to the team/ function’s activities.
  • Assist in continuously reviewing the unit’s activities, make recommendations for improvement and implement approved improvement initiatives to ensure enhanced performance of the team.
  • Assist in identifying required resources, personnel to achieve the unit/ function’s strategy.
  • Establish and manage service levels with key internal and external stakeholders.


  • Oversee the acceptance and handover of newly built / leased fibre infrastructure / Optical Equipment.
  • Ensure that a routine operation and maintenance programme/ procedure is in place for optical transmission links and equipment.
  • Manage the monitoring of all optical transmission systems, and ensure prompt repair and restoration of all faulty/down sites/ links
  • Manage the performance and availability of Optical transmission services deployed – DWDM backbone / City Metro fibre /Lastmile fibre to VIPs and other mobile operators.
  • Manage bandwidth on optical transmission media for optimal performance.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to service level agreements with vendors (interconnect partners, leased line providers etc.)
  • Ensure efficient system logs and backup procedures are implemented and fully complied with.
  • Provide necessary support towards proper integration of new fixed transmission links.
  • Ensure prompt availability of information on all fibre/cable transmission links and equipment.
  • Consistently refine operating processes, systems and platforms to facilitate continuous improvement and ensure network operations meet operational delivery requirements.
  • Review recommendations of the internal audit function relating to fixed transmission operations policies, standards, guidelines and operations and take action as required.
  • Manage inter-unit functional relations to ensure synergy across the various departmental functions.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members and manage subordinate’s performance towards the achievement of overall team objectives.
  • Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports of the fibre backbone and metro networks for the attention of the Head, Transmission Operations
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head, Transmission Operations

Educational Requirements

  • First degree in Engineering or arelated field.
  • Six (6) to Eight (8) years workexperience with at least two (2) years in a supervisory role

Experience, Skills & Competencies


  • Optical fiber technologies including DWDM, ASON etc.
  • Service Continuity Management, Monitoring and Control
  • Network Operations
  • Telecommunications & Mobile Network Standards & Specifications


  • Delegation/ Supervisory/ Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Team building / Mentoring


  • Passion for Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Empowering people
  • Growing people
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Focus

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.