Airtel Nigeria Job Recruitment 2022/2023 Application Portal

Airtel Nigeria is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant job positions in their company. Interested candidates should kindly follow the job application guidelines below to apply successfully.

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited) is a leading telecommunications services provider in Nigeria headquartered in Lagos, the commercial nerve-centre of Nigeria. The telco ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers in terms of subscribers with a customer base of more than 39.8 million. The company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and enterprise services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Support System Personnel – OSS SME

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The BSS / OSS SME will be responsible for maintaining and supporting all BSS / OSS applications, tools, and utilities to support Airtel Nigeria IT Services.
  • The role holder will have the responsibility of maintaining close collaboration with HQ-IT expert to ensure Airtel Nigeria is delivering business results expected on BSS/OSS domain.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver activities in line with BSS/OSS domain strategy and initiatives to support IT enablement to drive sales in Airtel Nigeria
  • Lead delivery of projects of applicable domain in Airtel Nigeria that attribute to the success of Airtel Nigeria business by collaborating with cross functional teams.
  • Promote continuous improvement of processes and delivery of results within assigned domain.
  • Ensure Business Value creation through simplifying application design, simplifying customer experience and efficient deliveries.
  • Optimize Change requirement delivery for faster time to market and ensuring first time right efficiency.
  • Manage Timely Rollout of Projects
  • Ensure appropriate Governance mechanisms for successful implementation of projects.
  • Deliver On-schedule, on-budget of IT solutions to facilitate commercial products delivery

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Systems Analysis, or a related study.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience on BSS/OSS design and delivery.
  • Experience working in multi-vendor managed service IT operating model.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering project on relevant domain.
  • Experience in redesigning and simplifying the products, services, and processes.
  • Deep understanding of the Telco IT domain as well as a broad architecture understanding for IT in a telecom environment.
  • Solid background in translating business demand to IT Solution design and applying multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • Well-versed with micro services, containers, cloud, DevOps.
  • A believer in Open-Source environment to develop software solutions.
  • Should have specific skills and knowledge:
  • Structured approach to work, with the ability to plan, and organize larger activities.
  • Clear in communication, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to assess the value from functions and capabilities of new technologies finding appropriate technical solutions.
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: Opex Optimization Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • To provide support in managing the power systems architecture and power systems operations (on all technical and non-technical infrastructures nationwide) in Airtel Nigeria. Management of Site Fuelling – Planning, procurement, distribution.

Job Responsibilities

Preparation and management of the annual operating plans OPEX (AOPs) for all the active and passive network systems in Airtel Nigeria:

  • Support the preparation of annual power budget on CAPEX and OPEX while tracking the process of obtaining management approvals for power budget and seek OPEX and CAPEX approvals for passive and power related expenses.
  • Monitor, control, and track all OPEX and CAPEX expenses made on approved budget as well as to reporting status of power budget to the senior management.
  • Track and report achievement of Annual Operating Plan (AOP) targets and report OPEX savings achieved based on targeted operating expenditure saving initiatives to ensure optimization of all network investments.

Process Management:

  • Define Scope and service level agreements for passive contracts, monitor achievement of defined objectives to ensure an effective and efficient compliance to all touch points.
  • Develop and manage process documents and guidelines for network power equipment replacement and repairs.
  • Ensure compliance to applicable policies, procedures and monitor availability of all relevant documentation, across relevant touch points to ensure synergy across all SPs services
  • Implement service level agreement measurement methodology to ensure all SPs are accurately measured, rewarded and penalized accordingly
  • Develop, manage, and keep an up-to-date and accurate passive equipment database and ensure Periodic audit of all installed power equipment in the network.
  • Report management: DG swap, Diesel delivery, PHCN reports, Hybrid, ETC.
  • Managed procedures and approvals for change requests that relate to passive.
  • Provide Emergency/Monthly/weekly network reports.

Partner Management and Governance:

  • Manage and control ISM, MS and all other support contracts between Airtel and Airtel partners to ensure the contract deliverables are met.
  • Management of third-party vendor on Power Infrastructure and passive issues on deployment and passive works
  • Support the operational interface to both internal and external stakeholders especially commercial, customer service delivery and IT teams
  • Ensure adherence to governance model.
  • Manage process documents and guidelines for network power equipment replacement and repairs.
  • Ensure compliance to applicable policies, procedures and monitor availability of all relevant documentation, across relevant touch points to ensure synergy across service providers


  • End-to end operational Support of the entire power network and infrastructure to provide power to Core/IN/VAS nodes, base station system and Transmission domain.
  • Plan and implement excellent maintenance schedule on all passive Equipment in all BTS, BSC, Transmission, MSC, and Data centers.
  • Perform preventive maintenance schedule audit and tracking
  • Plan and coordinate the swap and upgrades of power equipment and installations such DG, AC & HVAC units, and rectifier, batteries, transformers, stabilizers, power panels, inverters, UPS, Fire protection and warranty claims at major switch sites/data centers, BSC, BB, BTS sites.
  • Support the operational interface to both internal and external stakeholders especially enterprise, commercial, customer service delivery and IT teams.
  • Passive Spares request and replacement management to ensure availability of both critical and non-critical spares.
  • Managing resolution of passive alarms and crisis due to emergency/unexpected break down of critical network power equipment
  • Incidence management recommendations and follow up
  • Provide design and support; suggest changes to specification and standards to regional personnel and vendors on preventive and corrective maintenance program on power equipment for more efficient operation.
  • Plan and manage the monthly diesel fuel requirement for all the sites in the network.
  • Ensure Key focus on variables which decides the energy cost and recurring operating expenditure of a site such as: Diesel CPH, DG Run Hours, EB Hours Availability, battery backup, EB / Non EB, DG capacity, tenancy count, ID / OD, PHCN disconnection, late payment penalties, cabinet expansion, PHCN tariff & diesel rate and drive vendor performance towards achieving desired cost reduction targets.
  • Development of BOQ for power equipment, creation of RFQ and RFP documents review, and check power related invoices submitted, progress payments, billings and job closeout.
  • Managing acceptance and signing of ATP documents, JCC and warranty certificates.
  • Take part in the management and resolution of community issues that can affect network availability.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Electronic / Telecoms Engineering or any related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of varied experience in operation and maintenance in the Telecom industry.
  • Sound knowledge of Knowledge of Telecommunication Architecture
  • Power equipment Database development and management
  • Sound knowledge of MSC and Data Center passive equipment
  • Sound knowledge of power systems DC and AC.
  • DC Rectifier plant and battery banks and inverter’s system,
  • UPS system and backup batteries,
  • Generators (Caterpillars, Perkins, Cummins, etc.)
  • Power control panels, Synchronizing panels, Distribution panels, AMF / ATS panel.
  • Power transformer and voltage stabilizer.
  • Grid HV, MV, LV systems and distribution boards.
  • Precision cooling system.
  • Fire protection and suppression systems.
  • Hybrid power systems, Solar Power, and IPMS system and SAM2 site monitoring alarm systems.
  • Ability to develop and interpret M & E drawings.
  • Project management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • AutoCAD skills with ability to create single line diagrams.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Job Title: CS Core Operations & Maintenance Engineer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • To evaluate network design and define integrated planning / implementation criteria, guidelines with partners for capacity management and dimensioning of the core network and delivery of CS core projects to designed SLAs whilst exploring the most efficient ways to deliver any new functional requirements placed upon the CS Core Network by 2G / 3G / LTE access technologies.

Job Responsibilities

Optimal and Resilient Unified Core Network architecture to assure efficient and uninterrupted delivery of voice & next generation multimedia services:

  • Drive planning and design excellence by providing quality solutions to business requirements at reduced cost/time.
  • Plan and facilitate the long-term network evolution of CS core network within best industry practices with a side emphasis on improving CAPEX productivity and service offerings for competitive advantage. Facilitate the establishment of high levels of reliability and redundancy in the core network.
  • Ensure that all CS core nodes (MSS, MGW, TSC, HLR, STP, etc.) are functional as per the business and network requirements including those in the EPC/LTE
  • Effective lifecycle management of core elements under responsible area.

Detailed and Effective Documentation:

  • Ensure that the project related documentation reflects a fit-for-purpose design and complies with the contractual vendor requirements.
  • On concept of solutions proffered and prior to implementation, documentation in the form of SD, HLD and LLD designs should be prepared to include technical functionality, platform design and platform integration with relevant network elements.

Capacity Planning:

  • Ensure proactive network dimensioning and perform adequate expansions to cater for increasing traffic requirements.
  • Perform adequate dimensioning, of all MPC/EPC related Nodes – in accordance with network growth and projections.
  • Continuously being the loop of the network traffic, licenses, trends, and various parameters to ensure the Network elements are operating as expected. Where required, take corrective action with input from Operations.
  • Effective understanding of operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for performance reporting, key performance indicator (KPI) monitoring and tuning for effective end to end planning of data services.
  • Ensure projects are aligned with the Annual Operating Program (AOP)
  • Liaise with partner teams, Airtel HQ, and other departments to evaluate progress and seamless delivery of Core network projects and deployment of key networks systems from initial design to full operational handover.
  • Derive maximum commercial benefit from CAPEX commitments in terms of injected capacity and services by ensuring all dependent enablers and functionality to deliver optimum services are fully implemented and functioning according to design specification.

Employee Engagement:

  • Provide consultation services to relevant business units including Liaison with Marketing and IT for new products and services.
  • Hold necessary kick off meetings with stakeholders where/when required.
  • Always maintain high Team Harmony and Engagement with both internal and external teams and stakeholders.

New Initiatives:

  • Engage with business teams to understand functional needs/business problems and concerns and come up with possible plans/solutions to address these requirements cost effectively.
  • Technology assessments and POC trials (RFI/RFP/RFQ). Verification of solutions before roll-out.
  • Analyse business requirements and processes before converting ideas to solution design of new services, where required research into new technology and development in Telecommunication industry with regards to voice and multimedia services.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering.
  • Must have detailed working Telecommunications experience with sound knowledge of mobile network planning and optimization
  • Minimum of 5 years varied experience in planning, implementation, operation and maintenance with a mobile telecommunications network operator or vendor.
  • Vendor experience – HUAWEI, ERICSSON, ALCATEL LUCENT platforms and packet core architectures including Charging nodes in data networks.
  • Experience of the commercial deployment of a mobile/enhanced core network, which could include design, test and/or deployment.
  • Experience in measuring and analysing network KPI.
  • Experience of deployment of key network systems through the delivery life cycle from initial design to full operational handover.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Personal Integrity and good interpersonal relationship
  • Personal tenacity to succeed
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and good at implementation
  • Time management skills with commitment to project timelines.
  • Self-motivational skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good practical skills in troubleshooting and fault resolution for supporting operations teams as an escalation point.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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