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Airtel Zambia
Airtel Zambia
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over 2 years ago

Enterprise Transmission Engineer

Department: Networks

Vacancy: Enterprise Transmission Engineer

Level: Band 5A

Location: Lusaka

Job Purpose

  • To cost effectively plan, configure and upgrade Microwave and Optical Mobile Backhaul Network for the Enterprise transmission network.
  • To work closely with the Managed Services Partner in day-to-day transmission network operations to ensure high quality and reliable service is delivered to the Enterprise customer.

Reporting to Operations Manager(Administratively) and Transmission Planning Manager(Functionally), Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Transmission Network Operations/Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Report Generation
  • Cross-Functional Support

Skills & Knowledge

  • Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills
  • Degree/HND in Engineering/Computer Science/Telecommunications.
  • Competencies: Analytical Thinking Skills, Planning Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making
  • Skills, Report Writing Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Time Management, Computer Literate,
  • Creativity, Communication Skills.
  • Relevant Experience
  • Experience 2-3 years as a Transmission engineer in Telco environment/Mobile environment.
  • Experience of Transmission Network Planning using a wide range of Planning tools
  • Experience of, and ability to perform, TSS (Technical Site Survey)..
  • Experience in installation and maintenance of transmission network elements (including but not limited to; wiring of DDF’s, termination of fibre optic lines & installation of microwave systems)


  • Thorough understanding of transmission networks, transmission equipment, different types of transmissions and their limitations.
  • Thorough understanding of Transmission Network Topologies.
  • Thorough understanding of self-provisioning methods in networks.
  • Thorough understanding of interface specifications and protocols used in the
  • Telecommunication/Carrier environment (DWDM, NG-SDH, PDH, Ethernet Microwave, MSTP, MSPP, OTN, IP/MPLS, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi 2.0).
  • Thorough understanding of Network synchronization, ITU-T G.803 Master-Slave, IEEE1588v2, NTP, Sync-E.
  • In depth knowledge on all aspects of Fiber Networks (FTTx, GPON and DWDM) planning, deployment, optimization and operation in mobile technologies.
  • A strong knowledge of the different techniques to run fiber optic and a strong understanding of the business cases associated with these techniques.
  • Good knowledge of regulatory procedures applicable to transmission.
  • Good knowledge of relevant International Standards applicable to transmission.
  • Good knowledge of IP/MPLS networks and TCP/IP.
  • Basic fault finding on transmission networks (must have the ability to use test equipment).
  • Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)


  • Team Player, Detail conscientious, Proactive, Detail Conscious, High Achievement Drive, Customer Focus, Stress Tolerance, Integrity, Customer Focus, Analytical Thinking, Responsible, Decisive, Quality Orientated.
  • Must be prepared to work overtime when required and travel extensively from time to time.
  • Strategic Partners/ Organizations To Manage:
  • Nokia for microwave network design and operations
  • Huawei for optical network design and operations
  • Alcatel-Lucent for International & National IP/MPLS, Wi-Fi network design
  • Ericsson for microwave network design and BoQ validations
  • Nokia for microwave network design and O&M support
  • Cambridge for microwave point-to-multipoint network design and Implementation

How to Apply

Suitable candidates are required to send their application & Curriculum vitae to:

Email applications to
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