Senior Specialist: Vas Packet Core Suppo
Vodacom
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
3d ago

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providingwider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data andconverged services to over 73.

6 million customers.From our roots in South Africa, we have grownour mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambiqueand Lesotho.

The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200million people.Through Vodacom BusinessAfrica (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40countries across the continent.

Vodafoneis the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.

We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as theCompany that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved aremarkable list of firsts.

We’reimmensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continuetrailblazing.

  • We employ individuals who are as passionate aboutcustomers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we arepassionate about exceeding customer expectations;
  • work relentlessly to reallyunderstand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and takepersonal accountability for the customer experience.

    We have the below vacancy available in our Organisation :

    The G Band Senior Specialist : Vas Packet Core Support role is based within the Network Jobfamily

  • The role of the SeniorSpecialist : Vas Packet Core Support is to evaluate system architecture andrecommend system improvements;
  • and perform systems and configurationintegration. Predominant focus will be on the planning, implementation andsupport of Vodacom’s Packet Core Network, including products for SGSN, GGSN,EPC(MME, SGW and PGW), eDirectory, BIND / DNS,RADIUS, PCRF and Sentinel LogManager, Various protocols (TCP, UDP, RADIUS, LDAP, DIAMETER, DNS, HTTP, etc.

    and routers / switches.

    Your responsibilities willinclude :

    Evaluate and implement system softwarereleases upgrades for all Packet Core elements.

    Engage with engineering, regional operationsand NMG network performance teams to understand and address network concerns.

    Adhere to Vodacom health and safety absoluterules. Pre-empting operational issues before service is impacted, by studyingand analysing daily and weekly performance reports.

    Internal and external audits, e.g. SOX. Takelead in handling major faults and escalations (office / after hours); includingguidance in providing solutions in quick time.

    Interaction with other departments, likeService Development, OSS IN, CDN, NMC, Transmission and Our Vendor Partners.

    Analyse and implement Vendor recommendationsto improve Network performance and prevent fraud

    Core Competencies :

    LinuxSystem Administration Red Hat and SLES

    Radiusand DNS Administration

    CiscoPacket Core Administration (StarOS)

    Analysingand Decision Making

    Problemsolving and logical thinking

    DeliveringResults and exceeding Customer Expectations

    Providehigh level support and uptime.

    Maintainsystems & systems availability

    ChangeManagement Procedures.

    Ensuresystem security.

    Managedsystem performance and capacity.

    Wiresharktraces and interpretation of results.

    Interpersonalskills and team work. Being able to work under pressure

    Reporting / analyticalskills.

    The ideal candidate for this rolewill have :

    Matricor Grade 12 is essential

    Abachelor’s degree or 3-year diploma in Information Technology or Electrical

    CiscoCertification (Advantageous)

    LinuxCertification (Advantageous)

    Experienceon the Microsoft Office package i.e. MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point(Essential)

    4- 8 years in Telecommunications or Information Technology industry

    4 8 Years’ Experience on Linux / Unix based systems (Essential)

    4 8 Years’ Experience on Cisco Switches and Routers(Essential)

    4 8 Years’ Experience on Directory Services (Novell eDirectory) &LDAP(Advantageous)

    4 8 Years’ Experience on Free Radius (Advantageous)

    4 8 Years’ Experience on DNS (BIND) (Advantageous)

    4 8 Years’ Experience on GSM, UMTS and LTE knowledge (Essential)

    The base location for this role is Midrand, Techno Park.

    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will beconsidered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunitiesemployer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities toapply.

    Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciatesand values diversity & inclusion.

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