Principal Engineer - Network Architecture And Planning (IP Network Planning)  

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Job Purpose

  • Responsible in IP Network principles, architecture and roadmap. Develop mid-term strategy roadmap and evolution strategy for Mobile IP Core, Fixed Broadband Core and ISP Core. Serve as PIC for product/technology roadmap.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain network architecture blueprint to ensure near to mid, mid to long term network architecture in-line with AOP (Annual Operating Plan) or business plan. Coordinating with the network division on AOP strategy & requirement.
  • Liaison with other department and division to provide and coordinate solutions to fulfil business needs.
  • Govern overall E2E IP network solution assessment, evaluation & recommendation.
  • Topology design for E2E IP network, review of vendor solution, deployment and capacity management of the IP nodes.
  • Lead & participate in RFPs (Request for Proposal) & IPF (Investment Proposal) preparation, conclude the solution with costing & seeks for upper management endorsement for project rollout.
  • IP Network cost optimization and network modelling, including vendor evaluation and costing comparison.
  • Conduct technical feasibility studies and strategy for current and future technology.
  • Deal with vendors on project requirement and information gathering.
  • Method of Procedure (MOP) preparation and lead for integration between vendors and operation.
  • Assist and joint troubleshooting with operation and vendors for critical incident.
  • Project completion handover documentation preparation.
  • Perform IP nodes performance and capacity observation and produce weekly report.

Key Experiences and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or associate's degree in Telecommunication/Computer Science/IT/Networking or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in IP networking and telecommunication (or relevant) with minimum 5 years exposure to new technology solution and strategic planning.
  • Possess relevant knowledge of ZTE/Huawei/Cisco/Juniper/Fortinet product roadmap and hand-on configuration.
  • Strong technical solutioning in IP Network with switching/routing/SDN and future technology trends.
  • Good knowledge in Mobile 2G/3G/4G/5G and Fixed Network.
  • Outstanding in analytical, problem solving and presentation skills with strategic thinking.
  • Certified with ZTE/Huawei/Cisco/Juniper/Fortinet in switching/routing/security as technical foundation & PMP for softskill is an added advantage.
  • Mobile network technology knowledges in 2G/3G/4G/5G/Fixed Network in the domain of CS/PS/RAN/OSS/Transmission and IP Core.
  • Familiar with IPTX, IX Peering, Direct Peering and CDN.
  • Knowledge in AOP (Capex/Opex) planning methodology.
  • Understanding of 3GPP standard/architecture and Mobile Network service protocol.
  • Strong foundation in hardware dimensioning for ZTE/Huawei/Cisco/Juniper/Fortinet.
  • Hand-on configuration for ZTE/Huawei/Cisco/Juniper/Fortinet with in-depth understanding of STP/VRRP/HSRP/OSPF/ISIS/EIGRP/BGP/MPLS/QoS/IPv6.
  • Having fundamental in Public DNS, DDoS, 5G security and 5G MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) is an added advantage.