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Head of Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job ID:V-823
  • Posted:20/09/19
  • Type:Permanent
  • Salary:Tax-free including housing
  • Location:Doha, Qatar

Our Client is a part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications Groups. They switched on their mobile network in 2009 and shortly after started delivering great value to its customers with a range of exciting products and services.  Having built a world class converged IP network, they launched fibre-based consumer and enterprise fixed-line services commercially in 2012.

Role Purpose

  • Develop the Strategy and arch guidelines, design, planning and roadmap for Transmission, Fixed Access and IP for Backhaul, Backbone and International, Telco and IT Cloud and Infrastructure
  • Lead Technical RFQ, RFP and Vendors selection process
  • Lead a team of experts, domain managers and project managers to develop and deliver technical plans for MW, DWDM, Optical and MW Transport on both Access Backhaul and Core Backbone
  • Lead a team of experts, domain managers and project managers to develop and deliver technical plans for Cloud Ready and Cloud Native Infrastructure for Telco and IT
  • Manage vendors maintaining healthy and productive relationship
  • Support Marketing and other Business stakeholders to deploy innovative services and solutions
  • Ensuring optimal network design is in place based on  group standards
  • Leading major transformation programs such as multilayer and multivendor automation of both Network and Core and IT Infrastructure
  • Ensure timely implementation of all Transport domains and capacity plans
  • Manage budget planning and realization in line with financial targets

Core competencies, knowledge and experience 

  • Deep knowledge of MW Backhaul Access network
  • Deep knowledge of DWDM both Metro and Backbone
  • Deep knowledge of IP-MPLS Access Backhaul including Seamless-MPLS and Segment Routing
  • Deep knowledge of IP Backbone CPN
  • Capable of setting up International Interconnection strategy
  • Familiar to Network Automation through Network Underlay SDN, Data Center Overlay SDN and SD-WAN
  • Ability to lead a team of technical experts
  • Deep knowledge of virtualization (NFV) and cloud arch
  • Deep Knowledge of Cloud Ready and Cloud Native Infrastructure, Orchestration and Automation
  • Deep understanding of RFP/RFQ and vendor selection process
  • Clear understanding for 5G Transport Network roadmap and standards


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