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Network Engineer

Victoria Island, Nigeria

 Short summary of the job: Reporting to the Head of Engineering, this role will be responsible for participating in IP network operation, infrastructure connectivity and security planning as well as development.



Key Duties & Responsibilities


·         Participate in IP network operation, infrastructure connectivity, security planning as well as development

·         Support network design and implementation for core and client networks

·         Ensure all IP devices are secured and within operational limits

·         Support daily IP network operation, project management and services monitoring

·         Conduct network analyzing and troubleshooting

·         Coordinate with Regional IP Registry

·         Document all network changes

·         Other task assigned by line manager




 Essential Skills/Knowledge

·         A minimum of 5 years of experience in IP Network and System Support

·         LAN/WAN technology including: TCP/IP (routers, configuration and setup), Security (firewalls – Cisco, Juniper, Barracuda), Network management (switches, hubs, fiber-optic, cabling, packet sniffing)

·         Advanced knowledge in Router, Catalyst, Load Balancer, Firewall, Security, Internet Connection, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP4, VPN, Frame Relay, TCP/IP, LAN/ WAN, VLAN, Spanning Tree, Ethereal

·         Knowledge in Unix/ Linux, Shell script, IDS, QoS, Video/ Streaming Protocols,

·         Experience designing last mile access solutions for different environments (DSL, microwave radio, PTP and PTP radio, fibre etc.)

·         Strong written and oral communications skills in English

·         Willing to perform work or provide support outside office hours

·         Highly motivated and resourceful

·         Must be a team player and be able to prioritize different request and requirements.

·         Hand-on design and operation of network like BGP and MPLS


    Desirable Skills/Knowledge

·         Experience in ISP and managing a sizable IP network

·         Experience in liaising with Regional IP Registry (APNIC, RIPE, AfriNIC etc)

·         Knowledge of structure cabling and VoIP


Education and/or Professional Qualification

·         Bachelors degree in Electronics/Communications/Network/Computer Engineering (or equivalent)

·         IP Certification, preferably from Cisco on CCNP level equivalent or above.