Manager, Emerging Technologies at MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria - The leader in telecommunications in Nigeria, and a part of a diverse community in Africa and the Middle East, our brand is instantly recognisable. It is through our compelling brand that we are able to attract the right talents who we carefully nurture by continuously improving our employment offerings even beyond reward and recognition.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Manager, Emerging TechnologiesLocation: LagosJob DescriptionTo trail blaze the delivery and commercialization of next generation technologies with a view to capture value for MTNN. This will require active collaboration with internal stakeholders and external global R&D partners.Develop high-quality software design and architecture.Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle.Develop tools and applications by producing clean, efficient code.Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting.Build high scalability projects involving cloud-based infrastructure design and implementation.Understand and apply emerging web and mobile development models.Review and debug code, perform validation and verification testingCollaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve productsDocument development phases and monitor systemsEnsure software is up-to-date with latest technologiesPartner with the Innovation hub and ecoystems stakeholders to define scope, intention and best use of capabilities, considering user experience, content efficiencies and more.Define best "fit" and interdependencies and connections of capability within the solution ecosystemMaintain present-day knowledge of technologies and be the resident expert providing feedback to the Innovation leadership for review and further dissemination to the divisions. These may include:Machine learning and related algorithms applied to various areas of recommendations, predictions and prescriptive analytics, optimizations, classifications, clustering, and segmentation.Deep learning with object recognition derived from computer vision and natural language processing (via videos and script metadata).Data science based methods to automate learning; use of probabilistic reasoning and uncertainty management to maximize confidence in solutions.Designing and implementing natural language interactions and conversational AI that provide intelligent user assistance.Conduct research and forsee the potential needs of the market at large and evaluate the fesiability of solutions.Participate in identifying and creating applications for novel technology and business ideas.Build and architect the next generation digital platforms such as Speech recognition, Blockchain use-cases, Biometric Identification/authentication and Machine learning.Collaborate with global R&D partners on radical innovation initaitives around machine translations, deep learning, Screenless display (Virtual retinal display, Bionic contact lens, EyeTap, Google Glass) etc.Job Condition:   Normal MTNN working conditionsMay be required to work extended hours 

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