Network Support Specialist at Vodacom Nigeria

Vodacom Business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider that has brought affordable and reliable connectivity to Africa since 1992. In that time, we have built strong relationships in the sectors that are driving the continent’s economic growth; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Network Support SpecialistLocation: LagosDepartment: OperationsReporting to: Team Lead: Network SupportJob Type: Full-timeEmployment Type: PermanentKey RolesThe Candidate is responsible for identifying opportunities to improve service availability, reliability and stability of both the core network and customer access network.The job holder will proactively identify network issues prior to the outage, thereby reducing all escalation across the business. She/he will deliver a full spectrum of customer service support and be responsible for providing top notch 2nd/3rd level support.Key ResponsibilitiesResponsible for delivering a full spectrum of customer service support, providing first class 2nd/3rd line support, on-going improvement in customer satisfaction and the increased usage of all in-house and web-based application that will fast track and maintain Quality of service (QOS)  as well as  Quality of experience(QOE)  .Responsible for informing SM, 3rd partner vendors  and team members about network performance and service availability, primarily deals with both internal and external  customers,  engineers and the whole technical teamFocus on identifying opportunities to benefit customers and offer advice and guidance in responding to customer enquiries and solicit customer feedback to improve service and use negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.Proactively identify network issues prior to the outage which reduces all escalation across the business.Ensure customer satisfaction through effective analysis and helping them to resolve issue on their link irrespective of the issue belonging to either Vodacom or customer and exceeding customer’s expectationBe able to communicate about networking issues effectively and in a comprehensible manner both to internal and external customer and promoting teamwork within the unitIntegration, decommissioning  and configuration VSAT remote on iDirect platforms (ibuilder & imonitor)Support of VSAT Hub and troubleshooting of all VSAT related calls logged from Hub to RemotesTroubleshooting / managing of all Backhaul and Vodacom managed CE devicesSupport of all 3rd party vendors for both core and access links.Support of Field engineers in fault rectification so as to meet MTTR and SLAConfiguration and troubleshooting of all Core and Access P2P radios on the network.Troubleshooting and configuration of Hauhaun devices on the network.Troubleshooting of core and access transmission devices on the network.High level IP routing and configuration on core and access devices.Level 2 and Level 3 IP network related issues, such as switching, Routing and QOS.Troubleshooting of IP/ MPLS connectivity issues on the core and Access network.Configuration of IP Network devices( Routers and Switches )Re-benchmark outbound/inbound carrier with Satellite provider to ensure optimum performance of the HubEscalating and supporting resolution of incidents that have exceeded MTTR and missed SLAManaging own time and productivity effectively to meet service level requirements 

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