Engineer - Fiber Planning (Re posting)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 610
Date Posted:Dec 2, 2018
Reference:MTNA HR 2018 - 13
Closing Date:Dec 10, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Telecom/Engineering
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About MTN Afghanistan:

MTN Afghanistan is the subsidiary company of MTN Group operating in 21 countries with a subscriber base of over 100 Millions. MTN provides GSM services in Afghanistan. We are looking for qualified and experienced candidates to fill the vacant position(s).

Job Summary:

The fiber engineer will perform all aspects of network design for the MBPN, CORE and Transmission Nodes on our running fiber projects. This work will include network design of dark fiber system, splicing, rerouting of proposed fiber based on field walkouts, and being the subject matter expert for all other employees.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:


Ability to interface with Manufacturing personnel and coordinate development work in a manufacturing environment.

Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products.

Creative, analytical technical problem-solver.

Able to manage several projects simultaneously, and balance day to day activities with project activity.

Able to work independently and productively with little supervision.

Able to work in cross-functional teams.

Professional and assertive communication skills.

Routinely display initiative in achieving goals and objectives.

Working knowledge of domestic fiber optic cable standards preferred.

Skills / physical competencies:

Change Management

Communication, verbal and written

Data analysis

Decision making

Financial acumen

Interpersonal and communication skills

Leadership & people management skills

Negotiation skills

Network (GSM) operational management skills / expertise

Numeric skills

Organizational skills

Technical skills in wireless technologies



Attention to detail

Conceptual thinking

Continuous improvement philosophy

Customer focus

Decision making


Planning and organizing

Problem solving skills

Quality assurance

Solution providing

Strategic thinking

Taking initiative

Team building

Technical orientation

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Tasks:

Fiber optic splicing and blowing

Working with pole mounted breakouts

Installation of fiber to the sites

Previous experience of blowing and splicing Fiber Optic cabling

Able to work in all MTN sites in Afghanistan

supervise performance and design aspects of the distributed IP planning over Fiber routes

Developing and maintaining Fiber Network; performance and design

Establish good working relationships across partnering organization

Develop; implement and maintain engineering standards and processes for Fiber Running projects;

triage and performance monitoring / maintenance for the fiber network

Provide the circuits routing for the inter-MSC, Direct connect and interconnect through Fiber network connectivity.

Ensure Fiber Network capacity planning and dimensioning

Provide the circuits routing for internet Protocol (IP) network over Fiber network

Design and plan network topology/structure/architecture with a view to optimize resources

Develop and maintain a structured growth plan for future traffic planning

Develop and plan effective network protection methods

Plan the resources needed for protection at each logical channel

Ensure current synchronization plan and method are effective for fiber and MW network

Ensure Network management

Develop and plan the data communication network

Perform quality checks at base station to ensure full capacity over fiber network

Ensure involvement in cross-functional projects out of core job purpose

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul



A completed Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required, or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science or ICTI in fiber field.

3 or more years’ experience with fiber optic cable product development preferred.

Experience with sound safety and quality principles preferred.

Job Keywords:

Engineer - Fiber Planning
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