Sunday, April 5, 2020

Manager Transport Network - Vodafone Oman

Manager Transport Network

Company Name Vodafone Oman (Oman Future Telecommunication Company) Company Location Muscat, Oman    

Oman Future Telecommunication (OFT) will be Oman’s 3rd network operator delivered through a branded partnership with Vodafone. In line with Vodafone’s global brand purpose ‘We Connect for a Better Future', the company promises to be dynamic, different and ‘digital first’ in mind-set, in order to bring the best global practices & expertise to Oman.

This is so all people in Oman can enjoy a fantastic customer experience, innovative digital services, and truly different products. We are looking for energetic self-starters to work in a positive collaborative start-up environment which shall become Oman’s happiest workplace. We are looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set who get excited by challenges and constant change, and truly want to have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and the people of Oman.

OFT is a proudly 100% Omani owned company that supports the Government of Oman’s 2040 Vision and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The purpose of this role is to ensure an optimal transport network design is in place based on Vodafone Group standards to help ensure best customer experience.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
  • Manage and develop the technical RFQs, RFP including vendor selections evaluation and scoring.
  • Manage a team of experts to deliver the end to end Transport layer.
  • Manage capacity planning for all transport domains.
  • Follow Vodafone Group design and architecture guidelines and best practices.
  • Support other business stakeholders when it comes to new features,
  • Develop the Strategy and arch guidelines for Backhaul, Core Backbone and International Transport.
  • Develop and implement the strategy for all International connectivity for both data and voice services.
  • Lead Technical RFQ, RFP and Vendors selection process.
  • Lead a team of experts, domain managers and project managers to develop and deliver Vodafone technical plans for MW, DWDM, Optical and MW Transport on both Access Backhaul and Core Backbone.
  • 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 Vodafone group standards.
  • Leading major transformation programs such as multilayer and multivendor automation of Transport.
  • Ensure timely implementation of all Transport domains and capacity plans.
  • Manage budget planning and realization in line with the financial targets of Vodafone.
  • Create and maintain the hardware and software roadmap for the radio access network elements.
  • Stay updated with the system and radio ancillary’s equipment vendor’s SW/HW roadmaps.
  • Lead Technical RFQ, RFP and Vendors selection process.
  • Manage vendors maintaining healthy and productive relationship.
  • Support Marketing and other Business stakeholders to deploy innovative services and solutions meeting them.

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 an international interconnection strategy
  • Familiar to Network Automation through Underlay SDN, Data Canter, SDN and SD-WAN
  • Ability to lead a team of technical experts
  • Deep knowledge of virtualization (NFV) and cloud arch
  • Deep understanding of RFP/RFQ and vendor selection process
  • Clear understanding for 5G Transport Network roadmap and standards

Must have technical / professional qualifications:
  • BSC in Engineering
  • Min 14 years’ experience on Transport planning in an operator environment
  • Previous experience with large scale RFQ
  • Goal oriented - sets and prioritize targets
  • Solid experience of working within a complex business environment
  • Communication and influencing skills – experienced in stakeholder management

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Telecommunications

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

How you match

Criteria provided by job poster


  • Match

  • Telecommunications
  • Match
  • Team Leadership
  • Match
  • DWDM
  • Match
  • Backhaul
  • No match
  • RFP
  • No match
  • SD-WAN
  • No match
  • 5G
  • No match
  • Request for Quotation (RFQ)
  • No match
  • Network Automation
  • No match

  • Customer Experience

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