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IP Backbone Planning Principal Engineer


Position Title:

IP Backbone Principal Engineer

Reports to:

IPBB Network Planning Manager



Section / Division:

Core Network Deployment & B2B



Lead IP Backbone Core Network Planning team in Etisalat mobile network serving Etisalat mobile Broadband, Voice and B2B Traffic, Along with planning and Optimization for IP Backbone Network


  • Plan annual budget for IP Backbone Core Network Planning including CAPEX & OPEX budgets covering below functions:
  1. Lead and deliver large scale and complex IP network and telecom project engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for Etisalat IP Network.
  2. Responsible for managing IP Backbone Strategic projects/initiatives, Annual IP Network expansions / frame agreements, IP Backbone Network Transmission Links expansions, and prepare IP Backbone Core network Budgets exercise for both CAPEX and OPEX.
  3. Responsible for IP Backbone Network Capacity Planning from both of IP Network nodes capacities and IP Backbone Core sites Transmission Links Capacities considering / Maintaining IP Backbone Network KPIs considering CAPEX and OPEX budgets.
  4. Manage relationships with key IP Networks Vendors/partners, including outsourcing relationships.
  5. Involved in the definition of requirements and high level design for implementation of vendor various nodes.
  6. Provide, Prepare, Test and assess new Technologies and features to enhance ETISALAT MISR IP Network designs and implementations to have Optimum, Technology standard Designs/solutions in ETISALAT MISR IP Network.
  7. Assist in the design of multi-vendor environments including High level design and low level design.
  8. Maintain a thorough understanding of the Internet Protocols (e.g., MPLS, QoS, RSVP, OSPD, ISIS, DNS, security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, e-mail routing, SPAM, SSL/TLS, etc.).
  9. Provide technical and project management to all network and telecom initiatives ensuring their successful completion.
  10. Involved in the definition of requirements and high level design and low level design for integration various Telecom / IT teams node’s (EX: CS Core Team, PS Core Team, VAS Team, B2B Team, IN Team , IT Teams,….etc) with ETISALAT MISR IP Network.
  • Put short term and long term Plans for IP Backbone Network Optimizations / Enhancements to maintain IP Backbone Networks Standards and KPIs :
  1. Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, lifecycle, upgrade, and support of IP network and telecom system infrastructures.
  2. Embrace and/or adopt industry best-practices in IP Networks planning and design processes.
  3. Assess, communicate, and prioritize design risks to IP Network services.
  4. Responding to inquiries from colleagues, administrators, service providers and vendors, to provide technical assistance and support.
  • Manage integrations and expansions to accommodate Mobile Data, Voice, IN, VAS and B2B Traffic forecast including;
  1. Purchase & implement new Domestic IRU Links.
  2. Coordinate with Fixed and Microwave Transmission Teams IP Backbone Leased Line Transmission requirements.
  3. Finalize expansion and integration for IP Backbone Network nodes and interconnections.
  • Manage IP Backbone Core Network Team members , and Set Team objectives, Goals and appraisals, to meet ETISALAT MISR strategic goals, and interface with Higher Management in both Technical and other departments:
  1. Work closely with IP Backbone Leadership (Head of IPBB Network Planning and Enterprise) and internal/external customers to deliver best-in-class IP network and telecom operations and support, including definition/ongoing reviews of SLA/OLAs.
  2. Prioritize and schedule work within the IP Backbone Network team, ensuring all colleagues continue to be professionally developed and no knowledge silos exist within the team.
  3. Set direction for the team to define and implement new or existing policies and procedures to support the Health System network and telecom requirements.
  4. Coordinate rosters for periodic tasks/incoming-requests, ensuring any issues escalated to the team are serviced with in a timely manner within agreed SLA.
  5. Manage subordinates, including supervision, scheduling, and subordinates development, evaluation, and performance management.
  6. Provide technical expertise as an escalation point for the IP Backbone Network Team.
  7. Deliver and report on metrics to assess capacity of IP Backbone network / telecom designs and service levels.

Author, review and evaluate business cases, requirements, SOWs, RFPs, RFEs, RFQs, and other systems acquisition, which are required for IP Backbone Core Network.



Qualification Essential

Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.


Qualifications Desirable

  • Expert level technical certifications
  • Project management experience.


Experience Essential:

Min of 5 years of experience in GSM/Telecommunications field.