Where You’ll Work 

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in the world’s most talented software engineers. 

Based globally and operating remotely, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the globe while solving the global technical talent shortage.

Andela is hiring for a top priority placement at a leading cross platform computer peripheral devices  manufacturer. Our partner is looking for stable, long-term talent to join them as a Project Lead

What You’ll Do

Fintech Service Integration, Architecture and Planning of  International IP Networks supporting OpCo and MPS Internet and Private VPN layer 2/3 Services.

Job Requirements

  • Work on numerous Greenfield projects, holding some of the responsibility to both design and implement the infrastructures, environments and solutions,
  • To understand and document the essential components of core networks provided by Vodafone Group and Vodacom Group between our The Comapany’s OPCO’s, and their associated change control processes and SLA’s.
  • To understand and document the essential components of the local market networks in our The Comapany’s Opco’s and their associated change control processes and SLA’s.
  • To use the above to be able to design end to end network changes in order to support the creation of new application services.
  • To be able to effect network changes either hands on, through change process or by directing others.
  • To be able to test and sign off network changes performed for projects.
  • To understand network availability and performance monitoring and ensure that best practice is applied in these areas to ensure the continuity and safety of The Comapany’s services
  • To understand network security including VPNs, certificates and encryption mechanisms and how they can be applied for safe communication of data.
  • To identify areas where security or other attributes could be improved and use exception and risk logs to track their improvements
  • .Communicate between partner overseas software development teams and local customers.
  • Define system specifications, input/output processes and hardware or software compatibility.
  • Engage in subsystems’ design analysis and integrate with overall system.
  • Extend technical support during preparation, installation and system maintenance.
  • Create professional technical documentations and present for internal and external use.
  • Code integration activities and perform branch integration.
  • Systems and developer workspace management.
  • Develop and automate change validation to tools before roll out and handle validation.
  • Evaluate, select, roll out and support off-shelf tools to improve partner productivity.
  • Execute and upgrade integrated interfaces.
  • Assist clients to test integrated interfaces

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

  • Deep knowledge of Internet and IP/MPLS Network technology. Specifically, Broad and deep technical knowledge of the following as a minimum:
  • MPLS (LDP, RSVP, fast re-route, Segment Routing), BGP, ISIS, OSPF, Ethernet (inc. QoS & OAM), L2 & L3 VPNs IP-QoS, BNGs, IP Multicast, PPP, L2TP, 3rd Party Ethernet & broadband access products, MEF services (E-LAN, E-tree , E-Line.), Internet peering & transit, RIPE, IPv6 and NFV.
  • Architectural skillset in IP/MPLS technologies and services. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable security best practice awareness across service provider IP/MPLS domains.
  • Familiar with Traffic and KPI indicators on IP/MPLS Networks
  • Demonstrable thought leadership into emerging technologies for example Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation as well as others (Not needed).
  • Understanding of key IP/MPLS operational and/or IP/MPLS network design requirements.
  • Good background on Hw and Sw characteristics and lifecycle, in depth understanding of features and how they work in real environment
  • Familiar with Traffic and KPI indicators on IP Networks.
  • Competent with AWS Cloud infrastructure and services, Infrastructure as Code specifically Terraform scripts
  • Experience with Containers - Docker, Kubernetes
  • Develop and implement CI/CD pipelines
  • Knowledge of scripting languages to create well organised, readable and tested code to deliver within the constraints of continuous integration and delivery environments
  • 5 or more years of Technical experience across on networking and integration components in terms of architecture, design , implementation and testing
  • CCIE (or equivalent) certification preferred

What You’ll Get

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field 
  • A chance to change the world for the better  

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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